Efficiency behind the scenes: Management and Operations
High on the agenda has been aligning human resources activities with the objectives of the Medium Term Strategic Plan 2006–2009 and with UNICEF’s aim of making the maximum contribution towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
In 2005 UNICEF invested in technological systems – such as SAP-HR for payroll and human resources management and administration – that allow resources to be moved from the important but more routine transactional personnel processes towards the achievement of more strategic HR developmental issues.
Strengthening recruitment and improving staff effectiveness
To improve staff effectiveness in child-focused policy analysis and advocacy, a Global Learning Strategy was designed during 2005 and is being implemented in 2006. To fully sustain UN policies on HIV/AIDS in the workplace, a major staff orientation programme on HIV/ AIDS was implemented at UNICEF Headquarters, and 506 staff members attended the sessions. UNICEF’s commitment to staff well-being was demonstrated through the‘P2D’ programme for personal and professional development, attended by nearly 3,000 staff during the year.