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Human Resources Consultant, (World Food Programme Western Africa Regional Roster) CDI

Country: Senegal
Organization: World Food Programme
Closing date: 14 Aug 2023


The WFP West Africa region extends from Mauritania to Chad and along the coast from Cameroon to Senegal. It has the widest linguistic and geographical diversity, as well as the richest variety of natural resources when compared with other sub-regions of the continent. The humanitarian development context of the subregion is also extremely diverse. In the Sahelian belt, risk is the new normal, conflict is increasing and weather-based disasters growing. The costal countries have better socio-economic indicators and promise a degree of stability. However, these economies are nascent, and some instances built on fragile costal habitats threatened by climate change and are also dealing with rapid urbanisation and an ever-increasing youth bulge.

The Regional Bureau Dakar (RBD) provides policy guidance, technical support, and oversight for operations in 19 countries in West Africa where WFP’s efforts contribute towards the eradication of hunger and malnutrition. In the region, WFP follows a holistic regional strategy powered by our dual-mandate and backed by our robust diverse toolbox of activities.


This regional roster will be used for opportunities in Human Resources, in the Regional Bureau (RB), as well as the 19 Country Offices (COs) in the region.

You are expected to deliver a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Depending on the specific TORs for the assignment(s), the consultant will be expected to work on some of the following activities (it is not expected that the consultant has expertise in all these functions):

  • Talent Acquisition (Sourcing)
  • Talent Management
  • HR Operations
  • HR Support in Emergencies
  • Learning Needs Analysis
  • Capability Development
  • Strategic Workforce Planning and Organisational Alignment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employee engagement
  • Individual Performance Management
  • HR Information Systems
  • HR Projects

Please emphasize your specialisations when you apply. A generic CV will not show us your strengths or preferences.


This roster intends to cover a wide range of levels of HR expertise.

Experience: Minimum years of relevant professional experience:

  1. Junior Consultancy
  • Level 1: 0 to 1 year of relevant professional experience.
  • Level 2: 1 to 2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Level 3: 2 to 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  1. Regular Consultancy
  • Level I Consultancy: Three years of relevant post-graduate professional experience.
  • Level II Consultancy: Five to ten years of relevant post-graduate professional experience.

Education: 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 training courses.

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language and at least an intermediate knowledge (level B) in French (as the region is mostly French speaking)


  • Broad or specialised knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action.
  • Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client-oriented service.
  • Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, specific processes and systems.
  • Willingness and availability to travel.


All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess relevant experience and qualifications. Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interviews or assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability.

Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for short-term opportunities (1 to 11 months). Rostered applicants may be contacted in the upcoming 24 months on an as-needed basis.


This is an opportunity for exciting and challenging assignments in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team, based in a unique location, West Africa, on a topic with high relevance. In addition, we offer:

  • Meaningful and impactful careers – Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
  • Continuous learning and training – We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers.
  • Multicultural and stimulating working environment – We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.

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This vacancy announcement is not related to any current open position. It is a list of qualified candidates who wish to express their interest in future opportunities within WFP. All applications received will be reviewed and will be subject to a selection process to assess the relevant experience and qualifications of the candidates. Candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted later to confirm their interest and availability.

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Please note:

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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  • Date d'expiration: 4 septembre 2023
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Human Resources Consultant, (World Food Programme Western Africa Regional Roster)

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