Human Resources Officer

UN Children's Fund, Mexico City, Mexico

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th June, 2020

Job Description

For every child, a hero.

The HR Officer reports to the Deputy Representative Operations 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 organizational HR policies and procedures. Mexico CO projected an increase in the headcount and consequent steeping up of demand for professional support, better management and oversight of HR services, and the strengthening of Human Resources as Business Partner. These challenging objectives require a senior leadership and strategic direction to deliver the inspiring transformation while ensuring the high level of service delivery. The NOB HR Officer is envisioned to possess expertise and experience to act as a strategic business partner, mainly in supporting the envisioned transformation of UNICEF as a more equal and fairer place for all.

How can you make a difference?

  • 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.

  • Strategic Human Resources

Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.

  • Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.

  • Learning and Capacity Development

Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

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

Education: A University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
Experience: Two years of 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.
Language Experience: Fluency in Spanish and English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate.

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The competencies required for this post are: Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Demonstrates Self and Ethical Awareness, Drive to Achieve Impactful Results, Innovates and Embraces Change, Works Collaboratively with Others, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Manages Ambiguity and Complexity and Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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