This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants. Candidates must be legally present in Hungary at the time of application, recruitment and hire.
Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
Procedures and Eligibility
Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).
Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Affiliate Partnerships and Recruitment Section (APRS) takes the lead in recruitment. The Recruitment Associate is part of the Recruitment Unit of APRS and performs under direct supervision of the Associate Recruitment Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent keeps frequent contacts with job candidates and hiring managers to exchange information and provide advice.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Years of Experience / Degree Level For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher. NOTE: A completed and relevant minimum first level university degree (equivalent to BA or higher) shall count in full (100%) towards the required years of work experience. Priority will be given to eligible applicants meeting the full requirements. Salary range: NET 508,652 HUF- NET 596,302 HUF
Field(s) of Education
Business Administration; Personnel Administration; Human Resources Management; or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
Relevant Job Experience
Good knowledge of recruitment best practices and tools to hire the best talents. Experience in using social media platforms for recruitment, including recruitment branding.
Good knowledge of UN Administration and procedures/processes, and exposure to provision of support services in an international organization. Knowledge of UN and UNHCR¿s HR policies. Proficient in online search methodologies.
HR-Talent Management Systems
UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures
IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
HR-HR Policies-Trends/initiatives/best practices in UN Common Syst, public/private sectors;
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Competencies as defined in Job Profile
Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
The closing date is 15/07/2022.
The position number is #10038259
Annual leave: UNHCR staff members holding a fixed-term appointment will accrue annual leave at the rate of 2.5 working days for each full calendar months of service (i.e. 30 working days per year). Pension system: Staff members holding a fixed-term appointment will become participants in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). Health insurance plan: locally recruited staff members in Budapest will be enrolled in the Medical Insurance Plan (MIP). The coverage is also optionally available for eligible family members.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted. UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
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Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Recruitment Associate, the incumbent works independently on regular assignments focusing on risk and oversight in reference verification processes. He/she is focusing on administering the reference verification process for recruitments and rehires in the international professional category incl. performing full lifecycle of academic background checks, employment record verifications and qualitative reference checks, in accordance with the organizational policies, SOP-s and guidelines. The incumbent analyses data in the ERP system, enters and updates data to the relevant HR modules of software (MSRP and Inspira); and performs analysis of record verification results. He/she keeps track of the daily updates of verifications, prepares inputs to reports if/when required. The incumbent keeps frequent contacts with candidates/staff members; APRS section, other UNHCR units; local HR counterparts and external stakeholders such as academic institutions. He/she will be also in regular contact with the focal points for record verification outside of UNHCR: OneHR. The incumbent may perform other risk and oversight-related tasks such as grading or other clearances, along with processing offer letters to the international professional category. Experience in Human Resources and experience with ERP systems and other cloud-based HCM tool are desirable.