Human Resources Assistant at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant, GS-5


  • On boarding New Staff: Provides induction briefing on benefits and issues personnel actions on initial appointments, extension of fixed-term appointments, promotions and conversions for locally recruited staff. Follow-up on contract extensions, within-grade increment, promotions and entitlements to allowances and benefits as well as pension fund enrolment and distribution of forms. Follow-up with UNJSPF on payments of benefits.
  • Maintains the attendance record and the office leave plan including home leave monitoring as well as Rest and Recuperation (R&R) entitlement. 
  • Prepare, maintain and update human resource database and VISION reports on staffing lists, expiration of contracts, etc. Focal point for all HR related databases; organograms; security lists; Job Descriptions as well as focal point for Global Service Centre (GSSC).
  • Assist in the recruitment of NPO/GS drafting and posting of internal and external vacancy announcements, short listing, organizing for interviews and conducting reference checks and regret letters to unsuccessful candidates.
  • Establishes and maintains official status files for all staff members in UNICEF Nigeria. Maintains up-to-date job descriptions for all staff (international and local) within   Nigeria.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor in support of the HR team.

  • Secondary education/degree required
  • University course in related subject (Human Resource, Law, Psychology, Management, etc.) will be an asset
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database software.


  • Five years' experience in the Field of Personnel/Administration, experience of international organisation desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Good knowledge of the local language(s)
  • Knowledge of another working language in the organization an asset
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
Location: Abuja

Closing Date
30th November, 2016


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