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Title
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Category Host entity Country
Human Resources Officer 11 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNICEF United States of America
Open

Human Resources Officer

International Specialist
UNICEF
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
12 months
11 May 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the HR Officer, the UNV HR Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support UNICEF’s UN Volunteers programme:

  • Support the implementation of UNICEF-UNV Action Plan;
  • Implement a strategy for fostering greater UNV/UNICEF collaboration; identify opportunities to increase the number of UN Volunteers supporting UNICEF, including the use of UNV Online Volunteering service; liaise with UNV to identify UN Volunteer resources to complement UNICEF required skillsets, implement corrective strategies to strengthen the UNICEF / UNV Partnership;
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities to strengthen the UNICEF-UNV partnership at the country, regional and HQ levels, including with programming and humanitarian divisions, including through establishing business processes as required.
  • Strengthen effective integration of UN Volunteers to UNICEF e.g. induction, learning and career development opportunities;
  • Monitor and report on global information of UNVs, providing management with periodic information updates and recommendations as applicable;
  • Respond to queries on UN Volunteers from interested offices, including on internal UNICEF policies;

2. Support UNICEF’s Internship programme:

  • Respond to queries on internships from interested candidates/hiring offices/interns;
  • Monitor and report on global use of interns, providing management with periodic information updates and recommendations as applicable;
  • Work with the OneHR community, PPD and universities to establish partnerships for funded interns with key universities in as diverse a range of countries as possible.

  1. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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.;
  • 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
  • Advanced university degree in human resources, social sciences, development studies, business administration/management, or equivalent;
24 Months
  • Minimum two years of relevant professional work experience in human resources, partnership management, communications, or another relevant field;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Power BI mandatory;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human resources management and development

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

No

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Application deadline: 11/05/2021

Specialist in Health Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 16 May 2021 Int. Specialist WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
16 May 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of HSG/TL or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Technical Officer Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will:

  • To contribute to the development of the AFRO M&E Guide in collaboration with other ULC teams and health programmes;
  • To support in the formulation of national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans in collaboration with members of HIS team.
  • To undertake the monitoring the implementation health partners’ grants for national health systems strengthening within the context of UNC 2030 Partnership.
  • To contribute to the coordination of monitoring the implementation and reporting of health systems related grants within the context of GHIs support (GAVI, GF, UHC 2030-P) for PHC oriented health systems strengthening towards UHC
  • To collaborate with ULC/HSG staff at the Regional Office, IST, Country Offices, and contribute to the organization of the annual technical meetings of Directors of Policy and Planning in the African region
  • To contribute in supporting countries undertake health sector assessments & analyses such as Joint Annual Reviews (JARs), and mid-term and end of plan reviews (MTRs etc) and Joint Assessments (JANS),
  • Document good practices and lessons learned aimed at achieving results as part of the implementation national health/programme plans towards PHC oriented HSS for UHC;
  • To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • First degree in health sciences, public health, global health or a related field.
  • Postgraduate degree in public health will be an asset
60 Months
  • At least five years’ experience in public health, M&E, preferably at a country level
  • Experience in data analysis and evidence synthesis.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health

Skills/Knowledge

  • Good skills in monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects.
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent skills in database management,
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical tools and web based analytical software.

Competencies and values:

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to World Health Organization AFRO; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to World Health Organization AFRO procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and World Health Organization AFRO in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WHO’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Haiti and legal residents of (program country or territory) with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 16-05-2021

HR Assistant, Sourcing & Recruitment 18 May 2021 Int. Specialist WHO Hungary
WHO
Hungary
Budapest (HUN)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
18 May 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Team Lead in the Global Sourcing and Recruitment Team or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer HR Assistant, Sourcing & Recruitment will provide support in some, or all, of the following duties and responsibilities:

I. Outreach:

1. Assists the responsible officer in:

a. Identifying the best and most appropriate outreach activities to target the talent.

b. Sourcing potential candidates through various channels, such as hosting or participating in career events/job fairs, online channels (social platforms, professional networks).

c. Managing a variety of outlets, such as job postings and social media, while effectively targeting the right kinds of candidates for the job.

II. Recruitment and Selection:

1. Assists the responsible Officer(s) in activities and processes related to the recruitment of Fixed-term and Temporary Staff (all categories), and Consultants:

a. Drafts and ensures accuracy of vacancy notices, and posts them on the Intra/Internet, via standard distribution. Drafts appropriate screening questions.

b. Generates preliminary screening of applicants on the basis of agreed criteria; generates spreadsheet using the on-line recruitment system to facilitate review by the HR officer, hiring manager and subsequent selection panel.

c. Ensures all arrangements for interviewing and testing of prospective staff including preparing recruitment panel files, scheduling interviews, arranging for video conferencing facilities, organizing travel as required, and monitoring of testing.

d. Conducts reference searches and enters candidate profiles in GSM (ERP system); and

e. Initiates preliminary version of selection panel reports (by inserting posting and screening information) and prepares selection background for submission to approving authority.

2. Provides assistance to staff members and/or applicants under selection or under reassignment and ensures that support and accurate and complete information is provided in a timely manner.

3. Liaises with the Global Service Centre to provide information and obtain clarification on specific staffing cases, particularly in relation to queries from candidates on entitlements and benefits, and during the on-boarding and separation processes.

4. Maintains an updated and efficient tracking system to ensure cases are efficiently managed within the allocated timeframe and in the most effective way; maintains all necessary records, databases and statistics to allow comprehensive filing, tracking and analysis.

5. Drafts reports and messages, prepares formal HR correspondence to both staff members and managers.

6. Organizes meetings, teleconferences, and selection panels and all related logistics; ensures completeness of all documentation and information for the meeting.

7. Acts as the focal point for all administrative questions in relation to the topics covered.

8. Liaises with different divisions within WHO to share, search for information and proactively develops new useful contacts.

9. Performs any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Secondary education

Essential:
Completion of secondary school supplemented by training in administrative/HR work.

Desirable:
Additional relevant higher education an advantage.

60 Months

Essential:
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in HR or administrative work.

Desirable:
Two years' recent experience in a WHO or UN administrative division, preferably in the area of Human Resources, to have a sound knowledge of the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules, procedures and practices as related to the work.

Other:
Proficient computer skills in MS Office applications (including PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
Practical knowledge of ERP applications such as Oracle or SAP would be an asset.
Practical knowledge of recruitment and onboarding system such as Taleo (Oracle based) would be an asset.

Language skills:
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Knowledge of another WHO official language is an asset.

Functional knowledge and skills:
Strong analytical skills and good sense of judgement.
Ability to draft in English neatly, concisely and grammatically correct.
Very good organization skills.
High sense of prioritization and attention to details.
Discretion and tact; ability to handle and preserve confidential information.
Ability to liaise with people at all levels in the Organization and to proactively search for information.
Ability to plan ahead and at the same time work well under pressure.
Customer orientation, cultural sensitivity and good business ethics.
Self-motivated, flexible and able to innovate.
Good knowledge of WHO/UN rules, procedures and office practices is desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human resources management and development
No

Communication, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 18-05-2021