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World Food Programme (WFP)

Vacancy Announcement No:RBN/013/2016 

Procurement Officer, SC9
 
Grade: Service Contract, SC9 (NOB equivalent)
 
Duty Station: WFP Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, Nairobi
 
Salary: As per UN Service Contract Salary Bands
 
This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. 

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Procurement Officer at the SC9 level, in support of the Regional Bureau office, based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. 

Accountabilities: 

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Procurement Officer, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • 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 analyze 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.
  • Perform other tasks as required
Qualifications and Experience
 
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: At least three or more years of post-graduate progressively responsible professional work experience in related areas.
 
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Experience with procurement activities (purchasing, vendor research, etc.)
  • Experience conducting cost analyses.
  • Experience working with vendors or other partners.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is essential.
 
Desirable skills:
  • Training and/or experience using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and outlook.
Application procedures:

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications ONLY, according to the following procedures:

Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0022016
Step 1: Create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.


Procurement Assistant
 
Grade: Service Contract, SC4 (G4 equivalent)
 
Duty Station: WFP Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, Nairobi
 
Salary: As per UN Service Contract Salary Bands
 
This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. 

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
 

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Procurement Assistant in support of the Regional Bureau office, based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Accountabilities: 

Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer, the Procurement Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
  • 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.
Qualifications and Experience
 
Education: Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by technical training/certificate in business studies or related field.
 
Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible working experience in Procurement (Food and/or Goods & Services), including some experience in finance, audit, or other related fields. 

At least one year at G3 level or equivalent.
 
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
  • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.
  • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.
  • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
 
Desirable skills: Training and/or experience using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and outlook.
 
Application procedures:
 
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications ONLY, according to the following procedures:

Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0022017
Step 1: Create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.


Job Title:Programme Policy Officer
 
Post Grade: Fixed Term - FT, NOB 

Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Date of issue: 18 August 2016 

Deadline for application: 01 September 2016
 
Accountabilities: The Programme Policy Officer will work under the Relief and Refugees unit under the overall supervision of the Head of the unit (HoU). 


The incumbent will support the Government of Kenya, working closely with the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State Department of Special Programmes in the implementation of relief activities, based on assessed needs or other emergency related responses. 

The incumbent’s key function in the Ministry will be to support coordination, documentation and reporting on relief response in the Ministry. 

This position is a secondment position to the Governement and the incumbent is expected to spend 60% of his/her time working from the Ministry of Devolution.

The other 40% of time, the incumbent will work within the Relief and Refugees unit to support Kenya Country Office operations related activities that incllude Food Commodity Management for the resilience activities and continuos liaison with other units, mainly in logistics and budget & programming to ensure smooth management of food commodities as well as timely delivery to the counties. 

Furthermore, the Officer will work closely with Heads of Field Offices to ensure adequate, timely allocation and accountability of food resources.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Provide capacity support to the Ministry of Devolution & Planning in the implementation of relief and emergency response activties; which includes among others consultative and technical reviews to establish the existing capacities and gaps for potential capacity strengthening in emergency preparedness and response;
  • Develop action plan for capacity strengthening initiatives in the identified gap areas and lead the actual implementation of recommended interventions and programmes that will include training of relevant staff and other agreed upon capacity support activities.
  • Provide strategic advice in the design, planning and implementation of relief food assistance coordinated between the Directorate of Special Programmes and other stakeholders.
  • Support the Relief and Refugee Head of Unit in the management of emergency preparedness and implemetation of emergency programmes at Kenya Coutry Office.
  • Support the resilience unit in resource Management; in consultation with the Resource Management unit on food pipeline based information; Resource Based Planning, allocate and prepare Food Release Notes (FRN) and follow closely with logistics unit to ensure timeliness in food delivery to EDPs at county level.
  • Prepare and review timely reports and documents; project documents, proposals, log frames, Standard Project Reports (SPRs), budgets revisions, pipeline, donor and monthly executive briefs for relief related activities.
  • Prepare response analysis documents and implementation strategy describing implementation arrangements for food assistance to operationalise bi annual food security assessments.
  • Support the HoU to prepare key communication messages for both external and internal audience to WFP on relief and emergency related issues.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the HoU.
Minimum qualifications & education:
  • University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Development Studies or a field relevant to International Development Assistance such as Nutrition, Food Security or humanitarian response.
  • Master’s Degree in relevant disciplines will be an asset.
  • At least five years of postgraduate experience with an International Organisation or Government in the field of food assistance and community development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Government with the required diplomacy and tactical skills to handle complex situations
  • Possess excellent communication skills with ability to discuss and train senior government officers in a respectful, clam and composed manner
  • Good knowledge of key functions of the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, especially the State Department of Special Planning will be an added advanatage
  • Skills and experiences in public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance and/or operational aspects of multilateral food assistance.
  • Advanced analytical skills, resourcefulness, maturity of judgement, negotiating skills and ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and cope with difficult situations, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and staff within the office, host population, donors, NGOs and other UN agencies.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified Candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0022039
Step 1: Create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

Contextual Risk Analyst, SC8
 
Grade: Service Contract, SC8 (NOA equivalent)
 
Duty Station: WFP Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, Nairobi
 
Salary: As per UN Service Contract Salary Bands
 
This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. 

