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Project and Delivery Manager

at WFP - World Food Programme
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address UN Avenue


Project and Delivery Manager-SC8 (NOA equivalent)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern and Central Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization and management support to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of post - graduate progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian aid operations, project management and /or business systems analysis, design and implementation

Job Responsibilities

Support learning and development efforts (e.g. on-site training, remote guidance) related to new functionalities and processes;
Deploy as needed to COs to support on-ground testing, roll-out and uptake of new SCOPE/Digital Assistant Services DAS functionalities and processes, as well as for related project management surge capacity;
Based on field implementation, distill use cases for new requirements or change requests for SCOPE/Digital Assistant Services DAS, and support the BTOs Business Transformation Officer in presenting the concepts in a concise manner to relevant technical teams;
Where relevant, support the Country Office in extending their support to partners in the implementation and use of new functionalities and processes;

Education Requirements

University degree in business management, computer science, telecommunications engineering or social sciences, or another degree with relevant work experience.


Proficiency in English and intermediate knowledge of at least one other official UN language (French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) appropriate to the regional bureau.
Knowledge of and hands-on experience in cash based transfers (CBT) programming in humanitarian contexts;
Awareness of technologies used in the delivery of cash and vouchers in humanitarian contexts;
Possession of a combination of broad business skills and IT experience including: General management skills in business and public sector contexts; Business analysis including creation and review of functional and non-functional business requirements for IT solutions;
Knowledge and experience with project management methodologies; Ability to influence cross-functionally to manage projects within a matrix environment; Strong writing skills and ability to deliver presentations to multiple stakeholder groups in clear and concise business language.
Showcase strong problem solving, analytical, and client-facing skills.