United Nations World Food Programme Job Recruitment & Application Process

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United Nations World Food Programme Job Recruitment

Application form for United Nations World Food Programme Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduate that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.

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.

We seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles to fill the following positions below:

1.) Business Transformation Officer
2.) Logistics Officer
3.) Information Management Associate

1.Job Title: Business Transformation Officer – P3

Requisition No: 105366
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Purpose

  • Under the overall responsibility of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be focused on improving the value of technology in the Country Office.
  • Through working with our internal clients, building strong relationships with senior management and key stakeholders, continual service improvements and mainstreaming of innovations, the shift to a new digital landscape supports our operational requirements.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support the development of functional work plans, ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies, standards and strategies;
  • Develop and maintain technical expertise and knowledge of external industry developments to provide guidance in specific technical areas of competence;
  • Build and nurture relationships with the business counterparts to understand and anticipate the direction of the business and ensure alignment of provider’s solutions with changing business requirements and priorities;
  • Propose change and continuous operational improvement that supports business capabilities, by defining needs, modeling the business and recommending solutions that deliver value for business priorities;
  • Represent WFP at international meetings and conferences, to gather and share best practice, and propose new approaches to improve IT/TC service delivery;
  • Participate in emergency preparedness and contingency planning, providing technical recommendations and monitoring the management of risks, so that WFP can maintain basic IT services and/or quickly respond and deploy resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis;
  • Manage and motivate a team of staff, monitoring performance, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/course.


  • Five years or more (of which three international) of post-graduate progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian aid operations and/or business systems analysis, design and development.
  • Has aligned IT strategies with business strategies and requirements.
  • Has managed, coordinated and actively executed emergency response operations;
  • Has managed large projects requiring innovative recommendations and approaches, at Headquarters and field.
  • Has built strong relationships with internal and external partners to identify key business issues and identify new/improved IT solutions and services.
  • Understanding of poverty dynamics, social protection principles and their application to current national economic and development issues.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Possession of a combination of broad business skills and IT experience including: general management skills in business and/or public sector, excellent business communications skills, business analysis including creation and review of functional and non-functional business requirements for IT solution, research and analysis, market analysis, benchmarking, industry best practices, etc.
  • Ability to think strategically and create points-of-view, propositions and solutions to help clients gain value and solve complex,
  • Creative thinking and conceptualizing of technology-based solutions;
  • A proven record of delivering complex projects whilst working under pressure, managing stakeholder expectations throughout;
  • Ability to manage and advice teams in how to maximise value from agile delivery, and how an organisation needs to change to consume digital platforms effectively;
  • Positive and resilient, passionate about change and driven to exceeding your client’s expectations through exceptional delivery.
  • Knowledge of cash-based transfers (CBT) programming in humanitarian context would be an asset.


  • 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.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2019

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

2.Job Title: Logistics Officer – NOA

Requisition No: 105095
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • The Logistics Sector in Nigeria operates under the global strategic goals of the Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) to facilitate the provisions of common service to humanitarian partners wherever gaps are identified.
  • The Logistics Sector in Nigeria operates out of Maiduguri, facilitating common storage, information services, and cargo movement to the conflict affected areas.
  • The technical oversight of the operation is under the Sector Coordinator, who reports to the Head of Area Office.

Job Purpose

  • To facilitate the management of Logistics Sector/Cluster common service provision through; managing daily operations, collect, analyse and report on information, and cooperating with implementing partners to maximise efficiency of the logistics operations and activities.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with requirements of the Global Logistics Cluster, and wider logistics policies and WFP standards.
  • Support Logistics Sector/Cluster projects or operational day-to-day activities following standard processes and contributing, directly or indirectly, to the effective delivery of services to beneficiaries.
  • Collect and analyse data through research and networking with colleagues to recommend actions to the supervisor to improve performance of local logistics operations.
  • Manage cooperating partners contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Language: National  Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different. Knowledge of Hausa is an advantage.

Technical Assistance and Coordination:

  • Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Desired experiences for entry into the role:

  • Experience coordinating service providers’ contract execution.
  • Experience arranging supplier deliveries and the discharge of WFP vessels (rail, air, or sea).
  • Experience in evaluating offers and writing proposals.
  • Experience in report writing.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 2019

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

3.Job Title: Information Management Associate

Requisition No: 104960
Location: Maiduguri, Borno but travels to the ETS operational areas (Damaturu, Gwoza, Ngala, Dikwa, Monguno, Bama, Damasak, Banki, Rann and other locations) will be required

Job Purpose

  • The ETS Information Management (IM) Associate will serve as an active member of the ETS Team, through deployment to the Humanitarian Response in North-East and will be responsible for:
  • Sharing of Operational Information, focused on providing information related to implementing IT operations in a specific context or emergency.
  • Monitoring and Reporting, focused on documenting reporting on the performance of the ETS.
  • Advocacy, focused on the mobilization of resources and increasing awareness of the ETS in the country.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary qualification in the related functional area.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, transforming technical terminology into easily understood language;
  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative;
  • Ability to plan and organise work programme; ability to work with minimum supervision under own initiative;
  • Tact and ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills ability to conceptualise issues, think in abstract terms, and analyse numerical data;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Basic knowledge of ICT operations and humanitarian reform / cluster concept appreciated;
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description;
  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Results Expected:
    • Produces organised, accurate and well-documented records conforming to required format with well-analysed data.

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals or residents with valid permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications must be submitted online and in English only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Application Closing Date
17th May, 2019.

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

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