Job title: Senior Human Resources Associate - G7
Job type: Temp-To-Perm
Emp type: Full-time
Job published: 03-09-2020
Job ID: 32266

Job Description

The Position:

The United Nations Office in Tanzania is establishing a roster of in various functionalities.   The successful candidates’ profiles shall be kept in the roster to be used by UN Agencies in Tanzania looking to recruit for this function.   The candidates’ profiles shall be valid for 2 years. 


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The Senior Human Resources Associate supports the UN People Strategy. Having the right people in the right place at the right time is at the core of enabling UN to achieve its objectives.  By attracting, retaining and developing a talented, diverse and agile workforce while nurturing a culture of excellence, respect and wellbeing for all, UN’s Human Resources acts as a strategic partner to the organization, enabling a people-centric culture.


The Senior Human Resources Associate provides support and assistance in the areas of operational support, workforce planning, assignments and talent acquisition, organizational cultural changes, HR policy implementation and duty of care in the area of responsibility (AOR). The incumbent maintains employee confidence and protects the organization and its workforce by keeping human resources information confidential.


The Senior Human Resources Associate is usually supervised by the Associate HR Officer, HR Officer or another HR or admin staff. This position can be located in a Country Operation, Multi-Country Office.. The incumbent supervises some support staff. The supervisor provides the incumbent with regular guidance. The incumbent works quite independently on regular assignments with an oversight from the supervisor, assisting him/her in personnel administration and other HR related matters.


All UN staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UN which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules and respective UN Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and the UN core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.



Human Resources Operational Support:

  • Implement HR operational activities to ensure timely provision of HR solutions, prioritizing according to the needs and risks. This may include: 
  • Administration of recruitment, assignment and separation of local staff in the AOR, in accordance with UN/ rules and procedures. 
  • Update of personnel records in the Office, including MSRP entries into HR module where required. 
  • Assisting with recruitment and other procedures related to affiliate workforce.
  • Contribution to workforce planning activities.
  • Provision of a HR customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation and high performance.
  • Enforce compliance with UN Human Resources policies and procedures and the UN staff rules, regulations and UN administrative instructions.


Assignments and Talent Acquisition:

  • Coordinate the recruitment of local staff including the issuance of vacancy notices and screening of the application. Prepare submissions for the review by the Assignments Committee (AC).
  • Assist in organizing outreach campaigns to attract diverse applicants. 
  • Track and report on recruitment and assignments activities. 


Advice to staff and contribution to an inclusive work environment:

  • Build dialog and outreach with staff; answer questions, and provide information to staff as to where to go for help or ask questions.
  • Advise staff members and affiliate workforce on their rights, obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting UN/UN staff rules and regulations.
  • Assist in provision of on-boarding, induction, re-integration into the workplace and off-boarding to colleagues. 
  • Be proactive in identifying issues, themes and patterns affecting the workforce’s health and welfare, including sexual harassment and abuse of authority.
  • Assist in implementation of HR initiatives that support organizational culture change such as good people management practices, and promoting gender, inclusion and diversity.


HR policies and inter-agency:

  • Enforce compliance with UN Human Resources policies and procedures and the UN staff rules, regulations and UN administrative instructions.
  • Participate in the ICSC survey on living conditions and classification of duty stations as well as in the UN Country Team local staff salary survey and other local inter-agency HR-related fora and initiatives.


Duty of Care:

  • Assist in the security and medical evacuations of UN personnel. Maintain daily tracking record of staff and families to provide accurate information in case of emergency.
  • Administer UN medical insurance plan for locally recruited staff.


  • Perform other related duties as required.



Qualifications and Experience:

Years of Education / Degree Level  

4 years relevant experience with high school diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Certificates and/or Licenses


  • Business Administration;                                 
  • Office Management;                 
  • Human Resources Management; or related field.


Relevant Job Experience

  • Essential
  • Experience working in Human Resources. Knowledge of general HR policies, processes and systems.
  • Desirable
  • Experience in HR information technology systems and tools. Experience working with the United Nations. Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.

Functional Skills


  • HR–Human Resources;
  • UN- Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures;
  • *IT-Computer Literacy;
  • Provision of technical HR advice;
  • HR-Administer/manage a large number of staff, preferably within the UN;
  • HR-Talent development;
  • HR-Relationship Management;
  • SO-Learning Agility;



Language:    Fluency in Kiswahili and English. 


How to Apply: 

In order to submit your application create an account on Radar website by clicking ''I'm interested'' button.

Your application letter should state the relevant Reference number in the subject line and be addressed to; 

The Human Resources Working Group

One UN Office in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam


The closing date  for application is 07 October 2020

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.