Human Resources Officer

Position Summary

Job CategoryVacancy
Vacancy Notice NumberICC-21-VAL-715
Position TitleHuman Resources Officer
Position TypeTemporary - 12 months
Number of Positions1
Date of Issue26/05/2021
Date of Closing13/06/2021
Annual Salary EstimationUSD 83,335 (net, single rate, including post adjustment)
Duty StationValencia, Spain
Organizational Location/UnitHuman Resources Section (CHR)

Position Description

Applications from women are particularly encouraged for this vacancy

Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of the post is to provide expert operational support and technical leadership in all Human Resources services delivered in UNICC.

Objectives of the Programme:

The objectives of the Centre, as stated by its mandate, are to provide information and communication technology (ICT) services (including training) on an inter-organizational basis.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Chief Human Resources Section, and in close collaboration with the HR team, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Advise managers and staff on the whole range of HR issues (e.g job design, HR planning, talent selection, contract, or performance management)
  • Ensure and guide on proper, consistent and fair interpretation and application of rules and policies based on the best possible balance between the respect of rules and the special needs inherent to UNICC mandate.
  • Handle complex/sensitive cases.
  • Manage, oversee and drive Selection and Recruitment activities in application of the selection policy
  • In closed collaboration with the Chief, Human Resources Section, proactively identify UNICC staffing needs and organize the implementation of the recruitment plan
  • Review and finalise job descriptions based on ICSC classification standards
  • Represent HR in interviews for staff and consultants as required
  • Coordinate recruitment activities amongst the HR team and provide support and training to stakeholders involved in the selection process
  • Manage, oversee and drive Learning and Development initiatives run by CHR. Lead training needs assessment exercises, develop a learning offer and maintain the learning catalogue, initiate and maintain partnerships with providers, administrate the Learning Management System in close collaboration with WHO
  • Take a leading role in the design and implementation of HR policies and processes. Keep abreast of latest best practices in the HR domain
  • Take a leading role in the design and implementation of HR systems and tools. Prepare technical specifications for new developments and liaise with technical colleagues to solve any system related issues. Act as the UNICC focal point for HR systems, and work closely with all providers to enhance the use of HR systems in UNICC
  • Monitor the recording of data, prepare timely corporate statistics and conduct analysis with team members, identify trends and potential issues, and propose solutions to stakeholders
  • Support HR colleagues by providing technical expertise and leadership, supervise staff and interns when required
  • Contribute to the design, update and monitoring of the HR strategy
  • Acting as Deputy to the Chief of HR, and as Officer in Charge in his absence
  • Provide other ad hoc support either within your team or in other teams as required – this includes the participation in special projects or support to service delivery for short period of time on a part-time or full time basis upon request from the senior management

Recruitment Profile

Experience and Skills required:


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in Human Resources management
  • Ability to diagnose, design and implement potential improvements and HR solutions
  • Disciplined and very meticulous approach to work
  • Very good oral communication and writing skills
  • Ability to relate well with different nationalities
  • Excellent knowledge of Office related software


  • Experience in working with the UN and/or IT related company
  • Good knowledge of the UN HR system
  • Strong system mind-set with the ability to learn and use a number of technical software such as HRIS, SharePoint, WordPress
  • Strong People analytics mind-set


  • Advanced university degree at Master’s level or equivalent in human resources management, law, public or business administration, social sciences or related field
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree


  • Expert knowledge of English is required
  • Intermediate knowledge of French/Spanish is required

ICC Global Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Communicating: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Demonstrates the ability to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment Guides and motivates staff towards meeting challenges and achieving objectives. Promotes ownership and responsibility for desired outcomes at all levels.
  • Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.

Other Information


Annual Salary Estimation (net of tax at single rate), including post adjustment (36,7% on June 2021): US$ 83,335 

UNICC also offers generous leave and absence allowances, flexible working hours, overtime compensation, teleworking, access to training, and depending on eligibility other benefits such as relocation grant, dependency allowance, language allowance, or education grant.

Closing date for applications:

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Geneva Time) on 13 June 2021.


  • Technical and/or personality tests may be carried out as part of the selection process
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Though you may not be selected for this advertised position, the ICC will keep your application in a roster if your profile is deemed to be of potential interest for the Centre. You may thus be solicited by our HR department to participate in an interview for another position

Applications from women are particularly encouraged for this vacancy

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