UN Human Resources Business Partner Assistant Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:              Human Resources Business Partner Assistant
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Area
Position Grade: SC5
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 Business Partner Assistant 
will take responsibility for the completion of a full range of HR
activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices.
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.  Reporting to
Head of HR, the incumbent will work closely with the Area Office Management,
advising on all HR related issues and ensuring the effective execution of
change. He/She will use his/her knowledge and management of HR Information
Systems to provide insight and ensure data reliability for the area office and
field teams.  In addition, the incumbent
will perform a cross-section of all HR related aspects within the jurisdiction
of the area office. These will include, provision of HR administrative
Services, guidance and advice on HR issues.
Key Duties and
Talent Acquisition Management:
  • Supports line managers in delivering
    quality interviews and other methods of assessment
  • Supports line managers in delivering high
    quality orientation/induction and effective on-boarding experiences
  • Supports talent processes by coaching and
    enabling area management to generate objective and fair decisions
Performance Management:
  • Shares insights with managers on how to
    improve performance based on analysis relating to culture, values,
    environment, team effectiveness and change readiness.  Identifies when an intervention is
    required for individuals and teams
  • Advises 
    and coaches on Performance Management tools and works closely with
    area management to ensure they understand how performance management tool
    combine to enhance performance, attract, engage and retain employees
  • Ensures all staff  in the area of operations have job
    descriptions and TORs; and a copy of the Annual performance Plan (APP);
Learning and Capability Development:
  • Manages the communication and
    administration of learning and capability building interventions
  • Supports the implementation of learning
    needs and skill gap analyses
Change Management:
  • 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 individuals and successful
    change management
  • Communicates to all employees the benefits
    of a change-ready culture
  • Understands technology used in existing
    and new HR solutions and provides guidance to employees
General Administrative Duties:
  • Monitors and follow-up completion of HR
    processes and documents within the area of jurisdiction; (e.g. employment
    contracts extensions; separation clearance forms, etc.);
  • Establishes a leave plan, support
    implementation of the plan, share necessary forms to be completed, brief
    staff on their entitlements, in line with the contract terms and
    conditions and enter data in WINGS and send documents to the HR CO;
  • Coordinates provision of psycho-social
    support to colleagues and family members within the area of operation;
  • Input staff data in the HR management
    systems (WINGS, PASport, spreadsheets, etc.) as appropriate;
  • Ensure Service Contract Evaluation (SCE)
    Forms are completed before end of contract;
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Key Result Areas:
  • Provide administrative support and
    guidance on HR related matters at the Area /Field Office level in line
    with HR policies and procedures
  • Co-ordinates and rolls-out internal
    communication messages
  • Supports the HRBP team in preparing and
    providing accurate information, collating & analysing data and
    producing clear, insightful and meaningful report
  • Provides accurate and timely information,
    data and advice to area/field management and employees on the
    organization’s human resources policies and procedures
  • Supports the development and
    implementation of HR solutions by understanding how the organization works
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Human Resources Business Partner Assistant
    career opportunity should hold a University degree in either Human
    Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or any other related
    fields, obtained from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of four (4) years working
    experience in either, human resources, administrative work, or any other
    related field, acquired from a reputable organization.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of HR Business
    Partnering and administrative work practices and methods, gained through
    relevant technical training and experience;
  • Excellent 
    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, analyse and compile
    relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic
    reports for supervisor(s);
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. knowledge
    and experience using computer MS packages
  • Excellent command of oral and written
    English is essential.
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: 8th June 2017
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