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Human Resources Associate (Talent Management/Acquisition) G6

Mozambique (Mozambique)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Mozambique (Mozambique)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-26

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or Industrial Psychology.
Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in general administrative work, including at least three years in human resources or other related field.
Knowledge & Skills: • Knowledge of specialised HR administrative work practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
• Good communication skills and good understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve a range of HR queries. 
• Ability to conduct basic analyses in order to generate periodic reports and make recommendations for further actions.
• Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions and outside WFP in order to effectively contribute to the functioning of the unit.
• Experience in supervising and co-ordinating tasks of subordinates to be able to train and supervise junior staff members within the HR function.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and use initiative to perform administrative tasks within broad WFP guidelines and standards.
Language: General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This position is based in Maputo, Mozambique. The incumbent reports to the Head of Human Resources and is expected to use initiative and knowledge within an area of expertise to independently respond to queries with general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff.

JOB PURPOSE

Under the supervsion of the Head of Human Resource, the incumbent will deliver a full range of HR support services to ensure accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide assistance on a wide range of complex HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to clients.
2. Allocate responsibilities and support on-the-job learning and development of junior support staff, to ensure they have adequate knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties and subsequently can contribute to the provision of effective HR services.
3. Identify evolving needs of the organisation and recommend changes in HR processes and procedures, to support improvements in HR services.
4. Analyse and respond to various internal and external queries, to ensure that clients are well-informed and that HR team activities are aligned with broader WFP objectives.
5. Review and compile a variety of data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, workforce, etc., to support analysis and reporting needs.
6. Support activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer in compliance with relevant processes and procedures.
7. Support and deliver on boarding for new staff joining WFP, to ensure that relevant processes are followed and the conditions of terms of service are explained and understood.
8. Prepare a range of complex HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer/separation letters, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
9. Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering and updating a variety of HR data including monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.
10. Co-ordinate the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards
11. Monitor staff deployment and handle related administrative actions including preparation of reports, to support efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

  • 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 junior staff.

  • 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

 

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Strategic Talent Acquisition

  • Support with the development and execution of modern talent acquisition strategies, to enable the organization to identify, attract and hire the best talent in support of the Country Strategic Plan.

  • Support with 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.

  • 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.

  • Improve the gender diversity and drive the improvements of talent attraction and recruitment approaches, especially attraction of qualified female candidates in field operations.

  • Provision of timely and accurate staffing analytics across the various contract types and modalities in support of the Staffing Framework.

Human Capital Development

  • Lead and guide the various organization units in conducting the annual learning needs assessment exercise.

  • Lead the development and execution of an organization-wide learning and development strategy and plan in line with the country wide priorities and strategic plan.

  • Create and build key strategic partnerships with all managers, learning services providers, country leadership, regional and head office partners in relation to staff learning and development.

  • Continuous monitoring and evaluation of the learning and develop plans, actions across the organization, using best practice methods;

  • Provision of timely and accurate learning and development merits and reports for effective management decision-making.

  • Drive increased utilization of the learning resources by staff across the organizations.

Performance Management

  • Enhance utilization of the organization performance management tools, for example the feedback tools, among others

  • Orient new staff, managers in the utilization of the online probation management system

  • Drive organization-wide compliance with the corporate performance planning, review and assessment timelines.

TALENTED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavour to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers equal opportunities to all WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions. WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS. Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles

  • Contract type/grade: Fixed Term/G6
  • Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
  • Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
  • Eligibility: This VA is open ONLY to Mozambique Nationals.  WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

26 October 2021

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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