World Food Programme recruits 01 Human Resources Officer SSA8

World Food Programme recruits 01 Human Resources Officer SSA8


  • Niveau d’études: Non précisé
  • Expérience: Non précisé
  • Expire le: 27-09-2019

World Food Programme

Yaoundé, Cameroun
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Human Resources Officer SSA8
Area of expertise : Human resources
Country : Cameroon
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
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.
The United Nations World Food Programme 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.
1.           Relevant work experience in HR management, more specifically on recruitment;
2.           Proven knowledge and exposure of the WFP E-Recruitment system;
3.           Fluency in both French and English.
To support the delivery of a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Under the direct supervision of the Head of HR unit and overall guidance of the Country Director, implement the established Recruitment Plan for the recruitment of priority positions by coordinating all steps in according to the HR policy;
• Finalize the screening of applications to identify the most suitable candidates and establish long lists
• In collaboration with the hiring managers ensure the appropriate test and interview questions for each vacant position are available and get confidential;
• With the assistance of the locally recruited HR staff, invite for the written test shortlisted candidates;
• Prepare the organisation of written test by ensuring the necessary logistics (anonymous numbers, attendance sheet, computers, examination hall, etc.) are settled in advance;
• Coordinate the marking of the various written test by ensuring that at least two independent examiners mark the scripts;
• In collaboration with the HRO, prepare memos appointing members to respective ad hoc interview committees (including SM for other UN agencies in Cameroon) for the approval of the CD.
• Ensure the ad hoc interview committee members receive the interview credentials in E-recruitment, laptops, time table and confidentiality agreement and gets briefed on how the selection is carried out in E-recruitment;
• Ensure the retained candidates for interview are duly and timely invited;
• Ensure the interview panel applies the principle of fairness and objectivity;
• Serve as HR Representative in Recruitment Panels and provide advice;
• In case of disputes amongst the recruitment panel, provide intermediary advice and/or contact the HRO;
• Prepare Interview report as required and shared with panel members within 48hrs of the interview;
• With the assistance of the locally recruited HR staff, conduct reference checks as well as pre-checked against the Consolidated UNSC Sanctions list for retained candidates;
HR operational activities
• Support HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
• Respond to queries from managers and staff, understanding their issues and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
• Contribute to the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements.
• Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
• Analyze and respond to various internal and external queries, to ensure that clients are well informed and that HR team activities are aligned with broader WFP objectives.
• Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering and updating a variety of HR data including monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc.), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data
• Responsible for contracts’ management & administration, including preparation of contracts, monitoring contract NTEs and liaising with managers for inputs.
• Provide briefing and guidance to new employees and take an active role in the review of the on-boarding activities.
• Other as required.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
27th September 2019
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.


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