UN Human Resources Officer Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: SC8
About US:
The UN World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:  The Human Resources
Officer 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
The incumbent will
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 Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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.
  • The incumbent will 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
  • Coordinate annual talent review exercises;
  • Participate in execution of actions and extraction of periodic
    reports from the HR Information Management Systems, that is WINGS, PASport
    & ATLAS;
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Human Resources Officer job placement should hold an advanced
    university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business
    Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, attained
    from a recognized institution Or First University degree with additional
    years of related work experience or trainings/courses, attained from a
    recognized institution;
  • A minimum of 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.
  • 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
  • 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
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 11th April 2019
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