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Temporary HR/Procurement Clerk to support CO HR and Supply activities

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Supply Chain
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-22

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Under direct supervision of HR Associate and Supply Associate and the overall guidance of Chief of Operations, the HR/Procurement Clerk will support the Operations section in HR and Supply related activities throughout the contract period.

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.


In line with HR reform in UNICEF being implemented throughout the world and increased demand for recruitment of staff and consultancies by programme due new receipt of new cycle of thematic funds, UNICEF Uzbekistan Country Office is facing a critical demand for temporary operational support, with special focus on human resources. In this context and in furtherance the BOS agenda in Uzbekistan, the HR/Procurement Clerk  will be supporting the office in the areas of recruitments (both staff and consultancies), developing a roster of retainer-based services (desktop publishers, videographers, photographers, editors), procurement of office supplies, review of archived supply documents in line with document retention policy with further recommendations, learning sessions on HR reform and policies and developing a roster of specialists based on the needs of programme sections.


Under direct supervision of HR Associate and Supply Associate and the overall guidance of Chief of Operations, the HR/Procurement Clerk will support the Operations section in HR and Supply related activities throughout the contract period.

Key Outputs & Tasks

  • Draft vacancy announcements for positions for review by supervisor to help attract ideal candidates.
  • Prepare reports on the screening of applications for minimum eligibility, considering qualifications, competencies, and post requirements.
  • Support HR Associate in communicating with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.
  • Arranges the interviews and technical assessments.
  • Support with procurement of office supplies.
  • Review Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been prepared.
  • Assist with CO archive ensuring further actions in line with UNICEF document retention policy.
  • Sundry Administration Tasks


Functional Competencies:

  • Self-management, communications and presentation skills;
  • Good analytical and writing skills;
  • Computer literacy and ability to use modern technology as a tool in every-day work;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to quick learning;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
  • Responds positively to feedback and different viewpoints.

Core competencies:

  • Demonstrating ethics and integrity;
  • Self-development, initiative and reasonable risk taking, 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.


This is a temporary assignment and selected person will work under direct supervision of HR Associate and Supply Associate, under the overall guidance from Chief of Operations. HR Associate in consultation with Chief of Operations will review and agree on the key outputs provided by the HR/Procurement Clerk as part of service evaluation.

Required qualifications, areas of expertise or selection criteria

  1. University degree in business administration, human resources, management, psychology or related subject
  2. Proficiency in English, Uzbek and Russian
  3. At least 2 years of relevant experience in office administration, human resource management, procurement, project administration.
  4. Experience with UN system organizations is an asset 
  5. Ability to use ICT as a tool and resource 
  6. Initiative, analytical judgment, ability to work under pressure, ethics and honesty
  7. Strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work in a team
  8. Ability to meet deadlines in a result-oriented environment
  9. Ability to learn and adapt quickly 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Procedures and Working Conditions

HR/Procurement Clerk will be supported with office based working space and relevant IT equipment for the duration of the contract. Should the assignment involve travel to the regions, all travel arrangements will be done in line with UNICEF rules and regulations on travel.


UNICEF will reserve copyright of all developed materials and own primary data collected through this assignment. The materials cannot be published or disseminated without prior written permission of UNICEF. UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future. The contractor must respect the confidentiality of the information handled during the assignment. Documents and information provided must be used only for the tasks related to these terms of reference.

UNICEF undertakes no liability for taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the contractor on payments made under this contract.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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