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UN Human Resources Business Partner Job Careers - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:              Human Resources Business Partner
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Head of Area Office
Position 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 Business Partner will support the delivery of the HR Strategy and Country Office Wide priority on the “Transformation of HR” 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 Arua Head of Area Office, 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 support, guidance and advice on HR issues. The Human Resources Business Partner will take responsibility for the completion of a full range of HR activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. The Job holder can recommend a course of action within their area of expertise and may provide guidance to other staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Human Resources Business Partner manages and provides guidance on HR related matters at the Area /Field Office level in line with HR policies and procedures;
  • Initiates, coordinates and rolls-out all HR internal communication messages;
  • The incumbent prepares and provides accurate information, collating & analysing data and producing clear, insightful and meaningful reports;
  • Manages the development and implementation of HR solutions by understanding how the organization works;
  • The jobholder also manages the talent acquisition process;
  • Manages the delivery of effective on-boarding experiences;
  • Coaches Managers and area office /field office HR Focal points on Performance Management tools
  • Ensures all staff in operations have job descriptions, TORs and valid contracts; and a copy of the Annual Performance Plan (APP);
  • Manages the communication and administration of learning and capability building interventions;
  • Manages the implementation of learning needs and skill gap analyses;
  • 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
  • Champions individuals and successful change management processes;
  • Champions gender mainstreaming in the workplace
  • Works closely with Head of Field Offices and Field Offices HR Focal persons to manage staff leave and attendance records;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Human Resources Business Partner job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Organisational Psychology or any other related fields, obtained from a recognized university.
  • Seven years of related working experience in human resources, operations acquired from a reputable organization.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge HR Business Partnering gained through relevant technical training and experience;
  • Good communication skills and 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 i.e. knowledge and experience using computer MS packages

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities (Purpose, People, Performance and Partnership):
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor      toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

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: 15th February 2018

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