Human Resources Officer, Copenhagen

Organization: Unicef

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen

Office: UNICEF Copenhagen

Closing date: Monday, 29 August 2022

Human Resources Officer, P2, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Copenhagen, Denmark #121488

Job no: 554048

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Denmark Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group

School/Unit: Copenhagen

Department/Office: Supply Division, COPENHAGEN

Categories: Supply Management

Human Resources Officer P2, Temporary Appointment (364 days) UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

How can you make a difference?

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job context: This post covers a broad range of HR functions and is housed in the Human Resources Centre (HRC) of UNICEF Supply Division (SD). The position supports the HR Specialist in the Recruitment Unit. This position contributes substantively to organization-wide HR strategies with particular focus on recruitments.

Purpose of the Job: Under the supervision of the Human Resource Specialist, assists in the planning, implementation and monitoring of recruitment activities for UNICEF Supply Division.


Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results.

High quality and timely recruitment for IP and GS positions in Supply Division.

Partner with hiring managers to attract and recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups.

Assists in major HR projects such as recruitment campaigns for the supply function, and other strategic recruitment initiatives.

Helps identify and analyse Key Performance Indicators for HRC as well as HR KPIs for the supply function globally.

Assists in development of initiatives and tools to support professionalization of the supply function.

Assists in development and implementation of key communication efforts for recruitment.

Serve as knowledge coordinator for HRC, and supports the development and implementation of new intranet pages for HR.

Networks and collaborates to establish internal and external support to HR initiatives, as well as ensure capitalizing on best practices in HR.

Maintains competency baselines and generic job profiles for supply and logistics staff in UNICEF. Assists on talent management initiatives including establishment of career paths and other initiatives to support development and retaining of staff.

Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor.

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


A completed University Degree (Bachelor’s degree) in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.



Two (2) years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation.

Fluency in English.


Experience with emergency recruitments in a country office is considered an asset.

Knowledge of additional UN languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic), or local language of the duty station is an asset.

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...

Core Competencies

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness

Works Collaboratively with others

Builds and Maintains Partnerships

Innovates and Embraces Change

Thinks and Acts Strategically

Drive to achieve impactful results

Manages ambiguity and complexity

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.


For UNICEF Fixed-Term staff, the 1-year time in post must be observed to apply for another position.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at:

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

Kindly note that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that diversity and gender balance are factors in the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: Aug 15 2022 Romance Daylight Time Application close: Aug 29 2022 Romance Daylight Time

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