HR Officer – UNICEF – Brasília, DF

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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, dedication.

UNICEF wants to make sure that all children in Brazil can enjoy their rights, particularly those who have been excluded from the country’s progress and those who grow up in especially vulnerable circumstances. To achieve its goals, UNICEF works both at national level to influence policies and programmes for children as well as in the regions where most of the disadvantaged children live: in the Semi-arid and Amazon regions and the large cities.  One of our goals is to guarantee to all children and adolescents’ access to quality health; the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents and young people; and the full development of children in early childhood.

The HR unit composed of 5 persons is providing support to Brasilia’s office as well as 9 sub offices, in all HR related areas. This position is under the supervision of the HR Manager and is supervising directly one HR Assistant.

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How can you make a difference?

You will provide HR services through applying knowledge of theoretical HR models, as well as understanding of organizational HR policies and procedures.

Join our team to be responsible for

1. Business Partnering

  • Through research of policies and analysis of data, provide support to the HR Manager in advising clients on HR-related needs and developing subsequent plans of action.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues by recommending equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organization’s interests.
  • In conjunction with the supervisor help clients grow by guiding them through coaching processes, such as Implementation of 360-degree assessments, leadership-development activities and programmes, as well as maintain trusted client relationships, while upholding client confidentiality.
  • Provide support to handle workplace conflicts resolving disputes, so as to eliminate many issues before it escalates.
  • Research and compile data that conveys organizational progress towards gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human Resources

  • Support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation.
  • Research and provide data which helps inform the improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast and research best and cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation.

3. Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services

  • Provide support in relation to recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.

 4. Learning and Capacity Development

  • Support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff included in the assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Research on efficient and cost-effective learning products which enable staff to develop their skills and competencies.
  • Participate in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefing to new staff.

5. HR Data Analytics

  • Collect, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Support the development and implementation of data collection systems.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

A University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required. Specific qualification in HR management is an asset.

Minimum of (1) one year of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Added years of experience is  highly desirable.

Proven experience in staff selection as well as learning and development is highly desirable.

Certification and experience in coaching is highly desirable.

Strong research, planning and organizational skills.

Excellent knowledge of information technology systems and tools.

Ability to establish rapport and trust with business leaders.

Fluency in Portuguese and English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF`s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are: View our competency framework at Analyzing (I); Relating & Networking (I); Applying technical expertise (II); Planning and organizing (I); Following instructions and procedures (II).

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, representing the diversity of Brazil, such as black and indigenous people, to apply to become a part of our organization. Candidates will be treated equally regardless of gender, sexual orientation, special needs, social and HIV/aids status. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


This Vacancy Announcement is open for competition to Brazilian nationals only.

In order to promote gender balance within professional services category, male candidates are encouraged to apply.

All candidates who wish to apply to this Vacancy Announcement are requested to prepare and submit their application in English.


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