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UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education. UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.
The position is based in the Talent Unit, Talent Acquisition Team, Division of Human Resources (DHR). The HR Associate will operate under the direct supervision of the HR Officer (Talent Unit) with a focus on supporting the Junior Professional Officer Programme.
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HR Associates provide input into the design and development of improved transactional services and delivery processes. Working with a high degree of operational independence they are accountable for the achievement of overall service delivery results in one or more HR activities.
The JPO Programme is a key pillar of talent collaboration between the governments and UNICEF. This position is a core function within the Talent Unit and will contribute to:Efficient JPO Programme management and recruitment process, contributing to the hiring and talent exchange to support the strategic human resources needs of the offices. Equitable, transparent and systematic administration of contracts and performance management. Holistic approach in recruiting and retaining talent to contribute to UNICEF’s Mandate
Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Associate provides administrative, procedural and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of the JPO Programme.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:Support the implementation of the JPO Programme and donor portfolios Support the career development portfolio of the JPO Programme Conduct HR Data Analytics Support the implementation of the JPO Programme and donor portfolios Support the promotion and advocate for the JPO Programme with internal and external partners Support the JPO unit with the full recruitment cycle and transfers of the JPOs, including communication with the hiring offices, JPOs and donors Monitor JPO contracts to ensure timely action for renewals and/or separation and advise offices accordingly Conduct check ins, exit interviews, surveys and provide guidance and counseling to ensure a satisfactory JPO experience Update the JPO master log with status of the recruitments, transfers, and separations Support the career development portfolio of the JPO Programme Support with the Career Development Portfolio for JPOs, including coaching, mentoring, career counselling, buddy programme and 360-deree evaluation. Support with organizing training webinars for JPOs to foster knowledge exchange Assists with organizing and conducting the JPO orientation Review and approve training budget quests Conduct HR Data Analytics Collect, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies Support the development and implementation of data collection systems to optimize data quality Support in providing data and facts related to the JPO Programme Prepare briefing packets and data for donor meetings
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UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) Works Collaboratively with others (1) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) Innovates and Embraces Change (1) Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) Drive to achieve impactful results (1) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable HR Associate are encouraged to apply.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.