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Human Resources Officer (Talent Development), NOA, Fixed Term, Kyiv, #120662, Open to Ukrainian Nationals Only
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
NOA Entry Professional Full-time Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 5 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, hope 

The war in Ukraine has triggered the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II. The overwhelming majority of refugees are women and children, often separated from husbands and fathers who remained in Ukraine; older people; and significant numbers of unaccompanied children, including those from state care facilities.

Local and national authorities have established reception facilities at border crossing points to receive new arrivals and are providing life-saving assistance, including accommodation, food, and other basic needs, as well as onward transport for those moving to urban centers. In the reception centers, information is also provided on the asylum process and temporary protection, as well as on the risks of trafficking. Access to basic rights and services, such as health, has been facilitated. Steps have already been taken to foster protection and inclusion into national systems, such as for health and education. Referral services are being scaled up, focusing especially on case management and protection of unaccompanied children and those evacuated from boarding schools, institutions and other alternative care arrangements, survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), victims of trafficking, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups

How can you make a difference?


Learning and Development

  • Support the development and implementation of a 2023 learning strategy for the country office that links with the needs of the UNICEF country programme.
  • Coordinate in-house learning events, including preparation, promotion, implementation, and follow-up activities. 
  • Support search of learning products and communication with providers that enable staff to develop their skills and competencies.
  • Collaborating with business owners, support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff.
  • Rigorously monitor the completion of mandatory courses, and provide guidance for the team.
  • Develop and adapt materials for learning and development activities.
  • Collect, interpret, and analyze data to help inform decision-making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Organizational and logistical support, events coordination. 

Performance Management

  • Under the supervisor's guidance, provide support to line management and business partners so that both staff and managers are equipped with the tools to handle performance conversations and ongoing feedback.
  • Helps develop and conduct workshops for staff and line managers on having performance management conversations and providing feedback, using the achieve performance management system.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff, assisting in developing a comprehensive talent development framework.
  • Monitor performance review completion rates.
  • Support liaison with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to align approaches based on the country context.

Career Development

  • Support the development and implementation of in-house office career development programs. 
  • Providing managers with tools to foster their leadership development.
  • Participate as a focal point on career conversations, career management, and applying for positions.

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

  • A first-level university degree in one of the following fields is required: human resources, psychology, economics, management, international relations, social science or related.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in human resources management is required.
  • Experience in implementing initiatives and programmes related to learning, performance management and/or career development is highly desirable.
  • Strong ability to analyze and synthesize data is a strong asset.
  • Basic design and copywriting skills would be an asset.
  • Fluency in English and the local language of the duty station is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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