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Temporary Appointment: Human Resources Officer, P-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh (4 months)

Apply now Job no: 516265
Work type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Bangladesh
Categories: Human Resources, P-2

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, a champion

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. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Bangladesh Country Office needs the services of a Human Resources Officer at the P-2 level to fill the existing gap in the HR unit. The position will support the service delivery section and improve the service delivery to Dhaka, field Offices and the emergency duty station of Cox’s Bazar.  The incumbent will support with new hire orientation, onboarding of staff, administration of benefits and entitlements with a special attention to R&R and SETCO, be the focal point in HR on service delivery questions and concerns from the field Offices. The Incumbent will also support the recruitment of field office posts and provide data analytics to the Chief Human Resources on gender and diversity.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Human Resources/OIC, and in close consultation with other HR Staff, the incumbent will be responsible for key HR activities as follows;

HR Service Delivery

  • Liaise with the GSSC to provide UNICEF Bangladesh staff members an efficient and customer-oriented service delivery; review documents, respond to queries and follow through the processing and payment of benefits and entitlements.
  • Provide guidance to the HR Assistant and ensure effective management of leave (Annual leave, R&R, SECTO, Sick Leave, SLWOP etc).
  • Conduct HR orientation briefing for newly recruited staff members and support them through proper integration in the office; and provide better support to staff through the offboarding process when they leave UNICEF.

HR Analytics and Reporting

  • Review TMS data and carry out periodic updates to ensure system data are correct.
  • Provide HR staff/workforce data statistics and report to the Chief HR/CMT as required (gender and geographical balance, recruitment, staff numbers etc.)
  • On a quarterly basis, carry out analysis of the monthly leave reconciliation done by the HR Assistant; provide a report highlighting any errors to guide future reconciliations.
  • Liaise with the HR Assistant in Cox’s Bazar, monitor the use of SECTO and provide reports when needed.


  • Support the recruitment of staff and provide guidance to Hiring Managers on the use of TMS.
  • Maintain a roster of backup candidates and ensure they are added to the Talent Groups where necessary.
  • Liaise with Programme sections to verify requests for surge deployments and update the surge deployment roster.

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

  • Education: University Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, International Relations, of another related field of study. Trained and experienced in the use of the UNICEF Talent Management System (TMS)
  • Work Experience: Two years of progressive experience in Human Resources Management. Experience in administering benefits and entitlements strong asset. Experience and familiarity with UNICEF HR policies, procedures and systems. Experience in Staff Onboarding and Induction Processes. Good communication and analytical skills. Strong Drive for Results.
  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English, oral and written is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Functional Competencies: Analyzing [II], Applying Technical Expertise [II], Planning and Organizing [II], Following Instructions and Procedures [II]

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


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

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

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Applications close: Bangladesh Standard Time

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