World Food Programme Senior Programme Assistant (Reports) Job in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Vacancy Announcement No: OMN/004/2013

Post Title: Senior Programme Assistant (Reports)

Grade: Service Contract SC7 (G7 equivalent)
Duty Station: WFP’s Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa, based in Nairobi
Salary: As per UN Service Contract Salary Bands
This vacancy announcement is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the post of Senior Programme Assistant (Reports) in support of the Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa (OMN), based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Programme Advisor, the Senior Programme Assistant (Reports) will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Assist with coordination, tracking and ensuring Country Offices timely submission of monthly sitreps, briefs and key statistical information.
  • Assist with consolidation, review and editing of inputs from COs for Executive Briefs.
  • As part of the OMN team, assist with coordination and review of inputs for SPRs and periodical WFP reports.
  • Assist in the preparation, writing and editing of reports as required by the RB and HQ.
  • As required, assist with monitoring and reviewing regular sources of information and data required for preparation of reports, e.g., information from NGOs, news clippings, surveys, and information from field monitors food statistics reports.
  • Provide support and clarification on reporting policies and other related issues to Country Offices.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Expected Results: Well-functioning unit, providing technical expertise in a specialized area.
Critical Success Factors:
  • Sound judgment;
  • ability to extract, interpret, analyze and format data and to resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision;
  • to supervise and train support staff and to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Extensive and in-depth practical knowledge of a specialized area;
  • ability to plan and organize work.
Qualifications and Experience
Education: Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by courses in human resources, public administration, transport, development economics or other related field.
Experience: At least six years of progressively responsible experience of which at least one year closely related to operations, food aid related work or other related field. At least one year at the G6 level or equivalent.
Knowledge: Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English essential.
Other desirable skills: Knowledge of relevant WFP specified software; knowledge of WFP financial regulations; and rules and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work; proficiency in a second official WFP language
Interested individuals meeting the above qualifications are required to submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of education certificates, names and telephone numbers or email addresses of three work referees by e-mail to: quoting the VA no. and the title of the position in the subject line.
Applicants should also complete and submit a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link
Closing date: 04 June 2013.
Applications must be received by the deadline.
Late applications will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.
NB: WFP does not charge fees from applicants at any stage during the recruitment process.

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