United Nations Associate Human Resources Officer Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Associate Human Resources Officer Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The position is located in the Human Resources Section of the Executive Office, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nairobi, Kenya. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.

  • OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

  • The Associate Human Resources Officer reports to the Head of the Unit in Istanbul.


  • Within delegated authority, the Associate Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


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

    • Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.

    Recruitment and placement

    • Coordinates with client offices in identifying upcoming vacancies.

    • Prepares vacancy announcements, reviews applications, and provides a short-list to clients’ offices.

    • Reviews recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices.

    • Prepares and presents cases to Central Review bodies and committees.

    • Supervises the maintenance of the human resources filing system.

    • Assists in planning, organizing, developing and administering tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and other categories of staff.

    • Organizes and coordinates the UNHQ Internship Programme Job Openings.

    • Monitors and maintains a list of staff members in need of placement in close coordination with Human Resources Business Partner Teams.

    Other duties

    • Prepares classification requests for positions Professional and General Service and related categories.

    • Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.

    • Performs other duties as required.


  • 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. Takes responsibility for
    incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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; 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or 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 the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

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

  • Experience with online recruitment systems and Enterprise Resources Planning systems (such as Inspira IMIS or Umoja or similar) is required.

  • Experience in recruitment and/or talent sourcing is required.

  • Experience in providing human resources policy related advice is desirable.

  • Experience in working in the UN Common System or comparable international organizations is desirable.


  • French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Associate Human Resources Officer Jobs in Kenya

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