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.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) WFP is recognized as the leading solution provider and partner in the struggle to end hunger and malnutrion and particularly for its efforts to reach those furthest behind first.
Being the frontline agency of the United Nations system that delivers innovative hunger solutions to 81 countries each day worldwide; WFP’s 14,800+ strong staff share a vision and commitment to end hunger by 2030. Tackling the causes -- not just the symptoms – and operating in the remotest corners of the world, with all logistical means necessary, WFP’s results-focussed team provides nutritious and life-saving food and cash assistance when necessary. Bringing unrivalled experience and operating in the world’s most high profile, difficult environments, WFP upholds the humanitarian principles of humanity, integrity impartiality and neutrality.
In successfully achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) i.e Zero Hunger by 2030, the WFP team actively fosters partnerships with governments, communities, local authorities, civil societies, other UN agencies and the private sector.
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The purpose of this assignment is to support the Bureau in institutionalizing Knowledge Management. This will be achieved by implementing and maintaining a Knowledge Management system to be used by the Bureau and country offices.
BACKGROUND OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Knowledge Management (KM) is a comprehensive process that helps an organization gain insight and understanding from its collective interpretations, ideas, and experience through systematically capturing, creating, sharing, applying and storing knowledge and materials. KM is critical for refining technical tools, policy guidance, organizational processes, and ultimately improving program impact. KM also contributes to institutional memory and sustainably improving organizational capacity.
World Food Programme has an existing corporate, regional and local knowledge material in different repositories. To enable the organization to make informed decision, this knowledge material requires to be organized in an efficient manner. Johannesburg Regional Bureau requires the services of a local Consultant to support in developing a KM culture which will capitalize on experience gained over the years, and avoid loss of crucial best practices. A critical step in KM within Johannesburg Regional Bureau is continuous capacity development, which increases awareness, skills, and retention of knowledge.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in ICT, Information Management, Project Management, Development Studies, or related field required, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Experience: Two year or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
Knowledge & Skills:
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE ASSIGNMENT
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Business Support Services & Reporting||Applies strong ability to identify country level requirements and develop customer focused solutions and action plans. Communicates data-based findings in a highly impactful way that is tailored to the audience.|
|Internal Controls & Risk Management for Administration and Engineering||Utilises understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance, ensure data integrity and ensure client satisfaction.|
|Resource Management for Administration and Engineering||Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders and key clients.|
|Specialised Knowledge in Administrative Services||Applies advanced theoretical understanding of administration best practice, concepts and principles and thorough knowledge of WFP standards, processes and infrastructure to ensure continuous improvement in the provision of efficient and effective administration services, resolving complex issues as they arise.|
|Customer Focus||Proactively monitors performance and delivers high quality service to meet the needs of customers, requesting customer feedback and taking ownership of customer problems that arise. Pre-empts needs of customers based on experience.|
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
25 March 2019
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 service.
This vacancy is archived.
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