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14 Jun 2019

Human Resources Officer 

Job Description

Human Resources Officer
United Nations World Food Programme
Category: Human Resource and Recruitment, Management

Location: Jiijiga, Somali

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

About WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, continually responding to emergencies. Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.


This job is based in the Sub-Office Somali Region. The Job holder will report to a Head of Human Resources Office.

Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.


To support the delivery of professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.


Support in the development of country specific plans and processes and support the delivery of HR operational activities or projects to meet business needs and local objectives ensuring alignment with wider WFP strategy;
Respond to queries from line managers and staff, understanding their issues and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them;
Ensure the effective management of employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements;
Support and deliver onboarding activities to ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization;
Contribute to building and managing talent within WFP, working with line managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions to recruit, retain and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver the business objectives;
Support with 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;
Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders;
Lead and facilitate performance management sessions, reinforcing rigor & quality conversations and evaluation;

Has experience resolving level 1 IT issues.
Has experience with technical ICT installations (LAN, WLAN, WAN, IPABX) and IT Service Management.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience: 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: Typically, one or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.

How to Apply

WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply online through WFP recruitment website.

This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.

Public access (for external VA):

Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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