CFA-CO-001-2024 – Human Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover)

International Organization for Migration

Call For Applications

Position Title : Human Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Duty Station : Dakar, (Senegal)

Classification : General Services Staff, Grade UG

Type of appointment : Special Short Term Ungraded, 06 months with a possibility of extension

Estimated start date : As soon as possible

Closing date : March 28th, 2024

Reference : CFA-CO-001-2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the

benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and Resources Management Officer (RMO) in Dakar, Sénégal and direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer; the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for assisting in the implementation of HR rules and procedures at IOM Senegal.

  1. Support recruitment processes in the office by coordinating the publication of Vacancy Notice/Special Vacancy Notice, receiving and sorting applications, arranging interviews and tests, preparing all the required documentation and materials, sending communications to candidates, contacting previous employers for reference checks and any other related activity as assigned.
  2. Carry-out pre-employment activities such as preparation of Entry On Duty (EOD) documentation and collection of supporting documentation, coordination of EOD medical exams, follow-up with Health Insurance Medical Services (Manila or Panama) on medical clearances, coordination of orientation sessions, arrangement for security briefing and medical examinations, inclusion in insurance plans as appropriate, creation of personal file, etc.
  3. Perform assigned role(s) in PRISM HR paying special attention to data consistency and accuracy; input and maintain data based on approvals and supporting documentation; monitor and follow up on contractual situation and entitlements and generate reports, contract extensions, personnel actions and other related documentation.
  4. Perform the role of Time-keeper in PRISM; maintain, update and reconcile leave quotas based on supporting documentation; generate and edit leave-related reports; respond to general questions concerning leave administration; guide staff on request and approval procedure in PRISM.
  5. Support separation, classification, reclassification and promotion processes by collecting necessary documentation, drafting forms, making basic calculations, obtaining approvals and coordinating with relevant units in the Regional Office and Administrative Centers.
  6. Update and maintain electronic and physical archiving systems in the unit including personnel files with all supporting documentation, recruitment files, Human Resources policies, regulations, guidelines and manuals, internal controls, etc.
  7. Draft certificates of employment, notices, letters, reports, presentations, graphs, update the organizational chart and support timely submission of documents.
  8. Support the organization of meetings, training activities and other Human Resources events by carrying out logistical activities such as arrangement of meeting facilities, equipment, materials, preparation of correspondence and drafting and assembling of documents.
  9. Respond to general inquiries regarding Human Resources policies, instructions and procedures.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • High School diploma with four years of relevant experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field with two years of relevant professional experience.

Experiences

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage;
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way;
  • Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient and willingness to learn new things; and,
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.

Notes

This is a temporary position established to cover for maternity leave

Languages

Fluency in French and good knowledge of English.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process,

which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Required Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Other:

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment,

accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain

exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021.

This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by e-mail [email protected], referring to this advertisement in the subject “CFA-CO-001-2024 and their full name”.

Applications must include a detailed CV and a covering letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by e-mail [email protected], referring to this advertisement in the subject “CFA-CO-001-2024 and their full name”.

Applications must include a detailed CV and a covering letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No late applications will be accepted.

Posting period**:**

From March 15th, 2024 to March 28th, 2024.


Deadline: 28 Mar 2024