Senior Human Resources Assistant Job – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:   Senior Human Resources Assistant

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Human Resources Assistant will function under direct supervision of the Administrative or Human Resources Officer, assisting him/her in personnel administration and other HR related matters, including the process of recruitment and appointment of staff, and in the performance management and welfare issues of staff under area of responsibility (AOR).

 

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the recruitment, assignment, reassignment and separation of local service staff. Prepare documents for the interview panel for the recruitment of local staff.
  • Process local staff members¿ contracts, entitlements and benefits in accordance with Staff Rules and established HR procedures.
  • Update personnel related information in MSRP/HR module where this activity has been rolled out from PAS to the respective office.
  • Advise staff members on their rights, obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting UN/UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
  • Assist newly-arrived international staff with administrative formalities related to their accreditations, security/ground passes, submission of completed forms and related documents to headquarters, arrange travel and hotel reservations
  • Assist with shipment of their personal effects in coordination with the logistics section.
  • Administer UNHCR medical insurance plan for locally recruited staff. Provide administrative support to staff and dependants in case of medical evacuations, as well as security evacuations/relocations. Maintain daily tracking record of staff and families to provide accurate information in case of emergency.
  • Maintain personnel records in the office, including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.
  • Initiate calculations for payments related to personnel issues such as settlement of travel claims, overtime claims, hazard pay, MIP reimbursements, medical and security evacuations, shipment costs.
  • Initiate routine correspondence on HR matters for the authorizing officer¿s approval.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Senior Human Resources Assistant job must have two years of relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Certificates and/or Licenses: Secretarial / Administrative
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR administrative procedures and processes and exposure to provision of support services in an international organization.
  • Field experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • High IT affinity and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP is desired
  • Language Requirements: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

 

Functional Skills

  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • PG-Resource planning
  • FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other)
  • HR-PeopleSoft Human Capital Management
  • UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures
  • IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

 

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) should apply online at the link below

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 14th November 2022

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