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Talent Group for Human Resources Associates (HR Administration), GS-6, Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
GS-6 Associate Roster/Talent Pool Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 11 Dec 2022
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology.

GSSC has won the 2019 Business Services Firm of the Year in Hungary, one of 26 regional awards announced at the Central and Eastern European Business Services Summit & Awards held in Warsaw, Poland.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking candidates to support the HR Administration Section as Human Resources Associates at the GS-6 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer/Specialist, the Human Resources Associates are responsible for the various range of activities for the personnel administration, benefits and entitlements of staff in accordance with the UN Staff Rules and Regulations and UNICEF's policies and procedures.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Process complex requests or transactions in different systems, ensuring that they are in accordance with the internal rules, regulations, processes and procedures
  • Answer various queries including complex situations applying best business practice and client orientation
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and partner on projects / initiatives for building efficiencies at the GSSC and enhancing client experience
  • Verify actions and updates in systems, and support maintaining accurate HR, staff, and personnel data 
  • Proactively reach out to client offices and staff members to ensure that communication and expectations are clear
  • Analyze and review processes and procedures and contribute to the development and revision of the respective documents, including Standard Operating Procedures, process instructions and other documents and participate in other related projects
  • Alert managers of complex issues and recommend solutions
  • Review, and update training materials and/or internal tools and documents to facilitate GSSC HR Administration’s work
  • Support HR Assistants of HR Administration by training and couching them on various processes, systems, rules, and regulations

As an advocate for every child, you will receive

  • A competitive salary which is exempted from paying national income taxes in Hungary on United Nations emoluments. Access here the UN Salary Scale for Hungary, and here a salary calculator for simulation.
  • Hybrid work opportunity
  • Holidays and leave, including 30 days of annual leave per year
  • Parental leave
  • Dependency allowance
  • United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Optional life insurance plan
  • Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path
  • Access to staff well-being support
  • Access to career development support

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education (i.e., high school diploma) is a minimum requirement.
  • University level courses in human resources, business administration or related field are desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in human resources for candidates holding Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in human resources, business administration or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in human resources for candidates without university degrees.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Products (including MS Word, MS Excel & MS PowerPoint) is required.
  • Previous hands-on experience in planning, organizing and delivering administrative support services is highly desirable.
  • Work experience with a development organization is an asset.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNICEF'S rules, regulations and procedures is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is an asset.

Applicants must be nationals of EU countries or in possession of a valid work permit.  Please attach a copy of your work permit to your application submission.


General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.

Remarks: Requirement for internal applicants 

Internal applicants from GSSC are required to complete the courses of Learning Paths that are identified as essential when applying to the level of this post. Please visit the L&D Portal Learning and Development ( for more information. When submitting your application please add the status overview of your Learning Path as attachment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID).

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