Human Resources Officer (Emergency Recruitment), P-2, HRBP, New York, #121999 [Temp Appointment 6 months] Req #555830 - Tenders Global

Human Resources Officer (Emergency Recruitment), P-2, HRBP, New York, #121999 [Temp Appointment 6 months] Req #555830

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s 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, hope

UNICEF presence around the world comes with expectations to respond to natural disasters like the droughts at the Horn of Africa and complex emergencies such as Ukraine, Afghanistan, and  Yemen to name a few.

The main responsibility of the Emergency cone in the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is to provide human resources solutions and support including preparedness as well as surge deployments and recruitments to emergency countries.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources officer (Sourcing) and close guidance of the Human Resources Manager (Emergency Response Team), the Human Resources Officer will support DHR on-site or remotely in facilitating the scale-up emergency recruitment (International Professional and local positions) in line with the new Emergency Procedures to enable country offices to launch an effective humanitarian programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

  • Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring and retaining the best international professional, fixed-term and temporary staff available to support the strategic human recourses needs of emergency country/regional offices.
  • Provide guidance to hiring managers and human resources staff throughout the recruitment process to ensure adherence to policy, integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs and goals of diversity.
  • Draft formal acknowledgement and regret letters.
  • Monitor life-cycle of recruitment process to update supervisor as necessary.
  • Work closely with the Sourcing Team to source candidates through outreach and in-reach activities.
  • Create requisition and review vacancy announcements for positions to help attract suitable candidates.
  • Ensure timely and efficient screening of applications for minimum eligibility, taking into account qualifications, competencies, and post requirements.
  • Build applicant sources by reviewing talent pools, researching and contacting internal staff, community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.

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

  • A University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.
  • Strong experience in conducting recruitment processes is highly desired
  • Ability to identify issues, conduct rigorous research, and make conclusions and recommendations.
  • Strong research, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of information technology systems and tools.
  • Working experience in Emergency contexts is desirable
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

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

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 05 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 12 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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