UN World Food Programme Human Resource Business Partner - Arua - Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Human Resource Business Partner - Arua - Jobs in Uganda


About WFP

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.

The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Responsibilities

  • We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Hunman Resource Business Partner, SC8 to be based in Arua.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract
  • Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  • Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    Organizational Context
  • Under the direct supervision of Head of Arua Area Office and HR functional reporting line to Head of Human Resources in Country Office (Kampala) for HR technical oversight and guidance, the incumbent will work closely with the Area Office Management and HR team at Country office, advising on all HR related issues and ensuring the effective execution of change.
  • The incumbent will support the delivery of the HR Strategy by being the advisor on all HR policies and processes and to assist in the delivery of HR programmes in the area office/field.
  • In addition, the incumbent will perform a cross-section of all HR related aspects within the jurisdiction of the area office; these includes, provision of support, HR transactional actions, guidance and advice on HR issues.

    Key Account-abilities
  • Analyse, monitor, adapt and respond to a variety of complex internal and external queries related to a variety of policies, rules and regulations in order to provide guidance to managers and staff to ensure business process efficiency and successful adaptation of recommended practice in alignment with wider WFP policies;
  • Initiates, coordinates and rolls-out all HR internal communication messages;
  • Prepares and provides accurate information, collating & analysing data and producing clear, insightful and meaningful reports;
  • Manages the development and implementation of HR solutions by understanding how the organization works;
  • Manage the talent acquisition process for Area/Field offices positions; in liaison with HR team in Country Office;
  • Facilitate administration of written exams and interviews conducted/undertaken at the Area Office level as nee be.
  • Manage the delivery of effective on-boarding experiences at Area Office level;
  • Coaches Managers and Area Office /field offices HR Focal points on Performance Management for all type of contracts;
  • Ensures all staff in operations have job descriptions, TORs and valid contracts; and a copy of the Annual Performance Plan (APP);
  • Manages the communication and administration of learning and capability building interventions;
  • Manages the implementation of learning needs and skill gap analyses;
  • Role-models the ‘change-ready employee’ by remaining flexible, positive and open to change;
  • Communicates and engages on the vision for performance culture, high performing teams and champions individuals and successful change management processes;
  • Champions gender mainstreaming in the workplace
  • Coordinate with Head of Field offices, Field offices
    HR Focal persons and consolidate and manage database of staff leaves, attendance and absenteeism and provide reports /feedback to Area Office management.

    Job Purpose

    The incumbent will support the delivery of the HR Strategy by being the advisor on all HR policies and processes and to assist in the delivery of HR programmes in the area office/field.

    In addition, the incumbent will perform a cross-section of all HR related aspects within the jurisdiction of the area office; these includes, provision of support, HR transactional actions, guidance and advice on HR issues.

    Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

    People
  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

    Performance
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

    Partnership
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Knowledge HR Business Partnering gained through relevant technical training and experience;
  • Good communication skills and understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve general HR queries;
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service;
  • Ability to collate, analyse and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s);
  • Knowledge and experience using computer MS packages

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 3rd January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Human Resource Business Partner - Arua - Jobs in Uganda
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