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The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHabitat) and Resident Coordination Systems (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is located in the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) within the Division of Administrative Services (DAS) at UNON. The Chief of Service, Human Resources Management Section reports to the Director DAS.
Under the overall direction of the Director, Division of Administrative Services, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning and management of the Human Resources Management Service which provides support and/or advice to UNEP, UN-Habitat and the RCS globally, and other entities of the UN Secretariat based in Nairobi as well as the implementation of Human Resources Management reforms at UNON.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources, business or public administration, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required.
Experience in the United Nations common system or similar international organization is required.
Three (3) of the fifteen (15) years of experience in an advisory capacity on Human Resources to senior leadership is required.
A minimum of (5) five of the fifteen (15) years experience managing a large and diverse team at the senior level is required.
Experience in handling complex human resource, organizational, operational, and administrative issues at international level is desirable.
Experience with UN human resource/administrative/financial policies and practices is desirable.
Experience in providing services to or in field locations of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations language is an advantage.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date 25 November 2020.
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