Deadline: 23 August 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of HR Policy Officer in Rome, Italy.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The HR Policy Officer will perform the following functions:
- Draft WFP policies and procedures papers to support the organization’s goals and strategic plan while ensuring consistency with GA resolutions, ICSC decisions as well as other UN Common System group (CEB, HLCM, HR Network, etc.)
- Coordinate consultations with all stakeholders (e.g. HR community, staff associations, senior management) on any new policy development to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of existing or coming HR policies.
- Provide interpretation and advice on HR policy matters and prepare recommendations to the Chief, HRMTP, for senior leadership, HRM Directorate or other senior managers as well as HR chiefs on waiver requests.
- Develop an appropriate communication strategy to inform HR communicate and staff concerned on policy changes.
- Contribute to the effective roll-out and implementation of new or revised HR policies by conducting/participating in HR policy briefings, communications, and awareness-raising activities, including visits to HR teams in the Regions and Country Offices.
- Assist with leading and influencing inter-agency matters, including preparation of position and concept papers.
- Represent WFP’s interests at inter-agency working groups or meetings where designated by the Chief HRMTP (e.g. HR Network Standing Committee on Field Duty Stations (Field Group).
- Build networks and engage with counterparts in other UN agencies on the above matters and share experiences and best practices.
Applicant must have:
- University Degree in Law, Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, International Relations, or similar relevant fields, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.
- 5 year’s or more of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.
- Experience of managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise.
- Strong organizational skills with an ability to plan, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work with tight deadlines.
- Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
- Fluency (level C) in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.