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Human Resources Associate
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Apr-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||UNV|
|Post Level :||UNV|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Initial duration of 4 months|
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.
In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
The UNDP Nigeria Country Programme aims to contribute towards the long term goal of Nigeria to forge a ‘transformational state’ that articulates an inclusive national vision of development, uses its resources accountably, manages public institutions effectively and fosters respect for the rule of law. Programme Areas: Governance and Peace Building; Inclusive Growth; Sustainable Development.
The Governance and Peace Building Programme is configured to respond to Nigeria’s challenges in the area of governance, conflict mitigation and peace building. The commitment of the Nigerian government to address these issues is affirmed in the Vision 20:2020 and the Transformation Agenda of the Government. These priorities are being addressed in the 7th Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and UNDP (2009-2013). They have also been confirmed by the Common Country Assessment for Nigeria within the current United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The policy thrust includes improving governance, security, law and order; consolidating the democratic process; engendering more efficient and effective use of resources; addressing the root causes of corruption and strengthening accountability and transparency in governance. UNDP and partners supported the 2011 general elections and are also supporting the 2015 general elections and the electoral cycle.
Inclusive Growth Programme: The Inclusive Growth Programme aims to support the Government’s fiscal planning to achieve medium to long-term development priorities through three sub-components: Development Planning and Statistics; Fiscal Policy Reform and Aid Coordination. UNDP has been effective in strengthening MDGs based planning at the Federal and State levels. UNDP is currently collaborating with the National Planning Commission to develop “Nigeria’s Aid Policy and Strategy, 2012- 2015”. UNDP also provides support to the governance of the AIDS response programme in Nigeria.
Sustainable Development Programme: The Sustainable Development Programme aims to support the protection and development of the people and natural resources including preventing crises that can delay or interrupt development processes by promoting enabling policies, laws and regulations. Flagship initiatives in this programme include the Climate Change Programme. UNDP has continued to provide strategic support to the government in developing an enabling national climate change policy and strategy. The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme supports community initiatives through non-governmental and community-based organizations actions. http://www.ng.undp.org/
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the guidance of the Deputy Country Director (Operations) and direct supervision of the UNDP Human Resources Associate, the national UN volunteer Human Resources Associate ensures execution of transparent and efficient HR services in the CO. The HR Associate promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and supports to the maintenance of high staff morale.
The Human Resources Associate supervises clerical and support staff of the HR Unit. The HR Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex HR-related issues and information exchange.
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures administration and implementation of HR strategies and policies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Furthermore, UNV volunteers are encouraged to:
The key results have an impact on the execution of the CO Human Resource services and success in implementation of HR strategies and policies. Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information ensures proper HR services in the CO.
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the UNV assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining information and databases
Basic research and analysis
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Promoting Organizational Change and Development
Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change
Data gathering and implementation of management systems
Maintains effective client relationships
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
Gathering and disseminating information
Required Skills and Experience
A monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to N94; 914 settling-in-grant (if applicable) Equivalent of one month VLA, i.e. N94, 914 for a 12-month assignment if candidate is recruited from outside the duty station, or pro-rated if assignment is shorter than 12 months; life, health, and permanent disability.
The UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.