Human Resources Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Amman, Jordan

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The HR Specialist, within their area of responsibility, is accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of MENA region Country offices and Regional Office sections to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, the incumbent demonstrates the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans, systems and solutions that align HR management with business objectives and that can be adapted for emergencies as needed.
Also, in support of the different ongoing emergencies in the region, the HR Specialist will assist the Regional Office in building HR capacity in country offices to ensure localized attention to countries’ HR needs in humanitarian and non-humanitarian crisis settings. The role also supports HR in region by providing PBR submission guidance and strengthening the regional office support to countries by developing tools, strengthening systems and coaching.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Business Partnering: 

  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle by providing accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies and ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise 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 organizational change initiatives and develop monitoring tools for use across MENA region.
  • Provide technical inputs and additional capacity to manage staffing  scale-up and scale down plans  in different contexts, within the humanitarian crisis response cycle.
Strategic Human Resources: 
  • Develop and implement best practices and innovations depository and knowledge management tools in HR management to support regional HR teams in managing both emergency response and day to day business partnering roles.
Learning and Capacity Development: 
  • Strengthen and coordinate the regional orientation briefings and packages for 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).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  •  An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology, or another humanities field is required.
  • A First level/ Bachelor’s degree may be accepted with an additional two years of relevant HR experience.
  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management   in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Experience working in emergency contexts is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English is required. French and/ or Arabic are highly desirable.