Position: Human Resources Officer -- UNICEF

Human Resources Officer

Job no: 510187
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Cambodia
Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand
School/Unit: Cambodia
Department/Office: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Categories: Human Resources, NO-1

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 Lao citizen and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you. 

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is looking for an experienced and qualified Cambodian National to fill the position of Human Resources Officer, position No. 102907 at (NOA) level to be based in UNICEF Country Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Duties and responsibilities:  
Under the supervision of the HR Manager, manage all human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan. Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
1. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination and administration of international and local conditions of service, terms of employment, benefits and allowances in accordance with UNICEF regulations and rules. Advise management and staff on correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide counselling as required. Coordinate with relevant Government ministries and other appropriate local institutions to ensure the processing of international staff conditions of service, entitlements and privileges in country.
2. Support the office's administrative and technical needs for professional officers, general service and temporary staff by implementing and administering effective and speedy recruitment procedures. Ensure organizational targets (geographic distribution, gender, etc.) are met while not compromising on the recruitment and retention of national staff of the highest calibre. Team with supervisors in the recruitment process to ensure integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs of managers and goals of diversity. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.
3. Liaises with GSSC and ensures appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts, promotions, within-grade increments, Develop and implement plans, including timetables, for contract reviews, renewals and terminations; ensures timely notice to staff.
4. Implement and administer the fair, equitable and systematic GS classification in compliance with the established standards and procedures as well as the classification principle of equal pay for work of equal value by ensuring all job descriptions are current and duly classified. Make recommendations on the organizational structure of the office and effective utilization of human resources (HR).
5. Enhance staff's job performance by supporting the identification of training needs, preparation of training proposals and arranging for implementation and evaluation of training. Provide HR training and support as required in country, including at sub-office locations.
Provide orientation briefing to newly arrived staff Promote a rational and attainable career management system to meet the office's current and future needs.
6. Monitor potential staff - management issues; provide advice to managers/supervisors on appropriate approach to be used in sound performance management and in counselling staff. Serve as technical resource and provide administrative support to staff- management bodies such as SSP, CRB and JCC.
7. Contribute to the budget preparation and review process through an analysis of staffing pattern and needs of the office. Participate in management meetings affecting HR planning and management.
8. Supports the HR manager to implement a fair and transparent performance management system.

Qualifications and experience:
  • University degree in social sciences or other relevant disciplines (human resources, business administration, international relations, psychology, etc). Additional professional training an advantage. 
  • One year of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and Khmer. Fluency in another UN language an asset.

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