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Human Resources Support Specialist


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger. Join us in creating a #ZeroHunger world.


The FAO Representation in Kenya aligns its programmes and projects to the country’s development agenda as envisioned in the Kenya Vision 2030 through the implementation of the Country Programming Framework (CPF). The current portfolio constitutes of more than 50 projects funded by both bilateral and multilateral donors, in the sectors where FAO is most active, like agriculture, livestock, forestry and social protection. Such a diverse programme requires constant support to the programmes and projects that aim to achieve food security by providing quality HR advice and guidance and coordinate recruitment to adequately staff the different units.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Assistant FAOR Administration the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: · Provide and coordinate the delivery of comprehensive human resources support and policy-related services; ensure compliance with relevant policies and regulations as well as transparency and consistency of transactions and procedures; · Coordinate a wide range of personnel actions including appointments, extensions, transfers, etc.; process requests and provide advice on entitlements; review, maintain and update confidential personnel information records and files in the area of respon-sibility; · Provide briefing and debriefing to staff members including answering queries on ben-efits and entitlements and personnel-related procedures, human resources policy-re-lated issues, social security, insurance and administrative law; · Handle non-routine and complex cases; undertake research and analysis of entitle-ments and, employment conditions, as social security, insurance and administrative law related issues; draft correspondence for Human Resources Officers; · Coordinate support to the recruitment process of all categories of staff and non-staff including advising managers on the preparation of vacancy announcements; coordi-nate interview arrangements with departments and applicants and prepare offers/terms of employment; · Provide assistance to managers in the preparation of job profiles; provide advice on proposed changes to post functions; collect background information on post manage-ment and update organization charts and staffing tables; · Research, compile and analyze information and statistics related to posts, staff as well as social security, insurance and administrative law-related matters; prepare briefs, re-ports or topical papers; monitor and verify post management records; · Draft human resources policy papers and participate in the development and delivery of a range of staff development and training programs; · Perform other duties as required.

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