UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
Arab States
Arab States
Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
Category Host entity Country
Human Resources Associate 17 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF United States of America

Human Resources Associate

International Specialist
United States of America
New York (USA)
24 months
17 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

  • Review sourcing requests to help attract candidates. This includes analyzing job, reviewing office profile, diversity targets and any other information shared by Hiring Teams.
  • Headhunt for relevant talent and fine-tune sourcing strategies as needed to deliver the right quality and quantity of talent ensuring diverse candidate slates are delivered.
  • Leverage digital media tools like job boards, niche sites and the internet to find talent. As needed, leverage locally developed community partners who have been identified as sources for relevant talent.
  • Support implementation of webinars and live events and campaigns for outreach and in reach in collaboration with relevant partners
  • Ensure timely and efficient screening of applications for minimum eligibility, considering qualifications, competencies, and post requirements.
  • Maintain and update KPI, and relevant HR databases for effective reporting of HR activities
  • Prepare long/short-list of candidates based on established criteria and add candidate summaries and share list with Hiring Teams.
  • Responsible for developing/maintaining/mapping functional areas of expertise and creating selection criteria one-sheets.
  • Prepare data and regular reports
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent

Human Resources, law, business administration/management, or equivalent

12 Months
  • One year of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation.
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in human resources management.
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human resources management and development

* Very good ability to articulate clear and concise ideas and concepts in written and orally.

  • Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with good negotiation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to emergency countries to support country offices when needed.

Computer skills: Graphic Design and Editing, Level – Advanced


Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 17 December 2020