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.
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The Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) and Geneva Common Services Human Resources units require additional support for the Human Resources function related to supporting the recruitment function and the day-to-day support to staff related to the obligatory requirements to work in Geneva with the UN and Swiss authorities.
The day to day demands in this area, have substantially increased in volume, and cannot be covered by the current staffing composition.
To support the HR units in Geneva as relates to recruitment and management of staff entitlements and legal requirements whilst in Geneva. The HR Assistant is expected to provide administrative, procedural, and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations. This support will enhance the smooth functioning of the unit as well as enhance the quality of client services.
Summary of key functions and accountabilities:-
2. Support Staff in On and Off boarding
4. Support to business partnering
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience required.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
Interpersonal and communication
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: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
General Service Staff are recruited locally. Candidates must be in possession of an existing visa/work permit or be a resident/citizen of Switzerland and/or a commuting area to be considered eligible for this position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.