|Date Posted||June 23, 2020|
Human Resource / HR
Sudan is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile, and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan's children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio-free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from the protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan, and the Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan's school-aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan's 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF is seeking to hire a Human Resources Specialist NOC. Under the supervision of the HR Manager. The HR NOC will manage all human resource activities in Sudan's main and field offices in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination and administration of international and local conditions of service, terms of employment, benefits and allowances in accordance with UNIUNICEF regulations and rules. Advise management and staff on correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide counselling as required. Coordinate with relevant Government ministries and other appropriate local institutions and partnerships to ensure the processing of international staff conditions of service, entitlements and privileges in the country.
- Support the office's administrative and technical needs for professional officers, general service, temporary staff, consultants and UNV's by implementing and administering effective and speedy recruitment procedures. Ensure organizational targets (geographic distribution, gender, etc.) are met while not compromising on the recruitment and retention of the national staff of the highest calibre. Team with supervisors in the recruitment process to ensure integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs of managers and goals of diversity. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.
- Ensure appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts, promotions, within-grade increments, and performance evaluations. Develop and implement plans, including timetables, for contract reviews, renewals and terminations; ensures timely notice to staff.
- Implement and administer the fair, equitable and systematic GS classification in compliance with the established standards and procedures as well as the classification principle of equal pay for work of equal value by ensuring all job descriptions are current and duly classified. Make recommendations on the organizational structure of the office and effective utilization of human resources (HR).
- Enhance staff's job performance by supporting the identification of training needs, preparation of training proposals and arranging for implementation and evaluation of training. Provide HR training and support as required in-country, including at sub-office locations.
- Provide orientation briefing to newly arrived staff Promote a rational and attainable career management system to meet the office's current and future needs.
- Monitor potential staff - management issues; provide advice to managers/supervisors on the appropriate approach to be used in sound performance management and in counselling staff. Serve as a technical resource and provide administrative support to staff- management bodies.
- Contribute to the budget preparation and review process through an analysis of staffing pattern and needs of the office. Participate in management meetings affecting HR planning and management.
- Emergency Preparedness and Response and Staff Security
- Others as required.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...
- An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
- Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Excellent written and verbal English and Arabic skills are an essential job requirement.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
- Builds and maintains partnerships: Level II
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness: Level II
- Drive to achieve results for impact: Level II
- Innovates and embraces change: Level II
- Manages ambiguity and complexity: Level II
- Thinks and acts strategically: Level II
- Works collaboratively with others: Level II
- Nurtures, lead and manages people: Level II
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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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: Jun 21 2020 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Jun 28 2020 E. Africa Standard Time