UN Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - WFP

National IT Officer
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.
This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

·         Participate in the development and implementation of WFP Country Office IT/TC plans, processes and procedures aligned with regional and wider WFP strategies and policies to facilitate efficient and effective Information Technology services;
·         Draft IT related budgets, including Annual Procurement Plan in consultation with stakeholders at the Country Office & Area Offices; participate in preparation of budget revisions as necessitated by operational circumstances;
·         Develop and maintain IT/TC systems and networks, ensuring appropriate data security and access controls considering both local and wide area network issues and enabling users to get maximum benefits from them;
·         Implement and test new hardware for improving and upgrading system performance; install any technology upgrades as required;
·         Develop business cases, technical specifications and tender documents to facilitate procurement of IT/TC equipment and services at minimum cost, in line with WFP rules and regulations; manage contracts with service providers, ensure all offices are adequately equipped;
·         Draft reports on IT/TC activities, investments and costs, identifying trends/issues and proposing solutions to increase cost-efficiency;
·         Provide advice to managers and users to resolve complex issues, understanding their needs and ensuring IT policies, procedures, systems and tools are correctly applied to support them;
·         Maintain effective partnerships with colleagues and external partners, to foster information exchange and support to meet service requirements;
·         Contribute to 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;
·         Draft operational plans and manage resource requirements at the onset of an emergency;
·         Align IT service to the corporate catalogue; build and document processes in compliance with ITIL best practices; lead the implementation of incident management; and implement change and configuration management;
·         Participate in the capacity building of staff, collaborating with colleagues in the IT division to design and deliver corporate training policies and programs aimed at developing skills/knowledge in IT and TC;
·         Review IT Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for consistency with the changing environments and adjust/recommend revision to ensure consistency with the changing operational environment;
·         Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or Management.

Qualifications

·         Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant field, or First university degree with additional years of related work experience.
·         At least three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in the development of IT governance strategies, policies and system architecture.
·         Experience in acting in an IT advisory capacity to Country/Sub Office leadership, coordinating and managing small or medium size projects, assisting in change management procedures, activities and processes, and successful installation or testing of new hardware for improving or upgrading ICT systems performance.
·         Candidates should have ground-level experience implementing IT/TC systems in emergencies, proven experience analyzing ICT service management results and developing service enhancement recommendations and has participated in the negotiation, evaluation and management of IT contracts with service providers at HQ and field office.
·         Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
·         IT industry skills such as CCNA, ITIL, COBIT, Project Management and Information Security is desirable. In depth knowledge of WFP corporate policies and guidelines in the related field would be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Finance Assistant
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects and Cash Based Transfers.
This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

·         Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations;
·         Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making;

·         Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed;
·         Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations;
·         Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics;
·         Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions;
·         Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and recording of fixed assets, spend on fuel and spare parts of vehicles and generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated;
·         Maintain the web-based register for the invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines;
·         Monitor and record all expenses in line with approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner;
·         Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards;
·         Perform other related duties as required.elated duties as required.

Qualifications

·         Secondary school education. Additional training in Accounting or related field is an advantage.
·         At least four years of progressively responsible work experience in Finance, accounting, audit or other related field.
·         Fluency in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
·         Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing the area of work.
How to Apply

Gender Analysis Research Consultant
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.
Organizational Context
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RB) and Country Offices (CO), and typically report to a more senior Budget and Programming Officer. Job holders at this level are typically involved in budget and programming activities and analytical work of limited complexity, and support the collation, maintenance, analysis and reporting of information to maximise the effectiveness of services. Job holders are likely to be working under the supervision of a more experienced staff member, receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.

Qualifications

·         Degree ( BA) or equvalent in Statistics , Political / Social Sciences , International Development Studies , Gender / Women’s Studies , Economics or Sociology ;
·         Preference for Advanced Degree holders (MA, PhD) , and either academic or proffessional training in socila research methods , including gender analysis.
·         Language: Proficiency in written and spoken French and or English
·         Minimum 2 years of proffesional experience in conducting social research and gender analysis ( internship may be counted)
·         Demonstrated strong understanding of gender equality and womens empowerment issues , particularly in the food security and nutrition sector
·         Strong Understanding of gender concepts and demonstrated experience in applying gender analytical tools and conceptual frameworks
·         A demonstrated ability( through precious similar assignments ) to analyse , compile , and synthesise information in coherent and succint formats;
·         Previous experience in writing comprehensive reports aimed at informing programme design and implementation
Critical Success Factors;
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Excellent analytical , report writing and editing skills
·         Ability to work under minimum supoervision to meet short deadlines
·         Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals , and problem solving attitude
·         Ability to identify client needs and deliver them propmtly and accurately
·         Experience in working in WFP Programmes
·         Experience in working in Burundi or Rwanda , and or East and Central Africa.
How to Apply

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