Human Resources Officer (HR Business Partner) NOA Arua
Application deadline in 10 days: Friday 8 Jul 2022 at 22:59 UTCOpen application form
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WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Human Resources Officer (HR Business Partner), NOA to be based in Arua. Selected candidates will be employed on a Fixed Term
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Arua Area Office, and the functional reporting line to the Head of Human Resources (based in the Country Office in Kampala) for HR technical oversight and guidance, the incumbent will work closely with the Area Office Management and HR team at Country Office level, advising on all HR related issues and ensuring the effective execution of change. The incumbent will use his/her knowledge and management of HR information systems to provide insight and ensure data reliability for the Area Office and field teams. The incumbent will support the delivery of the HR Strategy by being the advisor on all HR policies and processes and by assisting in the delivery of HR programmes in the Area Office/field. In addition, the incumbent will perform a cross-section of all HR related aspects within the jurisdiction of the Area Office; these include: provision of support, HR transactional actions, guidance and advice on HR issues.
To support the delivery of a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Analyse, monitor, adapt and respond to a variety of complex internal and external queries related to HR policies, rules and regulations in order to provide guidance to managers and staff to ensure business process efficiency and successful adaptation of recommended practices in alignment with wider WFP policies;
- Initiate, coordinate and rolls-out all HR internal communication messages;
- Prepare and provide accurate information, collating & analysing data and producing clear, insightful and meaningful reports;
- Manage the development and implementation of HR solutions by understanding how the organization works;
- Manage the talent acquisition process for positions based in the Area/Field offices, in liaison with HR team in the Country Office;
- Facilitate administration of written exams and interviews conducted/undertaken at the Area Office level as need be.
- Manage the delivery of effective on-boarding experiences at Area Office level;
- Coach Managers and Area Office /field offices HR Focal points on Performance Management for all types of contracts;
- Ensure all staff in operations have job descriptions, Terms of Reference (ToRs) and valid contracts, and a copy of the Annual Performance Plan (APP);
- Manage the communication and administration of learning and capability building interventions;
- Manage the implementation of learning needs and skill gap analyses;
- Role-model the ‘change-ready employee’ by remaining flexible, positive and open to change;
- Communicate and engage on the vision for performance culture, high performing teams and champions individuals and successful change management processes;
- Champion gender mainstreaming in the workplace;
- Coordinate with Heads of Field offices, Field offices HR Focal points and consolidate and manage database of staff leaves and absences, and provide reports/feedback to the Area Office management;
- Support HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and procedures;
- Oversee the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with established standards;
- Partake in HR oversight/support missions to satellite offices for standardization of HR process and practices;
- Undertake any other HR-related activities, as and when required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, WORKING EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE
A Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Organisational Psychology or any other related fields, obtained from a recognized university.
At least five (5) years working experience in human resources operations.
Knowledge & Skills
Good command of oral and written English is essential.
Good Communication Skills
Good working knowledge and experience using MS Office applications is a must.
CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- 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.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE FOR THE ROLE
- Knowledge HR Business Partnering gained through relevant technical training and experience;
- Good communication skills and understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve 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, analyse and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s);
- Solid experience using computer MS packages
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
8th July 2022
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.