Human Resources Officer

Position Summary

Job CategoryVacancy
Vacancy Notice NumberICC/19/GVA/629
Position TitleHuman Resources Officer
Position TypeFixed term
Number of Positions1
Date of Issue12/08/2019
Date of Closing25/08/2019
Annual Salary EstimationUSD 102,998 (net, single rate, including post adjustment)
Duty StationGeneva, Switzerland
Organizational Location/UnitHuman Resources Section (DHR)

Position Description

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 ICC.

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 ICC mandate.
  • Handle complex/sensitive cases
  • Manage, oversee and drive Recruitment activities in application of the selection policy
    • In closed collaboration with the Chief, Human Resources Section, proactively identify ICC 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 DHR. 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 ICC focal point for HR systems, and work closely with all providers to enhance the use of HR systems in ICC.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perform other duties as required



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, Business Object.



  • 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 desirable.

ICC Global Competencies:

  • Communicating in a credible and effective way: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared
  • 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
  • Fostering integration and teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts

Other Information


Annual Salary Estimation (net of tax at single rate), including post adjustment (71% on July 2019): US$ 102,998.

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 25 August 2019.


  • 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