UNICEF Job Vacancy: Human Resources Assistant - Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

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Human Resources Assistant:

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 2016/12

If you are a committed, creative Syrian and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization, UNICEF would like to hear from you.

Issuing Date: 09 March 2016
Closing Date: 16 March 2016
Post Title: Human Resources Assistant
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Level of Post: GS6
Duration: Six Months
Duty Station: Damascus 

PURPOSE:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Human Resources or Operations Officer/Specialist/Manager, the Human Resources Assistant provides administrative, procedural and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff in his/her office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery, whilst promoting a client-based, quality and results orientated approach to the unit and ensuring compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Support in recruitment and placement 
  • Support in advertising vacancy announcements for positions within Syria Country office for review by supervisor to help attract ideal candidates. 
  • Ensures timely and efficient screening of applications for minimum eligibility, taking into account qualifications, competencies, and post requirements. 
  • Analyze, research, verify, and compile data which facilitates preparation of workforce planning reports for supervisor to review against benchmarks i.e. Gender and geographical balance and other recruitment related key performance indicators. 
  • Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.
  • Prepares formal acknowledgement, offer and regret letters.
  • Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been prepared.
  • Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process to update supervisor as necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:
  • Completion of secondary school education supplemented with University education. Qualification in Business Administration or Human Resources Management an asset. 
  • Advanced knowledge of computer systems and applications.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 
  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in a large organization of which some part should preferably have been spent in the human resources functions.
LANGUAGES:
Fluency in English and Arabic.

How to apply:
If you meet the requirements stated above, please send your written application to explain your suitability, enclosing comprehensive curriculum vitae, duly completed United Nations Personal History form (P11) (which can be downloaded from HERE) stating telephone number, email address and detailed contact address quoting the vacancy number to:  syrecruitment@unicef.org or to the address below not later than 16th of March, 2016.

PLEASE INDICATE THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER AND THE TITLE OF THE POST YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL APPLICATION.

Human Resources Specialist 

United Nations Children's Fund
East Mazzeh, Al Shafiee St., Bldg. 2, POB 9413, Damascus, Syria.
UN staff that are applying for this post, should include at least two latest Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).

UNICEF, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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