Senior HR Technology and Analytics Consultant

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline





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



About UN World Food Programme


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.


In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.



Organizational Context


The HR Technology and Analytics Branch (HRMOI) is responsible for on-going support to critical HR operational processes through the appropriate provision and application of information, processes and enabling technologies. It is also responsible for the developing of the HR Division’s Technology strategy and roadmap that will support integrated talent management processes, enable full visibility into our global workforce by deploying a technology solution that integrates people processes, data and intelligence from corporate and satellite systems and databases, and will provide workforce analytics and tools to support evidence-based decision making across people-related processes (in particular workforce planning, recruitment, reassignment and deployment to emergencies).


The Branch consists of three teams:

(1) HR Technology

(2) HR Systems Administration and Support

(3) HR Reporting & Analytics.



About the role


WFP is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Senior HR Reporting and Analytics consultant. The consultant will be responsible for the supervision of a team of data analysts and will oversee the build of data products to extract valuable business insights. This role will analyze large amounts of raw information to find patterns that will help improve decision making at WFP. This includes the modelling of moderate to complex business problems, the supervision of data collection, pre-processing and analysis, the discovery of insights and identification of opportunities using statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. The successful candidate will be a highly analytical individual with a knack for mathematics and statistics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential for interpreting data. In addition to advanced analytic skills, this role is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results clearly.


The HR Technology and Analytics consultant will be based in our Rome Headquarters, Italy and will report to the Chief and Deputy Chief, HR Technology and Analytics Branch (HRMOI).



Key responsibilities include:


Undertake data collection, preprocessing and analysis of structured and unstructured data

Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes

Build models to address business problems

Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns

Present information using data visualization techniques

Supervise the creation, maintenance and support a variety of moderate to complex reports and dashboards utilizing appropriate reporting and visualization tools

Work with HR and corporate stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify business requirements, expected outcomes and relevant internal and external data sources.

Automate data collection and visualization processes

Supervise the preparation of corporate HR statistical reports for WFP management and staffing information reports for the ad-hoc enquires from various internal and external customers

Participate in the implementation of HR projects including testing and validation of the IT solutions before these are implemented

Support HR in the identification of best-fit technology solutions and IT architectures

Research the HR technology and analytics best practices and innovations;

Support HRMOI management with priority activities as and when required.

Assist in the preparation of project proposals, implementation plans and presentations to management/project leads

Supervise and motivate a team of data analysts, monitoring performance, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.



Qualifications & Experience Required




6+ years of postgraduate relevant experience in similar role, preferably with experience in an international context


Functional Skills & Competencies:


Experience of business intelligence tools such as SAP BI/BO

Technical SAP HR experience, with knowledge of underlying data assets (master data tables, configuration tables, logical databases)

Experience with visualization tools

Experience supervising a small team

Advanced use of Microsoft Excel and/or Access

Strong mathematical skills (e.g. statistics, algebra).

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Knowledge of HR data, time dependent data and workforce analytics

Knowledge of SAP HR PA/OM/TM modules. Knowledge of SAP Payroll and Budget modules an advantage

Knowledge of R. SQL, Python and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop) an asset.

Excellent communication and presentation skills and understanding of working with different cultures

Analytical mind, problem-solving aptitude and strong business acumen

Ability to work and deliver results within a highly complex organizational environment (i.e. with diverse team, matrix structure, highly evolving operational context and staff working hardship locations); 


Desirable Qualifications:


 Knowledge of WFP & UNDP business processes, practices and procedures.


Knowledge of UN & FAO rules and regulations

Experience in data mining

Experience in predictive analytics and machine learning




Advanced University degree in Business or Human Resources Management or Computer Sciences.




Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English is required

Intermediate knowledge of the following WFP working languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese or Portuguese) is an asset.

Terms and Conditions

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 5 October 2018

Ref.: VA No. 96663

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement