Human Resources Assistant, GS-4, TA#120326, based in Yaounde, Cameroon (06Months), Assistant Ressources Humaines, GS-4, TA#120326, basé à Yaoundé, Cameroun (06Mois)UNICEF

Human Resources Assistant, GS-4, TA#120326, based in Yaounde, Cameroon (06Months), Assistant Ressources Humaines, GS-4, TA#120326, basé à Yaoundé, Cameroun (06Mois), UNICEF

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job no: 551611

Contract type: Temporary Appointment

Duty Station: Yaounde

Level: G-4

Location: Cameroon

Categories: Human Resources

UNICEF 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.

And we never give up.

For every child, Support.

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change led to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

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Purpose of Assignment & Justification:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Specialist, the Human Resources Assistant provides administrative, procedural, and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff in his/her office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery, whilst promoting a client-based, quality and results orientated approach to the unit and ensuring compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations. The TA is issued to replace temporarily the HR Assistant, who will be on Parental leave for six (6) months

Major duties and responsibilities:

Support in the processing of entitlement and benefits

Support in recruitment and placement

Support in learning and development

Time Attendance

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Initiates the processing of a wide range of personnel actions by UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring all relevant forms and actions are completed by staff and forwarded to the GSSC. Request for contract extensions, Overtime, dependency allowance, certificate of school attendance, birth certificates, etc.

Maintains and prepares all personnel-related records and files, ensuring all information on each staff member is up-to-date and accurate.

Draft vacancy announcements for the vacant position and circulates them internally and externally to attract ideal candidates and Contributes to the timely and efficient screening of applications taking into consideration their relevant qualification, experience, and language requirements.

Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.

Create requisitions for interns, support in the recruitment process, and preparation of offer letters

Initiates and follows up on reference checks and academic verifications and ensures the completion of other background checks.

Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been prepared as well as monitors the life-cycle of the recruitment process to update the supervisor as necessary.

Assists team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops, and events by participating in exercises that aim to build the capacity of stakeholders and in organizing and conducting courses, workshops, and events by preparing and organizing the distribution of materials for participants, ensuring availability of training venues and required equipment and supplies, while providing logistical and secretarial support at workshops and events as necessary.

Maintains and updates a system that monitors the absence of staff. Prepare and update the country leave plan based on the attendance report from different sections

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to HR management equivalent to BTS or Licence Professionnelle or equivalent

A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible human resources, administrative or clerical work experience required.

Fluency in English and good working knowledge of French required

To apply for this post;

Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents:

Letter of Interest (cover letter)

CV or Resume

Technical or university degree

Last Two PER (Internal Candidates Only)

Copy ID Card/Passport

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are;

Demonstrates 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)

To view our competency framework, please visit here

Other required technical skills

Computer literacy and the ability to effectively use standard office software tools as well as good knowledge and skill in using HR systems.

Ability to extract and format data and solve operational problems

Ability to organize own work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

Interpersonal and communication

Takes responsibility to respond 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.

Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgment.

Demonstrates courtesy, tact, patience, and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

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.

UNICEF 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 background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be 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.

Advertised: 03 Jun 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Deadline: 09 Jun 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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