UN Business Support Assistant (Human Resources) Job Placement – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Support Assistant (Human Resources)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

Grade: SC4

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 Business Support Assistant (Human Resources) will perform a range of HR
tasks to support accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate
the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services
in the area office/field.  Reporting to
Head of the field Office and with a functional reporting line to the Human
Resource Business Partner, the incumbent will work closely with the Area Office
Management, to 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. The incumbent will deliver
standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work,
to facilitate effective service delivery. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent
and high quality HR services are delivered to clients.

with other internal units/offices on HR related matters, i.e. payroll,
contracts, etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely HR

administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated
by the professional officer including on boarding of new staff members in
compliance with relevant processes and procedures.

confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files
are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.

accurate and timely information, data and advice to field management and
employees on the organization’s human resources policies and procedures

the development and implementation of HR solutions by understanding how the
organization works

all staff in the area of operations have job descriptions and TORs; and a copy
of the Annual performance Plan (APP);

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;

staff data in the HR management systems (WINGS, spreadsheets, etc.) as

other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Business
Support Assistant (Human Resources) job placement should hold a bachelor’s
degree or diploma in Human Resource Management, Business Administration,
Industrial Psychology or other relevant field is desirable.

At least
four years of progressively responsible support work experience including at
least two years in the field of human resources or other related field or

command of both written & oral English is essential;

literacy i.e. knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications

to humanitarian and emergency situations is desirable.

in English is a must. Proficiency in the local dialects of Lugbara, Aringa,
Madi and Luo is desirable.

NB: 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: 12th September 2019

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