UN World Food Programme Human Resources Officer Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Human Resources Officer 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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, attained from a recognized institution;
  • First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses, attained from a recognized institution;
  • At least five (5) years of relevant working experience in Human Resources management and development, administration, gained from reputable organizations;
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential;
  • Knowledge and experience using MS applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must.

    Organizational Context

    The position is within the Human Resources Unit at Country Office level, reporting to the Human Resouces Officer.

    The incumbent will have independent responsibility for technical, specialized work including planning, organization and coordination, and setting objectives.

    She/he will deal with a variety of complex issues that are often undefined and involve areas of uncertainty and complex inter-relationships.

    The instructions received are broad and the job holders are expected to consistently demonstrate a high degree of responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries.

    Job holders have a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and develop systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided.

    She/he is expected to motivate and develop a team of support staff and/or are responsible for specialized support service(s) where the work is undertaken with the help of specially designed techniques, methods and processes.

    Job Purpose

    To co-ordinate and deliver a full range of HR services, partnering with managers to ensure accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures, response to UGCO priorities and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and partnership HR services, including the CSP - 2018-2022.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Support and deliver onboarding activities to ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization;
  • Provide support in building talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions to recruit, retain and develop a high caliber workforce
    to deliver the business strategy;
  • Support for organizational design activities that enable management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
  • Align job requirements to ensure consistency with WFP job profile, work with the hiring manager, management and/or HR Business Partners to ensure that a robust specification is available for communication to prospects and to aid in shortlisting
  • Conduct straight forward data analysis under close guidance of a senior HR Officer, in order to support others on projects or contribute to process efficiencies and improvements
  • Coordinate talent management, from contracting to onboarding process;
  • Coordinate annual talent review exercises;
  • Participate in execution of actions and extraction of periodic reports from the HR Information Management Systems
  • Support with the Emergency Preparedness Response on HR related matters (Ebola preparations);
  • Support management & administration of consultancy and short term professional staff;
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

    The following skills and competencies are essential for this position:-

  • Knowledge of general HR administrative work practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience;
  • Good communication skills and basic 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 and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s);
  • Ability to monitor and record personnel files and documentation in an organised manner and in line with compliance standards
  • Knowledge and experience using computer MS packages

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 11th April 2019
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Human Resources Officer Jobs in Uganda

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