Apply: FAO Human Resources Associate

Deadline: 26 June, 2020

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Resources Associate.

FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.


  • Provide and coordinate the delivery of comprehensive human resources support services
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and regulations as well as transparency and consistency of transactions and procedures
  • Coordinate a wide range of personnel actions including appointments, extensions, transfers, etc
  • Process requests and provide advice on entitlements
  • Review, maintain and update confidential personnel information records and files in the area of responsibility
  • Provide briefing and debriefing to staff members including answering queries on benefits and entitlements and personnel-related procedures
  • Handle non-routine and complex cases
  • Undertake research and analysis of entitlements and employment conditions and draft correspondence for Human Resources Officers
  • Coordinate support to the recruitment process of all categories of staff and non-staff including advising managers on the preparation of vacancy announcements
  • Coordinate interview arrangements with departments and applicants and prepare offers/terms of employment
  • Provide assistance to managers in the preparation of job profiles; provide advice on proposed changes to post functions
  • Collect background information on post management and update organisation charts and staffing tables
  • Research, compile and analyse information and statistics related to posts and staff; prepare briefs, reports or topical papers on trends and support management in control of the staffing function
  • Monitor and verify post management records


  • Secondary school education
  • Five year, minimum, of relevant experience in administrative and human resources support work
  • Thorough knowledge of the essential elements of human resources activities and transactions, including corporate policies, rules and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant corporate computerised administrative systems
  • Thorough knowledge of the communication and documentation standards
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other official FAO languages
  • Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet and office technology equipment
  • Working knowledge of Arabic

To apply and for more information, click here.

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