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NEWS: UNICEF - China is hiring!

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by Impactpool

Published on: 14 November 2018

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) has available opportunities in the office in Beijing, China for a Human Resources Officer & Programme Specialist to be in charge of the Child Friendly Cities Initiative. Fluency in English and Chinese is required. Apply today and make a difference building a better world for every child!

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

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.

Human Resources Officer, (NO-B), Beijing, China

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative human resources professional to join the team in delivering effective HR services to UNICEF's staff and programmes. The HR Officer will work as a recruitment expert and focal point for all staffing needs including international and local staff, temporary staff, consultants and other technical experts, interns, United Nations Volunteers, and others. In particular, he/she will:

  • Lead and coordinate recruitment for UNICEF China. Implement effective and efficient recruitment practices in line with established principles, keeping abreast of and implementing industry best practices

  • Work with recruitment agencies, job boards and media partners to develop outreach strategies and approaches to find talent

  • Actively promote UNICEF's brand as an employer of choice, participate in career fairs and work with universities to increase UNICEF's visibility and brand recognition

  • Ensure highest quality of recruit. Search for appropriate profiles, build talent pools, oversee prescreening and conduct shortlisting of applicants

  • Oversee communications and on-boarding for newly appointed staff and other personnel

  • Oversee recruitment related data collection and report on progress against established performance indicators

  • Provide advise to colleagues on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client orientation

  • Contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation by providing feedback and making recommendations on HR process improvements. Introduce innovation through sharing of best practices

  • Participate and support in other areas of HR work as needed

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

  • University degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field

  • At least two to five years of professional experience in human resources management in the public or private sector

  • Solid understanding of the labor market in China. Knowledge of major recruitment agencies and headhunters, and experience from working with them

  • Background in recruitment. Knowledge of testing tools, interview techniques and assessment methods. Familiarity of companies providing services in this field

  • Technical knowledge of human resource management principles and concepts

  • Experience and/or familiarity with international organizations is considered an asset

  • Fluency in English and Chinese

Apply for the Human Resources Officer position

Programme Specialist (Child Friendly Cities Initiative), NO-C, Beijing, China

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Programme Specialist with a cross-sectoral background to help shape the Child Friendly Cities Initiative and achieve its goals:

  • Knowledge Management - Facilitate research, data collection and analysis, documentation of lessons learned and good practices, and information exchange to support development of the strategic direction and parameters as well as the implementation of the CFCI framework in China, based on international experience and contextualized to China.

  • Situation Analysis - Contribute to a Child Rights-Based Situation Analysis of selected cities for CFCI programme development to identify critical programme intervention points, prepare programme work plans, and make recommendations, for example, in relation to programme design and approaches.

  • Programme Development & Management - Develop indicators for programme outcome and output measurement and administer a consistent and transparent monitoring system, support preparation of programme work plans working across teams, help manage allocation and disbursement of programme funds ensuring efficiency and delivery through a transparent approach.

  • Technical Support -  Provide technical support to national partners and to cities in the implementation of the Child Friendly City Initiative while also commissioning and managing specialist national and international expertise. Communicate with UNICEF Headquarters and Regional Office to keep up to date on latest developments as well as for experience sharing and technical advice.

  • Monitoring & Evaluation - Undertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decide on required corrective action. Participate in evaluation exercises, annual sector review meetings with government counterparts and ensure timely preparation of annual programme status reports.

  • Advocacy & Partnerships - Represent UNICEF China at events related to CFCI and contribute to mapping and identification of national partners to lead and be involved in the CFCI certification process. Maintain and develop partnerships with cities. Promote organizational goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue. Build networks with relevant internal and external partners to advance the CFCI agenda in China.

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, Urban Planning or other relevant disciplines.

  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in programme management, including monitoring and evaluation, child rights-based programming and child participation.

  • Experience with implementing projects / programmes in urban areas is an asset. Experience in a UN organization is an asset.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English and Chinese is required.

Apply for the Programme Specialist position

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