“Human Resources Associate – Grade GS6”- Rabat, Maroc
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 commitment
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
How can you make a difference …
Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Associate provides administrative, procedural and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff in his/her office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations.
Summary of key functions/ accountabilities
Support to business partnering
- Support the business partner in developing initiatives to encourage employee well-being and employee recognition schemes as per the AMP priorities
- Support the management of change processes by advising clientele on changes to HR processes under the guidance of HR Business Partner and assist in using different HR systems.
Support in processing of entitlement and benefits
- In consultation with supervisor, analyze, research, verify, and compile data and information on cases that do not conform to UN or UNICEF’s HR Rules & Regulations, to support consistent and equitable application of decisions and implementation of agreed upon action.
- In consultation with supervisor, analyze, research and verify information for the purpose of responding to staff queries on areas related to benefits and entitlements.
- Maintains and prepares all personnel-related records and files, ensuring all information on each staff member is up-to-date and accurate.
Support in recruitment and placement
- Prepares and circulates internal and external advertisements.
- Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process, including preparation of formal acknowledgement, offer and regret letters.
- Initiates and follows up on reference checks and academic verifications and ensuring the completion of other background checks.
- Monitors life cycle of recruitment process.
Support in organization design and job classification
- Participates in the review of general services positions.
- Drafts and edits job descriptions to be submitted for classification for review by supervisor, Regional Office and Headquarters.
- Monitors life cycle of all job classification requests to facilitate recruitment and organization planning.
- Analyze, research, verify, and compile data which facilitates preparation of workforce planning reports and other recruitment related key performance indicators.
Support in learning & capacity development
- In consultation with supervisor, researches and analyses data and information to help identify training needs.
- In consultation with supervisor, researches, analyzes, verifies, and compiles information and monitor the mandatory training activities and external training courses
- Assists team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops and events by participating in exercises which aim to build capacity of stakeholders and provide logistical support for workshops and events as needed.
- Develops and processes contracts for institutions providing training and courses, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations.
- Tracks the performance management cycle processes, ensuring the timely distribution and enhancing the timely completion and return of appraisals.
- Work closely with the HR Officer to Increase staff awareness of HR-related policies & guidances and knowledge sharing through advice, guidance and training, including HR update sessions with Staff.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Education: Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
- Experience: A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible Human Resources, Administrative or Clerical work experience is required which at least includes minimum of 4 years’ experience in Human Resources. Experience in administering recruitments and benefits and entitlements is a strong asset.
- Language: Fluency in French and Arabic is required. A good knowledge of English is a strong asset.
For every child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Sustainability (CRITAS) UNICEF Values and other core and functional competencies;
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
View our competency framework at this link.
Candidate can apply online before 07 November 2023 through this link
- This vacancy is open for Moroccan nationals only
- It is open for both Internals and Externals. The priority will be given to the Internal Staff recommended
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
- UNICEF only considers higher education qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized by the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) can be found at http://www.whed.net/
- For this position, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field may replace three years of related work experience. A master’s degree may replace additional two years.
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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, suitable men candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.