UNICEF Vacancy : Human Resources Assistants


We are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do.  Promoting the rights of every child is not a job, it’s a calling.

Established in 2015, UNICEF’s Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) provides services to UNICEF offices across the world in the areas of Finance, Master Data Management, Human Resources Administration, Payroll, and Customer Care (IT Global Help Desk).

Our mission is to be a centre of excellence for the global delivery of efficient services within a culture of customer service, continuous business improvement, knowledge-sharing and innovation to support the effective achievement of UNICEF's programme results worldwide. ​

We celebrate geographic and gender diversity with our dynamic team of professionals consists of more than 45 nationalities and considerable number of female and millennials who are committed to the noble mission of UNICEF to serve the children of the world.

At the GSSC, a global career is built on strong foundations of our core values accompanied by continuous learning and professional development in order for our staff to become committed international civil servants.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking qualified and ready to hire candidates for the Talent Pool of HR Assistants (Payroll) at the GS-5 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary as part of the rolling recruitment.

HR assistants (Payroll) assist in the processing of monthly payrolls and staff entitlements for internationally and locally recruited UNICEF staff. HR Assistants review the submitted financial and supporting documentation and respond to staff queries on payments and general entitlement queries, also supporting Payroll Section in reviewing periodic reports for accuracy of the entitlements.

These roles are ideal for early career professionals who wish to gain international exposure to a progressive expanding Centre of Excellence. Successful applicants will participate in a thorough technical assessment.

These roles are office-based.

As an advocate for every child, you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education (high school diploma) is required
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in finance or payroll is required. A completed university degree from an accredited institution will be counted toward the minimum work experience requirements
  • University level courses in administration and finance are desirable
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Products (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
  • Previous hands-on experience in planning, organizing and delivering administrative support services is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive communication and information is desirable.
  • Work experience with a development organization is an asset
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset
  • Non-EU citizens must be in possession of a valid work permit (not related to an employer) for Hungary. Please attach this to your application

Please note that General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and the following core competencies:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

View our competency framework at:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Advertised: 04 Oct 2021 Central Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 18 Oct 2021 Central Europe Daylight Time