HR Officer

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HR Officer

  • Post Date:October 12, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 8 Years +
    Gender Both
  • Industry Health Care
    Qualification Diploma
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number 2022-10-218
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About UN-Habitat:


Organizational Setting:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable town and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This post is located in the UN Habitat Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP) at Kabul duty station.

UN-Habitat Afghanistan

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992 with funding support of USAID, Japanese and Australian Governments, EU, CIDA, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Kingdom of the Netherlands and several other bilateral donors and multilateral donors. During this period, its programme has expanded to include a wide range of human settlements initiatives, from humanitarian emergency support to small-scale neighborhood level improvement schemes to municipal scale governance reforms.

Operations Division:







Operations Section, UN-Habitat Afghanistan Programme is responsible for providing professional, timely, accurate, effective, and efficient support to the country office programme by ensuring that financial resources are unitized in the best interest of the organization and in line with UN rules and regulations. The Operations Section comprise of Finance Management, Human Resource Management, ICT, and security.

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision of Administrative Officer, HR Officer will be responsible to undertake the following tasks and activities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision of Administrative Officer, HR Officer will be responsible to undertake the following tasks and activities:


•   Prepare vacancy announcements, review applications, and provide a short-list to respective project manager.

•   Arrange and conduct interviews to select candidates. Review recommendation on the selection of candidate by regional offices. Prepare job offers for successful candidates.

•   Monitor and evaluate recruitment and placement related activities of regional offices in Afghanistan and recommend changes or corrections related to procedures to these offices.

•   Maintain personal records of all UN-Habitat local and international staff. Carry out periodic review of local staff entitlements under special circumstances and recommends improvement to higher management for approval and implementation.

•   Supervise and monitor the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts.

•   Review and provide advice on exceptions to policies, regulation, and rules. Administer and provide advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements.

•   Determine and recommend benefits and entitlements for staff based on contractual status.

•   Review policies and procedures and recommend changes as required. Review and recommend level of remuneration for locally recruited staff.

•   Identify and analyze staff development and career support needs, provide advice on career development to staff. Design, plan, monitor and provide induction orientation programme and briefing to new staff members.

•   Assess training needs, identify, design, and deliver training programmes to staff at all levels throughout the Organization.

•   Advice and counsel staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements. Provide inputs, as required.









•   Liaise with UNDP and other UN agencies in Afghanistan on all administrative matters affecting national staff within the terms of the contract.•   Develop and implement a coordinated human resources development plan and arrange training for the staff in appropriate UN-Habitat policies and procedures.•   Perform any other duties that fall within the competency of the incumbent

Job Requirement:

Competencies (Select 3 Maximum)

Professionalism: Ability to identify and resolve budgetary problems and identify sources for data collection. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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.

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 client.

Education & Experience:

a)      The candidate should have bachelor’s degree with 12 years of work experience or  a High School Certificate with 15 years of work experience in human resource management, public or Business Administration or related Subject. Relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in human resources management or related areas may be considered in lieu of advanced degree. Previous work experience in the UN system is added advantage. Knowledge of the UN Personnel Rules and regulations is highly desirable

b)     Language:

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









Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghan National Candidates should submit the following required documents.

1.      A cover letter that shows how your qualifications and experience meet the VA requirement.

2.      An update CV+ P11 form for individual contractor (IC) that contains all your information


To the [email protected]g indicating on the SUBJECT line the vacancy number of the position, please note that applications received after the closing date (18-October- 2022) will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for an interview.

Note: Subject line must be: (2022-10-218) or your application may not be considered.

Submission Email: [email protected]

For more details about UN-HABITAT and UN-HABITAT Afghanistan Country Programme refer Website: and

Submission Email:

  [email protected]


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