Human Resources Manager at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Human Resources Manager, P-4Job Number: 514313Location: Abuja, NigeriaWork Type: Fixed Term StaffBrief country contextNigeria is a populous country with extremely diverse cultural, demographic and development profiles.  The country combines both development and emergency context as there is an ongoing major humanitarian operation in the conflict prone North East. Economically, the country presents huge potential for leveraging domestic resources (from both public and private sectors) for child-centered development.  Within its capital, Abuja, it hosts the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a large number of development partners.The UNICEF Nigeria Office is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices and has a staffing complement of almost 400 staff. The office is also supported by approximately 130 consultants at any given time. Staff and consultants are located in the national office (Abuja) and nine field offices, some of which are the size of a small country office with 30 - 40 staff members.The Human Resources unit is centralized in Abuja, serving all the staff and consultants as necessary.Country Typology:Country Income Level: Nigeria is a lower middle income country.Duty Station: Abuja is a "C" family, and non- emergency duty station.Office Size: (375 established positions, 9 Field Offices plus a country office)Annual Budget: (USD296,200,000)Schooling: international schools available, covering different curriculum (British, American and French)How can you make a difference?As HR Manager you will work closely with programme and operations managers and your HR Team on all staffing issues in this highly decentralized setting and high-risk environment.Working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, your key functions and accountabilities would include:Developing Human Resources strategy and workplanPlaying a key role in the staff planning process (CPMP/{PBR) ensuring principles of equity, transparency, consultation and feedback to all staffRecruitment of new personnelManagement of staff contracts and entitlementsEnsuring staff receive any necessary psychosocial supportCoordination of nation-wide HR related activities eg. Staff learning; and wellbeing including efficient management/staff relations in the various field offices.Inter-agency engagement with HR managers from other UN agenciesTo qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

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