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Human Resources Officer P2, TA


Bamako, Mali
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Human Resources Officer P2, TA #120782 Bamako, Mali (6 months)

Job no: 552310
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Bamako
Level: P-2
Location: Mali
Categories: Human Resources

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
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in Programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Mali remains one of the poorest countries in the world and 56 per cent of children still suffer from at least three deprivations. Despite some progress, significant economic, geographic and gender-based inequities remain. Limited budget allocations to social sectors and insufficient transfer of resources to decentralized authorities further undermine the social inclusion agenda. Since 2012, Mali has faced numerous multidimensional crises, including armed conflicts in the north and centre of the country, which have been exacerbated by frequent natural disasters such as floods and drought. 3.9 million people, of whom half are children, are affected. Mali CO has developed a new country Programme (2020 – 2024) and is implementing a life cycle approach with highly integrated results and interventions at all levels.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job: Under the supervision of the HR Manager, manage all human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.

How can you make a difference?

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation and administration of HR policy, procedures, and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff in the office.
Support the recruitment of consultants and individual contractors.
Ensure monthly monitoring of consultants and individual contractors.
Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human recourses needs of the office.
Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
Implement and administer the equitable, transparent, and efficient GS job classification system in compliance with the established classification policy, guidelines, procedures and related requirements.
Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve and resolve the issues. Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office.
Provides technical analysis and support to the management and planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design and other HR planning and development deliberations. 
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
University degree in social sciences or other relevant disciplines (human resources, business administration, international relations, psychology, etc).  Additional professional training an advantage,
Two years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO),
Background/familiarity with Emergency,
Fluency in English and French is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values attributes:

UNICEF’s core competencies: 
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
Works Collaboratively with others (1)
Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

The functional competencies required for this post are...
Analyzing [I]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
Planning and Organizing [I]
Relating and Networking [I]

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.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

** Bamako is a Category D; Non-Family duty station. The Rest and Recuperation Cycle is 8 weeks.

Deadline: 06 Jul 2022 Greenwich Standard Time

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