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Senior Human Resources Associate, (GS-7), Freetown, Sierra Leone #52514 (Fixed Term)

from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 22 Jan 2019

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 Human Resources Champion!

The Human Resources (HR) Unit is part of the Operations Section in UNICEF Sierra Leone. The HR Unit is a Business Partner to programme colleagues and provides people-management support as well as business support functions across the Country Office and Field Offices in Makeni and Kenema. The Unit comprises of four (4) staff members which is inclusive of the post that is being advertised. Each member is specialized in various components of HR; however, the HR Manager and HR Officer have a generalist role and cover all the functions.

Read about our programmes at:

How can you make a difference?

  • Implement and administer off boarding duties in SLCO
  • Support the office's administrative and technical needs for Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultants and Individual contractors
  • Participate in the recruitment process of national professional officers, general service, and temporary staff according to UN/UNICEF rules, regulations, procedures and policies
  • Develop and implement plans, including timetables, for job descriptions reviews, updates, and ensure timely notice to supervisors.
  • Ensure timely actions and update for all HR reports (HR management indicators, PERs, Mandatory trainings, Staff lists)
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


    Advanced Diploma in Business Studies and/or Equivalent in Personnel, Human Resources or Administrative Management. Degree in Business Administration and/or Human Resources Management an advantage. Knowledge of computer systems and applications Microsoft word, Excel, and other software.


    Minimum 7 years’ experience in the field of human, personnel management or similar work in a recognized institution. Experience in anUnited Nationsorganization or NGO desirable.

    The ideal candidate should also possess:

  • Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.
  • Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work and projects.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
  • Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
  • Good writing skills.Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English and knowledge of a local language desirable

  • 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.

    The competencies required for this post are….

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication (Level 2)
  • Working with People (Level 2)
  • Drive for Results (Level 2)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (Level 2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (Level 2)
  • Planning and Organizing (Level 2)
  • Following Instructions & Procedures (Level 2)
  • View our competency framework at

    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.

    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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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

    How to apply:

    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 organization. To apply, click on the following link