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 strategy

·       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 Acquisition

·       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 skills.

·       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 team.

·       Ability to work independently under minimum guidance.

·       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 service.


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


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Deadline: 4th February 2021


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