Egypt: National Human Resources Officer

Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 01 Mar 2018



VA No. WFP /003/2018

DATE OF ISSUE: 15/02/2018

Deadline: 01/03/2018**

Job Title: Human Resources Officer (Head of Unit)

Reporting to: The Country Director of WFP Egypt Country Office

Grade: NOB – Managerial Level

Contract: Fixed Term

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Our goal is to contribute and help the stakeholders in achieving zero hunger in the world. WFP’s operations in Egypt aim to save lives and protect livelihoods, enhance access to education and combat child labor through food assistance. It also aims to build sustainable and durable resilience of vulnerable groups. WFP Egypt provides food assistance in the form of locally produced school snacks in public and community schools in 16 governorates.


To deliver professional and client-focused HR services (ranging from strategic HR planning, talent acquisition and talent management, developing a culture of high performance and continuous learning) partnering with other managers to develop and implement HR solutions in line with contemporary market practices and WFP corporate priorities.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  1. Plan and develop country specific HR work plans and related processes to deliver HR services to the management and staff, following corporate HR standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.

  2. Advise senior management on organizational design activities to define and organize structures and jobs, and to allocate people to the right places to achieve organizational goals and continuously improve efficiency.

  3. Provide advice to the managers and employees, understanding their needs and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to enabling them to deliver organizations goals.

  4. Actively contribute in developing an organizational culture which ensures effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving employee relations issues in a proactive manner.

  5. Design and develop a learning & development plan for the capability development of staff, in collaboration with the managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, which ensures people are well equipped with the knowledge and skills required to meet current and future organizational needs

  6. Develop an engaging onboarding program to enable new employees to have a great experience of WFP, and that they are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization.

  7. Develop efficient and effective talent acquisition and talent management strategies in collaboration with the managers to understand their needs and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.

  8. Guide, supervise and motivate the team working under this position, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries on regular basis.

  9. Collate and analyses data/information for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables the management/stakeholders for informed decision-making and consistent information for all the stakeholders.

  10. Contribute to continuous improvements by researching for contemporary HR best practices and implementing new HR systems/plans and ways of working as and when required.

  11. Ensure compliance of internal and external legal frameworks

  12. Any other tasks as advised by the management and/or required by the organization.


Education: Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with professional trainings/certifications in HR with additional years of relevant professional work experience.

Required years of experience: Minimum three years of professional experience (gained after the relevant professional degree) in the field of human resource management.

Desired Experience for entry into the role:

-Broad or specialized knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes

-Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external clients and provide great client oriented service.

-Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action with a strategic perspective.

-Ability to work with a minimal supervision and coach junior and/or less experienced members of the team.

-Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals with different background.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English & Arabic Languages.

How to apply:


WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Egyptian female and male candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to APPLY for this great opportunity on-line through WFP recruitment website

Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates meeting all the requirements of the vacancy announcement will be contacted.