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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 25, 2020
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    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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    Logistics Officer, CST II, Nairobi

    WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

    Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Coordinate all external logistics service provision activities;
    • Support the roll out of the new WFP service provision platform being piloted in Somalia;
    • Coordinate, organize, and chair the Somalia Logistics Working Group;
    • Identify and build productive relationships and partnerships with UN agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance;
    • Provide overall operations coordination support and follow up actions for WFP logistics;
    • Contribute to consolidation and preparation of innovative logistics solutions/systems, initiatives, and other food systems projects and operations design and planning.
    • Improve information management across all logistics activities;
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education:

    Advanced university degree in transport economics, supply chain, logistics, engineering, business management, international relations, or other related fields.

    Experience:     

    At least six years of professional experience including direct involvement in humanitarian logistics, service provision, partnership engagement, and experience working in remote and hardship locations.

    Language:

    Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

    Knowledge & Skills:     

    • Demonstrated experience in commercial or humanitarian logistics sectors;
    • Knowledge in coordinating logistics processes with other units/ teams;
    • Experience in logistics inter-agency coordination;
    • Proficiency in using various information management systems, databases and software;
    • Hands-on relevant experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.

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    Programme Assistant G4

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

    These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs).   Job holders may either provide administrative support to team(s) with the reporting line to the relevant supervisor, or the designate. Perform administrative support functions in data entry, front offices and report to the Business Support Associate, or In cases where these positions support a specific business stream  or programme area, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit.

    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 to functions in various programme areas at WFP Kenya which include: Food Distribution, Cash-Based Transfers (CBT), Emergencies Preparedness and Response, Gender and Protection, Livelihoods, monitoring, Statistics (data management), Communication, Coordination and reporting, Resilience and Food Systems, Market Access,  Safety Nets & Social Protection, School-Meals & Nutrition, Country Capacity Strengthening and Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM).

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    • Take responsibility for data integrity to facilitate availability of accurate information in corporate systems.
    • 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.
    • Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
    • Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documentation.
    • Support processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources. 
    • Take responsibility for the maintenance of set standard systems and files, to ensure information is accurate and readily available for the function. 
    • Provide guidance on routine business support methods and practices to junior colleagues to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards. 
    • Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
    • Work with a variety of individuals, taking on feedback where appropriate to assist in business support delivery for staff.

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Completion of secondary school education. Additional training in statistics, social services, education, logistic, nutrition, agriculture, business administration or other related field.
    Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in one or more of the following: monitoring, supply chain, statistics, communication, programme work, coordination and reporting, project implementation, business administration or other related field.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Strong experience in data entry, basic data analytics and report writing is desirable.
    • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
    • Experience working with spreadsheet and huge data sets.
    • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.
    • Strong experience in data entry, basic data analytics and report writing
    • Excellent engagement and coordination skills in a multi sectoral field-based operation. 
    • Experience in community engagement and preferably interview techniques using CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews)  or other methods, is an added advantage.
    • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
    • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.

    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.

    OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Strong experience in data entry, basic data analytics and report writing
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
    • Passionate to learn and adapt new skills and technologies
    • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

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    Corridor Service Manager - Consultant level II

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

    The RBN Supply Chain, jointly with Supply Chain Division, has embarked on the development and implementation of a crucial initiative to integrate and streamline all aspects of the Supply Chain Service Provision respect to Corridor Management, both towards internal and external partners. Corridor Management includes the Service Plan & Operation, the Service Governance, the Service Evaluation, the support System Development and the Change Management, all components playing a crucial role in the achievement of the RBN objectives.

    RBN is now hiring a resource as Corridor Service Manager to provide support and business expertise in the design and implementation of Supply Chain corridor service solutions, to ensure quality and consistency of the products developed by the Corridor Management team and act as internal focal point in the Regional Bureau with other Regional Bureau functions and the COs, as well as to oversee the corridor operations and provide operational guidance and advice to the stakeholders.

    The position will be based in Nairobi working in strict coordination with the business experts and involved stakeholders under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Logistics Officer. Missions to HQ and Country Offices may be required.

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:

    • Advanced university degree in business administration, engineering, statistics, economics, supply chain or university degree with experience and advance course / training in one or more of the following disciplines: supply chain, information management, business computer science, process management or any other related field.

    Experience:

    • At least 5 years (of which 2 international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in supply chain operations, business solutions, data analysis models and systems, service organization and planning, change management or any other related fields.
    • Proved knowledge of WFP Supply Chain, WFP business processes, data analysis and performance management.
       

