Closing Date : 2017-01-18
Duty Station : Herat, Afghanistan
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Afghanistan
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of Chief of Operations or Chief HR, manages human resource activities including the supervision of human resources staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization. Provides guidance in human resources that promote a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Key Expected Results

1.Recruitment, Selection and Placement

A diverse body of staff of the highest caliber are recruited and retained, including staff with specialized talent aligned with the priorities included in MTSP. Equity, transparency, efficiency and consistency are established in the placement and selection of staff, and the measurable results and impacts of recruiting efforts on the organization are fully evaluated.

HR resource management and strategy planning incorporate a continuous analysis of gender disparities to identify strategies and actions to promote gender equality, diversity and a gender sensitive work environment.

2. Policy Implementation and HR Administration

Equity, transparency and consistency are clearly demonstrated in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters.

HR benefits, entitlements, job classification, performance management, promotions and contracts renewal and termination are administered in a timely, equitable, systematic and transparent manner.

3. Capacity Building and Career Development

Capacity building and career development among all staff are strengthened.

Capacity development and support opportunities are identified and provided for HR staff, other colleagues, and relevant partners as necessary.

4. Strategic HR Planning and Management

HR management and strategy planning are effectively supported by sound technical analysis, and office management and planning processes. Strategy guidance and technical support for HR planning and management is always available to management.

Local implementation of /regional /country level HR strategy is effectively undertaken in coordination with the Regional Office and HQ Divisions.

New trends, priorities, requirements, and strategic HR plans are identified and incorporated through participation in Country Programme Strategy Review, Regional Management Team Meetings, and Global workshops, as appropriate.

5. Management Excellence in the Office

Management excellence and integrity, gender equality and gender equity are promoted and enhanced through measurable accountability and demonstrated leadership in HR management of the office.

6. Staff and Management Relations

Communication between management and staff are clear, and sound relations between management and staff are effectively established and maintained.

7. Inter-agency cooperation, Networking and Partnerships

HR initiatives are well-coordinated with other UN and Government agencies, to the betterment of HR planning, cooperation and implementation.

8. Emergency and Staff Security

Emergency preparedness and emergency rapid responses are established and ensured. Emergencies affecting staff are promptly and properly investigated and appropriate coordinated actions are swiftly undertaken.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


Advanced university degree or equivalent backgrounds, in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or related areas.

Work Experience

Five years of relevant professional HR Management work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with emergency operations and staff security.


Fluency in English is required and another UN language is desirable (for IP),

Fluency in English is required and local working language of the duty station is desirable (for NO).

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

Commitment Diversity and Inclusion Integrity

Core Competencies

Communication [II] Drive for Result [II] Working With People [III]

Functional Competencies

Analyzing [II] Applying Technical Expertise [II] Planning and Organizing [II] Formulating Strategies and Concept [II] Leading and Supervising [II]


* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

* Please note that is a non-family duty station.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

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

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