WFP Rome - Business Support Roster - Call for applications

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  • Added Date: Thursday, 14 July 2022
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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

Please note this Call for applications will remain open for continuous application; screening and testing will be ongoing.

About WFP

The World Food Programme is the worldโ€™s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Powered by the passion, dedication and professionalism of more than 22,000 employees worldwide, the WFP works in over 120 countries and territories to bring life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and made destitute by disasters, and help individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.

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What is WFP looking for?

WFP is recruiting local administrative/business support staff in the General Service category for short-term assignments up to a maximum of 11 months, after which candidates can receive further contracts after having served a break of at least one month from the organization.

The Business Support Function at WFP is an essential part of the organisation which provides valued support and assistance to the Programmeโ€™s many different divisions. The Business Support Roster is a pool of qualified candidates who are available for short-term assignments at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Inclusion into the Roster is for a two-year period, after which candidates need to re-confirm their interest to be re-included. Candidates who are already accepted in the Roster donโ€™t need to apply again. Candidates must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to pick up new tasks and procedures quickly, possess a proactive attitude, and be able to handle competing deadlines with a desire to learn. Candidates are expected to produce work of a high standard. We are looking for candidates who have personal qualities to bring to the organisation which complement and enhance our dynamic and multicultural work environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies: client orientation and teamwork, cultural sensitivity, action management, and attention to detail. This is an excellent channel through which to enter the organisation on a short-term contract, which will allow you to apply to longer-term opportunities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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Collect, sort, and disseminate correspondence, reports, and other materials to meet the required demands of staff to time standards. Respond to simple routine queries with readily available support by senior staff, and escalate where appropriate, to provide a timely and accurate response to enquiries. Support the maintenance of office files, documents, and records in accordance with established systems and processes, so that information is current and readily available for staff. Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organised and readily available. Assist in creating simple images or information using standardised templates, such as graphs or tables to support the drafting of reports for staff.


WFPโ€™s work environment is a diverse, dynamic, and satisfying one in which to expand your career. All WFP employees are expected to demonstrate the standards of behaviour described in the WFP Leadership Framework. The framework is made up of five elements, each of which has been further broken down into detailed behaviours that are relevant to all WFP employees, regardless of their position, grade, or location. Candidatesโ€™ alignment with these behaviours is assessed in our selection process.

If you are strong at these behaviours, you are likely a good fit with our workplace culture:

Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships Upholds WFP values, principles and standards Delivers results for maximum impact Is inclusive and collaborative Communicates and fulfils WFP's vision Builds partnerships Respects others and values diversity Delegates appropriately Gives timely and constructive feedback Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things Collaborates to deliver common objectives
Stays focused and calm under pressure Adapts readily to change Builds and shares new perspectives Analyses and evaluates data
Demonstrates humility and willingness to learn Considers the impact of decisions



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