HR Openings at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

HR Openings at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON),

HR Openings at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

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United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya.

Human Resources Assistant

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and practices and ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting. Demonstrates use of initiative and makes appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipates next steps. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplemental training in human resources, administration or related area is required.
  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive work experience in human resources, administration or related field is required.
  • Experience in the recruitment of staff is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of recruitment tools like PeopleSoft or Inspira is desirable.
  • Experience in using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP is desirable.
  • Work experience of one (1) year or more in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Deadline:  16 September 2022

Senior Human Resources Assistant

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and practices and ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting. Demonstrates use of initiative and makes appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipates next steps. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

  • Completion of secondary school/High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplemental training in human resources, administration, or related area is required. Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is an advantage for temporary position recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.

Job – Specific Qualification

  • Certification in human resources at the diploma level or equivalent is desirable.
  • Training in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP/SAP), such as Umoja or similar is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required.
  • A minimum seven (7) years of hands-on experience in recruitment as a recruiter at the United Nations or similar international organization is required.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) such as Umoja or similar is required.
  • Work experience with PeopleSoft System such as inspira or similar is required.
  • Experience in handling a large portfolio of multi-cultural clients located in multiple geographical locations is desirable.
  • Experience in managing a team of human resources assistants is desirable.
  • Experience in handling the recruitment of consultants and individual contractors in the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Work experience of one (1) year or more in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Deadline: 24 August 2022

Associate Human Resources Officer

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree, or equivalent) in human resources or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required.
  • Experience in the recruitment of staff is required.
  • Experience in using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP is desirable.
  • Work experience servicing clients located in multiple locations is desirable.
  • Experience in providing HR advise to managers and staff is desirable.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft platforms, such as Inspira or equivalent is desirable.
  • Work experience for one (1) year or more in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Deadline: 24 August 2022

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