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Chief, Human Resources Management Service

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Human resources
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is located in the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) within the Division of Administrative Services (DAS) at UNON.


Under the overall direction of the Director, Division of Administrative Services, the incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of Human Resources Management reforms at UNON as well as for planning and management of the Human Resources Management Service which provides support and/or advice to UNEP and UN-Habitat globally, and other entities of the UN Secretariat based in Nairobi. The incumbent will advise senior officials on policy issues and human resources management matters; develop approaches to meet changing organizational needs; determine the implementation and consistent application of policies and instructions; monitor and evaluate effectiveness and recommend changes; organize and manage the assigned resources to provide timely and effective service to managers and field offices; negotiate and resolve personnel matters related to common system issues applicable and relevant to the duty station with inter-agency committees of Nairobi-based organizations; advise on UNON positions and concerns at consultative meetings of UN Secretariat officials; clarify the position of the Director-General (and/or Secretary-General) with staff-management consultative and judicial bodies, collaborate on conditions of employment; maintain sound staff-management relations; ensure consistent application and enforcement of established rules, regulations and standards within the authority delegated to UNON; approve exceptions and take discretionary decisions; attend meetings of senior management and advise on human resources management subjects under discussion; counsel managers on consequences of supervisory decisions; establish human resources management policies and practices to meet the needs and conditions of UN offices administered by UNON. Co-ordinate and oversee the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Human resources
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Budgeting, financial planning; Human resource and personnel development; Business strategy; Talent management and planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

United Nations

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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