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UN Women: Human Resources Business Partner
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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.
NOTE: The duration of the assignment is for 364 days. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment, subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) in Nairobi (Kenya) coordinates and provides oversight to UN Women’s work in 13 countries across the region. The Office also plays a key role in ensuring the coordination mandate of UN Women as well as support country offices' resource mobilization efforts. ESARO serves as the hub of technical assistance, policy guidance and oversight, as well as thought leadership on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the region.
The Human Resources Business Partner is a member of the Regional Office Management team, together with the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director as well as the Senior Management Team.
Reporting to the Regional Director, with matrix reporting to and functional oversight from the Deputy HR Director, the Human Resources Business Partner serves as an advisor to management on human resources-related issues in that region. The HR Business Partner will oversee the coordination of recruitment, compliance, benefits, compensation, and employee relations activities. He/she ensures workforce planning is in place that is aligned with business objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the regional implementation of and provide technical support to the development of new human resources (HR) policies, guidelines, procedures and standard operating procedures (SOPs), and adopt them to regional context where necessary:
Provide guidance and support to managers and staff in the Regional Office (RO) and Country Offices (COs) in the region on issues related to HR, including attraction and recruitment, benefits and entitlements, and separation:
Coordinate Recruitment and Selection processes for personnel in RO and COs for both staff and non-staff:
Coordinate the implementation of Benefits and Entitlements at the RO and COs in the region:
Work closely with HR HQ teams for technical advice and implementation on issues related to workplace relations and talent and performance management:
Coordinate Learning and Development initiatives at the RO and COs in the field:
Liaise closely with HR HQ and coordinate communication and outreach activities regarding HR initiatives:
Develop and implement HR systems based on HR needs, including HR reporting:
Supervise and monitor the work of the HR team in the Regional Office.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form-en.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel 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.)
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.