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Programme Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

World Food Programme
Vacancy AnnouncementWFP/16/12
Job Title: Programme Officer
Duty Stations:Nairobi
Date of issue: 15th June 2012
Post Type/Grade: SC (NOB Equivalent)
Length of Contract: One year

Deadline for application: 29th June 2012
Background of the Position:
WFP Kenya’s Programme Innovations Team is supporting WFP’s operations in the East and Central Africa region to expand use of market-based modalities (such as cash and vouchers) to deliver food assistance. 

The team is recruiting a Programme Officer (Systems & Business Processes) under the general supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Innovations), to assist in designing and evaluating new processes and delivery mechanisms. 

The incumbent will be required to assess the potential of new technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in food assistance programmes by ensuring Systems and Business Processes are well-adapted to WFP programmes, well-documented & supported, integrated with the office management and corporate reporting requirements, contribute to the evolving national social protection framework and single-registry project in Kenya, and are replicable in other operations in the region.
  • Supervise the work of the “systems & business processes” section of the Innovations Team, including identifying, procuring, testing, and recommending new technologies; contributing to modifications to WFP’s FoodNet (beneficiary information and transaction management) system, & supporting other units & country offices as they introduce new food assistance modalities.
  • Develop and roll-out guidance in-line with corporate guidance, national legislation and global standards, for the capture, use and protection of personal data.
  • Represent WFP on the Social Protection MIS Expert Working Group. Ensure that knowledge accumulated through programme innovations is well-managed & accessible to key business users.
  • Coordinate 3W mapping (who’s doing what and where) of WFP’s food assistance programmes.
  • Design, develop, & prepare monthly and ad hoc management reports.
  • Develop business requirements and other system documentation for any locally developed applications. Prepare guidance, SOPs, user manuals, and training materials for all projects and systems developed.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree in Applied Statistics, Social Statistics, Business Administration, Management Information Systems or Knowledge and Information Management. Masters Degree in a related discipline is highly desirable.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible post-graduate professional experience in a related field, including demonstrated experience in knowledge and information management and/ or business process re-engineering.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral in English and Kiswahili.
  • Strong organization and planning skills coupled with good interpersonal skills.
  • SPSS power-user.
Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/16/12 with their updated Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees. 

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link –

All documents should be sent in an envelope which must be marked: CONFIDENTIAL WFP/16/12 and sent to:- 

Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
P.O. Box 44482 - 00100
WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process.

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