The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees worldwide and find durable solutions for them. Established in 1950, its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. Today nearly 17,000 personnel work in 132 countries helping and protecting millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people. Our Global Service Center in Budapest employs 500 people from different nationalities, in various administrative roles- Supply, IT, HR, Finance. Join us in our global HR role helping the people who are forced to flee.
We are currently looking for candidates to fill in Junior HR/Recruitment roles (at G5/6 level) on temporary basis (12 months, with possibility for extension). These temporary roles can create opportunities for longer term positions with the organization both in Budapest and abroad. Candidates who are not selected now may be contacted within the next 12 months, as opportunities arise.
This Job Opening is available to eligible UNHCR staff members and external applicants. 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).
The successful candidates will help us to recruit our diverse workforce around the globe. The Recruitment Assistant/ Associate will provide support to the Recruitment teamand/or Risk and Oversight Teams, in activities such as:
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Senior Human Resources Assistant will function under direct supervision of the Administrative or Human Resources Officer, assisting him/her in personnel administration and other HR related matters, including the process of recruitment and appointment of staff, and in the performance management and welfare issues of staff under area of responsibility (AOR).
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.
Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level
Field(s) of Education
Candidates must be legally present in Hungary at the time of application, recruitment and hire.
Candidates selected for the roster may be offered a temporary appointment of a length up to 364 days.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 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)
In case of appointment, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
Pension system: Staff members holding granted a minimum of 6 months fixed-term/temporary 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.