• Fresh Job Recruitment at the United Nations World Food Programme

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016 Deadline: 2 December, 2016
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  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger.  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.

    We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

    Administration Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4132
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: NOA

    Job Purpose

    • To support the delivery of quality, customer-focused, value for money administrative services that enable staff in country/location operations to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute to a WFP country plan, including administrative processes, aligned with country and wider WFP strategies and policies to facilitate efficient and effective administration services.
    • Support the development of annual plans and implementation of policies, systems and procedures to support WFP strategic objectives.
    • Collate data and prepare data analysis to provide management and clients with the accurate information and reports for efficient planning and decision-making.
    • Support management of existing resources in the area of responsibility (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) and assist in identification of new requirements aiming at efficiency, cost-effectiveness and timeliness of operations and services.
    • Facilitate the compliance of the services provided (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) with the corporate Occupational Safety and Health Policy.
    • Support a culture of environmental sustainability throughout WFP by role modelling actions that drive sustainability in all administrative activities.
    • Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
    • Maintain the partnership with WFP stakeholders, other UN agencies and local government offices.
    • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    • Other as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • University degree in Business/Public Administration, Engineering, or other relevant fields relating to office management and administration.

    Experience:

    • At least two years of postgraduate professional experience in administration, and in providing coaching or training to new staff members within area of expertise; demonstrated a high level of proficiency in WFP administrative operating standards in day to day work.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Yobe Application Link

    Abuja Application Link

    Borno Application Link

    Human Resources Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4041
    Level: NOB

    Job Purpose

    • 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)

    • Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, and deliver HR operational activities or projects, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
    • Provide advice to managers and employees, understanding their needs and ensuring policies,procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
    • Provide effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving employee relations issues.
    • Contribute to staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing/delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
    • Deliver onboarding activities which ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation.
    • Contribute to building and managing talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high calibre workforce to deliver business objectives.
    • Support organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
    • Other as required.

    Other Specific Job Requirments:

    • Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
    • Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
    • Contribute to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems and recommending improvements to ways of working.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    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:

    • Three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Budget & Programming Associate

     

    Requisition #: 4261
    Location: Maiduguri
    Level: G6

    Job Purpose

    • To provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.
    • Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
    • Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximise operational effectiveness.
    • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.
    • Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.
    • Review, compile and analyse data, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Maintain communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds.
    • Provide guidance to other support staff and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to facilitate continued development and consistency in services delivered.
    • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 5 years relevant support experience is required in:
      • Supporting the preparation and management of budgets.
      • Assisting with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
      • Assisting with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.
    • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an added advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Finance Assistant

     

    Requisition #: 4191
    Location: Maiduguri,Damaturu
    Level: G5

    Job Purpose

    • To support effective delivery of finance, budget and administration support services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of f financial resources.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
    • Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making.
    • Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed.
    • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations.
    • Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics.
    • Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions.
    • Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and recording of fixed assets, spend on fuel and spare parts for vehicles and generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated.
    • Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
    • Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner.
    • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

    Experience:

    • At least five years of experience in collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Borno Application Link

    Yobe Application Link

    Security Associate

     

    Requisition #: 4135
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: G6

    Job Purpose

    • To perform tasks related to the implementation and assessment of security measures and maintenance of equipment with a view towards providing updates and recommendations to facilitate informed decision-making and secure WFP staff, facilities and operations.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.
    • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
    • Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to facilitate access for safe programme delivery and to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources.
    • Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
    • Analyse security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.
    • Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
    • Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
    • Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
    • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
    • Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
    • Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
    • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

    Experience:

    • At least six years of experience in provided technical guidance and training to staff members within area of expertise; in supporting research and collation of data which feeds into reports that inform security operations activities; sound knowledge of security operations and technical processes.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Yobe Application Link

    Borno Application Link

    Vulnerability and Mapping Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4201
    Location: Abuja,Maiduguri
    Level: NOB

    Job Purpose

    • To contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
    • Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
    • Support the development of food security and vulnerability analysis and the preparation of timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of country strategy, policies and programmes.
    • Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
    • Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
    • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition issues to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
    • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or relevant training/courses.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience is required in the following:
      • Use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis.
      • Food security analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
      • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards is desirable for entry into the role.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Abuja Application Link

    Borno Application Link

    Supply Chain Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4128
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: NOB

    Job Purpose

    • To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP end-to-end supply chain operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute towards the development of supply chain end-to-end plans and processes ensuring  compliance with wider WFP policies and standards.
    • Support or manage supply chain projects and operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective procurement and delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
    • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local supply chain end-to-end operations.
    • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
    • Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other units/services, particularly for emergency response.
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
    • Other as required.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

    • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries. 
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
    • Identify and build productive relationships with supply chain colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
    • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Commerce, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience is required in the following: commercial or humanitarian transportation sectors; monitoring and reporting on transport and freight market conditions and trends; dealing with shipments and clearing imports/exports with customs officials; coordinating procurement and transportation processes with other units/ teams; experience with procurement activities (purchasing, vendor research, etc.); warehouse and commodity management; conducting cost analyses;

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Procurement Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4182
    Location: Maiduguri
    Level: NOB

    Job Purpose

    • To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
    • Support or manage procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard processes to contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
    • Track and analyse data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
    • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
    • Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
    • Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services, for example designing and reviewing training materials.
    • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
    • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed goods and services to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Legal or Accounting or other relevant field, or First University degree with an additional relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

    Experience:

    • A least 3 years relevant professional experience is required with procurement activities (purchasing, vendor research, etc.), conducting cost analyses, and working with vendors or other partners.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Borno Application Link

    Yobe Application Link

    Abuja Application Link

    Logistics Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4121
    Location: Abuja
    Level: NOB

    Job Purpose

    • To contribute to daily planning and coordination of WFP logistics operations including monitoring of services provided by contracted external organizations to ensure cost-effective operations and that set objectives are achieved in full.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
    • Support or manage logistics projects or operational activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
    • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of local logistics operations.
    • Conduct regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimise use of available funds.
    • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of operational pipeline planning, and to the management of operational aspects of the supply chain (procurement, shipping, port operation), including checking document and customs clearance readiness, loading and discharging operations and contracting of applicable transport, warehouse and any relevant logistics services.
    • Contribute to supply chain by providing technical support and guidance to other CO unit/ services, divisions, particularly for emergency response.
    • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
    • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), supporting a WFP-wide view of logistics activities that enables informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries (e.g. through the design and review of training materials).
    • Identify and build productive relationships with logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
    • Follow emergency logistics preparedness practices, participate in preparation of CO Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA), to ensure WFP are able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

    Experience:

    • At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in one or more of the transportation and ancillary sectors: port operations, shipping, clearing and forwarding, air operations, large scale road/rail transport and distribution management. Proficiency in Windows (MS Word, MS Excel) and some transport tracking system experience.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Abuja Application Link

    Yobe Application Link

    Business Support Assistant

     

    Requisition #: 4193
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: G4

    Job Purpose

    • To deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
    • Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
    • Support processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
    • Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documentation.
    • Take responsibility for the maintenance of set standard systems and files, to ensure information is accurate and readily available for the function.
    • Identify simple discrepancies in statistics and data, such as missing information, and report to senior staff in order to support clients to deliver their work.
    • Take responsibility for data integrity to facilitate availability of accurate information in corporate systems.
    • Provide guidance on routine business support methods and practices to junior colleagues to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
    • Work with a variety of individuals, taking on feedback where appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.

    Experience:

    • Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

    Language:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Warehouse Management Associate

     

    Requisition #: 4189
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: G6

    Job Purpose

    • To manage a range of warehouse activities including safeguarding of commodities and supplies, and ensuring well-organized warehousing and storage service in compliance with WFP warehouse guidelines.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Responsible for the effective planning and management of warehouse operations, to ensure safe and efficient warehousing and storage of all commodities and supplies.
    • Contribute to review of WFP corporate warehouse standards and procedures, to support efficiency and changing business needs.
    • Coordinate the receipt/dispatch of commodities, to ensure accurate recording, accounting and reporting is available at all times to support decision-making.
    • Responsible for the accuracy of warehouse transaction records including identification of discrepancies, to ensure immediate and accurate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
    • Responsible for inventory management (e.g. physical stock verification, reporting, etc.), to ensure any existing and developing issues with regards to proper stocks management are timely addressed and WFP standard procedures for commodity handling and storage are strictly followed.
    • Supervise preparation and/or prepare regular and ad hoc reports and statistics on warehouse operations, to support informed planning and decision-making.
    • Oversee safeguarding of commodities through providing guidance on and taking initiative towards implementation of preventive measures, to ensure that commodities are preserved in good condition and that quality control actions are initiated as appropriate following WFP established procedures.
    • Review on periodic basis warehouse space availability, plan and implement new design layouts to support business needs and ensure cost-efficiency.
    • Work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, in order to deliver aligned and coherent warehouse services.
    • Identify training needs and efficiently plan trainings, to ensure that all staff have required knowledge and skills to carry out their responsibilities.
    • Supervise warehouse staff, to ensure high performance standards.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

    Experience:

    • At least 6 years of experience in: maintaining a logistics database and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock; administering third party service providers’ contracts; compiling contract documentation; contract execution; budget monitoring and reporting.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Communications Officer

     

