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Country: Ivory Coast
City: Abidjan
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  • Posted: 20 March 2015

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, (...)

Human Resources Assistant


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invites applications from qualified Zambians to apply for the following position:

Human Resources Assistant – Temporary Appointment, GS-4 (General Service Category, Level 4),for 11 months (with possible extension) to be based in Lusaka. The staff will be under the close supervision of the Human Resource Specialist. 

Interested candidates should send their application by 24 March, 2015 (a cover letter, CV, and signed P11 Form which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Lusaka website under “Opportunities”) with at least 3 traceable references to OR The Human Resources Specialist, UNICEF Lusaka Office, UN House 3rd Floor, Alick Nkhata Road, P.O. Box 33610, Lusaka.



  • Completion of Secondary School. A Diploma in Human Resources Administration or Public Administration or its equivalent in relevant experience is an asset with minimum of 3 years progressive work experience with a good knowledge of HR practices and procedures preferably in the area of staff training and development. Fluency in English language is required.


-Maintain attendance records for all staff in SAP/VISION including updating of annual leave, monitoring of sick leave, and home leave points for international staff. -Process requests for rental subsidy, education grant, education grant travel for international staff. -Monitor performance appraisal system at all levels for timely completion. -Take timely action regarding extension of appointments and other contractual arrangements for staff in both international and national staff categories. -Assist in the documentation of recruitment and maintaining/updating of recruitment status (regular, temporary appointment and consultant services) -Assist in the recruitment process National Officers and General Service staff by providing HR support including, advertising, short-listing, developing comparative matrix as well as coordinating and arranging telephonic and in-person interviews. -Assist in preparation of recruitment minutes and justification notes. -Maintain official status files including consultant’s files. -Prepare and update on a periodic basis the UNICEF staff lists for UNDSS, UN Medical Service, including updating OPSCEN emergency contact lists. -Maintain and update the office organogram and communication tree. -Provide support to staff members when processing requests for UN Access Cards, Laissez-Passer, medical bills, etc. -Any ad hoc assignment provided by the HR Specialist.

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