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Talent Group for HR Assistants, GS-5 (HR Administration), Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location:
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-24

UNICEF is seeking candidates to support the HR Administration Section as Human Resources Assistants at the GS-5 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary. This is a great opportunity for career development in a fast-paced, multicultural context and for taking the first step towards an international career as part of the UN family.

The work that you do can make a difference. Do you want to work for a humanitarian organization and channel your skills, knowledge, and experience into a noble cause? UNICEF Global Shared Service Center (GSSC) is offering career opportunities in Human Resources.

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.

By working with the GSSC, you will support the success of UNICEF’s programmes worldwide, driving organizational efficiency and innovation – increasing the impact that UNICEF’s work has on the lives of children.

For every child, results.

UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology.

GSSC has won the 2019 Business Services Firm of the Year in Hungary, one of 26 regional awards announced at the Central and Eastern European Business Services Summit & Awards held in Warsaw, Poland.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking candidates to support the HR Administration Section as Human Resources Assistants at the GS-5 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary. This is a great opportunity for career development in a fast-paced, multicultural context and for taking the first step towards an international career as part of the UN family.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Monitor staff personnel records and perform necessary administrative actions on contractual status, entitlements, benefits and allowances
  • Maintain staff records and profiles updated in SAP-HR system
  • Draft correspondence to follow up on staff contractual status and request recommendations
  • Maintain and update electronic reporting system for Human Resources processes and status changes (e.g. contractual status, marriage status)
  • Be responsible for understanding changes in policy procedures
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in accordance with policy changes
  • Prepare and initiate major Human Resources documents

As an advocate for every child, you will receive

  • A wide range of benefits to our staff, summarized below:
  • Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities
  • Hybrid or remote work opportunity depending on the contract type
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary which is tax-exempted in Hungary
  • Net salary range of HUF 483,583 – 549,916 depending experience (medical insurance and pension premiums will be deducted from net salary). Access here the UN Salary Scale for Hungary, and here a salary calculator for simulation.
  • Holidays and leave, depending on the contract from 18 days to 30 days of annual leaves per year
  • Parental leave
  • Breastfeeding time
  • Dependency allowance
  • United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Optional life insurance plan
  • Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path.
  • Official UN language learning opportunities
  • Access to staff well-being support
  • Access to career development support

Please visit Compensation and Benefit site on UNICEF Career page

As an advocate for every child, you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education (i.e. high school diploma) is a minimum requirement
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in human resources or administration for candidates holding Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in HR, business administration, finance, economics or related field; or 5 years of relevant experience in human resources or administration for candidates without university degrees
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required
  • Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish is an advantage
  • Previous administrative experience in SSC context is an advantage

Applicants must be nationals of EU countries or in possession of a valid work permit. Please attach a copy of your work permit to your application submission.

General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements.

UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.
 
The hiring manager may apply other criteria within the context of the job requirement, beyond the minimum requisites for shortlisting.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance and to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID).

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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