UN World Food Programme Programme Administration Assistants Jobs in Kakuma and Daadab

UN World Food Programme Programme Administration Assistants Jobs in Kakuma and Daadab

About WFP

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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • 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.

    Organizational Context

    These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaus (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). The Job holders report to a Head of Unit, Chief, Administration Officer, or the designate.

    At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.

    Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

    Job Purpose

    To support effective delivery and maintenance of client-focused, value-for-money oriented quality administrative practices.

    Key Account-abilities

  • Check the provision of a range of services, including facilities and light vehicle management, travel, protocol related, etc., maintaining information, to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment.
  • Collate and process information including dissemination to support the production of standard documents and reports for the unit, to enable decision-making and the effective management of resources.
  • Manage and maintain paper and electronic records within the area of responsibility in accordance with established procedures, to ensure swift and easy data access as required.
  • Undertake research and perform basic analyses of data, to contribute to the provision of accurate information and effective management of resources.
  • Be a first point of contact for internal queries, to facilitate the provision of efficient and effective resolution of daily issues.
  • Provide inputs to routine methods and practices in own area of work, to support the continuous improvement of services provided.

    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
  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Has demonstrated an ability to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day to day work
    Has supported in providing ad-hoc guidance to new staff members

    How to Apply
  • WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge fees from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
  • For any queries write to Nairobi.queryhr@wfp.org
  • Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
  • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is: 29th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Programme Administration Assistants Jobs in Kakuma and Daadab

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