Human Resources Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Human Resources Officer, P2, Nairobi, Kenya, #58749
JOBfrom UN Children’s Fund Closing date: 19 Sep 2018
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.

How can you make a difference?

The HR Officer reports to the HR Manager for close guidance, training and supervision. The Officer provides support to the supervisor and colleagues in the unit by executing HR services through applying knowledge of theoretical HR models, as well as understanding of organizational HR policies and procedures. The incumbent will be focusing on the areas of Learning and Development, Performance and Career management.

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.
Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

Provide support to various specific HR occupation (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.
Learning and Capacity Development

In collaboration with business owners, support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff. Serves as a Secretary to Staff Development Committee.

Contribute to the mapping of competencies for all staff, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline. Develop and implement structured approach to career development counselling.
Research on efficient and cost-effective learning products which enable staff to develop their skills and competencies. Assess and monitor training impact on the delivery of results for children.

Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Provide orientation briefing to new staff.

HR Data Analytics

Collect, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.

Support the development and implementation of 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 (Master’s or higher) in human resource management (or development), business management, psychology or another related field is required.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in human resource management (staff development) in an international organization and/or large corporation is required. Experience in UN system is an advantage.
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) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Analyzing (I)
Relating & Networking (I)
Applying technical expertise (II)
Planning and organizing (I)
Following instructions and procedures (II)
View our competency framework at

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.


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.

Start date for this post is 1 December 2018 or later.

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