Human Resources Associate

World Food Programme, Bangkok, Thailand

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th December, 2019

Job Description


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 lifetimes. 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.

The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is building a roster of Human Resources Associates that will be comprised of highly competent professionals who can play a key role in supporting our office in HR Emergency Preparedness and Response activities and a range of HR operations management and service delivery.


Under guidance of HR Officer, the incumbent takes part to deliver HR Emergency Preparedness and Response activities, range of HR operations management & Service delivery in line with WFP policies, and work on developing the HR data analytics for regional Bureau.



Completion of secondary school education. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, Business/Public Administration or related fields is an advantage.


  • Six or more years of responsible work experience in progressive Human Resources global/multinational organization with a minimum of two years’ experience in recruitment.
  • Work experience in HR operations service delivery would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in analysing HR information & reports is desirable.


Good communication skills and in-depth understanding of HR principles and their application to respond to and resolve a range of complex HR queries.
Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across and outside WFP to effectively understand and meet HR operational delivery requirements.
Proficient in advanced MS Office skills in Excel and PowerPoint is required. Working knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

Language:Fluency in both oral and written English and Thai

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Support and maintain the Regional Emergency rosters and support the RBB Emergency Project Initiative
  • Identify and support in developing of local partnerships with universities, employment agencies, NGOs, etc
  • Coordinate with other agencies on preparedness, country information, HR guidelines, lessons learned, etc.
  • Support the staffing response, drive delivery of necessary HR activities, i.e. fast local recruitment and advice to local HR.
  • Monitor staff deployment for emergency, and handle related administrative actions for staff movement, and preparation of staff reports.
  • Build knowledge of HR focal points on Emergency preparedness, response and deactivation protocols.

HR Management & Service Delivery

  • Manage end to end recruitment activities to gain complete knowledge and alignment with WFP corporate direction and Regional priorities. Work with managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions to recruit and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver the business strategy.
  • Prepare a range of complex HR documentation e.g. employment contracts, transfer/separation letters, training-related documents, etc. ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
  • Support HR delivery of onboarding for new staff and works in partnership with Hiring Managers to ensure functional and cross functional on boarding is completed within the first 30 days of joining WFP.
  • Provide assistance on a wide range of HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high-quality HR services are delivered to clients.
  • Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering variety of HR information including monitoring to ensure accuracy and meeting deadlines.
  • Oversee maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.
  • Any other activities that may be required from time to time.

HR Analytics

  • Support HR Leadership in data trends
  • Undertake various assessments, evaluations and perform a range of data analysis and produce statistics and reports that contribute to informed decision-making and support the effective and timely management of key HR priorities and trends.
  • Process standardizations and development of smart format for engagement and analysis.
  • Other duties as required


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