Human Resources Specialist - UNICEF


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Job Title :
Human Resources Specialist - UNICEF


Location :
Jobs in Burkina Faso


Posted on :
Thu Dec 06, 2018


Apply before :
Wed Dec 19, 2018


Job Type :


Experience required :
3 years - 6 years


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Job Description


To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

  •  Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

  • Skills:

- Strategic

Experience and ability to implement targeted and innovative human resources strategies to address clients ‘people-related needs. 

Ability to implement innovative HR programs within a fast paced, evolving, and wide organizational setting. 

- Technical

In-depth technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.  Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.  Excellent knowledge of organizational and HR information technology systems and tools. 

- Interpersonal and Communication 

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.

Ability to empathize with client managers, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of promulgated HR regulations and rules.


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading & Supervising (II)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)

  • Analyzing (II)

  • Applying technical expertise (II)

  • Planning and organizing (II)

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.



Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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


Apply before Wed Dec 19, 2018




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