WFP Somalia Human Resources Associate (Recruitment) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.


The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.


This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Organizational Background: The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

  • The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance
    for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

  • This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of National HR Officer and the overall supervision of Head of HR Unit.

    The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide assistance on a wide range of complex HR queries and follow up actions to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to clients;
  • Receive and review recruitment requests, verify that supporting documentation to initiate recruitment process are in order, and draft Vacancy Announcements and issue them to the agreed channels maintaining accurate documentation;
  • Review and compile a variety of data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, workforce, etc., to support analysis and reporting needs particularly timely analysis and reporting of recruitment key performance indicators;
  • Following set procedures, receive, analyze and screen candidates’ applications using set benchmarks, prepare shortlists and submit them to the hiring units. Proactively follow up on response from the hiring units;
  • Ensure that WFP issued human resource and personnel policy manuals, rules, regulations, guidelines, and circulars, are complied with and inform the supervisor of any breach or irregularities in the selection process;
  • Prepare a range of complex HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. note for the records, Local Recruitment Committee/Local Appointment and Promotion minutes, reference
    checks, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines;
  • Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering and updating a variety of HR data including monitoring various deadlines; particularly in the area of recruitment and selection and ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data;
  • Co-ordinate the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards including preparation and updating of standard operating procedures under area of responsibility;
  • Supervise and provide guidance to junior staff in the recruitment cell, support rapid recruitment and deployment of staff, and handle related administrative actions including preparation of reports;
  • Support in workforce and succession planning through identifying upcoming gaps and means to fill them and contribute to gender parity targets and initiatives;
  • Support activities in the areas of work in compliance with relevant processes and procedures including reclassification of positions and maintaining/updating of recruitment master plan;
  • Analyse and respond to various internal and external queries to ensure that clients are well informed and that HR team activities are aligned with broader WFP objectives.
  • Any other duties as may be required.


    Minimum Qualifications


  • Education: Completion of secondary school education, and post-secondary certificate in related functional area. Relevant training in and use of organizational design tool.

    Experience:

  • At least five years progressive work experience in the field of Human Resources, including experience in medical benefit administration, medical insurance or similar area. Previous work experience in the UN system/WFP is desirable
  • Practical experience in organizational design in a large and complex organizational context is an advantage
  • Familiarity working with medical insurance providers in a humanitarian context
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

    Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of HR business processes, procedures and tools;
  • Effective interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently and cross-functionally with different partners;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced Excel skills.


    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 1st August 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; WFP Somalia Human Resources Associate (Recruitment) Job in Nairobi, Kenya


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