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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 26, 2023
  • The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
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    Building Blocks Global Project Management (GPM) Consultant


    The overarching responsibility of this role is to ensure BB’s on-the-ground operations run smoothly, are tuned to business needs, and meet KPIs.

    • Lead scoping activities to evaluate BB’s potential application for WFP and partner operations across the globe.
    • Create project documents to support BB’s deployment, scaleup, and maintenance for various global operations.
    • Develop project KPIs, monitor progress against those KPIs throughout the project implementation, and make necessary adjustments.
    • Continuously define and analyze potential risks, and ensure their proper management, including developing and maintaining risk registries and contingency plans, implementing best practices from the industry, implementing relevant frameworks, etc.
    • Support operational roll-out and scaleup activities as needed.
    • Support capacity-building activities, including hiring and training new staff as part of handing over ongoing BB operational responsibility to local operations.
    • Lead the on-the-ground BB project teams using agile and other applicable methodologies to fulfill project deliverables.
    • Identify underperformance and ensure it is managed promptly.
    • Provide remote support to country office teams to ensure BB’s operations continue smoothly.
    • Be accountable for the high-quality and timely output of necessary project documentation, including project proposals, SOPs, manuals, progress updates, evaluations, reports, and project history narratives.
    • Ensure all stakeholders are updated on the project status at the right frequency and level.
    • Assist in the development of new BB use cases.
    • Other role-relevant duties as assigned.


    • Product Canvas; 
    • Product Roadmap; 
    • Product Backlog well-structured in Epics, Features, and User Stories, with User Stories that 
    • pass the “Definition of Ready” as per the INVEST criteria



    • University degree in business administration, project management, engineering, or a related field.
    • PMP and/or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification(s) desirable.


    • At least five years of related professional experience, including experience in:
      • Delivering complex, field-level implementation of technical projects in humanitarian contexts.
      • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on business-critical matters.
      • Developing and delivering on project KPIs
      • Experience in coordinating/leading project teams.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Continually striving to develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
    • Highly autonomous and able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
    • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to decide from incomplete information. • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems without precedent.
    • Strong conflict resolution and consensus-building skills.


    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese, is desirabl

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on to apply

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