Fixed Term Appointment G-7

National Post: Administrative/HR Associate

20 February 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

Position Summary:

The HR/Admin Associate is located in Zimbabwe Country Office (CO) and is under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Operations Manager (OM) and as a member of the CO management team, the HR/Admin Associate provides quality services in areas of human resources, procurement and general administration in compliance with relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.  He/she takes a client-oriented, results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines and provides support and guidance to the CO.

In support of UNFPA’s strategic direction at the country level, the HR/Admin Associate contributes to country capacity and ensuring effective and efficient application of country office resources through support and monitoring in the following activities:

Human Resource Management;
General Administrative Services.

Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Secondary Education with specialized certification in Human Resources or Certification in Administration;
  • University Degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of progressively responsible Human Resources and/or administrative experience is required at the national or international level, in public or private sector;
  • Ability to interpret administrative and personnel rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and experience in handling of web based management systems;
  • Previous experience in the UN would be an added advantage but not a requirement.


English and the national language of duty station.

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