UNICEF Job Vacancy : Human Resources Officer


Hiring company : UNICEF

Based company : United State of America

Position : 

Human Resources Officer (Learning & Development Team - Virtual Engagement and Impact)

Posted : 16 June 2022

Deadline : 27 Jun 2022

Salary : Depending on quality 

Employment Type : Fulltime 

Address of company : USA

Job no: 552099
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: New York
Level: P-2
Location: United States
Categories: Human Resources

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, an Advocate

In an increasingly evolving context, UNICEF strives to equip its staff across the globe with relevant, high quality learning and development interventions and human resources strategies that are aligned with organizational goals and priorities.

The Learning and Development team in the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is responsible for global learning programmes and strategies covering core learning, leadership and management, and HR capacity development. The team builds organizational capacity through the delivery of these programmes and strategies to ensure UNICEF meets its strategic directives. In 2022, the team is focusing on the following priorities: enhancing workplace culture, leading inclusively in a hybrid work environment, building a culture of continuous learning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, enhanced coordination and partnerships, and national staff and HR capacity strengthening. Moreover, as part of the ongoing transition and transformation initiatives at DHR and UNICEF, the team is working to strengthen its provision of agile, global learning solutions to equip staff to effectively respond to the evolving context and demonstrate UNICEF’s core values.

How can you make a difference?

With over 60 percent of UNICEF learning moving to digital and virtual settings, an HR Officer (Virtual Engagement and Impact) is required to support the Learning and Development team in strengthening user experience and engagement in digital and virtual learning spaces, in order to achieve the team’s aforementioned goals. Overall direction, vision and strategy for the Learning and Development team’s work and the contribution of this role will be provided by the Chief of Learning and Development.

Key functions/accountabilities:

  • Work with trainers and vendors to ensure that virtual learning content (including digital content) is engaging, utilizing a range of methodologies including the development of videos, presentations and graphics with UNICEF-specific content and branding to enhance understanding and impact.
  • Ensure that user-friendly, appealing and informative digital/virtual collaboration spaces are in place for learning participants.
  • Develop products (including digital) to strengthen on-the-job learning and learning transfer, including infographics, videos and digital workbooks.
  • Provide guidance on and contribute to the development of digital and bite-sized learning products.
  • Support the UNICEF Global Mentoring Initiative and act as a coordinator for a select number of corporate mentoring streams.
  • Support the promotion of learning programmes through targeted digital communications and marketing strategies, to increase participation/engagement and highlight UNICEF’s diverse career paths/options to staff.  
  • Support the writing, editing and development of content for learning communications initiatives and platforms, including articles, factsheets, and online content.
  • Other activities as required.

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

Minimum qualifications:

  • First University degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Digital Learning or equivalent/relevant professional experience combined with a university degree in a related field. Advanced university degree will be an asset.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in graphic design, videography and communications is required
  • Experience in developing digital, virtual and online learning programmes and content
  • Professional experience and expertise in graphic and multimedia design
  • Professional experience and expertise in producing, shooting, scripting, editing and packaging video content
  • Professional experience in digital communications and marketing including developing, implementing and monitoring digital communications strategies and campaigns
  • Knowledge of and practical experience with social media
  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in working with the Microsoft Office suite. Experience in working with learning platforms would be considered an advantage.
  • Proven experience with digital and online communications software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, SharePoint, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey and digital community platforms
  • Proven ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information
  • Experience with UNICEF communications, branding and multimedia
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interest in human resources and experience in staff capacity development
  • Experience in an international development and/or a nonprofit organization

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 16 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 27 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time