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Human Resources UNV


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Volunteer - National Youth - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-25


Mission and objectives

UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children's Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. UNICEF's activities include providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.


For 70 years, UNICEF has been working to promote children's survival, protection, and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and governments. The Kenya Country Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The UN Volunteer will be in the Human Resources Section of UNICEF’s Kenya Country Office

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Support in recruitment and onboarding • Support staffing and recruitment planning. • Prepare and circulate internal and external advertisements. • Liaise with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process. • Assist in tracking, monitoring, and analyzing recruitment progress. • Support the HR business partners in guiding clientele on HR systems such as talent management and Agora. • Assist in the preparation of the onboarding package and schedule as well as orientation for new hires. • Coordinate closely with the Operations Specialist for HQ outposted staff to ensure the effective onboarding of new HQ outposted staff. • Perform any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. 2. Support in learning and capacity development • Assist team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops, and events by preparing and organizing the distribution of materials for participants, ensuring availability of training venues, and required equipment and supplies, while providing logistical and secretarial support at workshops and events as necessary. 3. Support in data analytics and internal communication • Support the HR Associate in compiling and analyzing information and data related to posts and staff for reports on staffing trends. • Consolidate and publish the HR Newsletter. • Update the KCO HR webpage as required. 4. Support in the processing of entitlement and benefits • In consultation with the supervisor, analyze, research, and verify the information to respond to staff queries on areas related to benefits and entitlements. Maintain and prepare personnel-related records and files, ensuring all information on each staff member is up-to-date and accurate. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day). • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country. • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers. • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.