World Food Programme Human Resources Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

World Food Programme Human Resources Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

About WFP

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.

Organizational Context

These job is found in Gondar. The job holder reports to the head of field office and functionally to the HR Officer or designate.

At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for the completion of a full range of HR activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action within their area of expertise and may provide guidance to other staff

Job Purpose

To perform a range of HR tasks to support accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client- focused and strategy-oriented HR services

Key Accountabilities (Not all inclusive)

  • Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high-quality HR services are delivered to clients.

  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff, to support their career development and increased knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties.

  • Liaise with other internal units/offices on HR related matters, i.e. payroll, contracts, benefits, entitlements etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely HR services.

  • Extract and compile HR data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance, and training requirements, to support analysis and reporting needs.

  • Provide administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer including on boarding of new staff members in compliance with relevant processes and procedures.

  • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.

  • Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer letters, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.

  • Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in
    monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc.), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.

  • Support staff deployment and related administrative actions including preparation of basic reports, to facilitate efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications


  • Completion of secondary school education. University degree in Management, business administration or other related relevant fields


  • Five or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in general administrative work, including at least three years in human resources or other related field.


  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication in English and the local language is a requirement

    Knowledge & Skills:

  • 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.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

  • Has managed and implemented HR policy and procedures in line with WFPs operating standards

  • Has conducted specific HR Services activities such as payroll administration, aspects of recruitment and interviews administration

  • Has provided ad-hoc guidance to less experienced staff members

  • Has provided briefing to new recruits as part of the onboarding process

  • Has gained experience working across a range of WFP contexts and with varying strategic priorities

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Food Programme Human Resources Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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