Internal and External Vacancy Announcement: Human Resources Officer, NO2, Fixed Term, Yangon (position will relocate to Nay Pyi Taw in the near future), Post No. 90735 (Myanmar Nationals Onl

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This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.

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

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Human Resources Manager, manage all areas of human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in a large country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.

Key functions and accountabilities of the position:

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination and administration of international and local conditions of service, terms of employment, benefits and allowances in accordance with UNIUNICEF regulations and rules. Advise management and staff on correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide counselling as required. Coordinate with relevant Government ministries and other appropriate local institutions to ensure the processing of international staff conditions of service, entitlements and privileges in country.

2. Support the office's administrative and technical needs for professional officers, general service and temporary staff by implementing and administering effective and speedy recruitment procedures. Ensure organizational targets (geographic distribution, gender, etc.) are met while not compromising on the recruitment and retention of national staff of the highest calibre. Team with supervisors in the recruitment process to ensure integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs of managers and goals of diversity. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.

3. Liaise with GSSC to ensure appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts, promotions, within-grade increments, and performance evaluations.

4. Implement and administer the fair, equitable and systematic GS classification in compliance with the established standards and procedures as well as the classification principle of equal pay for work of equal value by ensuring all job descriptions are current and duly classified. Make recommendations on the organizational structure of the office and effective utilization of human resources (HR).

5. Enhance staff’s job performance by supporting the identification of training needs, preparation of training proposals and arranging for implementation and evaluation of training. Provide HR training and support as required in country, including at sub-office locations.

Provide orientation briefing to newly arrived staff Promote a rational and attainable career management system to meet the office's current and future needs.

6. Monitor potential staff – management issues; provide advice to managers/supervisors on appropriate approach to be used in sound performance management and in counselling staff. Serve as technical resource and provide administrative support to staff- management bodies such as SAP, APC, JCP, and JCC.

7. Contribute to the budget preparation and review process through an analysis of staffing pattern and needs of the office. Participate in management meetings affecting HR planning and management.

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

  • Advanced University degree in Social Sciences or other relevant disciplines (Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Psychology, etc). Additional professional training an advantage. A first level University degree with relevant years of working experience may be exceptionally accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience (for NO).
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Experience in the UN or other international development organization an asset.

Technical Knowledge

  • Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)

    • Job Classification Guidelines
    • Local Salary Survey Methodology
  • Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
    • UN Staff Regulations and Rules and Personnel Directives
    • UNICEF HR Policy & Procedures Manual (PAM) and rules and regulations, Administrative Instructions and Circulars
    • UNICEF Financial rules and regulations, Budget policies, procedures, guidelines and instructions
    • UNICEF training guidelines and procedures
    • Field Security Manual
    • Use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications
    • Gender equality and diversity awareness
  • Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
    • UN mission and system; International Code of Conduct
    • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses
    • UN Security practices and guidelines
    • UN guideline on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and partners
    • Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches
    • Emergency operations practices and guidelines
    • UNICEF Mission and UNICEF Guiding Principles
    • UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies
    • Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming
    • Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches
    • UN common system approach and harmonization in HR
    • UNICEF's HR vision, goals, strategies and policies
    • UNICEF HR Policy & Procedures Manual (PAM) and rules and regulations, Administrative Instructions and Circulars
    • Case histories and precedents in HR areas
    • Staff welfare and rights of staff members
    • Organization design, HR planning, Staffing Strategy
    • Recruitment/Selection/Placement
    • Job Classification Guidelines
    • Compensation Rules
    • Benefits Administration (MIP, UNJSPF)
    • Organizational change management (Fast change, Culture Management, Strategic organizational initiator)
    • Career and Staff development
    • Learning/Training
    • Performance Management
    • Staff Relations
    • HR technology and systems

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in the following:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

The Functional Competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing [I]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [I]
  • Relating and Networking [I]

View our competency framework at

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF is a workplace that welcomes diversity and equal opportunities. If you require any reasonable accommodation for your test, please let us know two days ahead of the test.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

The VA is open to all internal and external candidates.

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