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Organization Development (OD) Coordinator - TECR

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

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

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance

Job Title: Organization Development (OD) Coordinator

Type of Contract: Regular Consultant – CST Level I

Division: TECR – Resource Management

Duty Station: Rome, HQ

Duration: 11 months


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change. Powered by the passion, dedication, and professionalism of our 20,000 staff worldwide, the World Food Programme (WFP) works in over 80 countries to bring life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and made destitute by disasters, and help individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.

We work to enhance nutrition in women and children, support smallholder farmers in improving productivity and reducing losses, help countries and communities prepare for and cope with climate-related shocks, and boost human capital through school feeding programmes.

In conflict situations, we bring relief to exhausted populations and use food assistance to build pathways to peace and stability – work for which WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

The Technology Division is the digital business engine of the World Food Programme, providing the business with multi-pronged and resilient technical capabilities able to respond with the immediate agility required in conflict zones on the one hand and with the longer-term stability to cope natural disasters on the other. TEC Division has embarked in a transformation journey to become a flexible, customer-centric, digital leader.

The incumbent will work in the Resource Management branch of the TEChnology Division (TECR) under the direct supervision of Chief- TECR to support the efficient and effective utilization of resources and support the implementation of people-centric organization development and change management solutions that will serve the strategic goals of TEC. The incumbent will come with a strong understanding of HR practices and will work closely with other stakeholders across TEC Division and the Corporate HR team. He/she will provide inputs for the workforce planning activities by reviewing the best contract modalities to be applied to TEC personnel. He/she will also be responsible for the organizational development strategy formulation and implementation, coordinating and controlling of all the training activities within the Technology Division.


  • Provide advice to managers and employees, understanding their needs and ensuring policies, procedures, processes and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
  • Contribute to staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing/delivering solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
  • Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting TEC HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
  • Identify and assess future and current development needs through Learning Needs Analysis and design an overall divisional development plan that addresses business needs and expectations.
  • Implement Global Development Programs in collaboration with Global HR.
  • Manage development programmes end-to-end, in collaboration with HR Corporate team, establishing processes to streamline and methods to evaluate success metrics - including building, coordinating, facilitating, project management and communications.
  • Lead TEC onboarding process and orientation program/ buddy system for new hires and knowledge sharing activities.
  • Engage and coordinate with stakeholders including branches across TEC, other WFP divisions and/or to understand the training plan; Coordinate, facilitate and organize it, and reporting and evaluating the results.
  • Create interest and encourage training activities and the use of our development programmes/tools (e.g. LinkedIn Learning, WeLearn training courses).
  • Provide workforce reports, e.g., any standard or non-standard TEC staffing reports needed internally or externally, or any ad-hoc business cases requested.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Workforce planning activities supported.
  • Reporting provided in a structured and timely manner with regard to mandatory training completion; participation to specific training, PACE completion and other activities as needed.
  • Organizational Development plan defined and implemented.
  • Create a training catalogue; keep the training calendar updated; a KPIs database to measure effectiveness of the training programmes;
  • Qualitative and quantitative data to analyse the impact of the different organizational learning initiatives.



  • University Degree in psychology, business administration, organizational design, Human Resources or other related field.


  • Minimum 4 years of experience in HR roles (organizational development and HR generalist) with relevant experience in facilitating L&D programmes, HR processes and systems improvement.
  • Experience in coordinating and facilitating training programs.
  • Experience and ability to use data to identify needs and report on results.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to partner with different stakeholders to understand priorities and provide expert advice and innovative solutions to support organizational aims.
  • Ability to influence and guide decision-making by using both quantitative and qualitative data/analysis.
  • Ability to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Strong team player coupled with demonstrated ability to work
    autonomously, prioritize and complete multiple assignments successfully.
  • Demonstrate confidence and cognitive capacity to assimilate different perspectives and formulate recommendations.
  • Committed to excellence and customer-centric mindset.
  • Knowledge of UN HR processes is an asset.


Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.


WFP offers a competitive compensation package, which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: "Our Work" and "Countries" to learn more about WFP's operations.

Deadline for applications: 24 September 2023 at 11:59pm Rome time (CET/CEST)


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, and complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
  • Once your profile is completed, please submit your application.
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passports, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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