Resource Management jobs at the United Nations, Nairobi Kenya
Position Title: Chief of Section, Human Resources Management at the United Nations Environment Programme
Roles and responsibilities
Strategic HR Leadership and Planning
- Lead, plan and monitor Human Resources (HR) initiatives based on an analysis of programmatic priorities emerging from UN Environment Assembly decisions, UN Environment’s Medium-Term Strategy, Strategic Framework, priorities, approved Programme of Work and emerging environmental issues.
- Develops and implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization. This will include workforce planning, organization-wide management, training, and talent initiative.
- Advises senior management on all aspects of human resources policies, procedures, and substance. Similarly, provides proactive and innovative approaches to the delivery of human resources
services as well as to strategic and policy issues.
- Act as a liaison with the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), UN Secretariat in New York, and other UN entities on issues related to HR, including identifying best practices in HR models, implementation of HR policies and strategies. Similarly, represents the organization on relevant committees.
- Lead and plan organization procedures and policies to address ongoing and emerging HR directives issued by the Secretary-General. Also, assist other relevant UN bodies, including ensuring timely reporting on key initiatives.
Staff Recruitment, Workforce Planning, and Diversity
- Monitors and ensures the timely filing of posts in accordance with established policies and procedures. Overseeing the entire recruitment process for the Division. Including reviewing submissions from Divisions/Offices and ensuring consistency with applicable HR rules and regulations.
- Lead and manage the review of existing human resources and skills in the UN Environment as well as lead the development of the organization’s workforce and succession planning strategy.
- Conceptualize and develop a UN Environment program for staff mobility, aligned to the UN Secretariat’s Managed Mobility Scheme, promoting rotation and career development in line with UN HR policies and procedures and based on UN Environment’s programmatic requirements.
- Identifies recruitment needs and priorities, develops and implements recruitment strategies and conducts targeted recruitment campaigns for senior positions (P5-ASG). Also, manage the Junior Professional Officers, United Nations Volunteers, and the Internship Programme.
- Contribute to policy development and discussions, and the implementation of UN System-Wide reform efforts, and in particular lead the implementation of the UN Environment Gender Parity Implementation Plan on HR issues in collaboration with the Senior Gender Advisor.
Talent Management, Leadership Development, and Training
- Lead the development of UN Environment’s Training and Staff Capacity Strategy and act as an interlocutor with HRMS, UNON on identifying training and learning needs.
- Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs and designs programs to meet identified needs. Similarly, prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support program.
- Focal person for staff relations issues including grievance and other reporting mechanisms.
- Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.
- Also, manage, supervise and carry out the work program of the Section under his/her responsibility. Co-ordinate the work carried out by the Section; provide programmatic and substantive advice.
- Furthermore, perform any other duties as required.
- Advanced university in Law, Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, Management, or related field. However, candidates with a bachelors degree and two years of additional qualifying experience can also apply.
- In addition to that, at least ten years of experience in human resources management, administrative sector, or related area of management. Out of the total, at least 3 years experience in strategic-level is necessary.
- Experience in strategy setting and implementation is necessary. Similarly, leadership experience in change management and senior engagement.
- Fluency in English is necessary. In addition to that, intermediate knowledge of French is desirable.