Human Resources Manager (Humanitarian Review), New York

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: United States

City: New York

Office: UNICEF New York

Grade: P-4

Closing date: Saturday, 28 August 2021

Human Resources Manager (Humanitarian Review), P-4 , DHR-NYHQ, #117455, [Temp Appointment, 364 days]

Job no: 543889

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Operations

School/Unit: Division of Human Resources

Department/Office: HR Business Partner, Operations

Categories: Human Resources

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, hope

The HR Manager reports to the Chief, Human Resources Business Partner in the Division of Human Resources. The HR Manager is responsible for the implementation of the Human Resources‘ recommendations of the Humanitarian Review (project-based).

How can you make a difference?

Key functions/accountabilities:

1. Contribute to the implementation of the Humanitarian Review’s recommendations

Prepare Project Plan, manage project implementation

Prepare workplan, including objectives, goals, Key Performance Indicators, timelines, process, consultative entities;
Prepare regular updates to management and other stakeholders;
Proactively manage project;
Monitor progress and report on progresses, and ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and KPIs.

Strengthen HR Capacity

Prepare and roll out a curriculum aiming at strengthening HR in emergencies capacity;
Map out and assess existing tools and materials;
Conduct needs analysis and design curriculum based on needs and gaps.

Enhance Career Management

Develop career paths between emergencies and non-hardship duty stations;
Conduct skills and talent mapping for staff in emergencies ("top 20 Country Offices");
Enhance and facilitate secondments and exchanges with other relevant UN agencies;
Develop an internal talent initiative to nurture new talent and diversify UNICEF’s workforce in emergencies.

Enhance Surge

Develop consolidated surge strategy;
Review structure and portfolio of surge Teams and identify efficiencies;
Develop new and flexible surge mechanisms with a view to strengthening UNICEF’s capacity to efficiently and quickly respond to emergencies, to diversify UNICEF’s workforce;
Review and assess existing systems and implement consolidated surge system.

Develop policies and provide inputs to emergency procedures

Review and provide ongoing inputs to emergency procedures and other policies and documents to support the efficient HR delivery in emergencies;
Develop Guidelines on duty of care for Partners;
Provide inputs to different policies and other documents with a view to providing excellent and quick HR delivery in emergency contexts.

Prepare data analytics

Prepare data analytics for "top 20 Country Offices";
Provide recommendations based on data analytics (eg. outreach/succession planning strategy) to better support "top 20 Country Offices".

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

An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.

Eight years (8 years) of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Experience in UNICEF is an asset.

Experience in emergency context is an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (especially French, Arabic, Spanish) is considered as an asset.

Managerial Skills

The ability to allocate appropriate time and resources for successful achievement of goals, and foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.

Ability to implement clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.

Strategic Skills

Experience and ability to help design and implement targeted and innovative human resources strategies to address clients‘ people-related needs.

Ability to help design and implement innovative HR programs within a fast paced, evolving, and wide organizational setting.

Technical Skills

Authoritative technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.

Capacity to adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging needs.

Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.

Excellent knowledge of organizational and HR information technology systems and tools.

Excellent ability to analyse data and provide recommendations is required.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience. Excellent drafting skills, including of complex documents is required.

Ability to empathize with client managers, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of promulgated HR regulations and rules.

The incumbent will be expected to coordinate and consult with a range of stakeholders, including colleagues in DHR, Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Regional/Country Offices.

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 UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)

Works Collaboratively with others (3)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (3)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)

Drives to achieve impactful results (3)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Aug 18 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Application close: Aug 27 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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