Human Resources Officer
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
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
Human Resources Officer (Talent Management)
Are you an HR professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team and contribute to growing our staff capabilities.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.
At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian organization, saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. 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. For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
This position is part of the Innovation and Knowledge Management division’s corporate team, based in our headquarters in Rome, Italy. Reporting to the Deputy Director, INK, the incumbent of the position will be responsible for oversight of HR matters across the Division of 130+ people, including ensuring a positive workplace culture, analytical work, fostering staff development, providing advice on complex issues, applying HR rules, regulations and expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Contribute towards the development plans and processes in line with the Divisional Global Staff Survey Action Plan, and deliver HR operational activities or projects, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
2. Provide advice to managers and employees, understanding their needs and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
3. Provide effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving employee relations issues.
4. Contribute to staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing/delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
5. Ensure the consistent delivery of onboarding activities across the Division which ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation.
6. Contribute to building and managing talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives. Provide support to the INK staffing coordinator.
7. Support 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.
8. Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
9. Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
10. Contribute to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems and recommending improvements to ways of working.
11. Other as required
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.
Experience: Three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development. Experience in Talent Management strongly preferred.
Language: Fluency (level C) English. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language is desirable: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP working language)
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Broad or specialised knowledge of Talent Management and/or Strategic Workforce Planning, with understanding of the theoretical background.
- Ability to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Strong analytical ability to evaluate data, draw conclusions and articulate recommendations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, including the ability to effectively elicit information from, and provide information to others and to work with a variety of stakeholders.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client oriented service. Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
- Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
- Must perform efficiently in a high-volume environment, both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to multi-task and meet competing priorities.
LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: COMMON STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR
Leads by Example with Integrity: Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards.
Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments: Delegates responsibly and provides appropriate support empowering others to deliver results.
Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative: Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback.
Applies Strategic Thinking: Implements decisions, considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects and other initiatives
Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships: Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit.
Deadline for application: 5 December 2022
Ref.: VA No. 178369
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.