Career Recruitment – Jobs Vacancy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Job Opening – Nigeria 2018
Job vacancy Nigeria: Jobs Vacancy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Job Opening – Nigeria 2018
Job Description: Today Work Nigeria

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources Associate
Position Number: 2018/VA/070
Location: Abuja
Grade: GS – 6
Category: Human Resources
Duration of Contract: Three Months (with possible extension)
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Context, Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Associate Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Associate will be assisting in personnel administration and other HR related matters of staff under area of responsibility (AOR) and will be carrying out the following tasks:

  • Assist newly-arrived international staff with administrative formalities related to their accreditations, security/ground passes, submission of completed forms and related documents to headquarters, arrangements for their onward travel to the field office, if applicable.
  • Administer UNHCR medical insurance plan for locally recruited staff. Provide administrative support to staff and dependents in case of medical evacuations.
  • Maintain liaison with the counterparts at support sections and divisions at headquarters, as well as at the respective Bureau, on matters related to the personnel administration support, medical and other issues of staff welfare and safety.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Prepare HR related documents for the annual operations programme review. Provide input in the review of the training needs of the staff, making appropriate proposals to meet identified needs.
  • Advise staff members on their rights, obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting UN/UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the recruitment of local staff including the drafting of vacancy notices and arranging for typing, driving and/or other tests on the required skills. Draft submissions for the review by the local Assignments Committee (AC).
  • Administer recruitment, assignment and reassignment of local staff in the AOR, in accordance with UN/UNHCR rules and procedures. Update personnel records in the office, including MSRP entries into HR module where this activity has been rolled out from PAPS to the respective office.
  • Assist and coach administrative staff performing personnel administration related functions, including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of UNHCR administrative procedures and processes and exposure to provision of support services in an international organization.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Completion of Secondary Education with post-secondary Training/Certificate in Business Administration, Office Management, Human Resources Management or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous relevant professional experience.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of other UN language(s).
  • Field experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • High IT affinity and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP HR module, as well as with MSRP Financials and Focus.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 9th December, 2018


  • This position is on temporary appointment (replacement capacity only).
  • A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.
  • Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.


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