United Nations World Food Programme: Human Resources Officer

UNITED NATIONS World Food Programme 


I.  Position Information

Position Title and number : Human Resources Officer
Reference number: (WFP 0010-2016)
Unit: Human Recourses      
Reports to: Country Director   
Contract Type: Fixed Term  
Position Level: NOB
Duty Station: Jerusalem
Expected Duration of contract : one year  
Deadline for applicant: 24th August 2016  by 15:00pm
Working hours: 37.5 hours a week

II. Organizational Context 

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.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to fill the Human Recourses Officer Position at NOB level, based in Palestine Country Office / East Jerusalem. 

III. Functions / Key Results Expected
Accountabilities: this job report to the Country Director or the designate. Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and provide guidance to junior staff to ensure that operational and project objectives are achieved. They are heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work. Job holders provide advice on low complex issues, applying HR rules, regulations and expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of activities.
JOB PURPOSE: To deliver a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
o    Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, and deliver HR operational activities or projects, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies. 
o    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. 
o    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. 
o    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. 
o    Deliver onboarding activities which ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation. 
o    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.  
o    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.  
o    Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries. 
o    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. 
o    Contribute to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems and recommending improvements to ways of working.  
o    Other as required. 



4P Theme    
Capability Name    
Description of the behavior expected for the proficiency level

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives    
Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives. 
Be a force for positive change    
Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team    
Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions    
Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

Look for ways to strengthen people's skills    
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture    
Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback    
Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit    
Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Encourage  innovation  &
creative solutions    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Be Decisive    Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Connect and share across WFP units    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile &
adaptable    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships    Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Education:     Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional 7 years of related work experience or trainings/courses. 
Experience     Typically five years or more years of professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development. 
Language Requirements:    Fluency in English and Arabic (oral and written). 
Knowledge and skills      •    Broad or specialised knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background. 
•    Ability to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team. 
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision. 
•    Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action.  
•    Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals. 
•    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.

How to apply:  

Detailed information and submitting of your application can be made through one of the following: 
1-    UNDP Jobs web site: http://jobs.undp.ps (reference #: (WFP 010-2016)

2-    Handed the CV and or the Personal History Form P11 to WFP office- Al Munther Street 30, Beit Hanina, Jerusalem.
The positions Terms of reference (TOR) and the P11 form can be downloaded from the UNDP website above, or can be collected from WFP Jerusalem office. 
Females are highly encouraged to apply
Deadline for application is: 24th August 2016  by 15:00pm
Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.