International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Associate Human Resources Officer Jobs in Tanzania

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Associate Human Resources Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Human Resources Section, Registry/ Administration of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Arusha Branch. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, Human Resources Section.


Recruitment and Staff Selection

• Provides support in the management of recruitment process including coordinating with client offices in forecasting and identifying vacancies, preparing job openings, reviewing and screening of candidates.

• Support the review job openings in consultation with hiring managers, ensuring that the evaluation criteria and responsibilities

• Assists in the preliminary review, prepares and submits recruitment cases to Central Review Bodies,

• Arranges and conducts interviews for selection of candidates.

• Participates in task forces and working groups identifying issues/problems, formulating policies and guidelines, and providing inputs on new procedures on recruitment and staff selection.

• Plans, organizes, and administers the National Competitive Examinations, G to P Examinations, Language professional examinations and other programmes and tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and other categories of staff.

Administration of entitlements and Benefits

• Advises the Head of the supervisor on the development and implementation of United Nations policies and practices on entitlements.

• Provides advice to managers and staff on human resources related matters

• Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.

• Evaluates the effectiveness of related guidelines, HR rules, regulations practices and procedures, and recommends revisions to policies through the CHRO, where necessary.

Planning and Budget

• Supports the planning process by conducting reviews and analysis for determining on the staffing requirements and organizational structure;

• Assists with the review of recommendations resulting from staffing reviews and translates them into staffing requirements for purpose of budget preparation;

• Conducts initial review and analysis on the staffing aspects of the Organization’s budget ;

• Reviews staffing related costs and expenditures in UMOJA in line with funds allotment, ensuring that funds for staffing costs are available, and where necessary alerts Human Resources Officers to follow up with Finance and Budget Office to deploy funds to meet any shortfall;

• Assists the supervisor in ensuring that expenditures related to staffing are within the budgeted staffing costs, coordinating with the Finance and Budget Units to ensure availability of funds;

• Advises hiring managers on loaning of posts between sections and movement of posts and staff between locations based on the SOP on Staffing table and Post Management, ensuring the integrity of the staffing table as approved in the budget without discrepancy in sections and locations,

• Assists in reviewing and processing requests for classification, providing advice and answering queries on classification procedures.

Performance Management

• Assists the Organization in the implementation of the performance appraisal system and monitors its compliance with the proper implementation of the performance management system, providing guidance and substantive support to mission components on standards for the development of service, section, unit and individual work plans.

• Maintains contacts with OHR Learning to organize training/orientation programmes in performance management and supervisory skills as well as work plans.

• Gathers data on full-compliance of ePAS

• Provides advice to staff and managers in cases of underperformance and facilitates the implementation of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or other remedial measures, when required.

Staff Development

• Researches and Identifies training opportunities for HR staff as well as staff in general, and plans and prepares the mission training budget in coordination with the integrated training service.

• Assists with the development of training programmes staff, in coordination with the integrated training service, giving particular attention to developing and implementing career development paths for national staff members;

• Assists with the assessment of skills, expertise and knowledge requirements of human
resources staff, contributing to the designing of individual on-the-job and group training programmes on specific subject matters in the area of human resources management, including in the use of SAP.

Administration of Justice

• Compiles the mission’s responses to formal and informal requests coming from different entities under the Administration of Justice (AoJ) system.

• Provides inputs to efforts and measures aimed at addressing and mitigating staff grievances with the purpose of resolving them at the lowest practical level.

Staff and Management Relations

• Provides inputs on various HR matters for purpose of discussions and dialogue between the management and international and national staff unions (Field Staff Union and National Staff).


• Assists in the development of a set of actionable and targeted change management plans, including coaching and training in order to implement these responsibilities and reports on possible gaps and risks and recommends corrective action.

• Assists with the development of a communication strategy with a dedicated intranet page on HR issues and regular formal and informal meetings.

• Assists in reviewing and processing requests for classification, providing advising and answering queries on classification procedures and processes

• Conducts research on precedents, policy rulings and procedures.

• Maintains human resources information systems, including constant update and generation of information and reports for use by management;

• Performs other duties as required.


  • Professionalism - Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or a related field is required.

  • A first level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Job - Specific Qualification

  • Certification as HR Partner- all is desirable

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required.

  • Experience working at UN or similar international organization is desirable.

  • Experience advising managers and staff on the interpretation and application of human resources policies is desirable.

  • Experience with SAP/Human Capital Module (Enterprise Resources Planning) system is desirable.

  • Experience in the administration of staff entitlements and benefits is desirable.

  • Experience with United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    How to Apply

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