Fixed Term: Human Resources Specialist, P-3, Islamabad, Pakistan # 82492

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UNICEF works in some of the world toughest places, to reach the world most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil 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, a fair chance!

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among other things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. 

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives — being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. 

To learn more about UNICEF work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

The incumbent shall report to the Chief of Human Resources at the P-4 level.  HR specialist at the P3 level is considered as a seasoned professional who is generally responsible for executing broad range of HR services. Such responsibility is expected to be carried out independently, with the primary focus of the managerial oversight on the position being to ensure that results are delivered in accordance with the vision set forward by the leadership of the division. As a result, staff on this position requires an in-depth understanding of HR function and how it relates to supporting the organization’s business objectives.

The HR Specialist, within their area of responsibility, is accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, the incumbent demonstrates the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives. The post holder also acts as Officer in Charge in the absence of Chief of Human Resources.

To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks;

Business Partnering

  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human Resources

  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Promotes consistent application of HR policies and acts as a policy adviser within the country office and provides interpretation and guidance on HR policies, staff regulations, and rules, as well as exceptions and precedents to managers and staff.

  • Develops systematic feedback mechanisms/approaches to assess policy impact and effectiveness.

Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

Learning and Capacity Development

  • In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
  • Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions).

HR Data Analytics

  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

 

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

  • An Advanced University degree (Masters or higher) in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The competencies required for this post are Nurtures, Leads and Manages People, Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drives to achieve impactful results, Manages ambiguity and complexity

View our competency framework at Fixed Term: Human Resources Specialist, P-3, Islamabad, Pakistan # 82492 1 Competency Framework Brochure.pdf

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

Life at UNICEF

Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. Our contracts, benefits and wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

  • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.
  • Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.

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.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Remarks:

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 27 May 2024 Pakistan Standard Time
Deadline: 10 Jun 2024 Pakistan Standard Time

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