in Tanzania 2023: New Job Opportunities United Nations at UNICEF, 2023
💥Human Resources Officer, (NO2), Dar es salaam, Tanzania [Temporary Appointment 364 days]
Job no: 558920
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Human Resources
works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most
disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To
help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
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And we never give up.
For every child, a chance
is a youthful nation, with children and adolescents making up half of
its population, and has made significant progress in access to health
care, reducing child mortality, enrolment in education, and social
protection for households in poverty. However, the pace of poverty
reduction has slowed down and the country still faces socio-economic
challenges, such as poverty, limited educational and employment
opportunities especially for girls and women, and the need to respond to
external shocks such as the climate crises and unprecedented COVID-19
pandemic. Tanzania has an ambitious development agenda to tackle these
issues and recognizes that job creation and strengthening human capital
are becoming more urgent to capitalize on the potential for economic
growth during the transition towards a demographic dividend. To reap the
full benefits of the demographic dividend, UNICEF’s Country Programme
for 2022-2027 is supporting the Government of Tanzania’s development
agenda in placing greater emphasis on inclusive and sustainable
socioeconomic development that enables all children and adolescents,
including those with disabilities, to reach their full potential, lead a
healthy life, consume nutritious diets, access quality learning and
protection, and meaningfully participate in society, leaving no one
How can you make a difference?
The HR Officer reports to the HR Specialist for close guidance,
training, and supervision. The Officer provides support to the
supervisor and colleagues in the unit by executing HR services through
applying knowledge of theoretical HR models, as well as an understanding
of organizational HR policies and procedures.
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Summary of key functions/activities:
research of policies and analysis of data, provide support to the HR
Business Partner in advising their clients on HR-related needs and
developing subsequent plans of action.
- Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring
equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and
organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and
- Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.
2. Strategic Human Resources
with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and
contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global
implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the
establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge
practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global
policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best
practices and knowledge learned
3 . Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services
support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job
classification, career development, performance management, data
analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in
implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain
and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
- When assigned
casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis,
analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established,
formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions
4. Learning and Capacity Development
- In collaboration with business owners, support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff.
to the mapping of competencies for all staff included in the assigned
client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive
framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
- Research on efficient and cost-effective learning products which enable staff to develop their skills and competencies.
- Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
- Provide orientation briefing to new staff.
5. HR Data Analytics
- Collect, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.
- Support the development and implementation of data collection systems to optimize data quality.
- Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University Degree in human resource management, business management,
international relations, psychology or another related field is
- Two years of professional experience in human resource
management in an international organization and/or large corporation is
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another
official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a
local language is an asset.
Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and
Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get
acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with
others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and
Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve
impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency
framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its
different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce,
and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality,
religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with
disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff
, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable
accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages
the use of flexible working arrangements.
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has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the
aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual
exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and
discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding
principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these
standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference
and background checks. Background checks will include the verification
of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates
may be required to provide additional information to conduct a
UNICEF’s active commitment
towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results
for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidate from
all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living
with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by
the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by
UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to
inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2
(Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with
UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before
taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to
withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or
medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements
are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
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only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an
institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database
(WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities
(IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net
This is a National Officer position and is open to nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania only.
Advertised: 25 Jan 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 08 Feb 2023 E. Africa Standard Time