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Contextual Risk Analyst at the SC8 level, based in our Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

The Regional Bureau provides support and oversight to nine countries {Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda} in the region. 

WFP’s programme of work in the region is characterized by significant refugee caseloads, ongoing relief and recovery programmes for extremely vulnerable households, as well as resilience building and livelihood activities for the chronically food insecure.

Key accountabilities: Under the supervision of head of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPR), and working closely with the Security and Programme units and Senior Management, the Contextual Risk Analyst would be responsible for contributing timely and in-depth analysis of ongoing socio-economic and political developments in the region. 

This will serve to support informed decision making for WFP’s overall emergency preparedness as well as helping to guide its operational responses within the region. 

Other duties will include:
  • Monitor and analyze socio-economic, political and conflict related developments in the East and Horn of Africa using a wide range of remote and in-country sources to ensure timely and accurate coverage of relevant events that can impact on WFP’s operations.
  • Monitor and analyze emergency situations from a socio-economic and political risk perspective in the region and develop and maintain a 'watch list' of countries with a potential for further humanitarian crisis.
  • Independently conduct socio-economic, political and conflict related analysis and/or research activities on specific issues/topics; draft written presentations of findings and key recommendations for WFP senior management.
  • Provide overview and analysis of electoral cycles within the RBN region, and potential humanitarian implications of associated unrest.
  • Provide management with input for WFP’s early warning systems related to socio-economic, political and conflict related risk.
  • Assist in preparation of briefings, speeches, presentations, and background material for senior management in the regional bureau.
  • Occasional travel to recipient countries to assess socio-economic and political developments with relevant actors.
  • Support and assist country offices in analysis, interpretation, understanding and advice on socio-economic and political trends that could potentially affect WFP.
  • Assist the communications team to ensure that WFP’s public messaging is informed by an in-depth understanding of key socio-economic and political issues/developments.
  • Provide analytical inputs to corporate publications and internal documents as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Education: Advanced university degree in Political Science, Social Studies, Governance, Law, Conflict Resolution, International Development, Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training.
  • Experience: At least one or more years of post-graduate progressively responsible professional work experience in related areas.
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to collate accurate and timely information in required format (i.e. written or visual communications materials as well as verbally), to facilitate information flows and informed decision making.
  • Ability to capture important information, synthesize and produce high quality analysis.
  • An understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the international dynamics in which WFP, as a UN agency, operates.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is essential.

Desirable skills:
 
Training and/or experience using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and outlook.
 
Application procedures:
 
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications ONLY, according to the following procedures:
 
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0022015
Step 1: Create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.


Finance OfficerNOB, Kampala Uganda

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. 

Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). 

WFP has operations in various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human capital; therefore we seek to recruit a competent person for the position mentioned. 

Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the International Finance and Administrative Officer, the Finance Officer will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, analysing, reporting and providing core administrative support to enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible and will be required to undertake the following tasks:-

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
  • Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
  • Analyze and report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
  • Monitor and analyze budgets for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  • Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
  • Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff.
  • Where necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
  • Collate and analyze data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, in order to provide management with financial, accounting and budgetary information to enable them to make informed decisions.
  • Track and analyze data to identify opportunities for improvements to policies, systems and procedures in order to minimize financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
  • Deliver financial controls and insight into WFP performance, undertaking periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential audit, compliance or financial risks.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting or related field obtained from a recognized institution;
  • Or first University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting with additional years of related work experience;
  • At least six (6) years of relevant working experience in Finance gained from a reputable organizations;
  • Membership to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA);
  • Writing and organizational skills that lead to timely documentation and submission of reports;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English;
  • Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
Application Procedures:
 
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0022025
Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

Finance OfficerNOA, Kampala  Uganda

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. 

Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). 

WFP has operations in various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human capital; therefore we seek to recruit a competent person for the position mentioned. 

Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the International Finance and Administrative Officer, the Finance Officer will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, reporting on key data and providing basic administrative and human resource functions that enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible and will be required to undertake the following tasks:-

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain awareness of corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
  • Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
  • Report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
  • Monitor budgets, and carry out forecasting for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  • Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
  • Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff.
  • Where necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, providing management with financial, staffing and resource usage information to enable them to make informed decisions.
  • Track and collate data to support others to improve policies, systems and procedures in order to minimize financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
  • Contribute to the delivery of financial controls and insight into WFP performance, supporting periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential audit, compliance or financial risks.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting or related field obtained from a recognized institution;
  • Or first University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting with additional years of related work experience;
  • At least six  (6) years of relevant working experience in Finance gained from a reputable organizations;
  • Membership to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA);
  • Writing and organizational skills that lead to timely documentation and submission of reports;
  • Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
  • Excellent command of English is vital.
Application Procedures:
 
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0022026
Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
 
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 1st  September  2016

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status

WFP does not charge any fees from applicants at any stage in the recruitment process 

Fighting Hunger Worldwide www.wfp.org

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