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Human Resources Consultant I (Organizational Alignment)

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

People & HR
Posted on Monday, September 4, 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.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

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.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.


WFP Kenya provides refugees living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps with unconditional food and nutrition assistance through cash and food transfers, while investing in solutions that increase refugees’ self-reliance including supporting livelihoods diversification. WFP Kenya supports resilient food system by providing conditional food or cash assistance in food insecure communities to fill their immediate food gaps as they create climate-resilient assets for increasing production and diversifying livelihoods. WFP Kenya also supports smallholder farmers in accessing markets, agricultural inputs, credit, and technologies, and works with traders and retailers to address inefficiencies in food supply chains.

The Country Office (CO) commenced the Organizational Alignment process at the beginning of May 2023. This was a comprehensive, integrated, and transparent process aiming to achieve better country office performance and ensure the country office has a fit-for-purpose structure to deliver the 2nd Generation CSP. While a Country Strategic Plan (CSP) sets the country office direction, the organizational alignment process, referring to the Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) report, translates the CSP and dictates organization design decisions by addressing identified structural and workforce gaps. The process has been finalized, and the CO is getting into the implementation phase and is looking to hire a consultant to support implementing the HR actions that are an outcome of the exercise.


To serve as a HR consultant and support the implementation of the HR actions resulting from the Kenya Country Office Organizational Alignment Exercise. They are expected to support delivering professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR actions in line with WFP corporate policies and procedures and the defined Standard Operating Procedure developed for the exercise.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Manage end to end talent acquisition process for the Kenya Country Office Organizational Alignment approved positions, in liaison with HR team in the Country Office and in close collaboration with the respective hiring managers.
  • Advertise vacant positions on appropriate job boards, social media, and another relevant platform.
  • Coordinate and conduct interviews with hiring managers using various reliable recruiting and selection tools/methods to filter candidates within schedule, as per WFP guidelines.
  • Responsible for screening applications by assessing applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Providing a list of longlisted qualified candidates to the hiring manager for review and consideration
  • Prepare recruitment materials to the hiring team to support the selection process.
  • Submit recruitment documents to the Local Appointments and Promotion Committee (LAPC) for review.
  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process.
  • Negotiating salaries and benefits with successful candidates and respond to questions about compensation and benefits.
  • 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.
  • Monitor and apply HR recruiting best practices.
  • Draft reports and provide monthly project updates to management on the OA exercise and its implementation status. Analyse and document lessons learnt with recommendations in the final report.



  • Working knowledge (proficiency level C) of English is required


  • Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or another relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.


  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience and expertise in Talent Acquisition, HR Management and Organizational Design
  • Demonstrated ability in leading Talent Acquisition.
  • Track record of successful project delivery.
  • Experience of managing small teams of staff.
  • Experience within WFP and/or other UN agencies is desired.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • People Management and Leadership Skills
  • Ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse team, cultural sensitivity and demonstrated business partnering skills.
  • Creative problem solver, flexible and constructive approach
  • Ability to draft clear concise reports for human resources decisions.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and prioritise multiple requests.
  • International HR work experience
  • Ability to draft clear concise reports for human resources decisions.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and prioritise multiple requests.
  • International HR work experience


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
  • All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.
  • Applicants profile MUST match the C.V attached. Any discrepancies between the C.V and the profile will lead to automatic disqualification.


Type of contract: Consultancy Level I / TDY

*In case you are applying for TDY, ensure you have written clearance from your direct supervisor.

Unit / Division: Human Resources

Duty station (City, Country): Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 11 Months


  • The deadline for application is 11.59 pm EAT on Thursday 17 September 2023.


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.