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Chief of Service, Human Resources Management, D1

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in human resources, business or public administration, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required.
Experience in the United Nations common system or similar international organization is required.Three (3) of the fifteen (15) years of experience in an advisory capacity on Human Resources to senior leadership is required.
A minimum of (5) five of the fifteen (15) years experience managing a large and diverse team at the senior level is required.
Experience in handling complex human resource, organizational, operational, and administrative issues at international level is desirable.
Experience with UN human resource/administrative/financial policies and practices is desirable.
Experience in providing services to or in field locations of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations language is an advantage.


The incumbent will:
• advise senior officials on policy issues and human resources management matters, including the need to achieve Gender parity at UNON;
• she/he will 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;
• mentor and guide staff in HRMS to ensure a strong team;
• 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., and other entities of the UN Secretariat based in Nairobi.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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