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UN World Food Programme – Somalia
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Vacancy Announcement No. 002/2018
Post Title: National Aviation Officer
Contract type: Fixed Term
Post Grade: NOB
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year (initial)

Date of Issue: 28 February 2018
Closing Date: 13 March 2018
Organizational Background: 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.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.
This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates only. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Aviation Officer and overall supervision of the Senior Aviation Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
·         Contribute to the planning and coordination or activities relating to the safe, efficient and effective execution of aviation operations in accordance with WFP, UN Aviation Standards (AVSTADs) and ICAO Search and Rescue Procedures (SARPs);
·         Support or manage aviation projects or operational activities applying standard processes, and appropriate operational risk management processes;
·         Provide technical advice to the Country Office to ensure safe aviation operations are incorporated into local program planning and transport arrangements;
·         Ensure that regular and diplomatic mission aircraft are cleared to fly by respective civil authorities of applicable countries in line with ICAO requirements, WFP and UNDSS security requirements;
·         Collect and analyse a wide range of data from diverse sources through research and networking with colleagues to formulate and recommend actions to improve performance of aviation activities and operations;
·         Oversee and ensure a customer care system is maintained throughout the operation;
·         Participate in the review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies;
·         Monitor fuel supply contractors to ensure fuel products are handled and administered in accordance with applicable safety standards and regulations;
·         Support regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions as necessary;
·         Assist in the negotiations of air operations tariffs, charges and taxes, and in the procurement processes related to aviation;
·         Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with complex analysis and queries;
·         Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting;
·         Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners to safe aviation operations e.g. through the design and review of training;
·         Identify and build productive relationships with WFP colleagues and staff within the unit or area of assignment to align activities and enable a coordinated and coherent approach to humanitarian air transportation;
·         Follow emergency aviation preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly provide passenger services, relief supplies and emergency medical and security evacuations;
·         Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required;
·         Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Advanced University degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Engineering, Airport Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses. Holds or has held a Commercial Pilot License, Air Traffic Control License or Flight Operations Officer License (or equivalent), Aeronautical Engineer or Maintenance Engineer License.
Experience: At least three years of progressive postgraduate professional work experience of which at least 2 years demonstrated professional experience in technical aircraft, flight operations or air traffic management sectors, air transport economics, including, costing of operations and services, market analysis, accident prevention and investigation, audit technique, aircraft regulatory requirements and practices, performance and quality assurance, monitoring and analysis, strategic resource and operations planning, contracting and contract negotiations, using aviation safety information systems to compile data, performing analysis on potential aviation risks and identifying Aviation Security threats.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
Knowledge and Skills:
·         Demonstrated ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to clients, beneficiaries and partners;
·         Demonstrated ability to collect and analyse relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and make evidence-based proposals;

·         Demonstrated ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, to draft reports and to disseminate information that represents concerns and trends;
·         Demonstrated ability to negotiate contracts/agreements with partners and/or clients that incentivize optimal performance by appealing to the interest of all parties;
·         Demonstrated ability to enforce adherence to operating and quality standards within own teams to ensure that aviation operations are carried out in a high quality, safe, timely and responsive manner;
·         Demonstrated ability to contribute to advancements in air-based supply chain management through effective utilization of extensive networks of chartered and commercial airfreight and passenger transport service providers ensuring safety and security of effective delivery of services;
·         Hands on experience in UN administrative regulations and policies in the area of work is a plus.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to CLICK HERE to submit online applications through our E-Recruitment portal.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UN World Food Programme – Somalia
Expression of Interest No.001/02/2018
Post Title: Programme Assistant (Information Management Assistant)
Contract type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Post Grade: SSA-5
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration: 6 months
Date of issue: 1st March 2018
Closing Date: 7th March 2018
Organizational Background: Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Information Management) and the overall supervision of the Head of Programme, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: –
·         Compile and consolidate weekly programme highlights from all programme technical units and distribute to the appropriate audience;
·         Provide data input and assist in the preparation of ad-hoc, weekly, monthly and other narrative reports;
·         Attend the weekly management meeting and bi-weekly cash-based transfer working group meeting, take notes and prepare the minutes;
·         Act as the alternate focal person and support the Reports Officer in preparing annual SPR and other donor reports. Also collect and compile information from the technical teams, reviewing narratives, entering data in SPRING and responding to queries/comments from the Regional Bureau and Headquarters’;
·         Maintain accurate records and updated files for the Information and Reporting section;
·         Maintain and update distribution data through a proper tracking system, to ensure consistency and accuracy of beneficiaries’ and MT data reported by the Area Offices;
·         Identify gaps and suggest/implement solutions which directly improve the management of Programme Information at Liaison Office level;
·         Liaise with field staff in Area Offices, Programme staff and other technical units at the Liaison Office to ensure consistency of information and compliance with established rules and procedures of data compilation and analysis;
·         Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities.
Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible support experience in reporting, development, food and humanitarian assistance, food security analysis, environment or other related field. Experience in information management, reporting, data handling, monitoring and evaluation of food security projects in a humanitarian context is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
Knowledge: Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures would be an added advantage.
Application Procedure
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
·         All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link: and a cover letter to be sent by e-mail to
·         Quote the Expression of Interest number, job title and location;
·         Hand delivered applications will not be accepted;
·         Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;
·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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