NATIONAL POST: Re- Advertisement, Human Resources Associate, GS6, Maputo, Mozambique

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 2 July 2019 - 5:00pm(Maputo time)
Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique
Job ID: 24138

The Position:

The HR Associate post is located in the UNFPA Mozambique Country Office (CO) in Maputo and the HR Associate reports directly to the International Operations Manager. 

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth landed on the Mozambican coast on March and April 2019, respectively; bringing heavy torrential rains and ensuing flooding. The provinces of Sofala and Cabo Delgado were hardest hit. Many public facilities, including hospitals were damaged, major provincial hospitals suspended emergency surgeries due to the damage to the hospital buildings and clinics were damaged, thus are not functioning. The United Nations and humanitarian partners in Mozambique have thus far appealed for US$40.8 million to assist those affected by the tropical cyclone IDAI and Kenneth.

UNFPA is leading the Protection Cluster and Co-leading the Health Cluster, with special attention given to Sexual and Reproductive Health and protection interventions to ensure prevention of maternal morbidity and mortality and GBV. The government has mobilized health care providers to provide services to the affected, including in transit centers and mobile clinics, however they lack essential equipment, supplies, kits and tents to provide good quality services, including safe delivery as well as health personnel. Distribution of pre-positioned dignity kits has been initiated and procurement of more RH and dignity kits is underway. The CO is in dire need of additional staffing capacity, especially to ensure its lead role in the protection and health clusters can be continued. 


Qualifications and Experience


Completed Secondary Level Education. First level university degree in human resources, public administration or similar discipline desirable. 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Six years of relevant human resources experience in the public or private sector;
  • Experience of UN Personnel and administrative procedures and the ability to interpret administrative and personnel rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely;
  • Proficiency in Atlas/ PeopleSoft, word processing and other computerized applications;
  • Good writing and communication skills;
  • Previous experience in the UN an advantage.


Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 31.4 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 19%
Girls 19%