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.
All applications should be received no later than 28th September 2023
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duration: 12 months
Duty Station: Mersin, Turkiye
Number of required employees: 1
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 lifetime. 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 2020, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to fight hunger globally, including its work during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families who require emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help to improve their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks at school, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects. The Syria Country Office has an office in Mersin, Turkiye which focuses on the remote implementation of operational activities.
The incumbent will be based in Mersin, Turkiye and will be under the direct supervision of the Head of Office in Mersin and functional supervision of the HR Officer in Damascus. The incumbent will work closely with the HR team based in Damascus for alignment in the implementation of HR activities in recruitment, contracting, entitlements, performance management, learning and development. The incumbent will also coordinate with the HR team of the Turkiye Country Office for local services. The HR Associate will provide services to all Syria Country Office’s employees based in Turkiye.
The HR Associate will deliver a full range of HR support services to ensure accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services. The HR Associate will provide services to all Syria Country Office’s employees based in Turkiye.
Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Human Resources is desirable
At least six (6) years of experience in Human Resources with gradual responsibilities and including at least two (2) years of experience in recruitment.
Knowledge & Skills:
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Turkish.
Please upload your professional CV in English in PDF format making sure to include the following in terms of “Experience”:
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.
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Qualified female applicants 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.