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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.
For every child, Dedication
UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
For more information about UNICEF Cameroon, please click here.
How can you make a difference?
1. Support in recruitment and placement
- Works closely with hiring managers to prepares and circulates vacancy advertisements.
- Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process, with specific focus on supporting scheduling of technical testing and interviews.
- Prepares formal pre- offer and liaises with GSSC related to offers and onboarding.
- Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been uploaded through TMS.
- Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process to update panel members as necessary.
2. Support Staff in On and Off boarding
- Support onboarding staff to join UNICEF Cameroon is the smoothest manner possible – supporting but not limited to onboarding tasks with GSSC, liaison for visa and travel formalities, advise on related entitlements related to onboarding.
- Proactively identify and elevate possible bottlenecks related to onboarding.
- Support staff by issuing required documentation related to confirmation of employment with UNICEF Cameroon.
- Manage and monitor FWA with staff and managers to ensure correct information is inserted into the system and entitlements correctly processed.
- Ensure appropriate early action is taken for offboarding to effectively support staff
3. Support in processing of entitlements and benefits
- Initiates the processing of a wide range of personnel actions in accordance with UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring all relevant forms and actions are completed by staff and forwarded to the GSSC.
- In consultation with supervisors, analyze, research, and verify information for the purpose of responding to staff queries on areas related to benefits and entitlements.
- Statistics maintenance and issuance of reports (PERs, development plans, leave, gender, geo balance, staff lists, etc.) and organograms;
- Maintains all personnel-related records and files, ensuring relevant information are up-to-date and accurate.
To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. degree programme in HR Management or have graduated within the past two years.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Be proficient in English and French.
- Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
- Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
- Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
- Residing in Cameroon.
- Familiarity with digital marketing, digital spaces for outreach, recruitment, or job search.
- Solid overall computer literacy also in using digital platforms/ applications for project management.
- Attention to detail, sound judgement and discreet.
- At least one year’s previous professional experience.
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally and social sensitive.
- Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in challenging environment and in multicultural team of international professionals.
- Self-motivated and ability to work with tight deadline.
- Consideration will be given to candidates with disabilities.
- Have never completed an internship at the Cameroon office.
- Meet UNICEF child protection standards.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.