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Human Resources Officer (Talent Outreach and Employer Branding), P2 – Division of Human Resources, New York Headquarters (Temporary Appointment 364 Days)

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-12

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UNICEF is looking for a passionate and dedicated HR Officer to support in communicating and strengthening organizational employer brand and assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive talent outreach strategy, to better identify, attract and engage top-quality and high-potential talent from diverse backgrounds.


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.  


For every child, a champion! 


In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is embarking on a transformational process in a number of key areas, including streamlined and efficient talent acquisition, strategic business partnering, and results-focused performance and career management. Indispensable to this transformation is developing an employer branding and outreach strategy which is at the heart of the UNICEF employment experience, thereby making visible to quality candidates the attractions of working for the world’s leading child rights organization. 


The Human Resources Officer (Talent Outreach and Employer Branding) is responsible for providing ongoing support in communicating and strengthening organizational employer brand which encapsulates UNICEF’s candidate and employee experience. Moreover, the HR Officer, is responsible for assisting in developing and implementing an organization-wide talent outreach strategy, which will enable HR Business Partners and Hiring Managers to better identify, attract and engage top-quality and high-potential talent from diverse backgrounds for priority staffing areas. Such efforts will aim to give UNICEF a competitive advantage in attracting and nurturing employees who embody the brand, leading to a motivated and committed workforce, and also to reinforcement of the perception of UNICEF as an organization with staff members that are motivated, proud, and committed to its mission. 


How can you make a difference? 


1. Employer Branding  


  • Support the development and implementation of an effective content strategy to enhance UNICEF’s employer brand and engage targeted talent communities in a dynamic, interactive and meaningful manner; 

  • Develop compelling and engaging editorial, multimedia and digital content to be disseminated across multiple talent outreach channels, such as websites, social media, newsletters; 

  • Arrange and coordinate day to day multidimensional employer branding activities from initial planning to execution and post-launch optimization; 

  • Provide active support in designing, executing and evaluating global employer branding and recruitment campaigns; 

  • Monitor and measure the impact and effectiveness of employer branding activities, generate performance reports on a timely basis, and ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of branding efforts; 

  • Work closely with relevant communication colleagues across the organization to ensure alignment with the organizational brand and collaborate on joint talent outreach and employer branding activities;  

  • Assess needs and initiate the development of materials that address the employer brand. This includes print materials, guidelines, employment advertisements, and online toolkits that offices can use for their hiring needs. 


2. Talent Outreach 


  • Assist with the development and implementation of a Global Talent Outreach Strategy that is aligned with corporate goals and priorities; 

  • Support in the establishment and management of strategic partnerships with governments, civil society, academic institutions, professional associations and networks, private sector organizations and service providers; 

  • Participate in the planning, execution and evaluation of global talent outreach activities and initiatives; 

  • Support in the preparation and management of contracts and LTAs with service providers and vendors as appropriate. 


3. Strategic Sourcing 


  • Provide support to the New Talent team, HR Business Partners, the wider HR Community and Hiring Managers in identifying the most effective communication channels and sources to attract a diverse population of candidates that are aligned with the organization’s vision and values; 

  • Develop and implement targeted recruitment campaigns for global recruitment initiatives, generic vacancy announcements and other priority recruitments. 


4. Capacity Building 


  • Support in the preparation and development of guidelines, documents, trainings, workshops, webinars, learning materials, case studies, best practices and guides to build organizational talent outreach capacity;  

  • Provide guidance to HR Business Partners, the wider HR community and Hiring Managers to enable them to conduct local employer branding activities and to effectively implement functional/geographic talent outreach activities;  

  • Provide in-depth research and analytics reports to identify innovative technologies and marketing approaches, and to recommend tactics to advance UNICEF’s talent outreach and employer branding efforts); 

  • Provide inputs on performance indicators and monitor progress towards capacity building outcomes and impacts; 

  • Support in managing an organizational talent outreach knowledge sharing portal and respond to queries sent to UNICEF Careers mailbox; 

  • Organize, manage and maintain an up-to-date documentation center on the team shared drive, including employer branding assets, digital and multimedia content, talent outreach documents and files, knowledge library, etc. 


5. Other 


  • Perform other activities as required. 


To qualify as a champion for every child, you will have: 


  • An Advanced University Degree in communications, marketing, advertising, digital media, public relations, human resources management or other related social science field is required. 

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in digital marketing, brand management, public relations or talent acquisition in an international organization and/or large corporation is required. 

  • Experience with content marketing, social media strategy/management, market research and data analytics is highly desirable.  

  • Employer branding, recruitment marketing, relationship management, digital content creation experience would be a strong asset. 

  • Strong ability to write and edit communication materials, ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.  

  • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve those issues. 

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.  

  • Ability to report on quantitative and qualitative data analytics.  

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  

  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas and implement innovative approaches, as well as transfer knowledge and skills.  

  • Self-motivated with the ability to take direction and also work independently. 

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French, Arabic or Spanish is an asset. 


For every Child, you demonstrate: 


Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.  

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.  

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  

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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.

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