Post Title: National Human Resources Officer (Staff Learning & Development)

Contract type: Fixed Term
Post Grade: NOA
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year (initial)
Date of Issue: 18th October 2017
Closing Date: 31st October 2017

Organizational Background:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the
position of HR Officer in support of the WFP Somalia Country Office, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food
assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.
This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The HR Officer will work closely with the Head of HR and focus on the areas of learning & development, talent and career development,
employee engagement and culture, gender & diversity and inclusion. The HR Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
 Support staff capability development, working with managers to understand individual skills and operational requirements,
and help identify development solutions to equip staff with the skills and knowledge required to deliver Country Office (CO)
 Conduct needs analysis and develop annual learning and development (L&D) plan;
 Track implementation of CO L&D plan, and measure achievements based on key performance indicators established by the
CO. This includes managing a data base/tracker on training activities, compiling information on internal training activities
organized by functional units and field offices, and informing all staff on available learning opportunities;
 Collect and maintain statistical data on training activities, produce reports and develop methods to assess and evaluate
training effectiveness;
 Manage the e-Learning platform and increase learning uptake through this channel;
 Coordinate language learning programs and initiatives;
 Support and deliver on-boarding activities to ensure new employees are successfully integrated into their new roles and the
organization; organize quarterly orientation sessions;
 Promote awareness of and compliance with WFP’s ethical standards and anti-fraud policies as well as in-house services such
as Staff Counselling, Peer Support Volunteers, Responsible Workplace Advisors and the Office of the Ombudsman;
 Support the Head of HR in the implementation of WFP’s People Strategy and the HR functional strategy;
 Manage the internship programme, Junior Professional Officer programme, fellows and UN volunteers;
 Drive the Gender Parity Action Plan in line with the specific targets established for the CO, and develop initiatives to increase
the percentage of female staff across all categories;
 Liaise with HQ colleagues on diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives;
 Conduct regular support and capability-development missions to field offices in Somalia.
 Perform any other related duties as required.
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

Experience: One or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international
humanitarian development. Experience working in a learning function, developing and implementing learning
strategies, and delivering trainings is highly desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
& Skills:

 Knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with understanding of the basic theoretical
 Analytical ability to compile, maintain and analyse data, prepare reports and draw conclusions;
 Effective interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills;
 Ability to work independently and cross-functionally with different partners;
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced Excel skills;
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
 Ability to support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the following link:
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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