    Languages:

    Working knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    The Corridor Service Manager will be responsible for the following activities:

    1. Implement the service governance, in terms of organizational structure, service planning and costing, risk management and other related matters.
    2. Provide guidance to the stakeholders on the implementation of the corridor service in all its aspects.
    3. Ensure that the business processes (including related organizational information) and RACI supporting the corridor service provision are performed consistently and in line with the WFP corporate standards.
    4. Support from an operational viewpoint the collection and clarification of business requirements for the continuous alignment of the corridor service provision and relevant support systems to the best business practices.
    5. Liaise with stakeholders when required and coordinate RBN corridor teams’ workload and priorities for the timely and effective reach of the corridor service deliverables.

    ACCOUNTABILITIES cont...

    1. Provide business input for the development and implementation of statistical data analysis on logistics and financial corridor information to highlight areas of operational and financial performance improvement.
    2. Organize and perform, in consultation with the Regional Logistics Officer, the support missions to the COs for the effective implementation and review of the service.
    3. Support the Senior Regional Logistics Officer in the preparation of Corridor Management Committee meetings.
    4. Perform any other duties requested by the Senior Regional Logistics Officer.
       

    DELIVERABLES AT END OF CONTRACT

    • Service provision governance and organizational guidelines implemented in the RB and in the COs.
    • Service provision business processes implemented.
    • Documentations for Senior Management developed as required.
    • Excellent assessment of offered solutions to problems/issues.
    • Quantitative qualitative analysis and assessment of corridor operations vs benchmarks (KPI management).
    • Support and guidance to COs effectively provided.
    • Maintain constructive and positive relationships with staff at all levels to ensure a successful implementation of the Corridor Management initiatives.

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    Aviation Assistant SC5

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary certificate in air traffic control, flight dispatch, aeronautical engineering or related field is essential for Air Operations roles, desirable for Air Movement roles.
    Language: Fluency in English - both oral and written communication.

    JOB PURPOSE

    To perform a range of coordination and administrative activities that contribute to the safe and effective air service to the humanitarian community.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    1.     Meet and dispatch UNHAS aircraft.
    2.     In close liaison with UNDSS and airport authorities, coordinate security and medical evacuations for UNHAS UN and NGO passengers 
    3.     Ensure security & safety of aircraft is maintained whenever the aircraft night stops in the airfield. 
    4.     Supervise the refueling contractors to ensure safety is maintained
    5.     Continuously Coordinate all UNHAS operations with contractors including the air Operators, refueling companies & Airport Authorities to ensure efficient and reliability in the delivery of services to UNHAS. 
    6.     Coordinate all flight bookings including flight connections with other UNHAS flights 
    7.     Coordinate and liaise with airport and related authorities for emergency response action including medivac and casevac evacuations
    8.     Closely monitor UNHAS flights through HF (November One radio room) or telephone for accurate ETA ATD and other pertinent flight information. 
    9.     Using HF or telephone, alert (before landing) UNHAS Nairobi radio room of any security incidents at or within the vicinity of the airport  that may affect the safety of flight
    10.     Check–in UNHAS passengers and directing such passengers to departure lounge and assist in obtaining Visas if applicable
    11.     Weigh, Tag and Label Cargo/Baggage, - Issue Tickets and Boarding Passes to UNHAS passengers originating from the airfield
    12.     Receive and sign for, Pouches / Cargo / Baggage from arriving UNHAS flights and distribute such items to respective Agencies on ground and or transfer connecting Cargo into other UNHAS flights for onward destinations.
    13.     Assist in the safe storage/custody of any cargo/pouch/baggage that may for unforeseen reasons not be boarded/transferred into connecting UNHAS aircraft and ensure by co-ordination with UNHAS Nairobi that the items are boarded into the next available flight.
    14.     Ensure through co-ordination with UNHAS Nairobi that fuel bill invoices are settled to avoid misunderstandings with fuel suppliers / Airport authorities. 
    15.     Alert UNHAS Nairobi in good time of any anticipated short fall of fuel supplies 
    16.     In the event of passengers being stranded for reasons such as aircraft breakdowns etc, assist such passengers / crew with transport transfers to and from available agency guest houses (In all cases please inform       passengers that they are to pay for their accommodation and may later claim same from their respective agencies).
    17.     Assist in co-ordinating the re-fuelling of the UNHAS aircraft including ad hoc UNHAS special flights ensuring conformity to relevant UNHAS fuel requisition documentation procedures.
    18.     Ensure that no unauthorized passenger boards UNHAS aircraft unless permission has been obtained from the UNHAS Co-coordinator, Nairobi through November-One unless the nature of the emergency is such that any delay may jeopardize life. In all cases, such inclusions must clearly be reflected on the crew manifest with a remark outlining the details of the passenger. Also notify November One immediately on HF. 
    19.     Assist to maintain and disseminate to UNHAS Nairobi Daily and Monthly Flight Reports including fuel records    
    20.     Perform other related duties as required.
       

