Batch Vacancy: HR Business Partners/Managers, P-4, Geneva, New York & Dakar

UNICEF is seeking to recruit Human Resources Business Partners/ Managers at level (P-4) for offices globally to join our efforts to deliver better results for children, through effective and strategic business partnering. There are vacant posts in Dakar, Geneva, New York and potentially in other locations. Suitable candidates not appointed for identified positions, will be included in our talent group and considered for future openings globally. This is a great opportunity be part of the ongoing HR Reform to design best in class strategies to build and strengthen UNICEF’s talent worldwide to deliver business results for children.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

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UNICEF, for every Child

UNICEF is seeking to recruit Human Resources Business Partners/ Managers at level (P-4) for offices globally to join our efforts to deliver better results for children, through effective and strategic business partnering. There are vacant posts in Dakar, Geneva, New York and potentially in other locations. Suitable candidates not appointed for identified positions, will be included in our talent group and considered for future openings globally. This is a great opportunity be part of the ongoing HR Reform to design best in class strategies to build and strengthen UNICEF’s talent worldwide to deliver business results for children.

How Can You Make a Difference?

Under the supervision of the Section/Regional Chief of HR, the Human Resources Business Partner/ Manager will be responsible for the development and execution of people strategies to attract and retain talent in various sectors in UNICEF offices. Through staff engagement and partnering with managers, successful candidates will contribute to the achievement of results for children by developing innovative approaches that are staff-centric and leverage their networks to identify emerging trends in people strategy to address organizational needs.

Key functions of a P4 HR Business Partner/ Manager in UNICEF includes the following:

  • Act as a trusted partner and advisor to managers and staff globally on all HR matters.
  • In collaboration with Global Centres of Expertise, provide technical expertise and policy guidance in talent management (strategic staffing, performance management & career development, learning & development) and effective staff-management relationship; 
  • Partner with managers and staff to embed UNICEF values of ethics, integrity, transparency, and fairness in office cultures.
  • Use data analysis to influence strategic decisions and to address organizational challenges to talent management.
  • Promote and coordinate initiatives that support organizational change.
  • Promote the organizational goals for gender equity and geographic diversity.
  • Drive the achievement of HR results by leveraging resources, developing performance standards and results planning and monitoring.
  • Supervise the work of HR staff, strengthen HR capacity and capture lessons learnt for organizational and individual learning.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of innovative strategies to support emergency preparedness and response including development of talent pipelines and succession plans.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior staff within respective business units.
  • Act as a key member of Divisional and Regional HR leadership teams.

HR Business partner/ Manager in the Emergency Response team in New York, will be required to travel 70-80% of time to support field offices in emergency response.

To qualify as a Champion for every Child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or other related social science field is required.
  • A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resources management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an asset. *For some of these positions French is a requirement.

Come join us as we innovate at scale and truly make a difference for children! 
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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:
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-22

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