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.
These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders in the field typically report to the Country/Deputy Director or the designate. Job holders in RBs or HQ typically report to the Deputy Regional/Division Director or the designate. Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that administrative objectives are achieved in full. They are heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work.
To contribute to daily planning and delivery of quality, customer-focused, value for money administrative services that enable staff in country/location operations to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Contribute to and implement WFP country/regional plans, including administrative processes, aligned with regional and wider WFP strategies and policies to facilitate efficient and effective administration service.
Develop annual plans, contribute to longer term strategies and improvements to policies, systems and procedures to ensure services provided support WFP strategic objectives and are in compliance with corporate policies, standards, regulations and processes.
Carry out complex data analysis to provide management and clients with the accurate information and reports for efficient planning and decision-making.
Manage the existing resources in the area of responsibility (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) and estimate new requirements aiming at efficiency, cost-effectiveness and timeliness of operations and services.
Facilitate the compliance of the services provided (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) with the corporate Occupational Safety and Health Policy and contribute to the provision of recommendations to the management on improvements/changes.
Support a culture of environmental sustainability throughout WFP by role modelling actions that drive sustainability in all administrative activities.
Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
Build and maintain the partnership with WFP stakeholders, other UN agencies and local government offices.
Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners through the organisation or design of trainings, workshops, daily interaction, etc. for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: University degree in Business/Public Administration, Engineering or other relevant fields relating to office management and administration.
Experience: At least three years of professional experience in the administrative field.
Language: Fluency in English and Spanish.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has gained experience in administration.
• Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Position: Administration Consultant
Number of openings: 1
Based in: Panama City, Panama
Type of Contract: Consultancy
Duration: 6 months
Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for 2 years.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline to apply to this position is March 28, 2022.
Link to apply:
How to apply:
To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, possibly a written assessment and a panel interview