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

Resources Business Partner

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda

Grade: SC8

Reports to: Head
of Area Office

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 coordinate talent acquisition, talent
development & talent management as well as administration of international
staff (consultants); administration of national staff benefits and
entitlements; support the delivery of a professional, client – focused HR
services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP
corporate priorities, Country Strategic Plan and HR policies & procedures.
The incumbent will also receive technical oversight and guidance from Head of

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze, monitor, adapt and respond to a
    verity of complex internal and external queries related to a variety of HR
    policies, rules and regulations to provide guidance to managers and staff
    to ensure business process efficiency and successful adaptation of
    recommended practice in alignment with wider WFP policies;
  • Initiate, coordinate and roll-out all HR
    internal communication messages;
  • Prepare and provide accurate
    information, collating and analyzing data and producing clear, insightful
    and meaningful reports;
  • Manage the development and
    implementation of HR solutions by understanding how the organization
  • Manage the talent acquisition process
    for Area/Field office positions; in liaison with HR team at Country
    Support for organizational design activities that enable management to
    define and organize structures and allocate people to the right places to
    improve efficiency.
  • Office;
  • Facilitate administration of written
    exams and interviews conducted/undertaken at the Area Office Level as need
  • Manage the delivery of effective
    on-boarding experience at Area office level;
  • Coach managers and Area Office/Field
    Office HR focal points on performance management for all types of
  • Guide documentation of probation actions
    as per the probationary cycle;
  • Coordinate preparation of job
    descriptions and /TORs for all positions under your jurisdiction;
  • Coordinate National Staff contracts on
    the different contract types;
  • Manage the communication and
    administration of learning and capability building interventions;
  • Manage the implementation of learning
    needs and skills gap analysis process;
  • Role model the ‘change-ready employee’
    by remaining flexible, positive and open to change;
  • Communicate and engage on the vision for
    performance culture, high performing teams and champion individual and
    successful change management processes;
  • Champion gender mainstreaming in the
  • Coordinate with Head of Field Offices,
    Field office HR focal points and consolidate and manage databases of staff
    attendance and leave; provide reports /feedback to Area Office management;
  • Support HR operational activities or
    projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes,
    WFP policies and procedures;
  • Oversee the maintenance of confidential
    personnel records, HR databases and archive, to ensure data and files are
    accurately stored and updated in compliance with established standards
  • Participate in HR oversight /support
    missions to satellite offices for standardization in HR processes and
  • Support with the Emergency Preparedness
    Response on HR related matters (Ebola preparations);
  • Participate in execution of actions and
    extraction of periodic reports from the HR Information Management Systems,
    that is WINGS;
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Human Resources Business Partner job
    placement should 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
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is a

Female applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality
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: 2nd August 2019

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