Human Resources Specialist

Pakistan

Job Description

 

UNICEF works in some of the worlds toughest places, to reach the worlds most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, joy

The HR 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, the Specialist demonstrates the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives.

How can you make a difference?

1. 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.

2. 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.

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.

3. 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).

4. 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

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
  • A minimum of 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 emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • 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 offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

 


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