Human Resources Officers – WFP

Human Resources Officers - WFP

Human Resources Officers – WFP


Job Posting Information

Opening date: 03  May 2020
Closing date: 17  May 2020

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.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Human Resources team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused HR services and promote a culture of performance and learning? Are you ready to partner with managers to implement HR solutions that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for one talented Human Resources Officer to act as HR Business Partner for our field managers, to be hired on a Service Contract at the NOA level and based in El Obeid, Sudan.


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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

As Human Resources Officer NOA you will act as the HR Business Partner for some of the WFP offices located in different States ( North Koedofan – West Kordofan – South Kordofan & White Nile). You will be acting as a liaison between the managers in the field and the Human Resources team in the Country Office. This position will report to the Head of Area Office , El Obeid.

You will be expected to provide guidance to junior staff to ensure that operational and project objectives are achieved, and provide advice on moderately complex issues by applying HR rules, regulations and expertise in making determinations and recommendations.

Specifically, you will perform the following duties:

  • 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, provide guidance to managers and staff on a wide range of HR matters, 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.
  • Provide support in building talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions to recruit, retain and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver the business strategy.
  • Lead by example; act with competence, integrity, impartiality, independence and discretion; demonstrate ethical behaviour at all times; communicate WFP’s expectation that all WFP personnel act ethically in furtherance of the ideals of the UN and WFP’s Mission.
  • Support staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
  • Support workforce planning and organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
  • Support and deliver onboarding activities to ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization.
  • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.
  • Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of work ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
  • Work with a variety of individuals with different national and cultural backgrounds, taking on feedback where appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff.

Others as required.


  • This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
  • 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 trainings/courses.
  • For candidates holding an Advanced university degree, at least one year of relevant professional work experience. For candidates holding a First university degree, at least two years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.


  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to partner with managers, understand business goals and recommend new HR approaches, policies and procedures to enable the delivery of WFP activities.
  • Good organizational skills, initiative, client-orientation and solution orientation.
  • Knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Familiarity with (or the ability to quickly assimilate) the UN common system’s HR procedures and systems.
  • Tact, courtesy and good communication skills to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals with different national and cultural backgrounds in a team environment.



  • 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.




To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavour to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development opportunities.




Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

  • This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals.
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

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