UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.
Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects.
UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, dedication.
Brief country context :
Nigeria is a populous country with extremely diverse cultural, demographic and development profiles. The country combines both development and emergency context as there is an ongoing major humanitarian operation in the conflict prone North East.
Economically, the country presents huge potential for leveraging domestic resources (from both public and private sectors) for child-
centered development. Within its capital, Abuja, it hosts the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a large number of development partners.
The UNICEF Nigeria Office is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices and has a staffing complement of almost 400 staff.
The office is also supported by approximately 130 consultants at any given time. Staff and consultants are located in the national office (Abuja) and nine field offices, some of which are the size of a small country office with 30 40 staff members.
The Human Resources unit is centralized in Abuja, serving all the staff and consultants as necessary.
Country Typology :
How can you make a difference?
As HR Manager you will work closely with programme and operations managers and your HR Team on all staffing issues in this highly decentralized setting and high-risk environment.
Working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, your key functions and accountabilities would include :
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Qualifications : Education :
Eight years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and / or large corporation is required.
In addition to the above, the following experience would be beneficial :
Language Requirements :
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN working language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate
Person Profile :
The ideal candidate will be a strategist and a leader able to acquire and retain a talented multicultural and diverse workforce through effective performance management by directing the country programme towards results for children while implementing UNICEF’s vision, mission and objectives.
S / he will have strong management skills and demonstrated ability to foster partnerships with governments, the private sector, UN agencies and civil society.
The ideal candidate will have also demonstrated as follows :
The most critical element will be demonstrated ability to attract and retain talent through effective performance management
cutting programmes. Ability to develop positive and effective relationships and build consensus through effective communication and interpersonal skills
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are .
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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.
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.
Opening Date Sat Jul 07 2018 08 : 00 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Jul 23 2018 18 : 55 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT)