Senior Human Resources Associate (Learning & Development), GS-7, TA, WCARO, Dakar Senegal #22049

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    € 15,41 - € 23,13
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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    Educations, Human Resources
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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, hope

How can you make a difference?

Monitoring and reporting of Learning & Development

  • Support Learning & Development Manager in tracking and reporting on indicators related to Learning and Development workplans
  • Assist in the planning, monitoring, implementation, and reporting of learning and career development program impact, and related budget
  • Collect and analyse data from multiple sources to identify capacity gaps, and to inform the content of activities related to learning, performance management, and career development programmes
  • Manage information systems on human resources related to talent management, analyse data, and draft reports to inform management decisions   

Capacity development event management

  • Assist with registration of event participants, manage the logistics of learning events, and facilitate any required travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Support the drafting and maintenance of knowledge products related to learning and development (intranet site, news articles, invitations, announcements)
  • Support the dissemination of best practices, and distribution of learning and training materials and best practices within the WCAR Communities of Practice

Partnership management

  • Network with other UN agencies and private institutions to identify opportunities for common initiatives, resource sharing and event planning
  • Serve as member of the Regional Human Resources Development team secretariat  
  • Provide technical support to HR Focal Points of Country Offices and Regional Office on HR Learning & Development services for talent development and engagement

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

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, or related areas.
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in human resources is required.
  • Prior experience working in a UN system will be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with HR tools and systems will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

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 here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Appointments are also 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.

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