Human Resources Manager

Job description


Human Resources Manager

Grade : P-4

Lieu de travail : Kinshasa

Closing date : 29 September 2014



I.      Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of Chief of Operations, manages all human resource activities including the supervision of human resources staff in the medium-large size country office in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization. Provides leadership and guidance in human resources that promote a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team of professionals. As part of the Management team, contributes to the development of strategies to identify and promote a gender sensitive workplace.


II.    Key Expected Results

1.    Recruitment, Selection and Placement

-        A diverse body of staff of the highest calibre are recruited and retained, including staff with specialized talent aligned with the priorities included in MTSP ;

-        Equity, transparency, efficiency and consistency are established in the placement and selection of staff, and the measurable results and impacts of recruiting efforts on the organization are fully evaluated ;

-        HR resource management and strategy planning incorporate a continuous analysis of gender disparities to identify strategies and actions to promote gender equality, diversity and a gender sensitive work environment ;

-        Effective advice and HR leadership provided in planning and managing human resources to achieve UNICEF's objectives for gender parity and diversity in selection, recruitment and placement.


2.    Policy Implementation and HR Administration

-        Equity, transparency and consistency are clearly demonstrated in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters ;

-        HR benefits, entitlements, job classification, performance management, promotions and contracts renewal and termination are administered in a timely, equitable, systematic and transparent manner.


3.    Capacity Building and Career Development

-        Capacity building and career development among all staff are strengthened ;

-        Capacity development and support opportunities are identified and provided for HR staff, other colleagues, and relevant partners as necessary.


4.    Strategic HR Planning and Management

-        HR management and strategy planning are effectively supported by sound technical analysis, and office management and planning processes. Strategy guidance and technical support for HR planning and management is always available to management ;

-        Local implementation of HR strategy is effectively undertaken in coordination with the Regional Office and HQ Divisions ;

-        New trends, priorities, requirements, and strategic HR plans are identified and incorporated through participation in Country Programme Strategy Review, Regional Management Team Meetings, and Global workshops, as appropriate.


5.    Management Excellence in the Office

-        Management excellence and integrity, gender equality and gender equity are promoted and enhanced through measurable accountability and demonstrated leadership in HR management of the office.


6.    Staff and Management Relations

-        Communication between management and staff are clear, and sound relations between management and staff are effectively established and maintained.


7.    Inter-agency cooperation, Networking and Partnerships

-        HR initiatives are well-coordinated with other UN and Government agencies, to the betterment of HR planning, cooperation and implementation.


8.    Emergency and Staff Security

-        Emergency preparedness and emergency rapid responses are established and ensured. Emergencies affecting staff are promptly and properly investigated and appropriate coordinated actions are swiftly undertaken.


III.   Qualifications of Successful Candidate

1.    Education

-        Advanced university degree or equivalent backgrounds, in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or related areas ;

-        A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.


2.    Work Experience

Eight years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with emergency and security.


3.    Language Proficiency : Fluency in French and English.

IV.  Competencies of Successful Candidate

1.    Core Values :

-         Commitment ;

-         Diversity and Inclusion ;

-         Integrity.


2.    Core Competencies :

-         Communication ;

-         Working with People ;

-         Drive for Results.


3.    Functional Competencies :

-         Leading and Supervising ;

-         Formulating Strategies and Concepts ;

-         Analyzing ;

-         Relating and Networking ;

-         Persuading and Influencing ;

-         Creating and Innovating


The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

            How to apply :

If you would like to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please apply to the link below no later than 29 September, 2014.

If you have not yet registered with UNICEF Employment, please click on the link below and complete the Registration form.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.