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Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator SC8, Somalia
World Food Programme (WFP)
Grade: SC8, Entry Professional
Job Expired 2 Nov 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job Description


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Posting Dates:

Date of Issue: 13 October 2021 Closing Date: 26 October 2021

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

What will you do?

  1. Provides strategic leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion, with a specific focus on Gender Parity.
  2. Supports the HR team with the development and the implementation of the different Gender Action Plan activities (including internship programme, employer branding, university relationships, mentoring programme, etc). Identifies new ways of increasing our Diversity and Inclusion figures effectively.
  3. Monitors the progress of the actual Gender Action Plan activities on the ground, reports and recommends adjustments adapted to the local context.
  4. Participates and contributes to the national, comparative ‘employer’ surveys to understand how WFP is perceived as an employer vis-à-vis others and what the improvements areas are.
  5. Further develops and maintains relationships with the local universities, associations, and others to widen WFP’s outreach to potential qualified, diverse candidates. Defines a value proposition to create a sustainable collaboration between WFP and the different external local partners.
  6. Improves effectiveness and success in recruiting and retaining diverse talent. Specifically, the coordinator will attend relevant conferences; will analyze and leverage the usage and outreach through social medias or other communication means across the country to position WFP as employer of choice and ensure a good number of applicants; will network with prospective candidates; will manage an ongoing database of diverse prospects; and will maintain regular contact with potential candidates.
  7. Actively researches new approaches, activities and best practices that address common diversity and inclusion challenges and opportunities.
  8. Creates and increases awareness, commitment and accountability among management team for Diversity and Inclusion agenda.
  9. Ensures management commitment towards the Diversity and Inclusion agenda, with special attention to our WFP Gender Parity Action Plan.
  10. Keeps abreast of Diversity and Inclusion best practices and disseminates as required.
  11. Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Masters’ degree or bachelor’s degree with additional years of experience in the area of Human Resources, Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Development, Human Sciences.

Experience: Minimum 5 years professional experience in a Human Resources Talent Management role, in a Diversity & Inclusion Coordination role or similar position.

Languages: Perfectly bilingual in Somali/English

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong communication, engagement and facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with management team to drive transformation and change.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with associations, universities and other external actors.
  • Proven knowledge of talent acquisition, employer branding and sourcing methods.
  • Proficient written and verbal English language skills.
  • Good collaboration skills and experience in working with remote, dispersed teams.
  • Has a passion for topics related to Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc) with solid analytical and reporting skills.

Requirement: The position holder will be required to travel frequently across Somalia (more than 50% of the working time) to meet and engage with the different partners.

Terms and Conditions:

1 Year (Initial)

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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