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Human Resources Officer

Closing: Jan 11, 2023

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Published: Dec 22, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Human Resources Officer is usually supervised by Head of Office, or Senior HR Officer in a Country Operation, or the most senior HR staff in a Regional Bureau. She/he supervises the HR Professional and General Service staff.

The incumbent maintains a direct working relationship with a number of functions across the Division of Human Resources (DHR). For positions in Bureaux or Country Operations, the incumbent also works closely with the Senior HR Partner, the Senior Medical Officer, and Senior Staff counselor for his/her region.

He/she also maintains contact and close cooperation with other UN agencies in the region or country and represent UNHCR in the working groups/task forces within the country/regional UN inter-agency mechanisms.

Education & Professional Work Experience


Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P3/NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Human Resources Management; Human Resource Development;

Personnel Administration; Business Administration; or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Not specified

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Experience working in Human Resources. UNHCR HR certification is a plus. Sound knowledge of general HR policies, processes and systems.

Desirable

Proven ability to identify and implement successful business related HR interventions. Experience in some of the following areas: HR administration, workforce planning, recruitment, HR policy or talent development. Experience in HR information technology systems and tools. Experience in field humanitarian operations and/or emergency settings. Experience working with the United Nations. Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.


Responsibilities

The Human Resources Officer is usually supervised by Head of Office, or Senior HR Officer in a Country Operation, or the most senior HR staff in a Regional Bureau. She/he supervises the HR Professional and General Service staff.

The incumbent maintains a direct working relationship with a number of functions across the Division of Human Resources (DHR). For positions in Bureaux or Country Operations, the incumbent also works closely with the Senior HR Partner, the Senior Medical Officer, and Senior Staff counselor for his/her region.

He/she also maintains contact and close cooperation with other UN agencies in the region or country and represent UNHCR in the working groups/task forces within the country/regional UN inter-agency mechanisms.

Education & Professional Work Experience


Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P3/NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Human Resources Management; Human Resource Development;

Personnel Administration; Business Administration; or other relevant field.

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Not specified

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Experience working in Human Resources. UNHCR HR certification is a plus. Sound knowledge of general HR policies, processes and systems.

Desirable

Proven ability to identify and implement successful business related HR interventions. Experience in some of the following areas: HR administration, workforce planning, recruitment, HR policy or talent development. Experience in HR information technology systems and tools. Experience in field humanitarian operations and/or emergency settings. Experience working with the United Nations. Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.


- Strategic workforce advice and operational support:

- Engage with management to understand priorities, and provide advice and solutions on all aspects of HR in line with delegated HR authorities.

- Support HR initiatives that support organizational culture change such as good people management practices, and promoting gender, inclusion, and diversity.

- Plan and implement HR operational activities to ensure timely provision of HR solutions, prioritizing according to the needs and risks.

Assignments and Talent Acquisition:

- Manage the process of recruitment, assignment, and reassignment of locally-recruited staff and affiliate workforce, ensuring compliance with UNHCR rules and procedures, and providing advice to managers where required.

- Set up and run (Regional) Assignments Committee.

- Conduct outreach campaigns to attract diverse applicants. Ensure proper consideration is given to all applicants without discrimination.

- Analyze, track, and report on recruitment and assignment trends for management, including efforts to reach gender parity.

- Take a proactive approach to risk management in the areas of recruitment, ensuring the issues are identified, addressed, and reported and, where appropriate, escalated.

Advice to managers and staff, and contribution to an inclusive work environment:

- Build dialog and outreach with staff to provide support with their queries, and also promote dialog between staff and management to help find solutions to HR-related issues.

- Be proactive in identifying issues, themes, and patterns affecting the workforce¿s health and welfare, including sexual harassment and abuse of authority.

- Ensure that on-boarding, induction, re-integration into the workplace, and off-boarding support, is provided to colleagues; Induction programmes should include information on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Sexual Harassment, Code of Conduct as well as workforce's rights and obligations.

HR policies and inter-agency:

- Enforce compliance with UNHCR¿s Human Resources policies and procedures and the UN staff rules, regulations and UNHCR administrative instructions.

- Participate in a network among HR staff members in the region in order to harmonize the implementation of HR policies and initiatives, collect field insights to inform the development of DHR policies and activities; identify and share HR best practices, also through contacts with other UN agencies.

Duty of Care:

- Contribute to establishing and maintaining a medical evacuation plan with senior management, Field safety, and the Senior

- Medical Officer.

- Support the development and implementation of a Duty of Care strategy. Identify and assess issues related to duty of care including physical, mental health and safety of UNHCR¿s workforce. Promote work/life balance and flexible working arrangements with managers and staff.

For positions in Regional Bureaux only:

- In the absence of a Senior Talent Development Officer in the Bureau:

- Implement a talent development and sourcing strategy for UNHCR workforce in the region, in line with UNHCR's needs and staff members' career planning.

- Equip HR teams and Managers in the region with skills on people management and tools related to talent development, career guidance and performance management.

- Perform other related duties as required.


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