Talent Group for HR Assistants, GS-5 (HR Administration), Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary

UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF is seeking candidates to support the HR Administration Section as Human Resources Assistants at the GS-5 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary. This is a great opportunity for career development in a fast-paced, multicultural context and for taking the first step towards an international career as part of the UN family.

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, results.

UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Business Information and Technology.

Our mission is to be a Centre of Excellence for the global delivery of efficient services within a culture of customer service, continuous business improvement, knowledge-sharing and innovation to support the effective achievement of UNICEF’s program results worldwide.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking candidates to support the HR Administration Section as Human Resources Assistants at the GS-5 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary.

The HR Administration Section delivers high quality, responsive, timely and equitable human resources services for UNICEF offices which include onboarding, staff entitlements, benefits, separation and other administration support. This is a great opportunity for career development in a fast-paced, multicultural context and for taking the first step towards an international career as part of the UN family.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks for HR Assistants:

  • Monitor staff personnel records and perform necessary administrative actions on contractual status, entitlements, benefits and allowances
  • Maintain staff records and profiles updated in SAP-HR system
  • Draft and manage correspondence to follow up on staff contractual status and request recommendations
  • Maintain and update electronic reporting system for Human Resources processes and status changes
  • Be responsible for understanding changes in policy procedures
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in accordance with relevant policy changes
  • Prepare and initiate major Human Resources documents

As an advocate for every child, you will receive

  • A competitive salary which is exempted from paying national income taxes in Hungary on United Nations emoluments with
  • a net minimum monthly salary of approximately HUF 498,070.00
  • Hybrid work opportunity
  • Holidays and leave, including 30 days of annual leave per year
  • Parental leave
  • Dependency allowance
  • United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Optional life insurance plan
  • Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path
  • Access to staff well-being support
  • Access to career development support

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

  • Completion of secondary education (high school diploma) is required.
  • For candidates without university degree, five years progressively responsible Human Resources working experience is required.
  • For candidates with university degree, a BA degree is counted towards 3 years of professional experience, while an MA degree is counted towards additional 2 years of professional experience.
  • Previous hands-on experience in planning, organizing and delivering administrative support services is required.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint) is required.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish is an advantage.

Internal applicants (holders of fixed-term or continuing contracts) from GSSC are required to complete the GSSC Learning Path corresponding to their current level before applying for another position. Additionally, they must attach to their application a screenshot from Agora, clearly demonstrating completion of the learning path. Internal applicants that do not comply with these requirements will not be considered. For further details on learning paths, please visit the L&D Portal Learning in the GSSC (sharepoint.com).   

Applicants must be nationals of EU countries or in possession of a valid work permit. Please attach a copy of your work permit to your application submission.

General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

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 may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). 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.

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