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Chief Digital Architecture, Information Technologies TECA P5 - Rome, Italy

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday, May 28, 2023 (11:59 PM CET).


  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.


The WFP Technology Division (TEC) operates all critical IT systems, improving operational efficiency, innovation, and sustainability. TEC aims to effectively enable the implementation of the WFP Strategic Plan through the I&T Strategy. Although the WFP has invested in technology in recent years, we seek to leverage it more efficiently and consistently. TEC is prioritizing its architecture, developing a composable architecture to enable technology configuration, which can respond effectively to different needs across the organization. WFP will strategically position its enterprise architecture to support more applications and to ensure smooth integration in the future.


To provide analysis, planning, design, implementation, documentation, assessment, and management of the enterprise structural framework to align IT strategy, plans, and systems with the mission, goals, structure, and processes of the organization. To develop, and manage systems that meet current and future business requirements and apply and extend, enhance, or optimize the existing architecture;

The position is based in Rome, HQ and reports to CIO & Director, Technology Division.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Embed the architectural blueprints, standards and roadmaps that support the IT strategy;
  • Communicate and evangelize architectural direction, vision, goals, and strategy to stakeholders ranging from business leaders to developers;
  • Oversee the definition and continuous update of Technology Architecture guidelines, standards, and tools;
  • Chair the IT Architectural Board, performing IT architectural assessments, reviews, and recommendations;
  • Drive the organization’s Enterprise Architecture, develop baseline and target architectures, identifying new opportunities for technology to enable business change;
  • Define product roadmaps, guiding the evolution of solutions in terms of features, technology and integration.
  • Support the development and implementation of divisional strategies, policies and plans aligned with departmental, WFP and wider UN strategies, policies and processes to support HQ and field operations to meet the mandate of WFP.
  • Initiate and manage change processes within the branch to ensure improved performance and that team remains engaged and motivated during change processes.
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance and coaching to senior professional staff under supervision.
  • Develop and implement standards, guidance and processes within the branch, ensuring that effective quality control is in place to monitor adherence.
  • Maintain relationships and collaborate cross-functionally to align unit activities with wider programmes and activities and ensure a coherent approach that enables efficient delivery.
  • Establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activities are continually assessed and the findings used to inform activity developments.
  • Monitor and oversee accurate and timely reporting that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage teams and ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Produce comprehensive specialized reports that contribute to the strategic decision making and set time frames.
  • Ensure that evaluation, audit and compliance recommendations are efficiently implemented.
  • Promote the WFP mandate, mission and objectives.
  • Take responsibility for an equitable and inclusive workplace which incorporates all dimensions of the WFP diversity and inclusion framework.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency situations.
  • Other as required.



  • Advanced University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional relevant experience and/or advanced training/courses.
  • Certified Enterprise Architect Professional (CEAP), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®)


  • Eleven years or more (of which four international) of postgraduate progressively responsible experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (a WFP’s working language)


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.


  • Experience with digital roadmaps and enabling architecture, platforms and solutions to digitally transform an organization;
  • Proven experience architecting large digital platforms with modern, open source technologies;
  • The ability to apply architectural principles to at the enterprise view to the business solutions view;
  • Broad knowledge of diverse humanitarian assistance and development practices with a particular area of technical expertise.
  • Ability to manage, coach and motivate diverse teams and deliver effectively through others to achieve results.
  • Broad commercial understanding, with the ability to leverage external partnerships to optimize resources for WFP.
  • High calibre negotiation and motivational skills, with the ability to influence at senior levels within and beyond the organisation.
  • Ability to assimilate and analyze complex issues using independent judgement and anticipate potential strategic impact.
  • Ability to create simple messages from complex data sets and present concisely, tailoring messages to the needs of the specific audience.
  • Broad understanding of business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.


This is an International Professional position and candidates must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Rome, Italy to take up this assignment.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.