Deadline: 26 August 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Director, Division of Human Resources in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Director, Division of Human Resources will perform the following functions:
- Representational Activities/External Relations
- Serve as UNICEF’s principal representative with the International Civil Service commission (ICSC) and the CEB/HLCM/HR Network, contributing to the development of optimal conditions to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the UN system; helps develop creative, new HR initiatives UN system-wide and resolve emerging issues or problems before they become systemic.
- Manage UNICEF’s relationships with the UN Sustainable Development Group and the UN Development Coordination Office for the development of the Resident Coordinator System and the recruitment of RCs through participation in the Inter-agency Advisory Panel (IAAP).
- Support UNICEF’s mandate, goals, objectives and directions through strategic discussion with the stakeholders of the Organization as required, conducts strategic staffing and recruitment discussions with government, NGOs, and private sector partners.
- Guide the searches for talent for the most senior positions.
- Management of HR Operations
- Provides strategic leadership and management direction to the full range of human resources activities in DHR/NYHQ in support of the HR needs of the offices around the world – particularly country offices.
- Resolve complex and sensitive HR issues in collaboration with relevant business units as needed.
- Provides strategic guidance to the Director of the Global Shared Services Centre on matters related to HR administration and payroll, and to Regional Chiefs of HR in regional offices.
- Facilitates and supports the implementation of UN Common System Staff Rules and Regulations, while advocating for equity-based reforms of the same.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in human resources management, business or public administration or one of the social sciences is required.
- First-Level University Degree in similar fields in combination with 2 additional year’s of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- 15 year’s of progressively responsible experience in the management of human resources/people management/organizational development is required, of which at least 8 should be with an international organization.
- Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of at least one other UN official language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.