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Human Resources Assistant

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

People & HR
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


World Food Programme (WFP) is the biggest humanitarian agency that fights against hunger in the world, whose work is part of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the SDG 2-Zero Hunger. WFP provides emergency food assistance and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience in 80 countries. To do this, it works to eradicate hunger while preserving access to food; improving nutrition and food security; strengthening the means of implementation and partnerships.WFP promotes multisectoral dialogue to promote innovative solutions through alliances and associations, direct actions in the field, and other effective strategies that seek to articulate and strengthen the response of the State, the private sector, academia, civil society, and the media in favor of development Zero Hunger. In Peru, WFP implements different projects and activities to advance in the fight against food and nutrition insecurity and therefore must have the best professionals in the areas of work that the country office requires; therefore, hiring a Human Resources Assistant is required.


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. 1. Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high-quality HR services are delivered to clients;
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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;


  • Effective communications;
  • Adapts readily to change adjusting work as needed;
  • Stays focused and calm when under pressure;
  • Promotes teamwork by sharing ideas and openly raising issues;
  • Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team activities;
  • Works together with partners to deliver common goals;
  • Acts professionally with external partners;
  • Works together with partners to deliver common goals;


  • Desirable a graduated from Administration, Psychology, Industrial Engineering;
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable;
  • Intermediate knowledge of English language is desirable;


  • Desirable experience conducting 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;
  • Desirable, gained experience working across a range of WFP or UN agencies contexts and with varying strategic priorities;


WFP Service Contract (SC) for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal. The salary level in the United Nations National Scale for a Service Contract will be SB3=SC. Persons hired under SC are considered independent contractors and must provide fee receipts for payment of their services. The fees received by the holders of these contracts are not exempt from personal income tax and, therefore, it is the contractee's responsibility to settle before the national authorities the taxes levied on their professional fees, as well as the corresponding payment to the pensions of your choice. The WFP is an international organization, it does not act as a withholding agent.


The deadline to apply for this vacancy is May 26, 2023, through the WFP e-recruitment platform. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only candidates ranked on the short list will be contacted.

The World Food Program encourages qualified women to apply for this vacancy.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.