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Human Resources Assistant, GS-5, TA (364 Days), #114614, Dhaka, Bangladesh # 535011 (only for Bangladeshi nationals)

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-24

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Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Officer/Specialist/Manager/Chief, the Human Resources Assistant provides administrative, procedural and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff in his/her office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations.

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, inspiration.

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education. UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

The focus of HR positions at this level is on the provision of both standardized and specialized activities pertaining to recruitment and placement, administration of entitlements, staff development and career development, job classification and/or performance management. Specialized activities pertain to the application of HR regulations, rules and procedures in the context of clear guidelines and procedures where the choice of action is limited and where issues requiring clarification and decision are directed to the relevant HR Business Partner.

How can you make a difference?

Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Officer/Specialist/Manager/Chief, the Human Resources Assistant provides administrative, procedural and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff in his/her office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations.  

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Support to business partnering

  • Support the business partners in developing initiatives to encourage employee well-being and employee recognition schemes.
  • Support the management of change processes by advising clientele on changes to HR processes under the guidance of HR Business Partner.
  • Support the business partners in assisting clientele in using HR systems such as talent management, agora and achieve.

2. Support in learning & capacity development

  • Develops and processes contracts for institutions providing training and courses, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations.
  • Assists team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops and learning events for staff by preparing and organizing distribution of materials for participants, ensuring availability of training venues and required equipment and supplies, while providing logistical and secretarial support at workshops and events as necessary.
  • Keeps and maintains attendance records of participants for training and learning events.
  • Assists team in preparing expenditures of training or learning events and maintains them for HR record.
  • Collates feedback or course evaluation of training participants and maintains them for future course of actions.
  • Tracks the performance management cycle processes, ensuring the timely distribution and enhancing the timely completion and return of appraisals.

3. Support in recruitment and placement

  •  Prepares and circulates internal and external advertisements.
  • Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.
  • Prepares formal acknowledgement, offer and regret letters.
  • Initiates and follows up on reference checks and academic verifications, and ensuring the completion of other background checks.
  • Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been prepared.
  • Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process to update supervisor as necessary.

4. Support in organization design and job classification

  • Prepares documents to be submitted for classification to RO and NYHQ, ensuring completeness of documentation.
  • Monitors life-cycle of all job classification requests to facilitate recruitment and organization planning.

 5. Support in processing of entitlement and benefits

  • Initiates the processing of a wide range of personnel actions in accordance with UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring all relevant forms and actions are completed by staff and forwarded to the GSSC.
  • Maintains and prepares all personnel-related records and files, ensuring all information on each staff member is up-to-date and accurate.

 6.  General office support

  • Drafting and/or processing a variety of correspondence and other communications.
  • Setting up and maintaining HR files/records (electronic and paper).
  • Scheduling appointments and meetings.
  • Maintain and generate automated databases containing HR related statistics and generating periodic reports; and performing a variety of administrative duties (e.g. leave recording, etc.).

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience required.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

***Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all personnel with an ongoing employment relationship with UNICEF, including staff members on a continuing, fixed term and temporary appointment, individual contractors, full-time time-based consultants, and UNV.

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

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