Individual contractor - HR support, Beijing, China

Organization: Unicef

Country: China

City: Beijing, China

Office: UNICEF China Beijing

Closing date: Thursday, 29 October 2020

Individual contractor - HR support, Beijing, China # 535358

Job no: 535358

Position type: Consultancy

Location: China Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: China

Department/Office: Beijing, China

Categories: Human Resources, Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, care

End-of-the year is always a busy period in Human Resources. This year that is compounded by the transition into a new country programme which entails the abolishment of a number of positions while concurrently recruiting for newly created and vacant posts. The CO is also embarking on a change management process that HR is facilitating. This is happening at a time when the HR Manager is about to be reassigned to another office and a replacement is not expected until in 2021. Moreover also the Deputy Representative for Operations is on his way out. This leaves the HR team short-staffed at a time which is anticipated to be particularly busy. To support the team and manage the expectations, the team wishes to engage an individual contractor as short-term support.

The contractor is mainly responsible for supporting efficient and compliant recruitment.

Purpose of Assignment:

Under the supervision of HR Officer, the Contractor is expected to undertake the following major tasks-


Support HR Officer to manage the recruitment inbox/portal for all vacancies and respond to queries and applications

Liaise with recruitment agencies and organise the advertising of roles internally and externally

Support testing and interviewing arrangements including but not limited to invitation to candidates, interview logistics arrangement and relevant paperwork preparation.

Provide support for new staff induction and orientation.

Support the programme sections in their annual workforce planning/recruitment plan mapping and information compiling.


Logistic Support in-house learning activities

Tags change management data collection human resources logistics

Support the year-end annual performance review related information sharing and data collection

Backup the other HR Assistant when necessary.

Start Date: November 2020

End Date: February 2021

Total Duration: 4 months

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

- Minimum Academic Qualifications required and disciplines:

Bachelor’s degree in HR management, business administration or related area.

- Knowledge/Experience/Expertise/Skills required:

Work effectively with a diverse range of people

Excellent inter-personal skills and communication skills.

Good learning spirit and proactive working manner.

Ability to work with confidential information.$1

Relevant HR or admin support experience of 1 year and above

Experience of working in a non-profit organization environment is desirable but not mandatory.

Good command of English and Chinese

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

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Learn more about UNICEF competency definitions

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered ‚staff members‘ under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: Oct 23 2020 China Standard Time Application close: Oct 29 2020 China Standard Time