Chief of Human Resources, P-5, Fixed Term, Kinshasa, Democratic Rep. of Congo
Job Number: 526119 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Congo, Dem. Rep
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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.
For every child, a better life.
In spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 176th out of 188 countries in the 2015 human development report. Child poverty is widespread, particularly in conflict-affected and hard-to reach areas. According to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old experience at least two major child rights deprivations. Despite sustained growth in recent years, the size of DRC’s economy remains far too small to provide enough government revenue to meet the basic needs of the population, children in particular. Since 2016, political instability, the persistence of conflicts in Eastern DRC and a sharp fall in global commodity prices have been aggravating factors.
DRC is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the World where UNICEF works to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
How can you make a difference?
Management of Section
Promote management excellence in the office by ensuring accountability in all areas of Human Resources (HR) and by demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of staff resources including staff selection based on merit and the needs of the organization, staff aspiration and counselling, systematic and equitable performance management, and staff development and learning activities.
Effectively manage the human and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) of the office and ensure both are optimally utilized.
Monitor compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in HR; ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls.
Strategic Human Resources
Serve as a role model for transformation and capacity for acceptance of change.
Use a solid knowledge of information technology to analyze and promote acceptance of new methods of work and effective communication skills to persuade and influence managers, supervisors and staff to adopt change.
Manage change through consultations with UNICEF senior management, HR management and colleagues and outreach to client management, supervisors and staff to establish and maintain collaborative, open and regular communications pertaining to current and planned changes in HR strategy, policies, regulations and rules.
Explain the scope and ramifications of proposed HR initiatives, promoting understanding of their purpose and functional advantages.
Liaise with the senior management of HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to develop corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation.
Responsible for strategic human resources forecasting for his/her clients including identifying future human resource requirements in terms of numbers, types and levels of staff, and identifying emerging trends in profile requirements.
Lead the design of optimal organizational, staffing structures and levels, and, in consultation with senior management develops standards and benchmarks staffing norms.
Networking and Partnerships
Internally, provide expert advice to senior management on a range of Human Resource Management (HRM) questions and have the authority to negotiate solutions on sensitive or complex HR problems with client managers and staff representatives.
Establish contacts with representatives with heads of HR units in other organizations of the common system for the purpose of obtaining information on HR policy approaches.
Build and strengthen relationships with inter-agency bodies such as International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB), etc. on matters of importance for UNICEF and present UNICEF’s policy position on HR issues.
Create a culture within their team where HR professionals work with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.
Provide strategic advice to clients, in particular senior management, on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
Establish a culture of proactively advising 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.
Leadership and Design of assigned Human Resources Services
Manage professionals in their execution of HR functions (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help create efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
Create a culture, where HR professionals analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.
Collaborate effectively with other Division of Human Resources (DHR) section heads and centers of expertise to provide coherent HR solutions for clients.
Learning and Capacity Development
In collaboration with business owners, lead the design and delivery of learning solutions for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
Map competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, developing a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
Create 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
Spearhead the development of data collection systems to optimize data quality.
Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
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…
Advanced university degree (Master’s) in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
Ten 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 French and 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 core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
i) Core Values
ii) Core Competencies
Working with People
Drive for Results
iii) Functional Competencies
Leading & Supervising
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Relating and Networking
Creating and Innovating
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
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.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
Closing Date Wed Nov 06 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)