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|Posting Title:||HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, NOC|
|Job Code Title:||HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs|
|Posting Period:||20 April 2023 – 19 May 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Human Resources-OCHA-205821-R-Nairobi (X)|
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is based in the Human Resources Section of the Executive Office, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nairobi, Kenya. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
The Human Resources Officer reports to the Deputy Chief of Human Resources Section and Head of HR Administration located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Provides advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters.
•Prepares special reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.
•Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
Recruitment and placement
•Identifies upcoming vacancies in coordination with client offices.
•Prepares vacancy announcements, reviews applications, and provides a short-list to those offices.
•Arranges and conducts interviews to select candidates.
•Reviews recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices.
•Serves as ex-officio in appointment and promotion bodies, examinations boards, and prepares and presents cases to these bodies.
•Prepares job offers for successful candidates.
•Monitors and evaluates recruitment and placement related activities of client offices, and recommends changes or corrections related to procedures to these offices.
•Supervises and monitors the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts.
•Plans, organizes, develops, coordinates and administers the National Competitive Examinations, G to P Examinations, Language professionals’ examinations and other programmes and tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and other categories of staff.
Administration of entitlements
•Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulation and rules.
•Administers and provides advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements.
•Reviews policies and procedures and recommends changes as required.
•Reviews and recommends level of remuneration for consultants.
•Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
•Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
•Assists in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to examinations and tests.
•Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required.
- Experience using SAP, PeopleSoft, or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) is required.
- Experience in administration of benefits and entitlements is required.
- Relevant experience in the UN Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
- Relevant field experience in the humanitarian context is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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