Human Resources Officer, (NO-1), Harare, Zimbabwe #118582, Fixed Term Contract (one year) – Open to nationals of Zimbabwe only

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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.

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UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. 

Supporting the Government’s vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society, the 2022 to 2026 country programme is aimed at contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development that provides all children, including adolescents, with opportunities to fulfil their potential, lead a healthy life, access quality learning and protection and meaningfully participate in society.

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https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/work-us

How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Human Resources (HR) Section for a passionate and committed HR Officer (NO-1). The HR Officer reports to the HR Manager for close guidance, training and supervision. The Officer provides support to the supervisor and colleagues in the unit by executing HR services through applying knowledge of theoretical HR models, as well as understanding of organisational HR policies and procedures.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1) Business Partnering

  • Through research of policies and analysis of data, provide support to the HR Business Partner in advising their clients on HR-related needs and developing subsequent plans of action.
  • Under the supervisor’s guidance, provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Support supervisor in proactively advising clients on the resolution of human resources issues by recommending equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organization’s interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Research and compile data that conveys organizational progress towards gender equity and cultural diversity.

2) Strategic Human Resources

  • Help supervisor liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation.
  • Research and provide data which helps inform the improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast and research 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.

3) Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment of staff and  consultants, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development, workforce planning, workload analysis, development of Standard Operating Procedures related to HR, workflow mapping, staff wellbeing, and  HR in emergencies) 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.

4) Learning and Capacity Development

  • In collaboration with business owners and the HR Officer NO2 level, support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff included in the assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Research on efficient and cost-effective learning products which enable staff to develop their skills and competencies.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide induction and orientation briefing to new staff.

5) HR Data Analytics

  • Collect, interpret and analyze 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.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

Please refer to the attached job description for more information Download File Human Resources Officer NO1 Post # 118582 PDF.pdf

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

The following minimum requirements

Education: A university degree in human resources management, business management, international relations, psychology, or a related field is required.
Work Experience: At least one year of relevant work experience in human resources management in an international organisation and/ or large corporation is required.

•Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of working with MS office, including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.
  • Ability to identify issues, conduct rigorous research, and make conclusions and recommendations
  • Strong research, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of information technology systems and tools

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. 

The following desirables:

• Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.
Language: Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 12 Apr 2024 South Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 28 Apr 2024 South Africa Standard Time

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