Human Resources Officer, Temporary Assignment (6 months), (NO-2), Tehran, Iran #128321 (only Iranian Nationals)

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  • Iran
  • Posted 1 week ago

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, Passion 

How can you make a difference? 

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education. UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

Job organizational context:

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, 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.

Iran Country Office (ICO) country programme of cooperation for the period 2023-2027 reflects the multifaceted impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and directly contributes to the five outcome areas1 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023-2027 to help advance the long-term national priorities of the Seventh National Development Plan. The overarching goal of the 2023-2027 Country Programme is to contribute to the national efforts to progressively fulfil the rights of all children in Iran, especially the most disadvantaged and excluded.

Purpose for the job

As the Human Resources Officer, you will provide support to the Deputy Representative Operations to execute HR services by utilizing theoretical HR models, as well as understanding organizational HR policies and procedures. This position will contribute to the organization-wide HR strategies and engage with other colleagues to provide professional expertise, organizational knowledge, and exposure for further career advancement.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Business Partnering

  • Through research of policies and analysis of data, provide support to the HR Business Partner in advising their clients on HR-related needs and developing subsequent plans of action.
  • 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.

2. Strategic Human Resources

• Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices 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.

3. Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

• Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.

• When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

4. Learning and Capacity Development

• In collaboration with business owners, support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff.

• Contribute to the mapping of competencies for all staff included in the assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.

• Research on efficient and cost-effective learning products which enable staff to develop their skills and competencies.

• Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

• Provide orientation briefing to new staff.

5. HR Data Analytics

• Collect, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.

• Support the development and implementation of 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… 

Education:        

A University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.

Experience:      

Two years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Language Requirements:            

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

 

Technical

Advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.

Ability to identify issues, conduct rigorous research, and make conclusions and recommendations.

Strong research, planning and organizational skills.

Excellent knowledge of information technology systems and tools.

 

Interpersonal and Communication

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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit  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.

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. 

 

Remarks:  

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

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

 

Advertised: 28 Apr 2024 Iran Standard Time
Deadline: 12 May 2024 Iran Standard Time

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