UN Environment Programme Chief of Section, Human Resources Management Jobs in Kenya

UN Environment Programme Chief of Section, Human Resources Management Jobs in Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UN Environment's Corporate Services Division is the guardian of UN Environment's corporate interest, mitigating its exposure to risk and supporting the organization with management tools, plans and related capacity building.

It oversees UN Environment's efficient and effective management, in line with UN Environment's accountability requirements, rules, regulations and UN core values.

The post is located at UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi. Under the direct supervision of the Director, Corporate Services, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:


  • Lead, plan and monitor Human Resources (HR) initiatives based on an analysis of programmatic priorities emerging from UN Environment Assembly decisions, UN Environment's Medium-Term Strategy, Strategic Framework, priorities, approved Programme of Work and emerging environment issues.
  • Develops and implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.
  • This will include workforce planning, organization wide management, training and talent initiative.
  • Advises senior management on all aspects of human resources policies, procedures and substance and provides proactive and innovative approaches to delivery of human resources services as well as to strategic and policy issues.
  • Act as a liaison with the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), UN Secretariat in New York, and other UN entities on issues related to HR, including identifying best practices in HR models, implementation of HR policies and strategies.
  • Represents the organization on relevant committees.
  • Lead and plan organization procedures and policies to address ongoing and emerging HR directives issued by the Secretary-General or other relevant UN bodies, including ensure timely reporting on key initiatives.
  • Monitors and ensures timely filling of posts in accordance with established policies and procedures and overseeing the entire recruitment process for the Division.
  • Including reviewing submissions from Divisions/Offices and ensuring consistency with applicable HR rules and regulations.
  • Lead and manage the review of existing human resources and skills in UN Environment and lead the development of the organization's workforce and succession planning strategy.
  • Conceptualize and develop a UN Environment program for staff mobility, aligned to the UN Secretariat's Managed Mobility Scheme, promoting rotation and career development in line with UN HR policies and procedures and based on UN Environment's programmatic requirements.
  • Identifies recruitment needs and priorities,
    develops and implements recruitment strategies and conducts targeted recruitment campaigns for senior positions (P5-ASG).
  • Manage the Junior Professional Officers, United Nations Volunteers and Internship Programme.
  • Contribute to policy development and discussions, and the implementation of UN System Wide reform efforts, and in particular lead the implementation of the UN Environment Gender Parity Implementation Plan on HR issues in collaboration with the Senior Gender Advisor.
  • Lead the development of UN Environment's Training and Staff Capacity Strategy and act as an interlocuter with HRMS, UNON on identifying training and learning needs.
  • Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs and designs programmes to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support programme.
  • Focal person for staff relations issues including grievance and other reporting mechanisms.
  • Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision
  • Manage, supervise and carry out the work programme of the Section under his/her responsibility.
  • Co-ordinate the work carried out by the Section; provide programmatic and substantive advice.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) law, human resources, business administration, management or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area of which at least three years at the strategic level is required.
  • Experience in strategy setting and implementation is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership in change management initiatives and senior engagement in organizational reform activities is required.
  • Experience engaging at senior levels within the UN or other intergovernmental bodies is an asset.

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Environment Programme Chief of Section, Human Resources Management Jobs in Kenya

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