Human resource Associate – Mogadisho

  • Full time
  • 1 year ago
  • / Monthly

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    Posted On Feb 12 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 6 years

Job Description

Human resource Associate - Mogadisho

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities to support peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

We are unique in the UN system. In our efforts to build better lives and help countries achieve sustainable development, we bring the values and principles of the United Nations, and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution. Headquartered in Copenhagen, UNOPS has a network of offices worldwide.

We offer several types of contracts:

Individual Contractor Agreements

Individual Contractor Agreement holders (ICAs) are a key resource for UNOPS and its partners. There are three types of ICAs, depending on the scope of functions and the place of work: International ICA, Local ICA Specialist and Local ICA Support. Subject to organizational needs , availability of funds and the individual’s satisfactory performance, ICAs have the opportunity to work for UNOPS for a short period (from 1 hour to 3 months) or longer-term through a full-time agreement without a pre-determined end date.

There are three types of agreements available:

  • International ICA – Specialist personnel perform expert or advisory functions outside of their home country or place of residence, and normally require at least a Master’s degree or equivalent educational background.
  • Local ICA Specialist – Personnel perform specialist, expert or advisory functions in their home country or place of residence, and normally require at least a Master’s degree or equivalent educational background.
  • Local ICA Support – Personnel perform support or administrative functions in their home country or place of residence at a level normally not requiring a Master’s degree or equivalent.

Remuneration of International ICAs International ICAs are offered an all-inclusive, lump-sum monthly fee. In addition, International ICAs are entitled to additional benefits such as attractive training opportunities, paid annual leave, and paid parental and sick leave. UNOPS also offers the option to enroll in a Provident fund (saving scheme). International ICA fees are competitive and range within a given post level, depending on a number of factors. The base fee takes into account the level of the contract and the current market rate for similar roles, as well as the cost of living and hardship at the respective duty station. Additionally, elements such as the degree of specialization, complexity of the tasks, education or experience in excess of the required minimum can be considered. Fees are negotiated directly with the individual contractor, taking into account these factors within the applicable fee ranges for each level.

UN Staff Contracts

United Nations staff contracts offer an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. Staff members at UNOPS perform primary functions and are employed under temporary or fixed-term appointments.

Fixed-term appointments are granted for service of a prescribed duration, for a period of one year or more, up to five years at a time. Temporary appointments are granted for less than one year to meet seasonal or peak workloads and specific short-term requirements. Both appointment types have Professional or General Service categories.

Professional categories Professional categories usually require at least a Master's degree and are graded by job description into different levels. International professional levels range from P1 to P5 and up to the Director level, D1 to D2, followed by the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) level. For National Professional Officers, levels start from NO-A and go to NO-E.

General Service categories General Service positions are largely support-related and range in levels from G1 to G7. It is possible for General Service contract holders to move to Professional positions if they fulfil the required criteria.

ed Nations staff contracts offer an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. Staff members at UNOPS perform primary functions and are employed under temporary or fixed-term appointments.

Fixed-term appointments are granted for service of a prescribed duration, for a period of one year or more, up to five years at a time. Temporary appointments are granted for less than one year to meet seasonal or peak workloads and specific short-term requirements. Both appointment types have Professional or General Service categories.

Professional categories Professional categories usually require at least a Master's degree and are graded by job description into different levels. International professional levels range from P1 to P5 and up to the Director level, D1 to D2, followed by the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) level. For National Professional Officers, levels start from NO-A and go to NO-E.

General Service categories General Service positions are largely support-related and range in levels from G1 to G7. It is possible for General Service contract holders to move to Professional positions if they fulfil the required criteria.

Junior Professional Officers (JPOs)

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young professionals interested in pursuing a career in international work with practical experience in a United Nations organization. Assignments may have a regional, national or sectoral focus and can last for one to three years. JPOs are sponsored by member states.

Under the guidance of a senior member of UNOPS, JPOs assigned to UNOPS learn from experienced colleagues how to implement projects within areas central to UNOPS operations such as project management, procurement, human resources and finance The history of JPO retention in UNOPS and the high value we place on their services ensures a secure and supportive environment for their professional development in the United Nations. JPOs are given the opportunity to make a real impact and contribution to the goals of the organization.

The programme is open to nationals of certain donor countries, while a few donor countries fund nationals of developing countries. Interested candidates should apply directly to the authorities of the relevant member state and not through UNOPS. Click here for a list of donor countries and their contact detail.

More details about the JPO programme and how to apply can be found here.

Funding JPOs UNOPS invites donor countries to fund available Junior Professional Officer (JPO) positions. UNOPS may in some instances develop Terms of Reference (ToRs) around specific needs and focus areas.

Donor countries are encouraged to contact JPO@unops.org for further information.

Internships

UNOPS Internships provide exceptional university students and recent graduates of advanced university degree programmes the opportunity to gain practical experience working in a United Nations organization.

Interns perform practical work assignments in a variety of professional fields, applying and developing their skills under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must either be pursuing a university degree such as a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD (or equivalent), or have graduated from university no more than three years prior to applying for the internship.
  • Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of UNOPS
  • Fluency in English is normally essential, but in some regions French or Spanish may be required. Knowledge of other United Nations working languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) is an asset
  • Candidates must be able to adapt to new environments and establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds

Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. They are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and medical insurance.

It is possible for university graduates to do unpaid work experience at UNOPS without being currently enrolled in an advanced university degree. Interested candidates should submit their applications to internship vacancy announcements.

Application process All internship opportunities are posted on the UNOPS online recruitment system.

To apply to an internship vacancy, applicants must first create an account. Applicants fill in details including personal information, education, experience, languages, skills and other information. This personal profile does not have to be completed in one go, but can be saved and updated on an on-going basis.

Volunteering

If you have an undergraduate degree, several years of work experience and are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities in developing countries, you may be eligible for entry into the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. UNV is a common programme which recruits volunteers for assignments throughout the United Nations family.

Rosters

UNOPS rosters reflect those jobs we most frequently hire for, in our primary areas of work: project management, procurement, finance, human resources, leadership and more.

Shortlisted candidates will undergo assessments so they are ready be hired when a specific opportunity arises.

When we need to recruit, we rely on our assessed candidates who will be invited to confirm their availability and interest. If interested, applicants will have the opportunity to submit a specific cover letter, or update their profile with any further qualifications or skills.

What we value

UNOPS adheres to the values of the United Nations – regardless of contract type, location or job title.

Career development

UNOPS supports professional development and builds teams that strive to achieve the highest standards of performance. We provide a range of opportunities for continued career development, professional growth and continued learning. This includes leadership development and external certifications run by partners such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and PRINCE2.

Work-life harmonization

We value our people and recognize the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. UNOPS has a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offers flexible working options. This applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types across the globe.

Diversity

UNOPS strives to maintain a gender and culturally sensitive work environment, and respects the dignity of all colleagues regardless of sex and gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or political conviction.

We also expect all UNOPS personnel to adhere to UN values and respect the UN code of conduct and code of ethics.

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