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Human Resources Officer (Planning), P-2, Re-advertisement, Human Resources Centre, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen

Apply now Job no: 509816
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Denmark
Categories: Human Resources, P-2

Human Resources Officer (Planning) (P-2 level)

UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen


UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.


How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief Human Resources the Human Resources Officer is responsible for all strategic HR Planning to identify best practices for HR work processes in UNICEF Supply Division. Key duties include:

  1. Provide strategic HR support to the Chief HR in preparation of the HR strategic work plan, Office Management Plan, Mid Term Review and Annual Report (externals and internals)
  2. Coordination and implementation of incoming projects and process developments across the HR Centre.
  3. Focal point for liaising between UNICEF HR and UN agencies through close collaboration on common strategies and approaches for enhancement of provision of services, such as medical services.
  4. Coordinate and consult with the relevant unit and Centres on Budget preparations including, monitoring HRC budget, preparing monthly and quarterly updates on funds utilization reports. Identifying issues and make recommendations when necessary.
  5. In consultation with Chief HR and HRC Unit leads, research and prepare draft initial audit response to Audit queries and consolidate responses from the various HR units and take follow up actions to ensure HR’s achievement of stated objectives. Prepare lessons learned to identify corrective measures to be taken and establish internal controls.
  6. Responsible for HR data, planning and HR monitoring including; generating and maintaining management reports on various HR data and trends such as strategic staffing forecasts, contract expirations and extensions, expected retirements, separations, recruitments with the use of ERP systems and Pivot tables.
  7. Provide support to the Chief HR on the follow up actions resulting from the Global Staff Survey (GSS) including monitoring the implementation of a two year plan for HRC and for supporting Centres in SD. Prepare updates for senior management on the status of implementation for various activities. Manage projects within the GSS workplan on time and within the budget scope.
  8. Coordinate with Centres on management of individual contracts for consultants including creating and extending contracts and maintaining an overview and monitoring of payments and performance evaluations in line with the policy.
  9. Review Job Descriptions to align and update them regularly to reflect accurate reporting lines and competencies. This includes classification of positions and regular maintenance of SD’s overall organizational structure (org chart).
  10. Design, facilitate and monitor regular health checks for the supply community.
  11. Undertake additional HR strategic HR/ innovation projects as needed to identify best practices for Supply Division.


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


  • First University degree (Bachelor) in Human Resources Management, Business, Public Administration or related field 
  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsive experience in national and international Human Resources planning, management and training
  • Fluency in English



  • Advanced University degree (Masters) in relevant area
  • Work experience from the field
  • Working knowledge of another UN language
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Knowledge of project management software
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint


For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. In addition, the following functional competencies will be required for this position:

  • Analysing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Planning and Organising
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Following Instructions and Procedures

To view our competency framework, please click here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf



UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

The closing date of this position is 30 May 2018.

Please be informed that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that diversity and gender balance are factors in the selection process. 


Visit us at www.unicef.org/supply/


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