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
JOB TITLE :
Business Innovation Consultant, United Nations World Food Programme (multiple positions)
DUTY STATION (City, Country) :
DURATION : 6 months
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :
Over the past years the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has responded to an unprecedented level of emergencies, while maintaining ongoing operations.
This increased demand stretches the organization which means WFP has to find new approaches and ways of working to ensure we are channelling every available resource to the people we serve.
The Business Innovation Unit (BIU) was established in 2015 to manage change and to promote innovation as part of WFP’s Innovation and Knowledge Management division :
We execute projects on behalf of Executive Directors, Assistant Secretary Generals, and Directors across the UN system, and have become a trusted advisor to WFP and other entities (e.
g. UN Women, UNFPA, Business Innovation Group). Our focus is on end-to-end solutions, including problem assessment, data analysis, operational model design, change plan and implementation monitoring.
ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES :
Depending on time of joining, the candidate’s specific experience and current corporate priorities, the candidate will be responsible for the full delivery of a project work stream.
Examples of specific deliverables are :
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
Preference for a degree in business, economics or engineering
Over 2 years of progressively responsible national and / or international experience in a business or international relations related position.
2 year experience in change management, management consulting or finance required. Additional work experience desirable.
Knowledge & Skills :
In addition to a high proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of a
second UN language is a plus.
WFP supports Visa applications and the position is based in Rome, Italy.
Deadline for application : 15 June 2022
Ref. : VA No. 163802
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.