Administration Officer NOA

WFP

Administration Officer NOA (178394)

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified applicants to apply without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic or social origin, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!!!

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.

WFP’s strategy in Djibouti is aligned with Djibouti Vision 2035 and takes into account regional strategies of the African Union, in particular Agenda 2063 and the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth, and IGAD sub-regional strategies. It is also aligned with the UNDAF for 2018–2022 and builds on relevant recommendations of the Zero Hunger Strategic Review.

Addressing poverty is a major pathway to addressing food insecurity in Djibouti. Agricultural potential is limited, but the agricultural, pastoral and fisheries sectors offer opportunities for providing direct assistance for rural households susceptible to food insecurity and malnutrition. The two pillars of the WFP strategy are :

  • To provide employment equitably for women and men in the most vulnerable households; and
  • To use safety nets to ensure access to assistance that meets basic needs, including for food security.

JOB PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the Head of Administration and Finance, the incumbent is expected to support the delivery of quality, customer-focused, value for money administrative services that enable staff in country operations to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute to a the Djibouti country plan, including administrative processes, aligned with WFP strategies and policies to facilitate efficient and effective administration services.
  2. Support the development of annual plans and implementation of policies, systems and procedures to support the country office’s strategic objectives.
  3. Collate data and prepare data analysis to provide management and clients with the accurate information and reports for efficient planning and decision-making.
  4. Support the management of existing resources in the areas of responsibility (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) and assist in identification of new requirements aiming at efficiency, cost-effectiveness and timeliness of operations and services.
  5. 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.
    6. Support a culture of environmental sustainability throughout WFP by role modelling actions that drive sustainability in all administrative activities.
  6. Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  7. Maintain the partnership with WFP stakeholders, other UN agencies and local government offices.
  8. 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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) combined with 3 years of relevant work experience

or

  • First University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) with 5 years of years of relevant work experience

Experience: Relevant experience is described as experience in Administration, Office Management or any related field.

Languages: Fluency in English & French languages (Read, write, and speak) is required.

Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Type of contract: National Fixed-term Appointment
  • Unit/Division: WFP Djibouti/ Administration and Finance
  • Duty Station (City, Country): Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Duration: 1 year renewable (Based on satisfactory performance, organizational needs and availability of funds)

HOW TO APPLY

Follow this link to Apply: Administration Officer NOA 

The deadline for applications is: December 1st, 2022