World Food Program

  • Uganda


 The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

In emergencies,  we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.

WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as government, other UN and NGO partners.

On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 82 countries each year.  More than 11,000 people work for WFP, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. 

World Food Program Mbarara, Uganda
Short Term
Human Resources Business Partner, SC8 Mbarara (106494) Requisition #  106494  - Posted  14/08/2019  -  Short Term-SC WFP  -  Africa, Central & Eastern  -  Uganda  -  Mbarara  -  Working Job Language (1)  -  HUMAN RESOURCES   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. NOTE:  WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS ABOUT WFP 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 work 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 Business Partner, SC8 to be based in Mbarara. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ) and report to a more senior HR Officer. Job holders are likely to be working under the supervision of a more experienced staff member, 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 Under the direct supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will, coordinate talent acquisition, talent development & talent management as well as administration of international staff (consultants); administration of national staff benefits and entitlements; support the delivery of a professional, client - focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities, Country Strategic Plan and HR policies & procedures. The incumbent will also receive technical oversight and guidance from Head of HR.   KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) Analyze, monitor, adapt and respond to a verity of complex internal and external queries related to a variety of HR policies, rules and regulations to provide guidance to managers and staff to ensure business process efficiency and successful adaptation of recommended practice in alignment with wider WFP policies; Initiate, coordinate and roll-out all HR internal communication messages; Prepare and provide accurate information, collating and analyzing 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 Area/Field office positions; in liaison with HR team at Country Support for organizational design activities that enable management to define and organize structures and allocate people to the right places to improve efficiency. Office; Facilitate administration of written exams and interviews conducted/undertaken at the Area Office Level as need arises; Manage the delivery of effective on-boarding experience at Area office level; Coach managers and Area Office/Field Office HR focal points on performance management for all types of contracts; Guide documentation of probation actions as per the probationary cycle; Coordinate preparation of job descriptions and /TORs for all positions under your jurisdiction; Coordinate National Staff contracts on the different contract types; Manage the communication and administration of learning and capability building interventions;  Manage the implementation of learning needs and skills gap analysis process; 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 champion individual and successful change management processes; Champion gender mainstreaming in the workplace; Coordinate with Head of Field Offices, Field office HR focal points and consolidate and manage databases of staff attendance and leave; provide reports /feedback to Area Office management; Support HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes, WFP policies and procedures; Oversee the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR databases and archive, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with established standards Participate in HR oversight /support missions to satellite offices for standardization in HR processes and practices; Support with the Emergency Preparedness Response on HR related matters (Ebola preparations); Participate in execution of actions and extraction of periodic reports from the HR Information Management Systems, that is WINGS; Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time. STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, attained from a recognized institution; Or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses, attained from a recognized institution; At least five (5) years of relevant working experience in Human Resources management and development, administration, gained from reputable organizations; Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential; Knowledge and experience using MS applications. Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must. 4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES Purpose 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. People 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. Performance 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. Partnership 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. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 20th August 2019 . Female applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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.   Learn More..