Thursday, August 27, 2020

Employment Opportunities at United Nations Arusha

  Express       Thursday, August 27, 2020

Human Resources Assistant, G-5
OFFICE                                                :           Registry/ Human Resources Section
LOCATION                                           :           Arusha
United Nations Core Values:         Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational setting and Reporting:
This position is located in the Human Resources Section under the supervision of the Associate Human Resources Officer.

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The Human Resources Assistant works as a generalist responding to all local human resources issues. The Human Resources Assistant responds directly to questions and queries posed by Arusha based staff.
S/he will monitor the contractual status of staff; regularly review and maintain the information in the Electronic Resources Management system “Umoja”, to identify cases which need attention and follow up on actions related to the administration of entitlements, ensuring consistency in the application of the Staff Rules and Regulations; review and process requests for entitlements and claims; ensure that relevant documentary proof is provided and initiate action towards substantive offices (e.g., Finance, Travel etc.); prepare letters of appointment, ensure that all conditions and related entitlements of appointees such as rental subsidy, education grant, etc. are up to date and bring special cases to the attention of the supervisor; induct new staff members, review and verify all documentary proof to establish the contractual status and related entitlements; advise staff regarding their entitlements and conditions of service, administrative procedures, and processes as well as the staff members’ responsibilities; ensure proper registration of staff in the Pension Fund and in the health and life insurance plans in accordance with the relevant administrative instructions and procedures; initiate check-out and separation-related procedures for separating staff members.
Process applications for vacancies; maintain vacancy announcement files and track status of vacancy announcements; assist in the evaluation and screening of applications of candidates; arrange for and participate in interviews; provide advice and answer general queries on recruitment procedures; provide general office support services; draft and/or process a variety of correspondence and other communications; schedule appointments/meetings, monitor deadlines; maintain automated database containing HR related statistics and prepare periodic reports.

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Core Competencies:
  • Professionalism – Full understanding of the functions and organization of the IRMCT and the Human Resources Section. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful
  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda.  Supports and  acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team
  • Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time
  • Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to
Education:          High school diploma or equivalent; demonstrated ability to use computer technology.
Experience:        Minimum of 5 years of related administrative experience, preferably in the Human Resources field. Knowledge of UN Staff Rules and Regulations and Umoja is an asset.
Language:           English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is an asset.
Assessment Method:
There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice:
The appointment is limited to the Mechanism. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General.

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  • Staff at the G-4 and G-5 levels are eligible to apply; the requirement for one year post occupancy is
  • Interested staff members must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via personal inspira accounts (in PDF format) or the Mechanism website. Please submit all documents including the PHP, a Cover Letter, and the last two e- PAS’s ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE DOCUMENT to the in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.
  • Applicants may have to sit the United Nations Global General Services Test (GGST) as per OHRM Evidence of
     passing the ASAT/GGST is encouraged in order to assess the need for testing.
  • External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the Mechanism website ( and forward electronically AS ONE DOCUMENT to the in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line. Applicants may have to sit the United Nations Global General Services Test (GGST) in the duty station as per OHRM instructions. Evidence of passing the ASAT/GGST is encouraged in order to assess the need for testing.
  • The appointment of the successful candidate will be on a local
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Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.
The deadline for submitting the application is 27 September, 2020. 

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