WFP Somalia Human Resource Associate Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

WFP Somalia

Position Title: Human Resource Associate – Performance management and Learning & Development

Contract type / grade: Fixed Term G6

Duty Station: Nairobi – Liaison Office for – WFP Somalia

Contract duration: 1 Year (Initial)

Job advertisement No. VA 056/2022

About WFP: The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency
fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to
help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Why join WFP Somalia?

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.

What will you do?

This job is found in the Liaison Office (LO) in Nairobi that is part of the Country Office (CO) Somalia, and the job holders will report to an HR Officer.

The position holder will assist on a wide range of complex HR queries and follow up actions in the field of performance management, onboarding, engagement, and L&D to ensure consistent and high-quality HR services are delivered to clients.

At this level, the position holder is expected to use initiative and knowledge within the areas of expertise to independently respond to queries with general guidance.

She/he will use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems daily and ensure accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures.


  • Engage all stakeholders who have a role to play in onboarding i.e., ICT, Security, Unit assistant, hiring manager, etc. to ensure a coordinated and smooth onboarding experience for any new joiner
  • Develop the Country Office welcome note for any new joiner and ensure it is timely shared across the office
  • Carry out the new joiner survey at expected times and analyze the insights collected

Learning & Development

  • Manage the learning and development calendar and provide administrative support to staff and managers in the planning and delivery of L&D events and strategy.
  • Support implementation of customized learning programmes to address current and future skill and capability gaps within the country office.
  • Arrange the booking of L&D facilitators, venues, travel, accommodation, and facilities for L&D programmes and events.

Performance Management

  • Manage the performance management cycle process and monitor timely and accurate completion of the performance evaluations.
  • Facilitate the required awareness and training sessions to equip all stakeholders on performance management system, policies and processes.

Data Analytics and Reporting

  • Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering, and updating a variety of HR data including monitoring various deadlines (e.g., contract expiration, PACE, Training courses completion, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.
  • Prepare a range of reports required for the specific area of work (e.g., learning & development activities and KPIs, training-related documents, performance management etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.


  • Act as the first focal point for any employee query related to onboarding, performance management and LD. Ensure timely and qualitative case management of any query.
  • Conduct research on latest trends and best practices around LD, onboarding, and performance management and identify improvements based on evolving needs of the organisation in these areas.
  • Coordinate and develop programs that drive employee engagement, culture, and development in the country office.
  • Support HR and Country office management develop and update the action plan log for the Global Staff Survey to ensure implementation and continuous development to make the CO meet its objectives.
  • Coordinate the employee recognition programme by overseeing and planning the programme from communication, data analysis, award ceremony and distribution of prizes.
  • Manage and oversee long service awards programme in the country office by maintaining up to date data, communicating to staff, work with HQ to distribute and ensure the country management acknowledges the long-serving employee.
  • Support any procurement process from the vendor identification to the final payment for services received in close liaison with Procurement team.
  • Any other duty as requested

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

  • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Six or more years of work experience in human resources with in-depth expertise in performance management and learning & development.

Are you competent for this job?

Do you have

  • Good communication skills and understanding of HR principles and their application to respond to and resolve general HR queries.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals to provide a high-quality support service.
  • Ability to train staff members various topics in the field of HR.
  • Ability to collate and compile relevant data from a variety of sources to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s) and various units.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and use initiative to perform administrative tasks within broad WFP guidelines and standards.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language, both oral and written

Application Process

Application Deadline: 7th September 2022.

Technical Assessment: 8th September 2022.

Successful candidates will proceed to the interview stage which will be conducted on 9th September.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the link below:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

@WorldFoodProgramme Somalia

This position is only open to qualified Kenyan candidates.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Date of issue 31st August 2022
Closing date 7th September 2022