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Internal/External - Fixed Term Appointment, Human Resources Associate GS-6, Pretoria, South Africa, Post # 72290 Requisition # 545108

Pretoria (South Africa)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-19

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Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Specialist the Human Resources Associate 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 the office, furthermore, the post is responsible for medical evacuations

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, Protection

Established in 1946, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we translate this commitment into practical action, focusing special efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, for the benefit of all children, everywhere. UNICEF has had a presence in South Africa since the dawn of democracy and continues to work towards improving the lives of children in the country. From its office in Pretoria, the UNICEF South Africa Country Office works with a range of partners in government, civil society, academia, the corporate sector, media and various other sectors to create a safer and healthier environment for every child. Through the support of individual, corporate, and other donors, UNICEF can undertake its work, both globally and in South Africa. To learn more, please visit www.unicef.org/southafrica

How can you make a difference?

The HR Associate covers a broad range of HR administrative support 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, on a day-to-day basis, there typically being more complications that arise with a broader variety of solutions that are not always clearly covered in general guidelines, thus requiring a greater capacity to adapt and interpret. These functions, consequently, require in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and the capacity to carry out tasks with strong independence.  Thus, managerial oversight for these positions is limited to ensuring results are fulfilled according to work-plans and facilitating any issues that arise outside of established patterns.  Furthermore, the post is responsible for medical evacuations

Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Specialist the Human Resources Associate 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 the office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations. 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to business partnering
  • Support in processing of entitlements and benefits of local staff
  • Support in recruitment and placement
  • Support in organization design and job classification
  • Support in learning and capacity development
  • Medical evacuation focal point
  • General office support

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

  • Completion of secondary education (Matric) preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in HR or related to the work of the organization.
  • A minimum of 6 years administrative HR experience or related tasks required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work or UN experience is an advantage.
  • 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 UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

UNICEF’s values:

Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA 

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Learning & Researching (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (2)

How to apply…

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=545108  by 19 October 2021. 

This notice will also appear on http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/, http://www.unicef.org/southafrica, UN Job List, UN Jobs.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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. 

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:  http://www.whed.net

Remarks:

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

 

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