Consultant to Support Managed Rotation, NYHQ

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 09 Mar 2018

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.

Purpose of the Consultancy:

Under the supervision of Chief Mobility and Staffing a.i., and working with DHR’s Rotation team, the role will provide support to the completion of UNICEF’s global 2017 Managed Rotation exercise, including a lessons learned initiative, and contribute towards the conceptualization of a streamlined, improved rotation process for 2018. Managed Rotation is a global exercise, launched in 2016, to support staff who have overstayed their tour of duty in their current duty station to relocate geographically.

Specific tasks of the consultancy include:

  • Provision of placement support to unplaced staff from the 2017 Rotation exercise in collaboration with the Rotation team, through identification of potentially suitable posts and consultation with HR Business Partners in various UNICEF offices;
  • Support to the Rotation team in the preparation of a lesson learned document, incorporating feedback from broad consultations with the HR community, Rotation Panels and senior management on the 2017 Rotation process, and recommendations to feed into planning for the 2018 Rotation exercise.
  • Support to the Rotation team in the planning of UNICEF’s 2018 Managed Rotation exercise, ensuring that key decisions from the 2017 lessons learned/recommendations exercise are put into action and that any required policy changes are fully discussed and put forward for consultation with management and the HR community.
  • Expected results:

  • Options for staff placement are identified and consulted with relevant UNICEF offices. This includes support to conversations with staff about their options, with particular focus on staff who are currently unplaced and have a replacement arriving in the coming months.
  • Written report of lessons learned and recommendations is available and shared with Rotation team and HR community for comment before being shared with senior management for decision.
  • Input to the 2018 Managed Rotation exercise, including support to the preparation of a timeline and implementation plan.
  • Working Conditions:

    The consultant will be based in the DHR offices in New York.

    Minimum Requirements:


    Advanced University Degree (Master’s) in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Development or a related field. A first level university degree may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree with additional qualifying experience.

    Work Experience:

    A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in human resources management, ideally with experience in recruitment and mobility related projects. Previous experience with a UN organization a strong asset.


    Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required.

    Core Values:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong drive for results.
  • Excellent communicator of verbal and written concepts to the HR community and to senior management.
  • Works independently and has a problem-solving orientation.
  • Duration of the contract:

    Approximately 8 weeks from 15 March to 15 May 2018. Ideally fulltime, but at minimum 80 per cent.

    Note: Please quote your daily consultancyrate when submitting your application.Applications without a daily rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF’s core values are Commitment, Diversity and Integrity, and core competencies are Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    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.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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