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Human Resources
Posted on 03 Aug, 2022
Closing on 14 Aug, 2022

Job Description


Description of assignment title: HR Associate

Assignment country: Yemen

Expected start date: 01/07/2022

Sustainable Development Goal: 5. Gender equality

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNICEF Yemen

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Sana'a


Mission and objectives

UNICEF is committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children – victims of war, disasters, extreme poverty, all forms of violence and exploitation, and those with disabilities. UNICEF responds in emergencies to protect the rights of children.


The impact of the work of HR Assistants affects the delivery of discrete support services and is closely interrelated with the work of other members of the HR team. The HR Assistant will be exposed to an international, fast past and dynamic team at Yemen Country Office supporting one of the biggest and largest emergency responses ongoing and will contribute in ensuring a successful client oriented programme implementation including: Talent Management and HR Administration. The work performed affects not only the timely delivery of HR processes but also indirectly the delivery of the client departments’/divisions’/offices’ programmes. They play a key role, as a member of the team, in providing routine and some specialized information both to client’s departments and to more senior members of the HR team on HR procedures and the progress of delivery against standards and deadlines. UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, suitable female candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief HR for Sana’a at UNICEF Yemen CO, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in recruitment and placement of staff: Scheduling Assessments (tests, interviews with candidates and selection panel); Writing Interview minutes;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Consultancy and Third Party facilitator port-folio i.e. data updates, filing and quality assurance, assisting in recruitment process to the fi-nalization of contract; compilation and filing of mandatory documents;
  • Provide team management support, including taking notes in weekly meetings, updating team/task planner and following up on action items with relevant team members;
  • Support with in-country onboarding of newly recruited staff members (IP and Local): updating onboarding page, schedule induction briefings, share installation sheets with sections, update onboarding tracking sheet;
  • Contribute to the administration of UNLP issuance/extensions;
  • Contribute to leave and attendance management by following up and reconciling leave rec-ords;
  • Maintain staff lists (including related to security) and automated databases containing HR re-lated statistics and generating periodic reports;
  • General office support, drafting and/or processing variety of correspondence and other sec-tion’s communications.
  • Setting up and maintaining HR files/records (electronic and paper);
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Eligibility criteria



  • Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience

3 years of experience in

  • At the national and/or international level in Human Re-sources and administration; experience working with international organizations is an asset;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Arabic would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volun-teer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Research skills, including data collection, report writings, briefing notes, and context analysis
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Area(s) of expertise: Administration

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  • English, Level: Fluent, Desirable Arabic, Level: Mother tongue, Desirable

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Human Resources, Management, Business Administration and/or other related fields will be desirable.

Competencies and values

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Empowering Others
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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