horn of africa

Deadline: 31 May, 2022

Location: Cairo, Egypt

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Resources Consultant.

WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


  • Develop HR road map that is aligned and integrates country office strategic and operations priorities along with implementation of the country office and corporate HR priorities
  • Review the implementation of HR road map, perform gap analysis, and plan a phase-based approach of the implementation
  • Address historical issues of the extended use of temporary contracts, identify core functions to shift from temporary contracts to longer term contracts, plan a feasible phaseout and liaise with the regional and country talent acquisition to ensure recruitment capacity is available for the successful transition
  • Support the local HR teams in implementing GSS Action Plan with the engagement of country office key stakeholders
  • Share good case practices in the Action Plan and build a toolkit of recommended action items for areas of concerns
  • Design the communication and staff engagement strategy, identify stakeholders, draft communication plan and engage relevant parties on a regular basis
  • Create and maintain the needed awareness and information with all involved stakeholders, especially staff
  • Track, measure and report progress on RB GSS Action Plan implementation and share best practices from the region
  • Track and coordinate across functions and country offices implementation of corporate policies and improvements
  • Create partnership with stakeholders to identify high potential/high performing talent and facilitate development opportunities by designing a simple talent management solution that is integrated with the corporate framework
  • Build capacity of the supervisors to identify and accompany development of teams
  • Utilise strategic workforce planning outputs to identify skills gaps and liaise with central resources to offer learning solutions to address those
  • Build supervisors’ capability to ensure smooth performance management process, including implementation of the new leadership framework
  • Build the culture of feedback and implement new feedback platform
  • Support implementation of the global diversity and inclusion strategy across RBC region and raise awareness
  • Coordinate with headquarters capability department team to identify and deliver impactful face-to-face and/or online D&I content and training
  • Provide support on the country office HR operational activities (recruitment, talent management, learning and development, onboarding, performance management, etc.) with respect to the new HR initiatives


  • Advanced university degree in Human Resources, Organisational Psychology, Organisational Development or a related field
  • First degree may be accepted with additional relevant courses and/or experience
  • Organisation alignment and job evaluation training or courses is an asset
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant work experience in human resources, with experience in change management and project management of HR initiatives at country and regional levels
  • Experience within the UN agencies is an added advantage
  • People management and leadership
  • Change and project management
  • Ability to quickly build credibility with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team, cultural sensitivity and demonstrated business partnering skills
  • Creative problem solver, with flexible and constructive approach
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and prioritise multiple stakeholder requests
  • International HR work experience
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Good working knowledge of another official UN language, preferably French or Arabic will be an added advantage

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: WFP/Woojung Kim


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