Human Resources Consultant I (Organizational Alignment) | KENYA | WFP


Date of expiration: September 17, 2023, Sunday | Human Resources Consultant I (Organizational Alignment) | KENYA | WFP

Nairobi, Kenya, Human Resources Consultant I (Organizational Alignment)
Country: Kenya Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Place: Nairobi
Nairobi WFP office

The WFP embraces and recognizes diversity. It supports the idea of equal employment opportunities for all of its workers and encourages qualified applicants to submit applications regardless of their genetic information, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, or social background, sexual orientation, HIV status, or sexual orientation or gender expression.


With operations in more than 120 countries and territories, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the most prestigious, reputable, and significant humanitarian organization in the world. It provides life-saving aid in times of crisis, creates pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for those recovering from conflicts, natural disasters, and the effects of climate change, and supports resilient, sustainable livelihoods in the pursuit of a world without hunger.

WFP’s goal is to contribute to the world’s effort to eradicate hunger during our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works in every country to make sure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the most vulnerable and impoverished people, especially women and children, have access to the wholesome food they require.

People are at the center of everything we do at WFP, and we have a vision for the future workforce that includes teams that are diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing, are selected on the basis of merit, operate in a safe and inclusive workplace, live the WFP values of integrity, collaboration, commitment, humanity, and inclusion, and collaborate with partners to improve and save the lives of those WFP serves.


WFP Kenya provides unconditional food and nutrition assistance to refugees residing in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps through cash and food transfers, as well as engaging in measures that promote refugees’ self-reliance, such as encouraging livelihood diversification. By providing communities with food insecurity conditional food or financial assistance to cover their short-term food needs as they develop climate-resilient assets for boosting productivity and diversifying livelihoods, WFP Kenya supports resilient food systems. Along with assisting smallholder farmers in their efforts to access markets, agricultural supplies, loans, and technologies, WFP Kenya also collaborates with wholesalers and retailers to eliminate inefficiencies in the food supply chains.

Beginning in May 2023, the Country Office (CO) started the organizational alignment process. This was a thorough, integrated, and open process designed to improve country office performance and make sure the office is equipped with a framework that is suitable for delivering the 2nd Generation CSP. The organizational alignment process, which refers to the Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) report, interprets the national Strategic Plan (CSP), which establishes the direction for the national office, and establishes organization design decisions by resolving identified structural and workforce shortages. The procedure has been completed, and the CO is moving into the implementation stage. To assist with carrying out the HR activities that are a result of the exercise, the CO is looking to recruit a consultant.


to function as an HR consultant and assist with the execution of the HR measures arising from the Organizational Alignment Exercise for the Kenya Country Office. They must work with management to implement HR actions in accordance with WFP corporate policies and procedures as well as the established Standard Operating Procedure created for the exercise. They must also support the delivery of professional, client-focused HR services.


  • Manage the complete hiring process for roles approved by the Kenya Country Office’s Organizational Alignment, working closely with the hiring managers for each post and the HR team there.
    Post job openings on the proper employment boards, social media, and other pertinent channels.
  • Organize and conduct interviews with hiring managers while utilizing a variety of trustworthy tools and methods for recruiting and selection to narrow the field of applicants quickly and in accordance with WFP standards.
    responsible for evaluating candidates’ pertinent knowledge, abilities, and experience in order to screen applications.
  • giving the hiring manager a list of qualified candidates who have made the long list for evaluation and consideration
  • Prepare hiring team’s recruitment materials to aid in the selecting process.Send the Local Appointments and Promotion Committee (LAPC) your recruitment materials so they can be reviewed.
  • During the hiring process, serve as a point of contact and cultivate connections with powerful candidates.
  • negotiating wages and perks with chosen candidates and answering inquiries on pay and benefits.
  • To ensure new hires have a pleasant experience with WFP and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization, support and deliver onboarding activities.
  • Follow and implement good HR recruiting procedures.
  • Management will get regular project updates and draft reports on the OA exercise’s progress. Analyze, record, and include recommendations in the final report the lessons learned.


English proficiency level C is necessary for working knowledge.


  • a graduate degree from a university in human resource management, public or business administration, industrial psychology, or a comparable discipline; an undergraduate degree plus additional years of relevant work experience; or a first-year university degree plus applicable training/courses.
  • a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a comparable field, with knowledge of organizational design, talent acquisition, and human resources management
    a track record of success managing talent acquisition.
    Experience in completing projects successfully.
    experience leading small teams of employees.
    Experience working for the WFP or other UN organizations is preferred.

Information & Skills:

Leadership and People Management Capabilities
the capacity to establish credibility with stakeholders fast.
Cultural awareness, the capacity to work successfully with a varied workforce, and proven commercial partnership abilities.
innovative problem-solver with an adaptable and positive outlook
being able to write reports for human resources choices that are straightforward and succinct.
Excellent communication abilities, including the capacity to persuade, influence, and modify one’s communication style to suit various circumstances and people.
Ability to prioritize several demands while remaining calm under pressure.
Human Resources work experience abroad
being able to write reports for human resources choices that are straightforward and succinct.
Excellent communication abilities, including the capacity to persuade, influence, and modify one’s communication style to suit various circumstances and people.
Ability to prioritize several demands while remaining calm under pressure.


Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted and moved on to the next phase of the hiring process.
At any point in the hiring process, there are no fees levied by the World Food Programme.
WFP values equality of opportunity and diversity. Our goal is to create a team that embraces diversity and inclusivity in all its forms.
All hiring decisions are made based on qualifications and merit.
The applicant’s profile and the linked C.V. must match. The C.V. and the profile must match exactly for instant disqualification.


Type of Contract: Level I Consultancy/TDY

*If you’re applying for TDY, make sure your immediate supervisor has given you written permission.

Division or Unit: Human Resources

Nairobi, Kenya is the duty station (City, Country).

Approximately 11 months


When it comes to behavior like fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power, and discrimination, WFP takes a zero-tolerance stance. All chosen applicants will be required to uphold WFP’s standards of conduct and will consequently go through arduous background checks either internally or through outside sources. The verification process will also call for more information from the chosen candidates. False statements made during the hiring process may result in disqualification or employment termination.

WFP will never ask for money during the hiring process, not even while making an offer. Refusing any requests for money and reporting them to local law enforcement officials will result in the necessary action being taken.

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