Human Resources Officer (NO-B), Yangon, Myanmar - for Myanmar nationals only, effective 11 October 2017

Yangon

Job opening opportunity for HR professionals (Myanmar nationals) to work in UNICEF Yangon, Myanmar as the Human Resources Officer (NO-B)

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 the Human Resources Manager, manage all human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in a large country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.

Key Expected Results

  • Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff in the office.
  • Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human recourses needs of the office.
  • Liaise with GSSC, ensure timely, equitable, transparent and systematic administration of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions and other HR activities.
  • Conduct timely and effective training programmes and briefing on career management to all staff in the office in order to support the capacity building and career development of all staff.
  • Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve and resolve the issues. Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office.
  • Provides technical analysis and support to the management and planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design and other HR planning and development deliberations.

 

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination and administration of international and local conditions of service, terms of employment, benefits and allowances in accordance with UNIUNICEF regulations and rules. Advise management and staff on correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide counselling as required. Coordinate with relevant Government ministries and other appropriate local institutions to ensure the processing of international staff conditions of service, entitlements and privileges in country.

2. Support the office's administrative and technical needs for professional officers, general service and temporary staff by implementing and administering effective and speedy recruitment procedures. Ensure organizational targets (geographic distribution, gender, etc.) are met while not compromising on the recruitment and retention of national staff of the highest calibre. Team with supervisors in the recruitment process to ensure integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs of managers and goals of diversity. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.

3. Liaise with GSSC to ensure appropriate and timely actions for new recruitment and renewals of contracts, promotions.

4. Enhance staff’s job performance by supporting the identification of training needs, preparation of training proposals and arranging for implementation and evaluation of training. Provide HR training and support as required in country, including at sub-office locations.

Provide orientation briefing to newly arrived staff Promote a rational and attainable career management system to meet the office's current and future needs.

5. Monitor potential staff – management issues; provide advice to managers/supervisors on appropriate approach to be used in sound performance management and in counselling staff. Serve as technical resource and provide administrative support to staff- management bodies such as SAP, APC, and JCC.

6. Contribute to the budget preparation and review process through an analysis of staffing pattern and needs of the office. Participate in management meetings affecting HR planning and management.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

Advanced University degree in Social Sciences or other relevant disciplines (Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Psychology, etc).  Additional professional training an advantage.   A first level University degree with relevant years of working experience may be exceptionally accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

•  Two years of relevant professional work experience. 

•  Background/familiarity with Emergency.

-  Experience in the UN or other international development organization an asset

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing 
  • Applying Technical Expertise 
  • Following Instructions and Procedures 
  • Planning and Organizing 
  • Relating and Networking 

 

Technical Knowledge  

 

To view our competency framework, please click here

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 organisation.

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: Yangon
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-21

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