Human Resources Officer, Johannesburg, South Africa

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: South Africa

City: Johannesburg

Office: WFP Johannesburg

Closing date: Sunday, 22 January 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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 shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 12 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Tanzania

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to http://www.wfp.org/videos/zero-hunger

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This position is found in Johannesburg Regional Bureau and typically reports to the Senior Regional HR officer or the designate. The Job holder will operate with minimal supervision and provides guidance to junior staff to ensure that operational and project objectives are achieved. he/she is heavily involved in day-to-day activities and analytical work. The Job holder will 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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deliver onboarding activities which ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation.

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.

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.

Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.

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.

Contribute to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems and recommending improvements to ways of working.

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: Three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.

Knowledge & 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.

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

CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

This is a 1 Year Renewable Fixed Term Contract

Net pensionable monthly salary range: R57 647 to R67 895

Benefits: 30 Days Annual Leave, Pension & Medical Insurance,

16 weeks Maternity Leave, 10 weeks Parental Leave

OTHER INFORMATION

This position is only open to South African Nationals

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please click this link to view the RBJ Gender EVP

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

22 January 2023, 11:59 South African Time

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.

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1673032715685