Consultancy: Human Resources Strategy Development and Implementation, Evaluation Office, New York

from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 22 Oct 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, hope.

This consultancy is located in UNICEF’s Evaluation Office (EO) in New York, which serves as a steward of the UNICEF evaluation function, steering the development of evaluation policy, strategy, and systems, including evaluation quality assurance processes. The Director of Evaluation reports to UNICEF Executive Director, and to the UNICEF Executive Board through an annual report on the evaluation function, which includes information on selected evaluations. The Evaluation Office focuses on the promotion of an enabling environment for evaluation and providing ready access to evaluation information. It also commissions independent corporate evaluations, usually conducted in collaboration with external consultants, and undertakes evaluation capacity development within and outside the organization.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will support the Director in the further development and roll-out of the strategic HR initiative for the global Evaluations function, which includes succession planning, mentoring programme, talent management, and other initiatives. The consultant will also support the HR Business Partner (HRBP) in discharging his/her role throughout the employee life cycle.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support, implement and administer the effective HR strategy for the function, which includes succession planning, development and mentoring programme to support UNICEF Evaluations function compliance with UNEG standards and to build state of the art functional expertise.
  • Advise on the applicability of new strategy and guidelines to the Evaluation Office HR plans and activities.
  • Support the HR Business Partner with other HR-related activities, when needed,
  • Duration

    The consultancy will tentatively be undertaken from 1 November 2019 to 31 December 2019, a total of 61 days.

    Working Conditions

    This consultancy is office and home-based. Regular communications and consultations will be undertaken with the Director of Evaluation, senior managers in the division, and the HRBP.

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

  • Advanced (Master’s level) university degree or equivalent background in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or related areas
  • Five years of relevant professional experience in HR Management, organizational change or organizational development.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF and its HR policies is an asset.
  • Experience in facilitating or delivering training/workshops is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Communication (Level II)
  • Drive for results (Level II)
  • Working with People (Level III)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts [Level I]
  • Relating and Networking [Level II]
  • Adapting and Responding to Change [Level I]
  • Applying technical expertise [Level II]
  • Entrepreneurial thinking [Level II]
  • 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