The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs.
WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-
saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries.
Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team.
While the 16,000-people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is offering life-changing job opportunities you are unlikely to find in other organizations.
Working at WFP will give you the opportunity to work beyond your expectations, to be enriched by truly meaningful work and deepen your professional expertise.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are building a Roster of Human Resources Generalists and Recruiters that will be comprised of highly competent professionals from around the world who can play a key role in helping our Country Offices across a variety of HR activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES may include :
Participate in the development of HR country-specific plans and processes, and lead the delivery of HR operational activities or projects to meet local objectives and support WFP strategic goals, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
Provide advice to managers and employees on complex issues, understanding their needs and ensuring that HR policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
Ensure the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, determining conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving more complex employee relations issues.
Manage capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
Partner with hiring units on competencies and principal requirements to ensure accurate and detailed job descriptions, and develop Talent Acquisition action plans
Plan and deliver an onboarding process which ensures new employees have a positive experience of WFP and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation.
Contribute to building and managing talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and planning / implementing solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.
Deliver organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
Lead and motivate a small of HR staff, monitoring performance, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
Monitor the accurate and compliant recording of data; coordinate and prepare timely corporate statistics and conduct analysis, identifying trends and potential issues, and proposing solutions to stakeholders.
Maintain and share knowledge of best practice, and support the development and implementation of new / improved HR policies, systems and procedures to ensure they are reflective of legislation, and support WFP effectively.
Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or training / courses.
3 or more years or more of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.
Experience of managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise.
Fluency in oral and written English;
Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP's working languages) highly desierable
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Sound knowledge of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
Ability to lead, coach and motivate a team.
Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.
Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN / WFP specific processes and systems.
Talent acquisition experience ideally within a fast-moving, highly dynamic organization
Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with human resources counterparts, managers and staff within HQ / regional / country office.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his / her supervision.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client-oriented service. Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions
Ability to explain the rationale for human resources decisions and to gain buy-in from different stakeholders.
Terms and Conditions
This vacancy announcement is not tied to any currently open position or any specific duty station. It is a Roster for qualified applicants to express their interest for future HR Consultancy opportunities.
All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to asses relevant experience and qualifications.
Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interviews or assessments and to confirm their interest and availability.
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on : Our work and Countries to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Ref. : VA No. 105231