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Supply Chain Officer, NOC – Nairobi (154281)

Education: Advanced University degree preferably in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Logistics, or other related field.  Applicants with  a first University degree with additional 2 years of related work experience will be considered.


Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. 

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Work Experience: At least 10 years’ experience in supply chain managerial/supervisory role, with progressively increasing responsibilities in supply chain planning, operations, contracting, supplier performance evaluation, food safety and quality, warehouse operations, funds management, commodity accounting and commodity management.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide substantial oversight and guidance to a range of supply chain teams on overall supply

chain management and lead supply chain field operations to support Kenya and Countries been served through Kenya corridor to ensure an effective and integrated supply chain approach meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries and service provision and capacity strengthening requirements for Kenyan Government, Counties and partners.

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Participate in the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.
2. Analyze regional/country context, and design and manage end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
3. Plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives and services to ensure timely, cost-effective and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.
4. Provide technical advice and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation initiatives analyzing best practices from the humanitarian and development fields, academia and private sector.
5. Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of supply chain operations.
6. Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.
7. Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.
8. Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance.
9. Manage supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
10. Constantly monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
11. Manage service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.
12. Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
13. Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
14. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
15. Other as required.

THER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in managing supply chain operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders and supporting emergency programs;
  • Experience in shaping and implementing operational supply chain strategies in a country;
  • Experience in operational and strategic supply chain planning;
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships and national capacity building initiatives with Kenya Government and Counties, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector;
  • Experience in implementing/setting-up supply chain improvement and optimization initiatives to achieve cost efficiency, improved agility, reliability and quality;
  • Experience negotiating service arrangements with multiple third parties respecting WFP’s best interests;
  • Experience in monitoring operational success and suggesting areas of improvements;
    Experience supervising teams.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Hands on experience in supply chain systems implementation.
  • Strong analytical, networking, and coordination skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring junior staff.
  • Leadership, ability to work within and lead a team, strong drive for results, gender and cultural sensitivity

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • 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. 
  • Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For any queries write to Nairobi.queryhr@wfp.org  

Deadline for applications- 28 December, 2021

 Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection) P4 – Nairobi, Kenya (154336)

Education:    

  • Advanced University degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, International Development, International Relations, Sociology, Economics or other fields relevant to social protection, or, a First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience:    

8 or more years of professional experience relevant to social protection, preferably contributing to food security and/or nutrition objectives:

  • Has worked with government agencies and gained experience across the policy cycle in a developing country context;
  • Has direct experience managing programmes and working across various programme types relevant to social protection (e.g. cash-transfer programmes, school feeding, public works/food assistance for assets, insurance programmes);
  • Has managed discussions with experts in other functions of expertise e.g., Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Supply Chain, Technology, etc.
  • Experience in managing partnerships with UN agencies and International Financial Institutions is an asset;
  • Familiarity with management information systems and national registries is an asset.


Knowledge & Skills:    

  • Understanding of Agenda 2030 and respective targets – particularly SDG1, SDG2 and SDG17 – and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Knowledge of current thinking and developments in the field of social protection and public policy;
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, conveying an informed and professional demeanour toward internal and external partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative information to understand current and future social protection needs and identify solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written outputs and ability to present.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment. 


Languages:    

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language is required. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of a second UN language is required.
  • French language skills are also highly desirable.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. He/she will be required to travel abroad, sometimes to remote and challenging locations.
  • Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is rotational, which means that the incumbent shall be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as non-rotational. Professional-level positions are rotational over a period of 2 to 4 years.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
  • Please visit our website for detailed information on working with WFP: http://www.wfp.org 
  • Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

The deadline to receive applications is Sunday, 16 January 2022 (11.59PM CET).

Partnerships Officer NOA (154798)

Education:

Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or other relevant fields, or First University degree with at least 2 years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Working Experience:

Minimum two or more years of relevant professional work experience in strategic partnership roles with additional supervisory experience.Has demonstrated the ability to provide suggestions for improvements to Private Partnerships management governance operating standards

Language:

Fluency (level C) in the English language.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has provided direction and instruction to one or more  junior staff members within area of expertise
  • Has intermediate knowledge in data visualization tools such as Tableau or Power BI
  • Has a basic understanding of partnership strategies.
  • Has developed effective relationships with partners and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities and researched new opportunities.
  • Has developed powerful narratives by using data analysis visualization to enable action-oriented discussions with partners.
  • Has prepared briefs to raise resources for operations and collaborated for timely registration, maintenance, and update of contributions and forecasts.
  • Has provided advanced technical support and identify opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen partnerships.
  • Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive, and sound working environment.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Type of Contract:Fixed Term Contract
Duty Station:Nairobi Regional Bureau, Kenya
Contract Duration: 12 Months (Renewable)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 31st, 2021

Finance Officer NOA (154842)

JOB PURPOSE

To support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, reporting on key data, and providing basic administrative and human resource functions that enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience plus membership in an internationally recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.

Working Experience:

Minimum two or more years of relevant professional work experience in finance, accounting, and budgeting roles with additional supervisory experience

Language:

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

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has performed basic financial analyses at a national and/or operational level.
  • Has experience managing financial transactions.

Human Resources Officer NOA (154929)

JOB PURPOSE

To support the delivery of professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or training/courses. HR Certification is a plus.

Working Experience:

Minimum two or more years of relevant professional work experience in postgraduate professional experience additional supervisory experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development

Language:

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 31, 2021

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