Business Support Assistant Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

World Food Programme

Business Support Assistant (Programme), Nairobi
Organization: WFP – World Food Programme
Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Office: WFP Nairobi

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Organizational Background: 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Transfer Management Team Leader and overall supervision of the Head of Programme, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Oversee and develop a registration implementation procedure for refugees that have expressed willingness to return to Somalia;
Create awareness to the returns on the SCOPE registration, process of returning, entitlements, mechanism to redeem their entitlements, feedback and complaints.
Ensure strong communication and coordination with all Area Offices and way stations in Somalia where the returnees are going;
Establish a registration coordination team and attend meetings and discussion on the returnee operations as well as representing WFP Somalia in all related meetings at field level;

Alert and discuss with WFP Kenya, UNHCR Kenya and other stakeholders on issues of concern of the VOLREP process;
Coordinate with ICT on the printing of SCOPE cards of the registered and enrolled beneficiaries;
Provide weekly VOLREP programme update reports to Nairobi Programme Unit;
Support Area Offices to plan, deliver and report transfers (in kind and cash-based) through the SCOPE platform;
Assist with resource management and reporting for Cash Based Transfer value and related costs;
Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Social work or any other related functional field is desirable.

Experience: At least three years of progressively experience in emergency assistance and development projects including in refugee operations.

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

Knowledge: Knowledge and experience in cash-based interventions is required, experience in Voluntary repatriation work and the use of SCOPE is highly desirable. Knowledge of WFP administrative regulations and rules, and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work.

Applications Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-recruitment: Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that

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