UN Careers – Human Resource Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:   Human Resource Specialist

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.


Job Summary: Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), while closely working with Assistant FAOR Administration and receiving technical guidance of the Human Resources Division, liaising with the Regional Senior HR Officer, the Human Resource Specialist will report directly to the Deputy FAOR.


The incumbent will also provide support in all human resource and travel matters for FAO Uganda


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Human Resource Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support the recruitment processes of the country office (support with the preparation of vacancy announcements, screening of applications (shortlisting), scheduling of interviews, taking interview minutes/notes, keeping records of individual scores and drafting Interview/Selection report).
  • Provide timely and proactive information to employees regarding status of contracts and support with renewal of contracts, appointments, extensions, transfers and terminations, etc.;
  • Support the Assistant FAOR Administration and Operations Officer  in analysing,  and following-up on a variety of complex human resources requests from employees
  • Provide orientation and on-boarding to employees (specifically carry out briefing and de-briefing to employees, provide information as to staff entitlements and specificities of contracts, human resources policy-related issues as well as social security, insurance and administrative law)
  • Update organization charts and staffing tables; draft correspondence, prepare reports and statistics related to human resources as and when appropriate;
  • Update confidential personnel information, records and files; ensure completeness and accuracy of records and follow-up on actions to be taken in the system;
  • Support the Assistant FAOR Administration and Operations Officer to investigate and resolve payment inquiries in collaboration with the FAO Uganda Finance Unit; prepare payment instructions accordingly;
  • Identify learning and Development gaps within FAO Uganda Office and initiate and implement learning and development activities with guidance of Operations Officer and approval of DFAOR and FAOR
  • Share updated HR policies with FAO Uganda employees and ensure compliance with all the rules and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as required.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Human Resource Specialist job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related subject, a Masters is an added advantage
  • Relevant work experience in human resources support work (5 years for Bachelor’s degree holders and 7 years of relevant work experience for Master’s degree holders)
  • Excellent knowledge of the essential elements of Human Resources activities and transactions, including corporate policies, rules and procedures
  • Extent and relevance of HR experience with UN or other humanitarian organizations is desirable
  • Very good knowledge of relevant ERP systems that support completion of HR activities/tasks/processes
  • Good knowledge of the communication and documentation standards
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, and with good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of English
  • National of Uganda.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 24th December 2022


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