Senior Human Resources Officer at UNHCR Uganda

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  • Company: UNHCR Uganda
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Human Resource Jobs in Uganda
Job Description

Duties Strategic workforce advice and operational support: • Engage with management to understand priorities, and provide advice and solutions on all aspects of HR in line with delegated HR authorities. • Sponsor HR initiatives that support organizational culture change such as good people management practices, and promoting gender, inclusion and diversity. • Lead HR operational activities to ensure timely provision of HR solutions, prioritizing according to the needs and risks. • Assignments and Talent Acquisition: • Oversee the process of recruitment, assignment and reassignment of locally-recruited staff and affiliate workforce, ensuring compliance with UNHCR rules and procedures, and providing advice to managers where required. • Set up and run (Regional) Assignments Committee. • Take a proactive approach to risk management in the areas of recruitment, ensuring the issues are identified, addressed and reported and, where appropriate, escalated. • Advice to managers and staff, and contribution to an inclusive work environment: • Build dialog and outreach with staff to provide support with their queries; and also promote dialog between staff and management to help find solutions to HR-related issues. • Be proactive in identifying issues, themes and patterns affecting the workforce¿s health and welfare, including sexual harassment and abuse of authority. • Ensure that on-boarding, induction, re-integration into the workplace and off-boarding support, is provided to colleagues; Induction programmes should include information on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Sexual Harassment, Code of Conduct as well as workforce¿s rights and obligations. • HR policies and inter-agency: • Ensure compliance with UNHCR¿s Human Resources policies and procedures and the UN staff rules, regulations and UNHCR administrative instructions. • Participate in a network among HR staff members in the region in order to harmonize implementation of HR policies and initiatives, collect field insights to inform the development of DHR policies and activities; identify and share HR best practices, also through contacts with other UN agencies. • Duty of Care: • Contribute to establishing and maintaining a medical evacuation plan with senior management, Field safety and the Senior Medical Officer. • Support the development and implementation of a Duty of Care strategy. Identify and assess issues related to duty of care including physical, mental health and safety of UNHCR¿s workforce. Promote work/life balance and flexible working arrangements with managers and staff. • For positions in Regional Bureaux only: • In the absence of a Senior Talent Development Officer in the Bureau: • Implement a talent sourcing and development strategy for UNHCR workforce in the region, in line with UNHCR¿s needs and staff members¿ career planning. • Equip HR teams and Managers in the region with skills on people management and tools related to talent development, career guidance and performance management. • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience • Years of Experience / Degree Level • For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education Human Resources Management; Human Resource Development; Personnel Administration; Business Administration; or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses UNHCR HR certification (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience Essential • Experience working in Human Resources. UNHCR HR certification is a plus. Sound knowledge of general HR policies, processes and systems. Managerial experience.

Desirable • Proven ability to identify and implement successful business related HR interventions. Experience in some of the following areas: workforce planning, organizational design, recruitment, HR policy or talent development. Experience in HR information technology systems and tools. Experience in field humanitarian operations and/or emergency settings. Experience working with the United Nations. Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.

Functional Skills • HR-Local mass recruitment • HR-Coordination and Oversight of Workforce Mobility • HR-Inclusion, Diversity and Gender strategy design and implementation • HR-HR data and people analytics • HR-HR Business Partnering • HR-Employee Relationship Management • HR-Talent Development and Nurturing • RM-Risk Management • SO-Critical Thinking and problem solving • SO-Learning Agility • SO-Situational Judgement • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. C001L3 – Accountability Level 3 C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3 C003L3 – Communication Level 3 C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3 C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3 C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3 M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3 M002L3 – Managing Performance Level 3 M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3 M005L3 – Leadership Level 3 M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3 M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3 X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3 X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3 X009L3 – Change Capability and Adaptability Level 3

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that the closing date for positions advertised in the Addendum 3 to March 2022 Compendium is Wednesday 20 July 2022 (midnight Geneva time).

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