Duties and Qualifications
Senior Human Resources Assistant
Senior Human Resources Assistant will function under direct supervision of the Administrative or Human Resources Officer, assisting him / her in personnel administration and other HR related matters, including the process of recruitment and appointment of staff, and in the performance management and welfare issues of staff under area of responsibility (AOR).
The workforce in the AOR is well-informed of the organisation s human resources policies and practices.
UNHCR provides a healthy, safe and respectful working environment for its workforce in the AOR.
Assist in the recruitment, assignment, reassignment and separation of local general service staff. Prepare documents for the interview panel for the recruitment of local staff.
Process local staff members contracts, entitlements and benefits in accordance with Staff Rules and established HR procedures.
Update personnel related information in MSRP / HR module where this activity has been rolled out from PAPS to the respective office.
Advise staff members on their rights, obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting UN / UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
Assist newly-arrived international staff with administrative formalities related to their accreditations, security / ground passes, submission of completed forms and related documents to headquarters, arrange travel and hotel reservations
Assist with shipment of their personal effects in coordination with the logistics section.
Administer UNHCR medical insurance plan for locally recruited staff. Provide administrative support to staff and dependants in case of medical evacuations, as well as security evacuations / relocations.
Maintain daily tracking record of staff and families to provide accurate information in case of emergency.
Maintain personnel records in the office, including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.
Perform other related duties as required.
Initiate calculations for payments related to personnel issues such as settlement of travel claims, overtime claims, hazard pay, MIP reimbursements, medical and security evacuations, shipment costs.
Initiate routine correspondence on HR matters for the authorizing officer's approval.
ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Completion of secondary education with certificates in secretarial and administrative training.
Minimum 5 years of previous relevant work experience.
Good knowledge of UNHCR administrative procedures and processes and exposure to provision of support services in an international organization.
Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
Working knowledge of other UN language(s).
Field experience with UNHCR and / or with other humanitarian organizations is an asset.
High IT affinity and working experience of PeopleSoft / MSRP. Additional Information Pre-selected candidates might be invited to sit in a written test.
Only pre-selected candidates will receive a notification. Applications received out of the established deadline will not be considered.
UNHCR is committed to have a diverse workspace. All suitable candidates interested to apply, are invited to send their application regardless of gender, civil status, race, colour, ethnicity or nationality of origin, religious believes or sexual orientation.
The application to UNHCR positions is free of charges (application, interview, recruitment, training, etc.).
Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted
For any additional consultation regarding this vacancy please contact vencahr unhcr.org