Human Resources Manager

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United Nations Children's Fund




How can you make a difference?

As the HR Manager for UNICEF in Syria, you will play a pivotal role in navigating the unique challenges of the Syrian context, providing both technical expertise and inspirational support to a dedicated team. You will lead initiatives in talent acquisition, staff development, performance management, employee relations, policy guidance, cultural, diversity, inclusion, and staff well-being. Your strategic insights will ensure that our HR practices are closely aligned with the Global HR strategy, reflecting UNICEF’s core mission and values. As a key member of the country management team, your guidance on policy direction will be integral to the decision-making process. Your passion for excellence and commitment to fostering a supportive, inclusive work culture will be essential in making a positive impact.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Business Partnering
  • Technical HR Leadership
  • Managing Human Resources Services
  • Learning and Capacity Development
  • HR Data Analytics
  • Staff Well-being and Culture

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

The following minimum requirements:

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology, or another related field is required.
  • Work Experience: Eight years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.


  • Strong technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.
  • Experience and ability to help design and implement targeted and innovative human resources strategies to address clients’ people-related needs.
  • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.
  • Ability to provide technical and administrative leadership to staff and to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Demonstrated capability in leading, managing and supervising teams in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to facilitate difficult conversations in a considered and tactful manner.
  • Ability to liaise with other departments, builds and maintains effective partnerships with clients, and partners.
  • Ability to empathize with client managers, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of promulgated HR regulations and rules
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.





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