    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.
       

    DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

    Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary school certificate in air traffic control, flight dispatch, aeronautical engineering or related field.

    Work experience: At least 4 years of aviation working experience in dispatching flights or air operations from uncontrolled airfields. Successful candidates need to have the capacity to manage regular air service aircraft movements in remote locations with very little supervision. 

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

    • Ability to use ans communicate via VHF radio.
    • Ability to work independently with teams.
    • Knowledge and experience in using computer software packages and database applications.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • This position is open to Kenyan national only.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
    • The World Food Programme DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
    • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and meri

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    • The deadline for recieving applications for this position is 17 March 2020.
    • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date.
    • Kindly indicate your prefered duty station (Either Dadaab or Nairobi) in your cover letter.

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    Human Resources Assistant

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) 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.

    The Regional Bureau is looking for an experienced, result-oriented candidate who will be expected to use initiative and HR knowledge to independently respond to queries with only general guidance; and with the ability to deliver a full range of HR support services to ensure correct implementation of WFP policies and procedures; and to facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR service, both within the HR team in the Bureau as well as through supporting the HR teams in Country Offices.

     

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or other relevant fields.

    Working Experience: Three to five years’ experience of providing progressively responsible support in general administrative work, including at least three years in human resources or other related field.

    Language: Fluency in both oral and written English. Intermediate knowledge of other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) would be an advantage.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    • Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to clients.
    • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff, to support their development and increased knowledge of HR systems and procedures required to perform their duties.
    • Liaise with other internal units/offices on HR related matters, i.e. payroll, contracts, etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely HR services. 
    • Extract and compile HR data on staff recruitment and selection, contractual conditions, entitlements, performance and training requirements, to support analysis and reporting needs.
    • Provide administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer including on boarding of new staff members in compliance with relevant processes and procedures.
    • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.
    • Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer letters, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines.
    • Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, PACE, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data.
    • Support staff deployment and related administrative actions including preparation of basic reports, to facilitate efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Type of Contract:    Service Contract (SC) level 5- equivalent to G5

    Duty Station:           Nairobi Regional Bureau, Kenya 

    Contract Duration: 12 months- Renewable

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    Social Protection Consultant

    JOB PURPOSE

    WFP in East and Central Africa (RBN) is increasingly prioritising its work in support of national social protection systems, in recognition of their potential to deliver SDG2 results at scale, and as a practical means of delivering across the humanitarian and development nexus. WFP recognizes the need to collaborate more strategically with humanitarian and development partners to better support governments to establish and strengthen their own social protection systems. WFP also recognizes the opportunity to better capture regional practices, to contribute to and leverage global organizational knowledge, and to more effectively support Country Offices in this regard.The RBN regional bureau provides support and oversight to the following nine countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:

    Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

     

    Experience:

    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in social protection related work, preferably in developing country contexts;
    • Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;
    • WFP country level programming experience is considered an asset.

     

    Languages:

    Fluency (level C) in English language is required. French language skills are also highly desirable.

     

     

    DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Strong analysis, written and verbal communication teamwork and negotiating skills, resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgement;
    • Demonstrated ability to engage with key stakeholders in social protection policy dialogues;
    • A willingness to travel.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    What you will do:

    Under the supervision of the Regional Social Protection Officer, the consultant will be expected to contribute to the effective and strategic positioning of WFP in the region with regards to social protection and safety nets programming. This will require close collaboration with WFP’s programme team and Country Offices. Key duties will include:

    • Provide advice and support to Country Offices (remotely and via travel) relating to their safety net programming and social protection support, to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with regional standards, WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
    • Mission based support to Country Offices to support on specific projects, analyze key challenges and opportunities and make recommendations arising. Key themes include strategic planning / positioning vis a vis national systems, programme design and review, identifying research opportunities, and responding to government requests for support with delivery systems.
    • As relevant, identify and propose new regional initiatives (events, partnerships, publications etc.) to further support Country Office programming and WFP positioning. 
    • Provide technical advice and / or mobilize appropriate technical expertise as required to guide and inform WFP’s regional social protection portfolio.
    • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in relevant fora related to social protection and safety net programming through participation, briefings and dissemination of relevant information products.
    • Review key Country Office documents relating to social protection programming to ensure compliance with corporate and regional standards and strategic direction.

