UN Human Resources Officer - Jobs in Kenya

UN Human Resources Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General.

UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

This post is located in the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) within the Division of Administrative Services of the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

Under the supervision of the Chief, Talent Management Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:

Responsibilities

  • Identifying upcoming job openings in coordination with client offices;
  • Reviewing draft job openings, conducting Human Resources assessments of applications, and monitoring recruitment actions in coordination with client Divisions;
  • Reviewing recommendations on the selection of candidates by client offices with a view to ensuring conformity with UN staff selection system policies;
  • Serving as ex-officio/secretary to central review bodies; preparing and presenting cases to these bodies;
  • Advising Human Resources Assistants on recruitment related activities, including the preparation of job offers for successful candidates;
  • Providing advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters;
  • Keeping abreast of developments in various areas of human resources;
  • Providing advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules, including exceptions to such policies;
  • Supervising the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out human resources administrative transactions, including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts;
  • Overseeing the maintenance of filing systems;
  • Preparing classification analysis of jobs in the Professional and General Service and related categories and provide guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures;
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by the Chief, HRMS.

    Competencies
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting.
  • Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
  • 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;
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • 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;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area, with at least three years at the international level is required. Experience in the area of recruitment and staffing is required.

    Languages
  • English and French are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN official language is desirable.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Human Resources Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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