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About UNICEF: Employment

Division of Human Resources

Welcome to the Division of Human Resources at UNICEF Headquarters in New York

Please consider the Main Menu on the right side.

UNICEF is known for its highly committed and skilled staff which is our greatest asset. Our central function is to support the successful implementation of UNICEF’s organizational objectives by managing a flexible, highly skilled, fully competent and motivated workforce. Human Resources has been identified time and time again as a critical factor for organizational success. The Division of Human Resources (DHR) is a strategic partner to all areas of the organization’s work. Within DHR, “Human Resources Services & Systems” (HRSS) provides support services for 3,000 staff members globally, and processes monthly payroll and related entitlements for more than 4,200 staff in Headquarters (HQ), all Regional Offices (ROs) and co-located Country Offices (COs).

Global Service Centre (GSC) The Global Service Centre is responsible for day-to-day management and coordination of a wide range of Human Resource support services for UNICEF offices worldwide, inclusive of general human resources administration, entitlements, benefits and other technical HR support.

Payroll Unit The Payroll Unit manages overall payroll and operations for all international staff members worldwide, in addition to General Services staff in NYHQ, Geneva, Copenhagen, Brussels and Florence. In addition to the core payroll functions, the Payroll Unit is the liaison with the UN Pension fund, Tax Unit and UN Insurance Unit on issues related to UNICEF international staff members.

The links under the Main Menu box to the right side of the screen will provide you with the relevant documents and information for your on-boarding processes in conjunction with your Detailed Administrative Letter.

HR Assistants from the Global Service Centre, New York Headquarters, will provide the following:

- Issuance of Detailed Administrative Letter

- Continuous administrative collaboration and support throughout your assignment up to separation from the organization 


HRSS values your feedback on this site.  Kindly send comments and/or suggestions to HRSSdhr@unicef.org.



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