Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a Short-Term Professional position of Business Engagement Manager for Programme based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
Technology and connectivity are rapidly reaching the most vulnerable people and places affected by crisis, but they are also increasingly expanding to the services responding to those same crises. As one of the main humanitarian actors, WFP has the opportunity and the obligation to leverage data and technology to better know and serve those in need by digitally transforming the way it works. Such ambition led to a plan aimed at establishing, integrating, and mainstreaming the core elements of an end-to-end digital business process.
The Business Engagement Manager (BEM) will be responsible for the development and implementation of digital roadmaps for the Programme portfolio. The BEM will need to have deep business knowledge of the WFP Programme portfolio, extensive field experience, be able to think analytically and strategically lead the relationship with Programme, while shaping the technology demand for the portfolio. As part of the Digital Transformation Service team, the BEM role works closely with the business to provide both strategic and tactical guidance on their technology health and roadmap, with the aim of increasing WFP’s maturity in how it manages technology. The BEM will be a natural communicator who can build relationships and learn quickly how to prioritize needs across a wide range of audiences.
Under the general supervision of the Chief of Digital Transformation Services the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
Qualifications & Experience Required:
Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Economics, International Development, or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Outstanding communicator, verbal and written.
Solid organisational, prioritisation, project and time management skills, with the ability to coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously and able to work under pressure.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese is an asset.