Human Resource Assistant

DAMASCUS | Damascus

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant VA049/2016

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

From 28/11/2016 to 12/12/2016

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

The Office of the United Nations World Food Programme in Syria is currently seeking a qualified candidate for Human Resources Assistant SSA5 in Damascus.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Headquarters (HQ). The job holders report to an HR Officer or the designate.
At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for the completion of a full range of HR activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action within their area of expertise and may provide guidance to other staff.

JOB PURPOSE

To perform a range of HR tasks to support accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to clients.
  2. Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff, to support their development and increased knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties.
  3. Liaise with other internal units/offices on HR related matters, i.e. payroll, contracts, etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely HR services.
  4. Extract and compile HR data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, to support analysis and reporting needs.
  5. Provide administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer including on boarding of new staff members in compliance with relevant processes and procedures.
  6. Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.
  7. Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer letters, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
  8. Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.
  9. Support staff deployment and related administrative actions including preparation of basic reports, to facilitate efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in general administrative work, including at least two years in human resources or other related field.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Knowledge of general HR administrative work practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
• Good communication skills and basic understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve general HR queries.
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service.
• Ability to collate and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s).
• Ability to monitor and record personnel files and documentation in an organised manner and in line with compliance standards.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Has managed and implemented HR policy and procedures in line with WFPs operating standards
• Has conducted specific HR Services activities such as payroll administration, aspects of recruitment and interviews administration
• Has provided ad-hoc guidance to less experienced staff members
• Has provided briefing to new recruits as part of the onboarding process
• Has gained experience working across a range of WFP contexts and with varying strategic priorities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.
  • Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once applying
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position applies to Syrian nationals residing in the country or abroad. National of other countries with a valid Syrian residency and/or work permit are welcome to apply.

WFP Staff:

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External candidates:

https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=4401&company=C0000168410P&us...=

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: DAMASCUS | Damascus
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-12