Friday, 18 November 2011

World Food Programme - Human Resources Officer - Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy Announcement: WFP/49/2011

Date of Issue: 18th November 2011

Deadline for Application: 2nd December 2011

This vacancy is open to males and females.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Duty Station: Nairobi

Post Grade: National Officer (NOA) – One year renewable


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Human Resources Unit, the position will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Assist managers to interpret and apply human resources policies, rules and regulations as well as standards and techniques
  • Analyse, evaluate and take action on requests from managers/staff, taking into account needs, policies and practices of the Programme
  • Take a leading role in recruitment of professional and general service staff while ensuring consistency of application in the recruitment policies from vacancy announcements, testing, interviewing, contracting and reporting, while collaborating within the UN inter agency group to ensure consistency of application in the recruitment and administration of local staff
  • Determine, administer and provide advice on salary, benefits and entitlements on the basis of contractual status and the HR policies
  • Advise managers on extensions, establishment and abolition of positions; monitor the appropriate use of various types of contracts
  • Provide advice to the managers on organisation planning, job design and utilisation of staff resources
  • Prepare classification analysis of jobs and provide guidance to managers on the application of classification policies and procedures
  • Monitor the work of HR Assistants in carrying out administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables and processing of contracts
  • Provide advice to staff and managers with respect to performance management issues
  • Assess training needs of WFP staff and organise appropriate training in collaboration with other offices; allocate and monitor training funds
  • Provide advice on the design and use of HR information systems, ensure that data in the corporate system is correct and updated in a timely manner, prepare corporate statistics and staffing analysis and trends
  • Coordinate with specialised units at Headquarters the provision of other human resource management services
  • Participate in inter-agency and other human resources related meetings
  • Supervise staff; Perform other related duties, as required.
Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in one or more of the following: Human Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, Industrial Psychology or related.
  • Relevant Advanced University Degree highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of UN HR policies and rules is also desirable.
  • At least five years’ postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in HR development, administration or management.
  • Successful completion of work in one specialised HR area or demonstrated leadership of a HR programme.
Knowledge: Training and experience utilising computers, including word processing and spreadsheets and HR software packages.

Results expected:
  • Provide well prepared, analytical work in HR, application of HR rules and specialised expertise in making determinations on staff entitlements and technical recommendations on recruitment and selection and classification of posts.
  • Formulation of effective human resources operations where methodology is established or human resources problems have precedents.
Language: Fluency in both written and oral English.

Kenyan nationals with the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/49/2011 with their Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant certificates and name, title, address and e-mail address of three referees.

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link

Envelopes should be marked: CONFIDENTIAL WFP/49/2011 and sent to:

The Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
P.O. Box 44482 Nairobi 00100

OR Delivered to Room B - 120 UN Compound, Gigiri

Applications must be received by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process



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