Job Vacancies at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to a number of General Services position based in WFP Nigeria. The position is based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively. If you are a Nigerian
national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver
Ref: G2 (24541)
Location: Abuja
Organizational Context

  • The job is found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs).
  • Job holders report to the Administration Officer, Logistics Officer or the designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles or any other type of land transport.
  • They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types of watercrafts.
  • The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office or stores.

Job Purpose

  • To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
  • Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.
  • Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
  • Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Completion of Secondary School Education.
  • Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.

Experience:

  • Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record.
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

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:

  • N/A

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.

Job Title: Helper
Ref:
G1 (24481)
Location:
Abuja
Organizational Context

  • The job is found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs).
  • Job holders report to the Administration Associate or the designate.
  • These jobs require a good physical fit to lift and handle heavy items and work in all types of weather conditions.

Job Purpose

  • To support site maintenance services in providing cleaning, laundry, basic garden maintenance, porter duties and other related manual work, to ensure WFP premises are well-organised, kept in a clean & hygienic condition and are in compliance with the established standards.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Perform basic maintenance of outdoor/indoor environments, to keep them clean, well-organised and in a good condition.
  • Provide support in loading/offloading and moving office equipment, furniture, baggage and other items for efficient site maintenance services.
  • Support preparation and delivery of food and beverages, arrange for basic refurbishment and maintenance of kitchen area and equipment to facilitate efficient service.
  • Provide laundry services including basic maintenance of related equipment, to ensure that WFP office and guesthouse items are clean.
  • Provide efficient cleaning services including kitchens and toilets to ensure clean, hygienic and well-organised working environment.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • No specific requirements.
  • Completion of Secondary School education is an advantage.

Experience:

  • One year or more of related work experience.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic equipment and use of cleaning materials/solutions.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and supplies related to work in a good working condition.
  • High sense of responsibility and initiative.
  • Punctuality, honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and meet the deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team.

Language:

  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of the UN language in use at the duty station and fluency (level C) in the duty station’s language, if different.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • N/A

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.

Job Title: Field & Monitoring Assistant
Ref:
SSA 4 (24881)
Location:
Maiduguri
Organizational Context

  • The job is found primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate.
  • The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office.
  • At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision.
  • Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports.
  • They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.
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Job Purpose

  • To perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  • Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, in order to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items or non-food items.
  • Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear direction, in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  • Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
  • Provide guidance for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
  • Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
  • Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food assistance.

Functional Capabilities
Strategic Management:

  • Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.

Performance Management:    

  • Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.

Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology:

  • Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards.

Data Analytics and Visualization:

  • Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.

Programme Monitoring and Review:

  • Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Completion of Secondary School education.

Language:

  • 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.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
  • General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.

Terms and Conditions

  • WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of our organization.
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer, NOB
Ref:
51961
Location:
Abuja
Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
  • Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full.
  • They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity.
  • At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.

Job Purpose

  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Other as required.

Functional Capabilities
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:

  • Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher):

  • Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.):

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming:

  • Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government:

  • Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

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.
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Language:

  • International Professional: 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.

National Professional:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

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.

Job Title: Communications Officer, NOC
Ref:
24922
Location:
Abuja
Organizational Context

  • The job is found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and in Country Offices (COs).
  • Job holders work with high degree of independence using technical knowledge and experience to analyse data, prepare reports, provide advice and solutions to problems, and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • In HQ, job holders report to the Director of Communications or the designate, and work in a specialist area of communications.
  • In RBs, job holders report to the Regional Director or the designate, with functional supervision from the Director of Communications or the designate.
  • In COs, these jobs report to the Country Director with functional supervision from the Regional Communications Officer, to ensure that the CO communications activities serve WFP needs in the country of assignment, taking into consideration the overall regional communications plan and WFP’s corporate communications goals.

Job Purpose

  • To develop, plan and implement communications activities that support the overall communications strategy and WFP objectives.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Develop, maintain and update an appropriate work plan for the assigned area, which implements the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, and support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with WFP strategy.
  • Plan, manage and evaluate communications campaigns that favourably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and donors in order to raise WFP’s profile and support fundraising activities.
  • Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s).
  • Maintain and develop a contact list of journalists and media outlets, and manage the regular flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
  • Define a social media plan for the assigned area which leverages social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
  • Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fundraising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  • Track and analyse traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
  • Manage junior communications officers/team, develop work plans, monitor performance against objectives, and ensure appropriate development to enable high performance.
  • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of WFP staff on all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice, guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
  • Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of communications specific risks.
  • Other as required.

Functional Capabilities
Media and Influencer Relationship Management:

  • Demonstrates ability to formulate and maintain strong relationships with key media and influencers.
  • Leads in implementing identified strategy to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.

Media and Communication Expertise:  

  • Provides guidance to team members in facilitating open and informative verbal and written communication between media and influencers.
  • Directs a team in the preparation of tailored written reports, presentations materials.

Specialised Knowledge in Communications:

  • Uses sound theoretical knowledge of communications concepts to generate or facilitate the generation of effective communication materials across various media.
  • Applies this to define work plans aligned to identified areas of WFP’s communications strategy.

Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding:

  • Demonstrates deep understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making.

Communication Strategy and Planning:

  • Applies advanced understanding of WFP communications strategy and best practice to effectively develop strategies to engage with media and other significant external stakeholders within area of responsibility.
  • Oversees implementation, providing recommendations for improvement.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language:

  • International Professional: 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.

National Professional:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has gained experience in specialised communications practices and applies this to all activities
  • Has managed small teams of staff with related areas of expertise in the delivery of innovative communications projects
  • Has provided support in leading projects and input into function policies

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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline: 12th May, 2017.

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