National HR Support

negotiable / YEAR Expired 3 weeks ago
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Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
The primary goal of FAO Country Offices is to aid governments in creating policies, programs and projects that secure food security and diminish hunger and malnutrition. They also support the development of agriculture, fisheries, and forestry, ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources.

Reporting Lines

Under general supervision of the FAO Representative, the Human Resources Support (HRS) reports directly the Assistant FAO Representative (Administration) and work closely with other administrative Assistants/Associates.

Technical Focus

Human resource management and personnel administration. He/she is expected to use initiative and knowledge within the HR area to independently respond to queries with general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems daily. The HRS works for various HR areas such as contract extension, separation, travel, rental advance, selection & recruitment, position management, transfers, benefits, and entitlements, etc.

Tasks and responsibilities

The role and responsibilities are as follows:
•    Support the overall hiring plan for hiring of national and international affiliate workforce.
•    Develop and/or review Terms of Reference of affiliate workforce and ensure compliance with current standards and regulations.
•    Coordinate and manage the publication of calls to attract candidates for vacancies related to national and international affiliate workforce, ensuring proper dissemination to attract qualified talent.
•    Organize and facilitate the selection process, including coordinating interviews with the selection panel and preparing reports on evaluated candidates.
•    Manage the complete cycle of contracts for national and international affiliate workforce in the Global Resource Management System (GRMS), ensuring the collection and verification of required documentation.
•    Supervise the validity of contracts for national and international affiliate workforce in and take appropriate measures in coordination with supervisors for renewal or termination as necessary.
•    Provide administrative support, including recording worked hours for the payment of fees to national and international consultants and other related tasks.
•    Collaborate in implementing actions to promote a respectful and harmonious work environment, aligned with the organization’s values and commitments.
•    Facilitate knowledge exchange and best practices within the office, promoting collaboration, continuous learning, and innovation.
•    Assist in the performance evaluation process of national and international consultants, providing logistical and administrative support for the preparation and recording of their performance evaluation reports (QAR).
•    Maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
•    Perform other tasks as required.


Minimum Requirements

•    University Degree in Human Resources, Social Sciences, Administration, or a relevant field preferred.
•    Minimum of 3 years practical experience in Human Resources activities (human resources management, contract and asset operations) including at least 2 years work experience with UN System, multilateral institutions or international NGOs;
•    Working knowledge in English language is required.
•    Nationality of Nigeria or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills 

•    Good computer skills

Abuja, Nigeria
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