Human Resources Manager, P-4, Khartoum, Sudan, # 40301

Khartoum

Under the supervision of Chief of Operations, incumbent of this post will manage all human resources activities including the supervision of human resources staff in a large size country office in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization. The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance in human resources that promote a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team of professionals.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories 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.


Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of Chief of Operations, incumbent of this post will manage all human resources activities including the supervision of human resources staff in a large size country office in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization. The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance in human resources that promote a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team of professionals.


Key Expected Results

1. Recruitment, Selection and Placement

  • A diverse body of staff of the highest calibre are recruited and retained, including staff with specialized talent aligned with the priorities included in MTSP.
  • Equity, transparency, efficiency and consistency are established in the placement and selection of staff, and the measurable results and impacts of recruiting efforts on the organization are fully evaluated.

 
2. Policy Implementation and HR Administration 

  • Equity, transparency and consistency are clearly demonstrated in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters.
  • HR benefits, entitlements, job classification, performance management, promotions and contracts renewal and termination are administered in a timely, equitable, systematic and transparent manner.


3. Capacity Building and Career Development
 

  • Capacity building and career development among all staff are strengthened.
  • Capacity development and support opportunities are identified and provided for HR staff, other colleagues, and relevant partners as necessary.


 
4. Strategic HR Planning and Management

  • HR management and strategy planning are effectively supported by sound technical analysis, and office management and planning processes. Strategy guidance and technical support for HR planning and management is always available to management.
  • Local implementation of /regional HR strategy is effectively undertaken in coordination with the Regional Office and HQ Divisions.
  • New trends, priorities, requirements, and strategic HR plans are identified and incorporated through participation in Country Programme Strategy Review, Regional Management Team Meetings, and Global workshops, as appropriate.

 
5. Management Excellence in the Office 

  • Management excellence and integrity, gender equality and gender equity are promoted and enhanced through measurable accountability and demonstrated leadership in HR management of the office.

 
6. Staff and Management Relations 

  • Communication between management and staff are clear, and sound relations between management and staff are effectively established and maintained.


7. Inter-agency cooperation, Networking and Partnerships
 

  • HR initiatives are well-coordinated with other UN and Government agencies, to the betterment of HR planning, cooperation and implementation. 


8. Emergency and Staff Security

  • Emergency preparedness and emergency rapid responses are established and ensured. Emergencies affecting staff are promptly and properly investigated and appropriate coordinated actions are swiftly undertaken.

 

Qualifications of the Successful Candidate 

  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology, or a directly-related technical field(s) is required.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in Human Resources Management and Staff Development is required.
  • Work experience in UN organization is desired.
  • Prior experience in supervisory capacity is required.
  • Prior work experience in emergency duty station/situation is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in Arabic will be considered as an asset.

 
Competencies of the Successful Candidate

Core Values 

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies

  • Communication – Level II
  • Drive for Result - Level II
  • Working With People - Level III

 Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing- Level II
  • Applying Technical Expertise - Level II
  • Planning and Organizing - Level II
  • Formulating Strategies and Concept - Level II
  • Leading and Supervising - Level II

 
Remarks

 * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

 

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Khartoum
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-08

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