Chief Human Resources United Nations Children's Fund Experience: 3 to 5 Years Kabul, Afghanistan Apply By: 18-06-2024

United Nations Children's Fund




Reporting to the Representative, the Chief Human Resources is accountable for leading and managing a team of HR professionals to implement HR services which enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, the Chief of Human Resources creates an environment in which his/her staff anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives. 

  • Promote management excellence in the office by ensuring accountability in all areas of HR and management of staff resources including staff selection based on merit and the needs of the organization, staff aspiration and counselling, systematic and equitable performance management, and staff development and learning activities, manage the human and financial resources (budget planning, management, and monitoring) of the office ensure both are optimally utilized.
  • Monitor compliance with systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in HR ensuring the implementation of agreed audit recommendations and advising on corrective measures to be taken and establishing relevant internal controls.  
  • Responsible for strategic human resources including identifying future human resource requirements in terms of numbers, types, and levels of staff, and identifying emerging trends in profile requirements.
  • Manage change through consultations with UNICEF senior management, HR management and colleagues and outreach to client management, supervisors and staff to establish and maintain collaborative, open and regular communications pertaining to current and planned changes in HR strategy, policies, regulations and rules as well as promote acceptance of new methods of work and to persuade and influence managers, supervisors and staff to adopt change.
  • Liaise with the senior management of HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to develop corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation.
  • Provide expert advice to senior management on a range of HRM questions and have the authority to negotiate solutions on sensitive or complex HR problems with client managers and staff representatives and build and strengthen relationships with inter-agency bodies such as ICSC, CEB, etc. on matters of importance for UNICEF and present UNICEF’s policy position on HR issues.
  • Establish a proactive culture in the provision of human resources services that help to fulfill the client’s goals on strategic talent acquisition and retention, HR processes and policies and the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and the organization’s interests in accordance with policies, regulations, and procedures paying particular attention to the promotion of the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.
  • Manage the HR team in their execution of HR functions (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) and collaborate effectively with other DHR section heads and centers of expertise to provide coherent HR solutions for clients.
  • In collaboration with business owners, lead the design and delivery of learning solutions for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas by mapping competencies for all staff, developing a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline and creating efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Spearhead the development of data collection systems to optimize data quality, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies as well as coordinate with country offices and partners to help in their HR information management.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology, or another related field is required.
  • Ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.





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