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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.