United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Human Resources Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Sudan is looking for an international HR Specialist, the incumbent of this TA is required to cover a broad range of HR functions, however, and due to the ongoing several emergency response on the ground, increased number of recruitments, hiring consultants, etc. the incumbent will focus on all on-going recruitments, emergency and non-emergency, engage in daily coordination with Regional & Geneva EMOPs support, and daily update of STS report. In addition, there may be additional functions that will be made clear in the work plan of the incumbent’s performance plans for the first 6 months. The incumbent is expected to carry out field visits as needed.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. www.unicef.org/sudan How can you make a difference?

key functions/accountabilities:

 1. Business Partnering

  •  Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.
2.  Strategic Human Resources

  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.
3. Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, Career Development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.
4. Learning and Capacity Development

  • In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
  • Contributes to the Mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in Capacity Building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
  • Provide day-to-day performance and Talent Management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions).
5. HR Data Analytics

  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Human Resource management, Business Management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
  • A minimum of Five years of relevant professional experience in increasingly responsible professional experience in human Resource Management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Arabic language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)
  UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

No Fees:

UNICEF DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING THE CONTRACT). UNICEF DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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