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Human Resources Assistant (Recruitment), GS-5, Human Resources Centre, Supply Division, Cph
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: GS-5, General Support
Job Expired 21 Oct 2021
Added 2 months ago
Job Description

Human Resources Assistant (GS-5 level)

Recruitment Unit, Human Resources Centre UNICEF Supply Division

364 day temporary appointment

UNICEF's supply and logistics headquarters - Supply Division - is located in Copenhagen, which is also home to the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world. About a half of the 1000 colleagues are housed in Supply Division, Copenhagen with areas of expertise including logistics, procurement, warehouse management, product innovation, market insights, finance, pharma, nutrition, vaccines, cold chain and health technologies and engineering. Over 1000 colleagues work in the Supply Function across 97 countries and 173 offices and form the Supply Community.

How Can You Make a Difference?

Under the general supervision of the Human Resources Associate, the HR Assistant will be responsible for a full range of activities related to GS staff recruitment in accordance with the UN Staff Rules and Regulations and UNICEF's Policy and Procedure Manual.

The incumbent will join the Recruitment Unit in UNICEF Supply Division and provide support in relation to workforce planning, surge support, emergency recruitment and staffing. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to support the planning and organizing of specific project activities within the unit.


Key functions and accountabilities:

  •  Assist in Generic Vacancy Announcements, Covid-19 response, OMP recruitment process and regular recruitments including: advertising positions, sourcing and communicating with applicants and candidates, shortlisting, scheduling interviews, conducting interviews, guiding Hiring Managers on policies and procedures, facilitating approval processes, following up on references and academic verifications, candidate feedback sessions and initial offer letters.
  • Support actions related to UNICEFs Talent Management System (TMS), such as advertising, securing access to Hiring Managers, guiding Managers on TMS questions etc.
  • Contributing to recruitment strategies including simplification of existing processes, establishment of recruitment plans and preparations for the implementation of new recruitment policy provisions.
  • Management of on the internships and volunteer programme
  • Support in analyzing and communicating HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Replying to general inquiries on employment opportunities and conditions of service.


To qualify as a Champion for every Child you will have…


  • Valid work permit and residency in Denmark at the time of submitting the application. Note that the selected candidate is responsible for obtaining any required extension of their residence permit as such an extension cannot be dependent on an employment with UNICEF
  • Completion of secondary education
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in human resources administration, preferably from a multicultural environment of any other large organisation with established HR systems, policies and procedures. 
  • Good knowledge and skill in using HR systems
  • Fluency in English


  • University level courses in human resources management
  • Good knowledge of HR principles, rules, regulations and procedures
  • Working knowledge of UN policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and our core competencies:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please click here:

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


The closing date is 21 October 2021. Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF's online recruiting system. You can apply to the above position by creating your profile, and application at our web site: Kindly note that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that diversity and gender balance are factors in the selection process.  Queries can be directed to Lilia Winkel-Petersen at

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