Location: Home based
Duration: 6 months
Anticipated Start Date: 31 July 2020
For every child, Hope….
The Policy and Social Benefits team in the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is comprised of two pillars, under the supervision of the Chief, Policy and Social Benefits. The team provides support and guidance on UNICEF's human resources policies and procedures, medical evacuation, pension, insurances, special needs allowances, local salary and for clearance against disciplinary records.
The Policy pillar focuses on formulating, updating, interpreting and communicating UNICEF's HR policies and procedures. In particular, the pillar is responsible for drafting UNICEF'S HR policies and procedures to support the Organization's goals and strategies, while ensuring consistency with decisions of the UN General Assembly, the International Civil Service Commission, CEB, HLCM, HR Network as well as other inter-agency fora. The Policy pillar formulates new policies and procedures, in close collaboration with various stakeholders, including the management, staff representatives, GSSC, and the OneHR community of HR practitioners and reviews/revises existing policies for continued effectiveness, applicability and consistency with United Nations staff regulations and rules.
The Social Benefits pillar focuses on ensuring coordination between DHR New York and UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC), and between DHR and the UN common services that are ‘serving’ UNICEF, such as the Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (UN DHMOSH), the Advisory Board on Compensation Claims, the Headquarters Life and Insurance Committee, the Pension Fund and the Headquarters Salary Steering Committee, and on managing the Medical Insurance Plan (self-funded insurance plan for locally recruited staff members), UNICEF’s medical evacuation programme/policy and on the various insurance provisions for non-staff personnel. In essence, the pillar deals with a broad range of policy and practical matters, advising (in individual cases) and providing information on medical entitlements (including, complex sick leave cases, applications for disability and compensation for malicious acts and service-incurred injuries, medevacs and medical insurances etc.) as well as pensions, life insurance, special needs allowances and local salary surveys.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the HR Managers, Policy and Social Benefits Team, and in cooperation with other colleagues in the team, the consultant will be responsible for the following projects:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
The proposal from the consultant should include daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference. The projected level of engagement is 50% part-time.
At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.