Human Resource Individual Contractor

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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, learning..

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 favouritism. 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 fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. UNICEF has therefore been the defender of children around the world, regardless of gender, religion, race or economic background. When the world’s most vulnerable need a champion in the face of conflict, disease or exclusion, UNICEF has been there. 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. 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 fulfil their potential.

How can you make a difference?

The HR Contractor will be delivering on the following key HR activity areas, but not limited to:

  • Provide accurate and timely HR policy interpretation, advice and solution-driven options to clients on HR-related processes, issues and needs.
  • Partner with all relevant stakeholders to plan, coordinate, support and drive efficient, transparent, fair and equitable recruitment process for international, national as well as general service vacancies in accordance with UNICEF policies and regulations.
  • Plan, coordinate, implement and manage personalized induction and orientation programmes for all new recruits.
  • HR data management to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Deliver effective HR projects that strengthen HR systems and best practices.
  • Support activities related to the improvement of the working environment and culture change initiates in order to improve the positive employee experiences as well as promote overall staff wellbeing.
  • Ensure accurate updates to the weekly HR Reports and data
  • Identify opportunities for the country office to support UNICEF’s global HR priorities, campaigns and partnerships, and lead, advise or recommend new initiatives to adopt in the office.
  • Assist the HR Specialist and HR team with additional duties and responsibilities as and when required and as deemed necessary for the effective performance of the HR function.

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

  • University degree or equivalent backgrounds in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field.

 Work experience:

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in the field of Human Resources management.
  • Proven experience in the full talent acquisition/recruitment process, including strong interviewing and report writing skills
  • Good experience in learning and development and performance management
  • Proven experience in initiating, planning and managing special HR projects.
  • Good experience in employee-centric approaches to employee wellness programmes is required, including in organizational culture change initiatives.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is advantageous, and specifically UNICEF will be a strong advantage.

 Technical skills and competencies:

  • Ability to identify issues, collaborate and make conclusions and recommendations.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of business partners at different levels
  • Sound drafting, formulation, reporting skills, high proficiency in preparing clear and concise reports, good presentation skills and ability to communicate with a diverse audience and influence clients
  • Solid data management skills
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; experience in working in SAP HRMS is highly advantageous
  • Commitment UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.


  • Excellent English command – oral and written skills is essential

Please refer to the attached full Terms of Reference Download File TOR_Individual Contractor Human Resources.pdf   for more details on the consultancy and requirements.

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