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Human Resources Consultant - DHR, New York (5 months)

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 22 Sep 2018

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 future

The New Talent Unit, MSS/DHR, is responsible for the overall management of UNICEF’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme, Interns, UNV and Youth Advocates Programme, New Talent Initiative (NETI) and for UNICEF’s Global Outreach.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will support the JPO team in on-boarding, contract extensions and separations and other administrative matters as needed. In addition, the consultant will support the JPO team in finalizing 2018 end of the year financial closure activities for JPO grants; and will support the development of the coaching and mentoring programme with a New Talent unit.

  • In collaboration with HR Assistant and DFAM, assist on the management and reporting of JPO Grants;
  • Keep records of all JPO grants for reporting and budget prediction purposes;
  • Support the recruitment, placement and on-boarding of JPOs;
  • Create JPO cost estimates for donor governments;
  • Monitor JPO contracts to ensure timely action for renewals and/or separation;
  • Provide administrative and technical support to the JPO team;
  • In collaboration with the New Talent Team support the development of the coaching and mentoring programme.
  • Develop the learning component and website content for the Senior Fellowship Programme

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • First level university degree with specialization in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance or related field.
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum ofone yearof relevant professional experience in human resources management, business administration, finance or related area, and experience working in international and multi-cultural environment.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Strong qualitative data collection and analysis skill.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and able to meet deadlines.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion, with sensitivity to different cultures
  • Flexibility to be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.
  • Ability to learn and grow in a fast-paced, multi-tasking global working environment.
  • Experience working within a team environment and providing suggestions and creative and innovative ideas.

View our competency framework at

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.


Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link