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The United Nations World Food Programme seeks to recruit a human resources officer P1/NOA (103754) – Sénégal, Dakar 

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The United Nations World Food Programme seeks to recruit a human resources officer P1/NOA (103754) – Sénégal, Dakar 

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.

About WFP :

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.


Organizational context :

  • This position is located in WFP Dakar Regional Bureau Office, and reports to the HR Officer ;
  • The incumbent is likely to be working under the supervision of a more experienced HR Officer, receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They support the collation, maintenance, analysis and reporting of information to maximise the effectiveness of HR services.


Job purpose :

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) :

  1. Support HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies ;
  2. Respond to queries from managers and staff, understanding their issues and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them ;
  3. Contribute to the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements ;
  4. Support staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges ;
  5. 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 ;
  6. Provide support in building talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions to recruit, retain and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver the business strategy ;
  7. Support for 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  ;
  8. 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 ;
  9. Conduct straight forward data analysis under close guidance of a senior HR Officer, in order to support others on projects or contribute to process efficiencies and improvements ;
  10. Other as required.

Standard minimum qualifications :

  • Education : 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.


Knowledge & Skills :

  • Knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background ;
  • Ability to support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team ;
  • Basic analytical ability to compile, maintain and analyse data, prepare reports and draw initial conclusions in support of work carried out by another officer; skills in developing sources for data collection ;
  • Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals ;
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

Language : International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese ;

National Professional : Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


Terms and conditions :

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Nationality : This position open to Senegalese nationals only.

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

Contract duration is 12 months (renewable).

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