Apply: UNICEF Human Resources Associate

Deadline: 09 October, 2023

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has opened applications for the role of Human Resources Associate.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for every child.


  • Support the business partners in developing initiatives to encourage employee well-being and employee recognition schemes
  • Support the management of change processes by advising clientele on changes to HR processes under the guidance of the HR business partner
  • Support the business partners in assisting clientele in using internal HR systems such as talent management, Agora and Achieve
  • Support the collecting and compiling of HR-related data, including recruitment metrics, employee demographics, retention rates, and performance indicators
  • Analyse HR data to identify patterns, trends, and insights related to recruitment, employee engagement, and workforce planning
  • Create meaningful HR reports and presentations to communicate key findings and recommendations
  • Collaborate with the HR team and management to identify data-driven solutions to address HR challenges and optimise processes
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and initiatives through data analysis
  • Support the conducting of predictive analytics to identify potential recruitment needs and skills gaps
  • Ensure data accuracy, integrity, and security by implementing appropriate data management practices and protocols
  • Stay updated on data analytics tools, techniques, and industry trends to enhance HR data analysis capabilities
  • Provide guidance and support to the HR team in utilising HR data for decision-making and strategic planning
  • Develop and monitor trackers and powerBI dashboards for data for which real-time reports are required
  • Prepare informative PowerPoint reports to be shared with the chief of the HR section, senior management, regional office and headquarters
  • Identify lapses and inaccurate staff-related data and follow up with appropriate stakeholders to have them rectified
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing within the NCO HR team
  • Carry out additional tasks


  • Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or a computer engineering/science-related course, or completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented with technical or university courses related to the work of the organisation
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in a similar role or six years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role in lieu of a university degree
  • Excellent computer and data analytics skills
  • Relevant experience in data gathering tools (e.g., Microsoft Power BI; SQL, SAP BusinessObjects; Sisense; TIBCO Spotfire, ThoughtSpot., Qlik, SAS Business Intelligence, Tableau, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with working in an emergency context is considered an asset
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset
  • Solid ability to analyse and manage data
  • Extensive knowledge of HR principles, rules, regulations, and procedures within the UN
  • Ability to extract and format data and solve operational problems
  • Ability to organise own work, set priorities, and meet deadlines

To apply and for more information, click here.

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