Human Resources Assistant (Talent & Acquisition) - G5 - Maputo

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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. Female qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply. WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, offer, training, or any other fees). Offers of WFP employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. WFP does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. Any requests for such payment or information should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action and to WFP for its information.**


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.


Mozambique, with an estimated population of 31 million people, is classified as a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 180 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index. Mozambique is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world; while the southern and central regions regularly experience droughts, floods occur every two to three years along the major river basins and in poorly drained urban settlements. The regularity of these events perpetuates a cycle of vulnerability and emphasizes the need for adequate disaster preparedness, prevention, and management. Two decades ago, Mozambique was one of the most impoverished and capacity-constrained countries in the world. Over the past decade, Mozambique has ranked amongst the top ten fastest-growing economies in the world, however strong and steady economic growth has not been translated into a proportionate reduction of poverty.


To perform a range of HR tasks to support accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client focused and strategy-oriented HR services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow-up actions, to ensure consistent and high-quality HR services are delivered to clients. 2. Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff, to support their development and increased knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties. 3. Manage allocated recruitment actions to ensure consistent high quality and timely implementation of approved recruitment. 4. Effectively and timely communicate with applicants about the vacancy announcement throughout the selection process. 5. Provide administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer including onboarding of new staff members in compliance with relevant processes and procedures. 6. Maintain confidential personnel records, update online personal/recruitment files in SharePoint for all staff. 7. Support in the A to Z recruitment process, screening candidates (longlisting), drafting reports, and engaging with stakeholders. 8. Support employer-branding events like career fairs, employability trainings, social media content development, among others. 9. Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including reporting and monitoring various deadlines. 10. Perform other related tasks as required.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate/university degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, or other related fields is a plus.

Experience: (5) Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of general HR administrative work practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
  • Good communication skills and basic understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve general HR queries.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service.
  • Ability to collate and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s).
  • Ability to monitor and record personnel files and documentation in an organised manner and in line with compliance standards.

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


  • Leads by Example with Integrity
  • Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments
  • Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork
  • Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
  • Applies Strategic Thinking
  • Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
  • Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


Demonstrate proactive engagement in performing tasks as required, with keen attention to detail, proactiveness in problem-solving, and strict compliance with organizational policies and procedures.


• Has managed and implemented HR policy and procedures in line with WFPs operating standards. • Has provided ad-hoc guidance to less experienced staff members. • Has provided briefing to new recruits as part of the onboarding process • Has gained experience working across a range of WFP contexts and with varying strategic priorities.


Position Title: Human Resources Assistant (Talent & Acquisition)

Contract Type: Fixed Term - Level 5

Number of positions: 1

Contract Duration: 12 months

Duty Station: Maputo

This position is open to Mozambican Nationals Only. "Female and qualified candidates with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply".


DEADLINE: 10th April 2024

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be Contacted.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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