    DELIVERABLES AT END OF CONTRACT

    • Mission report(s) from all Country Office support missions
    • Consultancy report documenting key achievements, challenges and recommendations arising

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    Programme Data Management Intern

    JOB PURPOSE

    There are several new tools being made available in 2020 that will help the Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) and Country Offices (COs) with monitoring, reconciling and analyzing data. These tools need to be tested in the RBN to ensure validity and usefulness. Once released for use, these tools need to be rolled out to COs which will require the creation/review/updates of training and reference materials as well as establishing an implementation plan in partnership with each CO.

    The intern will support the Programme Data team lead with testing and rolling out new tools in the region as well as support COs within the region with creating/updating their Data Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Information Management or any other related field.
    • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset
    • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint), data visualization tools such as Tableau and Statistical Packages

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    What you will do:

    • Conduct user testing of new WFP data tools and corporate dashboards for the Regional Bureau and Country Offices
    • Create/review/update user manuals, standard operating procedures and training materials on new data tools and dashboards, using data visualization tools where possible
    • Plan and coordinate with each CO the rollout and training of tools
    • Time permitting, conduct training needs assessment with COs and RBN to identify data related training needs and develop a training plan
    • Together with the WFP Headquarters team and the Regional Bureau Data Fellows, support data improvement programmes for the Regional Bureau in Nairobi

    TRAINING AND LEARNING COMPONENTS

    • On the job coaching & training
    • Field trips

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi)
    • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs
    • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    • The deadline for recieving applications for this position is 30 March 2020
    • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
    • The World Food Programme does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. 
    • All employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit

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    Food Quality and Safety Intern

    The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) 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.

    JOB PURPOSE

    To perform and apply appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective food quality and safety services including:

    • Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) management within WFP Supply Chain
    • Supplier Quality Assurance management
    • FSQ Lead auditing skills
    • Incident management and root cause analysis methodologies
    • FSQ in Food Fortification, School Meals programme, Cash Based Transfers
    • System continual improvement tools, e.g. Statistical process control, Total Quality Management in Supply Chain
    • FSQ awareness training

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     

    • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Food Science and Technology, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Engineering, or any other related field.

     

    • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset

     

    • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint) and ERP systems

    DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

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    • Some food industry experience in quality assurance.
    • Knowledge of Food Safety and Quality Managements Systems Implementation.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

     

    What you will do:

    • Analytical data collation and analysis from Inspection Company for different commodities which will also become basis for supplier performance evaluation
    • Collating Aflatoxins analytical data from Blue Box which will be basis for evaluating the effectiveness of WFP initiatives in managing mycotoxins in the region
    • Reviewing all commodity inspection reports and advising procurement and food technology division for action
    • Verifying gaps in testing methodologies which will ensure Inspection Company adhere to the validated methods
    • Follow up on open actions with Inspection Company
    • Managing incidents by ensuring all information needed, including traceability, is available and reports generated for the Regional Bureau

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (continued)

     

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    • Collating all incidents from Country Offices and preparing trend charts and follow up on root cause analysis
    • Responding to urgent Country Offices' needs and liaising with Food Technology division. if need be, where escalation is required e.g verifying specifications, reviewing food quality reports and establishing available local regulatory requirements, etc.
    • Working closely with Procurement to ensure food quality and safety information is accurately captured in tenders and contracts
    • Responding to other functions' needs whenever guidance from FSQ unit is needed
    • Supporting in reviewing level of implementation of FSQ procedures
    • Prepare monthly incidents, Food Release Status Report and any other reports, as may be advised from time to time, for all commodities in collaboration with the technical team
    • Handling other FSQ matters when called upon to do so

    TRAINING AND LEARNING COMPONENTS

    • On the job coaching & training
    • Field trips

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi)
    • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs
    • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    • The deadline for recieving applications for this position is 30 March 2020
    • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
    • The World Food Programme does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. 
    • All employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit

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    Nutrition Information Management Intern

    The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) 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.

