Human Resources Manager P-4, Fixed Term, Ankara, Turkiye CO, #92284

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, commitment

For more than 70 years, UNICEF has been operating in Turkey and we have witnessed remarkable progress, especially in the area of maternal and child health. Still, gaps and inequalities remain and UNICEF continues to support systemic reforms in education, social and child protection and justice, through the provision of technical assistance to improve access and quality of services as well as ‘modeling’ of service delivery at both central and local level, especially for the most vulnerable children and young people.

How can you make a difference?

Management of Unit
· Support the Representative and Deputy Representative Operations in establishing the annual work plan, setting priorities/targets and performance measurements.
· Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
· Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.

Technical HR Leadership
· Provide technical leadership in Country Office, with responsibility for reviewing the work of other Professional and General Service staff for compliance with principles and concepts, policies, regulations and rules as well as for soundness of judgement and conclusions.
· Determining the appropriate application of rules and regulations to highly sensitive or contentious individual cases having implications for other HR systems and UNICEF as a whole.

Business Partnering
· Work with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.
· Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
· Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
· Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human Resources
·Liaise with the Regional Office to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
· Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.
· Responsible for strategic human resources forecasting for his/her clients including identifying future human resource requirements in terms of numbers, types and levels of staff, and identifying emerging trends in profile requirements.
· Helps design optimal organizational, staffing structures and levels, and, in consultation with senior management develops standards and benchmarks staffing norms.

Learning and Capacity Development
· In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
· Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
· Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
· Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
· Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
· Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions)

HR Data Analytics
· Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
· Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
· Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in human resources management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required. 
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in human resources management in an international organisation and/or large corporation is required.  Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • Managerial Skills
    The ability to allocate appropriate time and resources for successful achievement of goals and foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.
    Ability to implement clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
  • Strategic Skills
    Experience and ability to help design and implement targeted and innovative human resources strategies to address clients’ people-related needs.
    Ability to help design and implement innovative HR programs within a fast paced, evolving, and wide organizational setting.
  • Technical Skills
    Authoritative technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management. Capacity to adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging needs.
    Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.
    Excellent knowledge of organizational and HR information technology systems and tools.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.
    Ability to empathize with client managers, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of promulgated HR regulations and rules.

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 (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people

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.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.  

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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 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.

Advertised: 14 Jun 2023 GTB Daylight Time
Deadline: 20 Jun 2023 GTB Daylight Time

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