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FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - UN Hiring Young Professional Officer (Human Resources) in Greater Accra
February 11 till
March 8

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Young Professional Officer

The Young Professional Officer (Human Resources) reports to regional Human Resources Officer, RAF.

The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.

The post is located in RAF, Accra, Ghana.

Reporting Lines
The Young Professional Officer (Human Resources) reports to regional Human Resources Officer, RAF.

Technical Focus
Assists in the overall management of human resources in the region of staff and affiliate workforce (NSHR). S/he will work closely with colleagues in the Human Resources (HR) team and with managers and staff in client offices, as well as provide HR services support and guidance for the relevant HR matters in the Decentralized Offices (DOs).

Key Results
Effective and efficient provision of human resources support to the regional HR unit in the Regional Office.

Key Functions
• Delivers or supports delivery of services in the area of human resources management;
• Researches and analyses human resource policy and best practices, maintains operational information and statistics, and drafts related reports as required;
• Carries out routine and standard HR processes;
• Contributes to the development training materials and/or arranges training sessions for management and employees;
• Provides HR information and advice to management and employees on routine matters;
• Participates on project teams and work groups.

Specific Functions

• Supports the recruitment of staff and affiliate workforce (non-staff): prepares and disseminates Vacancy Announcements (VAs), validates screening results, prepares interviews schedules, contacts candidates/panel members and coordinates logistics;
• Prepares relevant documents for newly-recruited employees, follows up with onboarding process and orientation arrangements;
• Supports the organization of training, workshops and webinars for staff development and learning, and explores internal/external training opportunities;
• Coordinates with HR team for timely response to HR related queries; reviews individual cases and makes recommendations for actions to the HR Officer;
• Drafts routine correspondence for HR related matters and assists in the preparation of administrative reports, notes for file, etc.;
• Contributes to the maintenance of database of affiliate workforce (NSHR) for local recruitment, ensures a readily available roster for selection;
• Assists the HR Officer in preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), internal guidelines, and best practices for the HR unit;
• Performs any other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in a field related to human resources, business management and/or public administration, social science, political science, psychology or other relevant field;
• One year of relevant experience in human resources and/or public administration in a national or international organization, non-profit organization, or private sector;
• Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

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

Technical/Functional Skills
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions;
• Extent and relevance of experience in the area of management and administration, HR support, HR policy, recruitment, talent outreach, staff development, retention and/or HR operations;
• Familiarity with HR management systems, including HR data systems, is an asset.

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