    Requisition #: 4189
    Location: Abuja
    Level: NOC

    Job Purpose

    • To develop, plan and implement communications activities that support the overall communications strategy and WFP objectives.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Develop, maintain and update an appropriate work plan for the assigned area, which implements the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, and support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with WFP strategy.
    • Plan, manage and evaluate communications campaigns that favourably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and donors in order to raise WFP’s profile and support fundraising activities.
    • Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s).
    • Maintain and develop a contact list of journalists and media outlets, and manage the regular flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
    • Define a social media plan for the assigned area which leverages social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
    • Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fundraising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
    • Track and analyse traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
    • Manage junior communications officers/team, develop work plans, monitor performance against objectives, and ensure appropriate development to enable high performance.
    • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Build capacity of WFP staff on all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice, guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
    • Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
    • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of communications specific risks.
    • Other as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

    Experience:

    • At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience as a journalist or communications/public information officer, including minimum of 1 year of international experience;
    • Development of information strategies and programmes;
    • Experience of managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Logistics Associate

     

    Requisition #: 4137
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: G6

    Job Purpose

    • To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Provide specialized support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
    • Coordinate requisitioning and ensure timely delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and destinations.
    • Manage logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
    • Support gathering market intelligence, vendor assessments (e.g. transporters, retailers) to support vendor selection process.
    • Identify, resolve and/or provide recommendations on specialised queries/requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of enquiries with excellent client service mind-set.
    • Prepare, monitor and revise budget for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards.
    • Monitor inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary.
    • Support oversight for commodity accounting data quality and integrity.
    • Analyse operational pipeline and contribute to assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities, to ensure that supply chain requirements are taken into consideration.
    • Manage documentation processing for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating complex issues to the supervisor.
    • Perform research, collect data and conduct analysis, produce reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems to enable informed decision-making.
    • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support logistics operations management and contribute to effective service delivery.
    • Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines for all assistance modalities.
    • Support logistics emergency preparedness and response activities including Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, to support WFP’s response in emergencies.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

    Experience:

    • At least six years of experience in: Maintaining corporate systems and running queries on ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock; administering third party service providers’ contracts; compiling contract documentation; contract execution; budget monitoring and reporting.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Business Support Assistant (Protocol/Custom)

     

    Requisition #: 4914
    Level: G2

    Job Purpose

    • To deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery. 

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
    • Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
    • Support processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
    • Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documentation.
    • Take responsibility for the maintenance of set standard systems and files, to ensure information is accurate and readily available for the function.
    • Identify simple discrepancies in statistics and data, such as missing information, and report to senior staff in order to support clients to deliver their work.
    • Take responsibility for data integrity to facilitate availability of accurate information in corporate systems.
    • Provide guidance on routine business support methods and practices to junior colleagues to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
    • Work with a variety of individuals, taking on feedback where appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff.

    Other Specific Requirements:

    • Develop and maintain contact with Government Officials (Foreign Affairs, Plan and Budget, Finances) for the coordination of imports permits authorization and their implementation
    • Organization of shipments, customs clearance arrangements, preparation of documents for shipments (received/sent)
    • Preparation of all necessary documentation, implementation of follow-up actions on the import of food and non-food items
    • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to head of unit.
    • Coordinate with shipping /freight forward agencies and customs agents for clearance international deliveries.
    • Assist international staff members in their settlement and the import of personal  shipments.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.

    Experience:

    • Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Programme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfers)

     

    Requisition #: 4136
    Location: Maiduguri
    Level: NOB

    Job Purpose

    • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
    • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
    • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
    • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities.
    • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
    • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
    • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
    • Other as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience is required in:
      • Taking leadership in implementing programmes.
      • Providing input into policy discussions and decisions.
    • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Tally Assistant

     

    Requisition #: 4195
    Location: Damaturu
    Level: G2

    Job Purpose

    • To tally commodities and assist in stacking and physical inventory activities to maximise accuracy and efficiency of commodity management.

    Key Accountabilities  (Not all-inclusive)

    • Tally receipt/dispatch of commodities including transformation of commodities during internal milling operations, identify and report to the supervisor any anomalies, to support accurate and effective commodity management in the warehouse.
    • Implement and maintain accurate stacking and assist in conducting periodic physical inventory checks following the established guidelines and standards, to support compliance with internal control procedures and systems.
    • Prepare accurate tally reports including efficient preparation and distribution of tally sheets to relevant parties, to ensure consistent and prompt accountability for commodity movement from/to and storage in the warehouse.
    • Supervise the warehouse cleaning after loading/unloading and reconstitution exercises, to ensure WFP warehouse meets the established standards.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of secondary school education.

    Experience:

    • At least two years of experience in conducting basic logistics activities (tallying).

    Language: 

    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.

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

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

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