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Human Resources Manager, P4, Fixed Term Appointment, New Delhi, South Asia Region (SAR), Post Number 71916 (Vacancy for Non-Indian Nationals Only)

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: New Delhi
Level: P-4
Location: India
Categories: Human Resources

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.

Click here to learn more about what makes us proud working for UNICEF!

For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE...

UNICEF India has a staffing strength of 500+ located in its main office in New Delhi and across 14 field locations in India. The HRBP section is located within the HR Unit in New Delhi and is responsible for the delivery of state-of-the-art human resources services to clients across UNICEF India, anticipating HR-related needs and developing subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives.

Key Functions, Accountabilities, And Related Duties/Tasks:

Management of Unit

  • Support the Chief HRS in establishing the annual work plan, setting priorities/targets and performance measurements.
  • Manages the HR Business Partnering function, including planning, organizing, supervising, coaching and the performance management and feedback of a team of HR staff and occasionally individual and/or corporate consultants/contractors, ensuring plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives.
  • Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.

Technical HR Leadership

  • Provide technical leadership in HR with responsibility for reviewing the work of other staff for compliance with principles and concepts, policies, regulations and rules as well as for soundness of judgement and conclusions.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the interpretation and application of new human resources policies, practices and procedures in area of specialization to meet the evolving needs of the organization including formulating the position of the organization on policies in area of HR specialization and determining the appropriate application of rules and regulations to highly sensitive or contentious individual cases having implications for other HR systems and UNICEF as a whole.

 Business Partnering

  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle.
  • Work with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • 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.

Strategic Human Resources

  • Contribute to HR strategy formulation and 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 policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Responsible for strategic human resources forecasting for his/her clients including identifying future human resource requirements in terms of numbers, types and levels of staff, and identifying emerging trends in profile requirements.
  • Helps design optimal organizational, staffing structures and levels, and, in consultation with senior management develops standards and benchmarks staffing norms.

Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

  •  Provide leadership and support to various HR services including recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics etc. to help in implementing efficient client services that help attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • Analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

Learning and Capacity Development

  • Work in collaboration with the Learning and Development function within HRS.
  • Support learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for staff in assigned client portfolio to support the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning solutions which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
  • Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions).

HR Data Analytics

  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate and provide assistance in HR information management needs.

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

Education: An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.

Experience: Eight 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.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF Core Competencies Skill required for this post are...

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (II)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (II)
  • Drive to achieve results for impact (II)
  • Innovates and embraces changes (II)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (II)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (II)
  • Works collaboratively with others (II)
  • Nurtures leads, and manages people (II)

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 accommodations 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 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:

  • This position is open to Non-Indian Nationals only.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 
  • UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. 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.

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