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, dedication
UNICEF is seeking talented Human Resources Specialists at P-3 level to populate its Talent Group for positions located in the field (mainly in Country- and Field Offices*). Some of these positions are located in non-family and/or emergency duty stations**.
The position of Human Resources Specialist is rotational and mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. As such, staff are expected to move periodically to different duty stations and new functions.
Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals ready to be selected as positions become vacant globally. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the P-3 HR Specialist Talent Group for a period of 36 months.While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling P-3 HR Specialist positions.Candidates placed in the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position opens and may be offered placement through a direct selection process.
How can you make a difference?
As HR Specialist, you will be accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of your clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, you will demonstrate the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with the business objectives of the Organization. Key functions include the following:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
View our competency framework here.
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.
This GVA is open to external candidates only, including UNICEF personnel on Temporary Appointment, Consultants, and UNVs.
Information about where we work:
*UNICEF has classified our offices into 7 regions (including Regional and Country Offices) and HQ duty stations. To learn more please click HERE.
**Non-family duty stations are, for reasons of safety and security, duty stations where all eligible dependents are restricted from being present for a period of six months or longer.
For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF’s Entitlements’ page. If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to Apply
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519159