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Training Lead for Workday project


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-30

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.

HR Technology and Analytics Branch (HRMOI) is responsible for the development and implementation of the HR Technology strategy and Roadmap that enables efficient and effective HR business processes and activities while ensuring compliance with HR Policies and legislative requirements. 

Our technology strategy priorities are to create value for the Organization through provision of trusted workforce data and analytics for smarter people management decisions, reduced administrative burden for our employees through automation and self-services, and making life at work better through awesome employee experience.

WFP is seeking an experienced training manager for its HCM project. This person will plan, prepare and deliver standard and advanced training to WFP employees to accompany the implementation of Workday HCM.


The HCM Project Training Manager will report directly to the WFP HCM Project Change Management Lead and will work in close coordination with the HCM Project Manager and Project Workstream Leads.
1.    Conduct a training needs assessment (TNA) for WFP's Workday HCM implementation, identifying trainee/learning groups and their specific requirements in terms of courses, materials, facilities and support.
2.    On the strength of the TNA, prepare a training strategy and plan for the first phase of the HCM rollout.
3.    Implement the strategy and plan, designing standard and advanced training for the different audiences and preparing and scheduling the full catalogue of courses and learning.
4.    Develop training materials and courses, either building on existing Workday HCM courses and materials, or creating ad hoc courses and materials, as necessary.
5.    Prepare and deliver training of trainers (ToT) for courses requiring instructors and provide basic coaching in customer relations and support techniques.
6.    Manage and deliver training sessions, remotely and in person, as circumstances require.
7.    Other related tasks, as required.
8.    Other tasks as required.


Education:    University degree in Education, Human Resources or related field of study.

Experience:    Minimum 8 years of professional experience in Human Resources information systems training, of which at least 3 must be Workday HCM training.
Minimum 3 years of professional experience as a training manager, principally in Workday HCM implementations.

Knowledge & Skills:    Excellent knowledge of HR Business processes. Deep knowledge of Workday HCM.
Proven experience in multiple Workday HCM implementation cycles, ideally in United Nations or governmental bodies.
Proven experience in preparing, managing and delivering training strategies for Workday implementation projects, ideally in UN or governmental bodies.
Proven experience training business stakeholders in Workday HCM core functionalities.
Excellent and demonstrated communication skills.
Excellent and demonstrated capability to work collaboratively within a team.

Languages:    Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

Deadline: November 30th

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