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Human Resources Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy Announcement No: ODN/001/2011

VA issued:
 30 November 2011

Closing date:
 13 December 2011

Post Title:
 National Human Resources Officer

Grade:
 Service Contract SC9 (NOB equivalent)

Duty Station: Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, based in Nairobi

Salary:
 As per UN Salary Scale

This vacancy announcement is open to both male and female candidates.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is looking for a suitably qualified candidate to fill the post of National Human Resources Officer in support of the Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Under the direct supervision of the Regional HR Officer, the National Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Interpret and apply human resources policies, rules and regulations as well as standards and techniques;
  • Identify needs for new or modified human resources policies, practices and reviews, and recommend amendments or actions accordingly as required;
  • Analyze, evaluate and take action on requests from managers and staff, providing guidance and advice as required, while taking into account WFP requirements, policies and practices;
  • Recruit and/or support recruitment of national/local staff in the National Officer and General Services categories;
  • Review and recommend level of remuneration for consultants;
  • Determine, administer and provide advice on salary and related benefits, travel, social security entitlements, other allowances and incentives on the basis of contractual status and in line with HR rules and regulations;
  • Monitor the appropriate use of various types of employee contracts;
  • Monitor the work of Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts;
  • Prepare classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
  • Assess training needs of WFP staff and government counterparts and organise appropriate training, in collaboration with other offices; Develop training programmes and contribute to the design or design corporate learning management system;
  • Provide advice to staff and managers with respect to performance management issues;
  • Prepare corporate statistics and specific staffing analysis and trends;
  • Support human resources staff in Country Offices;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Critical Success Factors:
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action.
  • Ability to develop greater expertise through exposure to a range of human resources activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client oriented service by gaining their trust and respect.
  • Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
Education: University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Human Resource Management, public or business administration, industrial psychology or other related fields. Advanced university degree related to the job is desirable.

Experience:
 At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in HR administration or management field.

Knowledge:
 Training and experience utilizing computers, including spreadsheets and other standard software packages and systems, in particular those used by WFP. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing human resources administration.

Language:
 Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Desirable skills:
 Good knowledge of UN and WFP personnel policies, rules and procedures. Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of a second official UN language is desirable. Work experience in large UN/international organizations is an advantage.

Closing Date:13 December 2011.
 

Applications must be received by the deadline.
 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Interested Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are requested to su
bmit their applications by e-mail, together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of education certificates, names and telephone numbers or email addresses of three work referees. 

Please send your application to: wfp.odnhr@wfp.org

Please quote the Vacancy Announcement No. and the title of the position in the subject line.

Candidates should also complete and submit a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc.

Please Note:
 WFP does not charge fees from applicants at any stage in the recruitment process.


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