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Human Resources Assistant G5,(12 months renewable contract)

SAF

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: SAF
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
    • Renewable Energy sector
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-27

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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 end global hunger. 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 help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year.

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to http://www.wfp.org/videos/zero-hunger

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This job is found in Johannesburg Regional Bureau. The job holder reports to an HR Officer or the designate.
At this level the job holder is expected to take responsibility for the completion of a full range of HR activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. The Job holder is able to recommend a course of action within his/her  area of expertise and may provide guidance to other staff.

JOB PURPOSE

To perform a range of HR tasks to support 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 HR queries and follow-up actions to ensure consistent and high  quality HR services are delivered to clients
2.    Facilitate and support staff issuance of contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, workforce etc.
3.    Support and deliver onboarding for new staff joining WFP, to ensure that relevant processes are followed  and the conditions of terms of service are explained and understood
4.    Prepare a range of HR documentation required for the specific area of work (eg. employment contracts, transfer/separation letters, training related documents etc. ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines
5.    Process all incoming recruitment requests ensuring that Management approval has been obtained before  proceeding with the Vacancy Announcement process
6.    Issue Vacancy Announcement in accordance with standard operating procedure and recruitment plans and ensure appropriate feedback is given to all candidates
7.    Maintain confidential staff records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.
8.    Liaise with other internal units/offices on HR related matters, i.e. payroll, contracts, etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely HR services.
9.    Extract and compile HR data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, to support analysis and reporting needs.
10.    Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc.), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.
11.    Identify evolving needs of the Organization and recommend changes in HR processes and procedures, to  support improvements in HR services
12.    Any other duties as required

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
     

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Human Resources or  the related functional area is desirable.

Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in general administrative work, including at least two years in human resources or other related field.

Language:  Fluency in English language. 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

• Knowledge of general HR administrative work practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
• Good communication skills and basic understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve general HR queries.
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service.
• Ability to collate and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s).
• Ability to monitor and record personnel files and documentation in an organised manner and in line with compliance standards. 

CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

  • This is a 1 Year Renewable Fixed Term Contract
  • Net monthly salary range: R25630 to R30187 
  • Benefits: 30 Days Annual Leave, Pension & Medical Insurance

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 11:59 South African Time 

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This position is only open to South African Nationals and SA Permanent Resident Permit holders

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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