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Management or other related fields.
    • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
    • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset

    JOB PURPOSE

    • Support nutrition data mining and collection procedures and ensure data quality and integrity
    • Interpret and analyse data problems, support in planning and prioritizing data projects
    • Support in building analytic systems and predictive models
    • Test performance of data-driven products and visualize data and create reports
    • Experiment with new models and techniques and align data projects with organizational goals

    KNOWLEDGE OF SYSTEMS

    • Python, R or any other programming language
    • ESRI Product suite, QGIS Suite
    • Proficient in SPPS/Stata or any other advanced data analysis softwares
    • Mobile Data collection tools: Collector for ArcGIS, ODK

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    What you will do:

    • Support in writing computer programme analytics languages for SCOPE CODA data analysis
    • Collecting large amounts of data and analyzing it
    • Using data-driven techniques for solving complex nutrition business problems
    • Communicating the results to business and IT leader

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (continued)

    • Spotting trends, patterns, and relationships within data
    • Converting data into compelling visualizations
    • Working with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques
    • Deploying text analytics and data preparation

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi) 
    • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs
    • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is 30 March 2020
    • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
    • The World Food Programme does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways
    • All employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit

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    Emergency Preparedness & Response Intern

    In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

    The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) 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.

    JOB PURPOSE

    • Emergency preparedness and response
    • Contextual risk analysis
    • Disaster risk management
    • Capacity strengthening and development
    • Protection Integration and Accountability to Affected Populations

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, Agriculture, Range Management, Development Studies, Environmental Science, or other related field.
    • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset
    • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    What you will do:

    • Act as the Focal Point for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Package (EPRP) for the Bureau. Key tasks include following up with Country Offices to update the Checklists (MPAs, ERAs) Contingency Plans, and the Risk Register.
    • Work with the EPR team at the regional Bureau to support the capacity strengthening of Country Offices to effectively implement Emergency Preparedness and Response activities, as well as the EPRP tool, by regularly disseminating relevant information.
    • In collaboration with all Regional Bureau units and Country Offices, assist the EPR team with the establishment of an operational plan to respond to crisis in the region, through the reviewing of Concept of Operations and IR-PREPs etc.
    • Produce and contribute to the preparation of briefs, presentations and reports on the regional Emergency Preparedness and Response activities.
    • Conduct desk research, reviews and analyses of key documents relating to Emergency Preparedness activities and the Emergency Response to the crises in the East Africa region.
    • Support in the synthesis and production of regional contextual risks in the East and Central Africa region. Also support in the identification of risks and mitigating measures internal to our operations, including those related to protection, accountability, and data protection and privacy.
    • Any other relevant duties as required

    TRAINING COMPONENTS & LEARNING ELEMENTS

    • On the job coaching & training
    • Field trips

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi)
    • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs
    • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;

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    Budget & Programming Intern

    The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) 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.

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Budget & Programming Unit focuses on Resource Management optimization in the 8 Country Offices (COs) under the Regional Bureau Nairobi (RBN). The Unit is composed of two teams, one focusing on Supply Chain Management and a second one focusing on Funds and Budget Management.

    WFP has recently changed its Financial Structure to maximise its operational effectiveness through a realistic financial planning, enhancing accountability, streamlining processes and harmonising programmatic, financial and results frameworks. In this context, RBN’s role is critical to ensure adequate support is provided to all Country Officess so that the new structure is fully understood by key stakeholders and that Country Offices’ teams are equipped with right tools and training material. One of the focuses of the RBN B&P team in 2020 will be the development of training packages for different audiences that should support the transfer of knowledge in key B&P areas.

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Currently enrolled in the University and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Masters degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Accounting or other relevant field.
    • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.
    • Full proficiency in the MS Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint).

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    The Resource Management intern will support the development of training packages for different audiences on Budget and Programming key areas, including:

    • Familiarity with the Budget Structure;
    • Budget Preparation;
    • Funds Management;
    • Global Commodity Management Facility;
    • Pipeline Management.

    Additionally, the intern will contribute to the effective and efficient Funds Management and proper resource utilization by providing support to relevant Country Offices to ensure that:

    • Country Offices are guided and supported in funds management analysis and with special attention to critical expiring funds balances
    • Country Offices are guided on interpreting funds status reports through correct analysis of available resources against implementation plan requirements

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi, Kenya)
    • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs
    • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is 30 March 2020
    • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
    • The World Food Programme does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
    • Employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit.

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