VdE | Diretor de Recursos Humanos | World Food Programme


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Are you an experienced Human Resources Officer interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 07, 2022 (10:59 PM CET)


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.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.


  • 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 training, 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 the 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)


You will lead a team of HR staff to deliver services that support larger COs or regions. Or, they perform a senior role within a specialist team in HQ, managing specialist staff. You need to have the technical knowledge and experience required to identify, analyse and resolve more complex people issues. You will provide technical expertise, advice and solutions that support strategic results, and formulate new strategies and technical approaches where appropriate.


To lead the planning and delivery of professional, client-focused HR services and/or provide technical advice and support in HQ/RBs, partnering with senior managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

You will:

  • Participate in the design of country/regional/functional plans and processes, and lead the planning and implementation of HR operational activities or projects to meet local objectives and support WFP strategic goals.
  • Partner effectively with senior managers to understand their priorities, and provide advice and solutions on all aspects of human resources, as well as on strategic and policy issues.
  • Lead the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, determining conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Plan and monitor capability building, partnering with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and designing/delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
  • Lead and update the onboarding process, to ensure new staff have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization.
  • Build and manage talent within WFP, understanding business needs and designing and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.
  • Plan and deliver organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
  • Lead and motivate a team of HR staff, monitoring performance, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Oversee compliant data integrity; consolidate and analyse data, identifying trends/potential issues, presenting recommendations and influencing managers to tackle complex problems.
  • Maintain and share knowledge of external industry developments, and where appropriate amend/design new HR policies, procedures and systems in order to drive a culture of improvement and support WFP effectively.
  • Take responsibility for an equitable and inclusive workplace which incorporates all dimensions of the WFP diversity and inclusion framework.
  • Other as required.



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:

  • Typically eight years or more (of which three international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development
  • Significant experience of managing large teams of staff with somewhat varied areas of expertise


You have:

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language
  • Proficiency in Portuguese or Italian, and/or Level B Spanish, or French.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language)


You have:

  • Sound theoretical understanding of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialised knowledge in a specific area.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate a large team.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence, negotiate with the wide range of key stakeholders and adapt communication style to different situations.
  • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
  • Business acumen and commercial understanding.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong initiative-taker and demonstrated ability to take independent decisions.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to design develop, manage and implement HR policies, procedures and new programmes.


Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Maputo, Mozambique to take up this assignment.


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