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  • Human Resource Job Opportunity at The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • Posted on: 18 November, 2016 Deadline: 30 November, 2016
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  • The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Human Resources Assistant, GS-5


    Job Number: 501397
    Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

    Job Description
    Under the supervision of the Human Resources Officer, performs moderately specialized tasks in supporting the following HR function in the office:

    • On boarding New Staff: Provides induction briefing on benefits and issues personnel actions on initial appointments, extension of fixed-term appointments, promotions and conversions for locally recruited staff. Follow-up on contract extensions, within-grade increment, promotions and entitlements to allowances and benefits as well as pension fund enrolment and distribution of forms. Follow-up with UNJSPF on payments of benefits.
    • Maintains the attendance record and the office leave plan including home leave monitoring as well as Rest and Recuperation (R&R) entitlement. 
    • Prepare, maintain and update human resource database and VISION reports on staffing lists, expiration of contracts, etc. Focal point for all HR related databases; organograms; security lists; Job Descriptions as well as focal point for Global Service Centre (GSSC).
    • Assist in the recruitment of NPO/GS drafting and posting of internal and external vacancy announcements, short listing, organizing for interviews and conducting reference checks and regret letters to unsuccessful candidates.
    • Establishes and maintains official status files for all staff members in UNICEF Nigeria. Maintains up-to-date job descriptions for all staff (international and local) within   Nigeria.
    • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor in support of the HR team.

    Qualification, Skills and Attributes required to peform the Duties of the Post

    • Secondary education/degree required
    • University course in related subject (Human Resource, Law, Psychology, Management, etc.) will be an asset
    • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database software.

    Work Experience:

    • Five years' experience in the Field of Personnel/Administration, experience of international organisation desirable.


    • Excellent knowledge of English
    • Good knowledge of the local language(s)
    • Knowledge of another working language in the organization an asset

    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies

    • Communication (II)
    • Working with people (II)
    • Drive for results (II)

    Functional Competencies:

    • Analyzing (II)
    • Applying technical expertise (II)
    • Planning and organizing (II)
    • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF career website on to apply

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