UN Jobs Human Resources Officer (Strategic Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Development) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Human Resources Officer
(Strategic Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Development)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head
Human Resources


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:  Based in Kampala under the Human Resources
Unit, the role will report to the Head Human Resources. The role holder will be
working under the supervision of a more experienced staff member, receiving
guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They both support the
collation, maintenance, analysis and reporting of information to maximise the
effectiveness of HR services. The main purpose of the Strategic Talent
Acquisition and Human Capital Development Officer is to design and manage
organization strategic workforce plans, talent acquisition strategies and human
capital development in line with the overall Country Strategic Plan and the UGA
Country Office (CO) human resource transformative agenda:

·       Provide support in building talent within
WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions
to recruit, retain and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver the business

·       Support for organizational design activities
that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and
allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategic Talent

·       Develop and execute strategic, modern talent
acquisition strategies, to enable the organization to identify, attract and
hire the best talent in support of the Country Strategic Plan.

·       Lead the organization workforce planning
process on an annual basis, taking into consideration the key organization
performance drivers, metrics, funding and overall progress of the Country
Strategic Plan.

·       Champion and lead the organizational talent
review and succession planning process, in accordance with the developed
guidelines and tools.

·       Build and maintain strategic partnerships,
including professional associations, academic institutions, talent sourcing
institutions, and other recruiting sources to ensure constant presence of a
talent pipeline.

·       Improved the gender diversity and drive the
improvements of talent attraction and recruitment approaches, especially
attraction of qualified female candidates.

·       Provision of timely and accurate staffing
analytics across the various contract types and modalities.

·       Collecting information and proposing best
practices in the area of talent acquisition relevant to the country context.
This includes, building a database or relevant job boards, networks,
universities to source and attract talents from. The officer will further act
as a focal point in the Country Office to implement Talent Acquisition best
practices proposed from a regional and corporate level.


·       In close collaboration with the Senior HR
Officer, develop and implement a plan to collect learnings needs for the
Country Office and in liaison with the regional and corporate colleagues
propose interventions to address skills gaps identified through the analysis.
Collect data from participants/managers to understand their training experience
and propose improvements to existing learning interventions.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate for the United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP) Human Resources Officer (Strategic Talent
Acquisition and Human Capital Development) job vacancy must hold a University
degree in Human Resources Management, Industrial Psychology, Business
Administration, or equivalent academic qualification in a related field
obtained from a recognized Institution.

·       At least five years of work experience in
human resources management, especially in human capital development, talent
acquisition and performance management acquired from reputable organizations.

·       Strategic learning and development

·       Strategic talent acquisition

·       Strong analytical skills

·       Strategic orientation

·       Performance management skills

·       Stakeholder engagement and management  

·       Excellent oral and written communication

·       Ability to develop and pass on knowledge to
the team members;

·       Language: Fluency in oral and written
English, including strong writing skills



·       Sound knowledge of HR concepts and principles
with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.

·       Very good communication skills with the
ability to listen, persuade, influence and adapt communication style to
different situations and individuals.

·       Ability to lead, coach and motivate a small

·       Ability to work independently under minimum

·       Flexibility, adaptability and resilience in a
changing and/or difficult environment.

·       Ability to establish priorities, and to plan,
coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under your supervision.

·       Ability to be result-oriented, to understand
clients’ needs and identify appropriate solutions.

·       Ability to explain the rationale for human
resources decisions and to gain consensus from different stakeholders.

·       Ability to draft clear and concise reports or
rationale for human resources decisions.

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective
relationships with clients, peers and counterparts and provide client-oriented


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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