Readvertised: Human Resources Manager, P-4, Fixed Term, #20982, Baghdad – Iraq, MENA

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UNICEF Global


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 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, an advocate

UNICEF in Iraq works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through to adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in Iraq, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in Iraq.

The HR function is a key enabler of UNICEF’s Strategic Plan and mandate. The Human Resources Manager will work to foster a dynamic and inclusive people and culture to achieve the goals of UNICEF for the women and children of Iraq.

How can you make a difference?

As the HR Manager for the Iraq Country Office, you will serve the authoritative expert in the field of human resources. You will not only responsible for the execution of client services but are also responsible for regularly supporting senior management in policy direction and design. Subsequently, it is expected that you will develop original and innovative means to help advance the profession and also tackle highly complex HR matters that do not follow established patterns. Furthermore, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising a team of HR staff as well as for managing broad and complex projects.

Purpose of the job:

Reporting to the Deputy Representative Operations and with a dotted reporting line to the Representative, the HR Manager is accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients in the Iraq Country Office to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, you will demonstrate the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives, including implantation of the Country Programme Management Plan/PBR, learning and development for a workforce that is fit for purpose and fostering a dynamic and inclusive people and culture to achieve the goals of UNICEF for the women and children of Iraq.

As a member of the Country Management Team, you will work alongside colleagues to oversee the overall performance of the office, create a positive workplace environment that is aligned with the core values of UNICEF, and ensure the wellbeing of staff.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Strategic Human Resources
  2. Business Partnering
  3. Technical HR Leadership
  4. Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services
  5. Learning and Capacity Development
  6. HR Data Analytics
  7. Management of Unit

For a detailed job description JD please click on the link: Download File Human Resources Manager Level 4.doc

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will have:

Education:

An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology, or another related field is required.

Experience:

Eight years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

Core Competencies

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: Here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Remarks:

This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool.
Previous applicants need not reapply as 
their original application will be duly considered.

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also 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.

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

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 http://www.whed.net/.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of 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: 15 Feb 2024 Arabic Standard Time
Deadline: 01 May 2024 Arabic Standard Time

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