Location: Switzerland (Geneva)
Closing date: 17 Mar 2008
Job Description

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Regional Chief of Human Resources to be based in its Geneva, Switzerland Office.

You will be responsible for the management of Human Resources for three separate offices; the CEE/CIS Regional Office, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, and the Geneva-based EMOPS. This includes provision of strategic advise, guidance and direction to the Regional Director and the Heads of Country Offices in support of the country office programme management and administration on the full range of HR functions, including strategic planning, organizational development, recruitment, preparation of budgets, learning and training and interpretation and application of regulations and rules.
For the Private Fundraising and Partnership and EMOPS, you will oversee the management and direction of the full range of HR functions.
Your profile:

* Advanced university degree in Human Resources Management or a related field.
* Twelve years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in human resources management, especially in the areas of human resources, planning and management, and eight years of which should be in a senior advisory capacity in developing countries.
* Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas as well as impart knowledge and teach skills.
* Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
* Proven skills, in manpower planning and management of human resources.
* Good analytical and negotiating skills.
* Ability to organize and implement training.
* Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
* Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-08-124 to: recruit.OPS@unicef.org. Applications should be received by 17 March 2008. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF's salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.
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