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HR Assistant-G5

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N.G.O./Social Services
Human Resources
Total Position:
Job Type:
Fixed Term ( First Shift (Day) )
Job Province:
Islamabad Capital Territrory
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Law, or other relevant field is an added advantage.
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
5 Years(Secondary school education completion with a minimum of 5 years of working experience OR a bachelor’s degree with 3 years of work experience including at least two years in human resources is mandatory.)
Work Permit:
Apply By:
Nov 28, 2022
Posted On:
Nov 19, 2022
Job Description

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.

Job Listing Details

Job Title:  Human Resources Assistant

Grade:    GS-5       

Type of contract:  Fixed Term                        

Contract Duration:  12 months

Duty Station: Islamabad, Pakistan

This vacancy announcement is open to nationals of Pakistan ONLY. 

Female candidates with relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.


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 job is based in Islamabad, Pakistan and job holder reports to an HR Officer or the designate.

The job holder performs a range of HR tasks to support accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services. 

At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for the completion of a full range of HR activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action within their area of expertise and may provide guidance to other staff.


1. Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to clients.

2. Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff, to support their development and increased knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties.

3. Liaise with other internal units/offices on HR related matters, i.e. payroll, contracts, etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely HR services. 

4. Extract and compile HR data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, to support analysis and reporting needs.

5. Provide administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer including on boarding of new staff members in compliance with relevant processes and procedures.

6. Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.

7. Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer letters, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.

8. Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.

9. Support staff deployment and related administrative actions including preparation of basic reports, to facilitate efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Law, or other relevant field is an added advantage.

Experience: Secondary school education completion with a minimum of 5 years of working experience OR a bachelor’s degree with 3 years of work experience including at least two years in human resources is mandatory.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in the duty station’s language

Knowledge & Skills:

• Knowledge of general HR administrative work practices and methods, gained through relevant technical training and experience.

• Good communication skills and basic understanding of HR principles and their application in order to respond to and resolve general HR queries.

• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals in order to provide a high-quality support service.

• Ability to collate and compile relevant data from a variety of sources in order to produce periodic reports for supervisor(s).

• Ability to monitor and record personnel files and documentation in an organised manner and in line with compliance standards. 


Has managed and implemented HR policy and procedures in line with WFPs operating standards 

Has conducted specific HR Services activities such as payroll administration, aspects of recruitment and interviews administration 

Has provided ad-hoc guidance to less experienced staff members 

Has provided briefing to new recruits as part of the onboarding process 

Has gained experience working across a range of WFP contexts and with varying strategic priorities


WFP offers a competitive salary and other benefits, including annual leave, parental leave and health insurance for staff and eligible dependents.

WFP recognizes the positive potential of flexible working arrangements to enable staff members the opportunity to select and alter their work schedules to better fit personal needs and help balance work, personal, and family responsibilities whenever operationally possible.

WFP is committed to gender equality and parity (50% women and 50% men) and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities.

WFP Work Environment: WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS and disability status. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services, and participation in decision making roles.

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