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
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Regular Consultant
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Rome
DURATION: 6 to 11 months, extendable
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
Cash-based transfers (CBT) represent an increasing share of WFP’s total humanitarian assistance (31 percent in 2017), and include assistance distributed as physical banknotes, e-money, mobile money, vouchers or debit cards. In 2017, WFP transferred US$1.4 billion to 19.2 million people in 61 countries, empowering them to meet their essential needs. Food and nutrition are essential needs. Poor households spend an average of 60-70 percent of their income on food. By providing sufficient cash to meet food, water, sanitation, education, clothing, shelter and health needs, WFP aims to ensure families do not find themselves in a situation where they need to redistribute limited resources at the expense of food security.
In support of WFP’s global scale up of cash-based transfers, the Finance function through the Business Development and Cash Based Transfers Branch (RMFB) is developing corporate tools and guidance, providing day-to-day technical advice and assistance to Country Offices while also undertaking a range of staff capacity-building activities and initiatives.
As RMFB undertakes these activities, the Financial Services Acquisition Specialist will support the WFP field operations through provision of relevant technical advice aiming to strengthen regional and country offices capacity to carry out the functional assessments, selecting and negotiating with and contracting the most viable service providers and cash delivery mechanisms.
The Financial Services Acquisition Specialist will undertake the following tasks:
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: YES
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Knowledge & Skills:
Terms and Conditions:
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Deadline for applications: 12 November 2018
Ref.: VA No. 100711
Qualified 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.