human resources Assistant, G6
UNIFIL, Lebanon - Naqoura

Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:15 January 2018 – 13 February 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Human Resources-UNIFIL-90674-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located within the Human Resources Management Section, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to a Head of the Unit or his/her designated.


Recruitment and placement

Researches and provides accurate information to Human Resources Officers and Senior Managers on human resources staffing issues, assisting in the timely filling of vacancies by facilitating the selection of highly qualified candidates to meet the operational and substantive requirements of the Organization;
Reviews job openings ensuring that the evaluation criteria and responsibilities are in line with the approved or classified documents;
Reviews and determines eligibility of applicants in line with requirements stated in the job openings;
Initiates and follows up on reference checks and academic verification, ensuring the completion of the pre-recruitment formalities, calculating salaries and related benefits, and preparing and dispatching offers of appointments and Statement of Emoluments;
Provides inputs into development of HR policies and procedures on Staff Selection and recruitment: Plans, schedules and coordinates written assessments and competitive recruitment examinations. Advises staff and selected candidates on visa procedures and requirements.

Administration of entitlements and benefits

Interprets, explains and administers entitlements and benefits in line with conditions of service, staff regulations and rules; Provides advice, guidance and information to management and staff on the application and implementation of HR policies, procedures, regulations and rules concerning entitlements and benefits;
Reviews and processes entitlements and benefits related actions in HRIS/ERP, making appropriate recommendations where exception is required;
Supervises and monitors the work of Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including processing of appointments and preparation of personnel actions;
Monitors issues on conditions of service of staff and advises the supervisor of any developments;
Conducts research and prepares written responses to queries related to HR matters.

Planning and Budget

Assists the supervisor in the mission planning process throughout the mission lifecycle by preparing documentation and data as well as initial reviews on staffing requirements and organizational structure;
Assists with the review of recommendations resulting from staffing reviews and translates them into staffing requirements for purpose of budget preparation;
Reviews the budget drafts of mission’s sections and ensures that data and actions asked for in the FPD guidelines on budget review are provided by HR assistants and the sections of missions for review and reflection in the budget draft;
Assists in reviewing and processing requests for classification, providing advice on classification procedures and processes;
Assists in providing documentation and background materials relating to classification of posts;
Constantly reviews and monitors staffing related cost and expenditures in ERP in line with funds allotment, ensuring that funds for staffing costs are available, and where necessary alerts Human Resources Officer to follow up with Finance and Budget Office to deploy funds to meet any shortfall;
Ensures that expenditures related to staffing are within the budgeted staffing costs, coordinating with the Finance and Budget Units at both the mission and Headquarter levels to ensure availability to funds;
Advises hiring managers on loaning of posts between sections and movement of posts and staff between locations based on the SOP on Staffing table and Post Management, ensuring the integrity of the staffing table as approved in the budget without discrepancy in sections and locations.

Staff development and career support

Assists in the development of career development programmes to support staff members career needs;
Assists in the organization and conduct of training courses and workshops in consultation and coordination with Training Units;
Researches on specific career needs of staff and makes appropriate recommendations and staff development plans in line with the HR work-plan.


Maintains an automated databases and the centralized reference and filing systems;
Researches on a range of HR related issues and prepares notes/ reports;
As requested, conducts research on precedents, policy rulings and procedures;
Supervises compilation and preparation of statistical reports on HR related issues;
Conducts exit interviews for separating staff and assists him/her in final arrangements;
Provides general office support services; processes, drafts, edits, proofreads and finalizes for signature/approval, a variety of correspondence and other communications; performs budget preparation input monitoring and implementation in HRIS/ERP, etc.; sets up and maintains files/ records (electronic and paper); schedules appointments/ meetings, monitors deadlines, etc.; 
Prepares written response to queries concerning HR related matters;
Trains and provides supervision to new and lower-level staff in the unit.
Performs other duties as required.


Professionalism: knowledge of and application of UN Staff Rules and Regulations including administration of a broad range of entitlements and benefits. Knowledge of ERP systems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of the work.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required. Experience using human resources management related databases and SAP platform/system is desirable. Experience in providing advice to managers and staff on HR related matters is desirable. Experience in application of UN Staff Rules and regulations in operational environment is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For these posts, fluency in English, oral and written is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against these positions is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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