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Human Resources Officer - International Regular Consultant Level I - Maputo, Mozambique

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

People & HR
Posted on Friday, November 10, 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 is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  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.


In Mozambique, WFP has significantly expanded its operations over the last few years. The scale-up of its operations was due to two major tropical cyclones and a long drought that occurred in 2019, the escalation of violence and insecurity in the north of the country, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 onwards. In this context, WFP has been scaling up its humanitarian assistance, especially in northern Mozambique – where the conflict has intensified over the past few years and the security situation remains volatile – providing emergency food assistance to 1 million people in recent months.



Mozambique Country Office is looking for a highly motivated Human Resources (HR) Professional to join the HR team on a Consultancy contract. Under the leadership and overall guidance of the Head of the HR, the HR Consultant will lead the International Talent Acquisition stream and the CO's Employee Engagement and Culture inititatives, and will support in the implmentation of diversity and inclusion activities

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  1. Contribute towards the development of country-specific plans and processes and deliver HR operational activities or projects, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.

  2. Provide effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff by administering conditions of service, contracts, and appropriate entitlements and resolving employee relations issues

  3. Lead the management (A-Z) of International staff short-term, Fixed Term and TDY deployments.,

  4. Support organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.

  5. Collate and analyze data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.

  6. Develop and implement an engagement roadmap incorporating creative initiatives to promote values of team cohesion, enhance cross-functional teamwork, open 2-way communication and feedback.

  7. Support the Country Office Wellness team to identify wellness elements required for successful change processes.

  8. In close liaison with the HQ team and CO HR Officers, develop a Learning & development calendar to be deployed across the country.

  9. Support with the implementation of the Moz CO Global Staff Survey (GSS) action plan for Maputo/field offices.

  10. In liaison with the Culture & transformation work-streams in the Country, implement the actions to support the realization of an enabling culture for the new Integrated Roadmap rollout.

  11. Identify Continuous improvement opportunities in our processes and coordinate the implementation of approved plans timeously.

  12. Lead Culture and Engagement Initiatives.


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others.

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.


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

Experience: Three years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development

The professional years of experience must be in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in Human Resources.

Languages:  International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language, Knowledge of Portuguese is an added advantage.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Broad or specialized knowledge of HR best practices, techniques, and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Ability to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and recommend a course of action.
  • Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client-oriented service. Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP-specific processes and systems.   


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 website for detailed information on working with WFP: UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME


It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.  If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on:, cc’ A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.  


This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.   


Application Deadline: 23 November 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.