Human Resources Manager at UNICEF, Dakar, Senegal

Deadline: 3 August 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Resources Manager in Dakar, Senegal.

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The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day human resources management activities of the Regional Human Resources Section to strengthen its oversight role, which includes quality assurance, technical guidance, policy interpretation and advice, partnerships and capacity development on a broad range of HR functions, such as talent sourcing, recruitment, career development, performance management and learning and development.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Human Resources Manager will perform following functions:

  • Management and advisory support to the Regional Chief of HR
    • Provide advice to the Regional Chief of HR in establishing the annual work plan including developing strategies and determining priorities/targets and performance measurements.
    • Coordinate work progress monitoring and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards and report to Chief critical issues for timely action.
    • Perform the full duties of the Regional Chief in his/her absence.
  • Recruitment and Selection of Staff in the RO
    • Proactively partner with line managers and staff in support of the recruitment of vacant positions in the regional office, ensuring business needs are clearly addressed and integrated into the recruitment process to attract the strongest candidates possible.
    • Promote in all recruitment processes and selection deliberations the organizational goals and targets for gender equity, selection of highly qualified candidates, and cultural diversity and organizational standards of equity, transparency and integrity.
    • When delegated from RCHR finalise quality assurance on all IP recruitment (as per the decentralization of recruitment) and National Officer recommendations in the RO, to ensure the Regional Director only approves recommendations that are based on a fair and competitive selection process and that the most suitable candidate is being recommended.
  • Policy interpretation, technical support and quality assurance to Country Offices
    • Oversee and assist the three Lead HR Specialists in guiding country and regional office colleagues on the interpretation of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to staff in the region.
    • Assist Lead HR Specialists in supporting country offices in their re-structuring during post budget reviews, such as policy guidance on job classification, organization design, job descriptions, and post changes/establishments.
    • Conduct GS job classification for country offices before TRT, ensuring compliance with HR policies, completeness and accuracy of documentation; and preparing recommendation for review and approval by the Regional Chief of HR.
  • Career Development, Staff Management and Relationship Management in RO
    • Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve working relations and mediate to resolve conflict.
    • Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the regional office.
    • Ensure close monitoring and final evaluation of the implementation of the RO annual Learning Plan.
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building
    • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with Regional Advisers, global/regional/country office managers HR Managers/Specialists/officers through active networking to promote common approaches, encourage partnerships and to advocate best practices and common system improvements.
    • Participate and/or represent UNICEF (as delegated/designated) in key events/meetings and in inter-agency discussions and planning on HR related issues (including emergency/security planning) to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the in development, planning and agenda setting in human resource management.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • University degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or other related social science field is required.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in both English and French.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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