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Human Resources Associate UNICEF


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6 Year
Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma


  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Istanbul
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-18


UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations that donate humanitarian and developmental support to children over the world. It was originally initiated in 1946 to give emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of every child, especially those who are vulnerable. Its activities include giving immunizations, disease prevention, and treatment for children and mothers with HIV, as well as strengthening childhood and maternal health. UNICEF relies wholly on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors.


Harmonizing onboarding and direction of staff to the new duty station

• Carry a index of staff being onboarded in Istanbul from DHR, EMOPS and DFAM and ensure all location specific information is shared in a timely manner, even prior to assignment.
• Share welcome guide with beginners and arrange for onboarding orientation meetings.

Harmonizing relocation-related HR entitlements

• In collaboration with supervisors, provide client-focused service and guidance to staff and managers on HR policy, best practices, and entitlements related to relocation of staff, including relocation benefits, leave, pension, medical insurance, and flexible work placements.

Approaches coordination, case monitoring and data analytics

• Update and support the Case Monitoring system and ensure accuracy of data.
• Support dashboards and prepare updated data charts.
• Welcome , log, and assign service requests in the SSU case monitoring tool.
• Confirm that escalated cases are routed to the relevant approving authority.

Updating country welcome directory

• Founded on feedback from relocating staff members, ensure that the country guide includes all relevant information to facilitate the settling of newly arriving staff.

Prevalent organizational support

• Current and/or process a variety of correspondence and other communications.
• Schedule assignments and meetings with focal points of relevant sections/experts/ HR team to monitor and coordinate the requirements identified by Divisions and offices.



  • Completion of secondary education, preferably increased by technical or university courses related to HR, Administration, or any other connected field.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively accountable HR and administrative work experience required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HR principles, rules, regulations and procedures within the UN
  • Computer literacy and the ability to actually use standard office software tools as well as good knowledge and skill in using HR systems.
  • Ability to extract and format data and to solve functional problems
  • Ability to arrange own work, set stresses and meet deadlines
  • Takes accountability to reply to internal and external service needs promptly and proactively; takes initiative to ensure that deadlines, rules, and regulations are met. Uses own discretion to address unforeseen situations
  • Illustrates a high degree of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
  • Illustrates courtesy, tact, patience and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Fluency in English. Understanding of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a regional language is an asset.


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