WFP Human Resources Officer Job Available in Harare (2023)

Closing date: 19 June 2023

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), 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.

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.

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  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment 
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities 
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section) 


The Talent Pool is an excellent opportunity for a career within WFP. WFP Zimbabwe is building a pool of highly qualified and dynamic talents interested in working with WFP. Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for a period of three years and two years for female and male candidates respectively, ready for deployment whenever a Fixed Term, Service Contract (SC) or Special Service Agreement (SSA) positions arise. Selected candidates may be posted in any of our WFP offices in Zimbabwe.


This job is located in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Human Resources Officer will report to a senior HR Officer or the designate.
Job holders operate with minimal supervision and provide guidance to junior staff to ensure that operational and project objectives are achieved. They are heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work. Job holders provide advice on low complex issues, applying HR rules, regulations and expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of activities

The Human Resources Officer is expected to deliver a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.



You have: 

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 trainings/courses.


You have: 

Three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.


You have: 

 Fluency (level C) in written and spoken English language and the local language/s.


You have: 

  1. Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action. 
  2. Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
  3. In-depth Knowledge of general Human Resources practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.
  4. In-depth experience in Performance Management, design and delivery of Learning and Capability Development activities and Talent Acquisition strategies.
  5. Basic understanding of HR principles and their application to respond to and resolve general HR queries.
  6. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals.

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