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UNICEF seeks to recruit a human resources specialist, P3 (Temporary Appointment), Kinshasa, DRC

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Date de clôture : dimanche 2 décembre 2018

UNICEF seeks to recruit a human resources specialist, P3 (Temporary Appointment), Kinshasa, DRC

Job no : 518062
Work type : Temporary Appointment
Location : Congo, Dem. Rep
Categories : Emergency Programme, Human Resources, P-3

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For every child, make a difference

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in its programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why UNICEF’s focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

 

For every child, save lives

Democratic Republic of Congo

In spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 176th out of 188 countries in the 2015 human development report. Child poverty is widespread, particularly in conflict-affected and hard-to reach areas. According to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old experience at least two major child rights deprivations. Despite sustained growth in recent years, the size of DRC’s economy remains far too small to provide enough government revenue to meet the basic needs of the population, children in particular. Since 2016, political instability, the persistence of conflicts in Eastern DRC and a sharp fall in global commodity prices have been aggravating factors.

DRC is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the World where UNICEF works to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.

 

How can you make a difference to UNICEF in DRC?

Purpose of the job

Under the direction and guidance of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Specialist is accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, he/she demonstrates the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives.

 

Expected Key Results :

Your Specific Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks :

Business Partnering :

  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle ;
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation ;
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures ;
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human Resources :

  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes ;
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.

Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services :

  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber ;
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

Learning and Capacity Development :

  • In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas ;
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline ;
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals ;
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders ;
  • Provide orientation briefings to new staff ;
  • Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions).

HR Data Analytics :

  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies ;
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality ;
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education : 

An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required. A first level university degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant technical field in conjunction with an additional two years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Experience : 

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required ;
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies highly desirable ;
  • Good understanding of development and humanitarian work as asset to the job.

Language Requirements : 

Fluency in French and a very good command of English required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

 

Competencies and level of proficiency required :

Core Values :

  • Commitment ;
  • Diversity and Inclusion ;
  • Integrity.

Core competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (III)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading & Supervising (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

 

Skills :

Strategic :

  • Experience and ability to implement targeted and innovative human resources strategies to address clients’ people-related needs ;
  • Ability to implement innovative HR programs within a fast paced, evolving, and wide organizational setting.

Technical :

  • In-depth technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management ;
  • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same ;
  • Excellent knowledge of organizational and HR information technology systems and tools ;
  • Interpersonal and Communication ;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience ;
  • Ability to empathize with client managers, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of promulgated HR regulations and rules.

 

For every child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Remarks

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

Applications close : W. Central Africa Standard Time

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