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


Job Title:    Human Resources Officer (HR
Business Partner)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:


About WFP:

United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help
communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million
people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the
global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships
necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions,
especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Head of
Moroto Area Office, and the functional reporting line to the Head of Human
Resources (based in the Country Office in Kampala) for HR technical oversight
and guidance, the incumbent will work closely with the Area Office Management
and HR team at Country Office level, advising on all HR related issues and
ensuring the effective execution of change. The incumbent 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. The incumbent will
support the delivery of the HR Strategy by being the advisor on all HR policies
and processes and by assisting in the delivery of HR programmes in the Area Office/field.
In addition, the incumbent will perform a cross-section of all HR related
aspects within the jurisdiction of the Area Office; these include: provision of
support, HR transactional actions, guidance and advice on HR issues.


Job Purpose: To
support the delivery of a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering
with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

monitor, adapt and respond to a variety of complex internal and external
queries related to HR policies, rules and regulations in order to provide
guidance to managers and staff to ensure business process efficiency and
successful adaptation of recommended practices in alignment with wider WFP

coordinate and rolls-out all HR internal communication messages;

and provide accurate information, collating & analysing data and producing
clear, insightful and meaningful reports;

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

the talent acquisition process for positions based in the Area/Field offices,
in liaison with HR team in the Country Office;

administration of written exams and interviews conducted/undertaken at the Area
Office level as need be.

the delivery of effective on-boarding experiences at Area Office level;

Managers and Area Office /field offices HR Focal points on Performance
Management for all types of contracts;

all staff in operations have job descriptions, Terms of Reference (ToRs) and
valid contracts, and a copy of the Annual Performance Plan (APP);

the communication and administration of learning and capability building

the implementation of learning needs and skill gap analyses;

the ‘change-ready employee’ by remaining flexible, positive and open to change;

and engage on the vision for performance culture, high performing teams and
champions individuals and successful change management processes;

gender mainstreaming in the workplace;

with Heads of Field offices, Field offices HR Focal points and consolidate and
manage database of staff leaves and absences, and provide reports/feedback to
the Area Office management;

HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs,
following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and

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

in HR oversight/support missions to satellite offices for standardization of HR
process and practices;

any other HR-related activities, as and when required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Human
Resources Officer (HR Business Partner) job vacancy must hold a Degree in Human
Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Organisational Psychology
or any other related fields, obtained from a recognized university.

Five or
more years of working experience in human resources operations.

command of oral and written English is essential.

Communication Skills

working knowledge and experience using MS Office applications is a must.



HR Business Partnering gained through relevant technical training and

communication skills and understanding of HR principles and their application
in order to respond to and resolve HR queries;

to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals in order
to provide a high quality support service;

to collate, analyse and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in
order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s);

experience using computer MS packages


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below




Deadline: 4th February 2021


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