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Post Title: Human Resource Specialist

Vacancy No: VA/FPA/SOM/08-2/2013

Type of Contract: Individual Consultant Contract (IC)

Duration: Initially 3 months (ending 31 Nov 2013), Renewable, subject to management decision.

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: 1 September 2013

Organisational Unit: UNFPA Somalia

Key activities will include:

Support to the Relocation Process

  • Review business case for Relocation exercise in order to understand background prior to embarking on the Exercise;
  • Facilitate discussion with Kenyan staff on the Relocation Process;
  • Participate in the meetings with the RR, DHR and HR Facilitation teams and identify potential points of resistance and develop specific actions to mitigate or address the concerns;
  • Facilitate coaching, counseling sessions, and training on Competency Based Assessment for Kenyan staff

    Separation Process

  • Manage Separation Process (calculate separation packages where applicable);
  • Brief staff on Benefits and Entitlements;
  • Guide separating staff on separation procedures, assist to fill forms and submit to relevant units/offices;
  • Conduct Exit Interviews.

    Recruitment Process

  • Prepare, review and classify TORs for new positions in Somalia;
  • Advertise all identified positions;
  • Plan the Recruitment Process (advertising, long listing, shortlisting, identify and propose assessment techniques);
  • Consult supervisors and senior management on Interview Panels composition;
  • Manage and support the pre-screening processes and activities;
  • Manage receipt of applications;
  • Develop interview schedules;
  • Design interview questions with assistance from management/DHR;
  • Participate in interview panels as facilitator/non-voting member;
  • Brief panel members on interview methods;
  • Draft Interview reports;
  • Oversee assessment and selection of candidates;
  • Conduct Reference checks as applicable;
  • Assist in obtaining final clearances (CRB);
  • Prepare Letters of Offer and negotiate where applicable.

    Job Requirements


    Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    Five years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme/ project management.

    Required Competencies:

    Core Competencies:

    Resource mobilization

    Ensures development of appropriate resource mobilization strategies, and maintenance of information and databases on donors and project profiles for presentation to donors.


    Fluency in English is required.

    Depending on the duty station, a working knowledge of another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

    Applications with a current CV and P11 www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc marked: "VA/FPA/SOM/08-2/2013" should be forwarded to email address: recruit.unfpasom [at] unfpa.org

    UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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