Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest provider of humanitarian food assistance. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 82 countries each year Around 14,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.
This VA is for local recruitment, therefore, applicants must reside within commuting distance of the WFP Berlin, Germany office
ShareTheMeal is developed as the first pilot project of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, part of the Innovation and Change Management Division, which aims to combine start-up lean thinking with non-profit projects to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This division reports to the Chief of Staff of WFP and seeks to create value through prioritizing and better harnessing innovative ideas, as well as scaling up transformative projects to a global level.
The ShareTheMeal app was launched in 2015 and currently has more than 1,000,000 users. The team, located in Berlin, is focused on further developing the app to include new and innovative features, and on increasing the engagement of existing users and growing the user base through marketing and communication initiatives.
The Consultant, reporting to the Head of Operations for the ShareTheMeal initiative, is expected to:
Support procurement operations of the ShareTheMeal initiative
Support financial operations of the ShareTheMeal initiative
Support and optimize the ongoing operations of the ShareTheMeal initiative.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Education:Unversity Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree is preferred.
2 or more years of related experience in operations, finance, office management, procurement, project management or a demonstrable track record of leveraging similar skillsets in other areas.
Knowledge & Skills:
Languages:Excellent verbal and written language skills in English and German, with clear, consistent communication. Knowledge of another official UN language is a plus.