Current Job Vacancies at United Nations World Food Programme

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 Job Title: Business Support Assistant (Supply Chain), G4
Ref Id: 80924
Location: Maiduguri
Organizational Context
  • This job is located in WFP Area Office Maiduguri, Nigeria. Job holders may either perform administrative support functions in the front office and report to the Business Support Associate, or provide administrative support to team(s) with the reporting line to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
  • In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
  • At this level, work is carried out under minimal supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities.
  • They may offer guidance on standard practices to more junior staff in their area of work.
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.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
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.
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:
  • General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.
  • General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Storekeeper, G4
Ref Id: 80946
Location: Maiduguri
Organizational Context
  • These jobs are found in WFP warehouses. Job holders report to the Warehouse Management Assistant/Associate or the designate.
  • Job holders are exposed to all phases of the warehouse operations and work with minimum supervision.
  • They may provide supervision and on-the-job training to other warehouse staff.
Job Purpose
  • To handle receipt/dispatch and verification of commodities in order to maximise quality of warehouse operations and mitigate losses, and to support the best storage management practices in compliance with WFP warehouse standards and established guidelines.
Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
  • Effectively receive/dispatch commodities including transhipment (truck to truck) against official approved documentation (e.g. waybills and/or delivery notes) ensuring accuracy in physical count of commodities including the quality in compliance with the established standards.
  • Prepare, verify and sign off warehouse and transport documents, and maintain confidential files and accurate warehouse transaction records to ensure immediate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
  • Conduct daily warehouse closing reconciliation and accurate inventory checks supporting internal control systems in compliance with the warehouse management requirements.
  • Perform daily inspections and prepare reports on the quantity and quality of the commodities received/dispatched and handled, detect promptly and analyse reasons for stock discrepancies/damages, investigate missing quantity and prepare warehouse loss reports recommending appropriate solutions, to enable informed decision-making.
  • Implement appropriate measures to safeguard food and non-food commodities, to ensure quality control using standard preventive measures in line with WFP established procedures and authorization received from the supervisor.
  • Monitor condition of the warehouse and commodities and take appropriate actions, to support efficient warehouse space-planning and well-organized commodity storage following WFP warehouse standards.
  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to warehouse staff to contribute to their development and high performance.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
Functional Capabilities
  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Management: Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
  • Information Management & Reporting: Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
  • Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:
  • Experience using logistics databases to extract routine reports.
  • Experience in managing warehouses with food and NFIs.
  • Experience in managing inventories.
  • Experience in processing invoices.
Terms and Conditions
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Assistant Storekeeper, G3
Ref Id: 80949
Location: Maiduguri
Organizational Context
  • These jobs are found in WFP warehouses and operating under close supervision of a Senior Storekeeper.
Job Purpose
  • To support receipt/dispatch and verification of commodities in order to maximise quality of warehouse operations and mitigate losses, and to support the best storage management practices in compliance with WFP warehouse guidelines and standards.
Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
  • Support receipt/dispatch commodities including transhipment (truck to truck) against official approved documentation (e.g. waybills and/or delivery notes) ensuring accuracy in physical count of commodities including the quality in compliance with the established standards.
  • Prepare and verify warehouse and transport documents, and maintain confidential files and accurate warehouse transaction records, to ensure immediate reporting on commodity movements in line with the corporate requirements.
  • Support daily warehouse closing reconciliation and accurate inventory checks in compliance with the warehouse management requirements.
  • Perform daily inspections and prepare reports on the quantity and quality of the commodities received/dispatched and handled, and refer to the supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Support implementation of appropriate measures to safeguard food and non-food commodities to ensure quality control using standard preventive measures in line with WFP established procedures and authorization received from the supervisor.
  • Monitor condition of the warehouse and commodities and take appropriate actions to support efficient warehouse space-utilization and well-organized commodity storage following WFP warehouse standards.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
  • Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
  • Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Functional Capabilities
  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Mgmt: Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
  • Information Management & Reporting: Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to carry out day to day activities around warehouse and inventory management in a manner that complies with WFP’s operational warehouse procedures.
  • Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Completion of secondary school education.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:
  • Experience monitoring various aspects of logistics operations.
  • Experience in supporting warehouse management.
  • Experience in supporting inventory management.
  • Experience in data entry and extracting routine reports.
Terms and Conditions
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 11th May, 2018.
Note: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
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