Deadline: 6 August 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Regional Chief of Human Resources in Panama City, Panama.
The Regional Chief of Human Resources will accountable for leading and managing a team of HR professionals that implement HR services which enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Regional Chief of Human Resources will perform following functions:
- Management of Section
- Promote management excellence in the office by ensuring accountability in all areas of HR and by demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of staff resources including staff selection based on merit and the needs of the organization, staff aspiration and counselling, systematic, respectful and equitable performance management, and staff development and learning activities.
- Monitor compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in HR; ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on preventive and corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls.
- Strategic Human Resources
- Serve as a role model for transformation and capacity for leading change and innovation.
- Guide and explain the scope and ramifications of proposed HR initiatives, promoting understanding of their purpose and functional advantages.
- Manage change in an inclusive and participative manner, through consultations with UNICEF senior management, HR management and colleagues and outreach to client management, supervisors and staff to establish and maintain collaborative, open and regular communications pertaining to current and planned changes in HR strategy, policies, regulations and rules.
- Networking and Partnerships
- Provide expert advice to senior management on a range of HRM questions and have the authority to negotiate solutions on sensitive or complex HR problems with client managers and staff representatives.
- Establish contacts with heads of HR units in other organizations of the common system for the purpose of obtaining information on HR policy approaches within the framework of the UN Reform.
- Business Partnering
- Create a culture within their team where HR professionals work with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.
- Provide strategic advice to clients, including senior management, on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
- Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equality and cultural diversity.
- Leadership and Design of assigned Human Resources Services
- Manage professionals in their execution of HR functions (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help create efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
- Collaborate effectively with other DHR section heads and centers of expertise to provide coherent HR solutions for clients.
- Learning and Capacity Development
- Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
- Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
- Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, mediation, and disciplinary actions).
- HR Data Analytics
- Spearhead the development of data collection systems to optimize data quality and consistency.
- Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes, policies and strategies.
- Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
- Minimum 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
- Developing country work experience, experience in Latin America and Caribbean and/or familiarity with middle-income and upper-income countries (MICs and UMICs), with complex economic and political culture contexts, and with critical humanitarian/emergency situations, is an asset.
- Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.
- Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.