HR Officer, Panama
City: Panama City
Office: UNICEF Panama
Closing date: Friday, 10 March 2023
Description of assignment title: HR Officer
Assignment country: Panama
Expected start date: 03/01/2023
Sustainable Development Goal: 17. Partnerships for the goals
Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No
Host entity: UNICEF
Duration: 7 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments: 1
Duty stations: Panama City
Mission and objectives
La misión fundamental de UNICEF es promover los derechos de todos los niños y niñas, en todas partes, en todo lo que la organización hace en los programas, en la promoción y en las operaciones. La equidad, haciendo hincapié en los niños, las niñas, adolescentes y las familias más desfavorecidos y excluidos, traduce este compromiso con los derechos de los niños en acciones. Para UNICEF, la equidad significa que todos los niños y niñas tienen la oportunidad de sobrevivir, desarrollarse y alcanzar su máximo potencial, sin discriminación, prejuicios o favoritismo. En la medida en que cualquier niño o niña experimenta una desigualdad de oportunidades en su vida en las dimensiones sociales, políticas, económicas, cívicas y culturales, sus derechos son violados. Cada vez hay más pruebas de que invertir en la salud, la educación y la protección de los ciudadanos más desfavorecidos de una sociedad, abordando la inequidad, no sólo dará a todos los niños y niñas la oportunidad de desarrollar su potencial, sino que también conducirá al crecimiento sostenido y la estabilidad de los países. Es por eso que el enfoque en la equidad es tan vital. Acelera el progreso hacia la realización de los derechos humanos de todos los niños y niñas, que es el mandato universal del UNICEF, como se describe en la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño, al tiempo que apoya el desarrollo equitativo de las naciones.
This UNV assignment will be responsible for managing the regional response roster and lead its internal and external campaigns. On data analytics, it is responsible for the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of HR data including the maintenance of the Surge Tracking System for emergencies in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. This role will also provide oversight and quality assurance to recruitment of staff and non-staff requests. In addition to duty station specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts. UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.
Under the supervision of the HR Specialist Emergency, serve as focal point for the LAC RRR, with focus on: a. Updating page in LACRO HR site to promote LAC RRR;
On LAC RRR campaigns (internal and external): a. Create and maintain assessment tool for use of Regional Advisers (RAs) to review RRR applications; b. Compilation of assessment results from RAs for approval by the Regional Director. Follow-up and communication with RAs as appropriate; c. Undertake all required HR actions throughout the entire roster exercise with focus on the candidate experience; d. Analysis, interpretation, and presentation of LAC RRR data to Management; e. Maintenance and data verification of LAC RRR database. Partner with DHR Emergency in New York in uploading accurate LAC RRR data for reporting in Power BI; f. Liaise with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process including preparation and release of offers and regret letters;
On emergencies: a. responsible for creating and maintaining the surge tracking system (STS) for each emergency arising in the region; b. Responsible for compiling surge information and for risk mitigation, analyse trends and challenges to present to the attention to the HR Specialist Emergency and Regional Chief of HR.
Assist in the implementation of the Humanitarian Learning and Development Strategy in 2023 for learning activities of LAC RRR members. HR Data Analytics
Prepare annual report analysing trends and challenges of LAC RRR participants and activities for review by HR Specialist Emergency and Regional Chief of HR. Raise relevant issues to HR Specialist Emergency impacting the LAC RRR;
Collect, interpret and analyse HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.
Support the development and implementation of data collection systems to optimize data quality. Recruitment
Serve as a back-up HRBP to the LACRO HR team as needed.
Support the HR team on HR processes on staff and non-staff recruitments when required including conducting oversight and quality assurance of requisition and consultancy requests;
Support to any other project during UNV assignment
Age: 27 - 80
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
3 years of experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
Working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint required.
Experience in data analytics and PowerBi an asset;
Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Ability to extract and format data and conduct statistical analysis;
Area(s) of expertise
Spanish, Level: Fluent, Required English, Level: Working knowledge, Required French, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required;
Competencies and values
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
Works Collaboratively with others (1)
Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
Living conditions and remarks
Presential work. The UN Volunteer will work in the UNICEF LAC RO Regional Office in Panama.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.
Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1678229022104