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

 Human Resources Business
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Head of Area
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 Moroto
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
  • Manages
    the implementation of learning needs and skill gap analyses;
  • Role-models
    the ‘change-ready employee’ by remaining flexible, positive and open to
  • Communicates
    and engages on the vision for performance culture, high performing teams
  • 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):
  • Understand
    and communicate the Strategic Objectives:
     Understands WFP’s Strategic
    Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force
    for positive change:
    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.
  • 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
  • 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:
    in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging
  • Encourage
    innovation & creative solutions:
     Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and
    approaches in own work.
  • Focus on
    getting results:
    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.
  • Connect and
    share across WFP units:
    to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and
    preferred working styles.
  • Build strong
    external partnerships:
    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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