Social Security Analyst P1

Job Type

Full Time




Europe, Western


The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at:

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.



This job is located in the WFP, Headquarters, Division for Human Resources (HR), HR Operations and reports to the HR Officer, Social security Specialist under the general supervision of the Chief HR Operations.



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.



Support HR operational activities as related to specialized services in the area of Social Security, responding to queries from clients on the day-to-day activities and advising them on their related entitlements applying human resources policies, rules and regulations as well as standards related to Social Security Benefits (i.e. Pension, Medical and Life Insurance schemes, Compensation Plan for service-incurred Accidents, Illnesses and Death). 


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


Support in the development of strategies, policies and plans in line with UN Common System (Staff Representatives, Joint Committees, Senior Management).

Provide support to the HR Officer- Social Security Specialist in performing activities related to the Terms of Reference of the Staff Pension Committee (SPC) under UNJSPF Regulations, Rules and Pension Adjustment System of the UNJSPF.

Collate data and prepare background information and required analysis to UNJSPF for review and reconciliation of periodic financial and human resources system via WINGS and other possible applicable systems; prepare benefit estimates, final benefits calculations and estimates for staff members and retirees.

Conduct straightforward data analysis and process UNJSPF separations, validations, restorations, contributions and other entitlements. Calculates compensation annuity benefits, ensure benefits are regularly reviewed and adjusted with relevant COL adjustment’s

Provide interpretations, guidance and advice to staff, participants and beneficiaries with respect to policies, operational requirements as related to social security matters and draft recommendation, draw up statistics, update trends and compile periodic reports relating to pension and compensation benefits for senior managers, UNJSPF and Third Parties.

Contribute to effective communication with clients on a variety of matters concerning UNJSPF entitlement, UNJSPF Rules and Regulations, on Staff Compensation Plan and on disability benefits.

Support the HER- Officer - Social Security Specialist in the role of focal point for all Social Security matters, safety Module in Cority, analyse a large volume of documentation of confidential and sensitive nature.

Other as required.






Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

 Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

 Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

 Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

 Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

 Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

 Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

 Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

 Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

 Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

 Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

 Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

 Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.



Non-Rotational Nature


Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is however classified as “non-rotational” which means the incumbent shall not be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as rotational.


Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit



16 October 2018


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.



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 trainings/courses.

Experience: One or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with focus on administration of employee benefit programmes/social security matters.

Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese. 


Knowledge of employee insurance schemes is an asset.

Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.

Ability to work accurately under pressure and to establish priorities.

Client-oriented with a high sense of customer service.

Level of Language Proficiency

International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement