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Corporate Planning and Performance Consultant

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 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.


The United Nations World Food Programme 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.


JOB TITLE: Corporate Planning and Performance Consultant

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultant Regular (Level II)
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Rome, HQ
DURATION: 6 months with possibility for renewal


The Corporate Planning and Performance (CPP) Division establishes standards, products, and services to ensure transparent and accountable planning, budgeting, and performance management function in WFP. Serving internal and external clients and stakeholders, the Division provides critical support to oversight and decision-making, driving the effective and efficient implementation of WFPs mandate. Under the direction of the CFO & Deputy Executive Director Management, CPP works across the organization to ensure effective and efficient processes across the planning, budget and performance cycle (planning, budgeting, implementation oversight, and reporting). The Division strives to deliver simple, clear, and coherent planning to reporting services and products to its clients.

The CPP Divisional Support Team acts as the Front Office of the CPP Director and is responsible for three key areas that support the CPP Senior Management team in achieving divisional objectives:
1. Divisional Coordination, Compliance and Communication
2. Divisional Budget Management
3. HR & Staffing coordination (Divisional and Functional)

The CPP Divisional Support Team is seeking to hire a consultant to join the team and support on the above key areas.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Engaging directly with the CPP Director and CPP Management Team, and under the supervision of the Chief Divisional Support, the Consultant will perform a combination of the following responsibilities:

Divisional Coordination, Compliance and Communication
• Coordinate CPP-lead initiatives that require inputs from multiple branches/teams,
• Review, quality-check, and provide appropriate advice on work product requiring CPP review and/or approval;
• Lead analytical and project management support: coordination and management of key divisional initiatives and projects (e.g. Critical Corporate Initiatives), including their monitoring and reporting.

Documentation, Analysis and Insights
• Coordinate and/or prepare CPP-lead analysis and visualizations to drive insights and enable of the production and communication of data to inform management decision-making
• Lead and/or support strategic reviews and exercises as/when required
• Coordinate and prepare written materials, including briefing papers, thematic research, and notes for the record;

• Provide guidance and support to CPP management to ensure that divisional work is timely completed, consistent with internal management decisions, WFP policies, Executive Board decisions and other relevant guidance; and
• Support divisional compliance by coordinating the preparation of required materials/documentation (such as APP, Risk Register, ED Assurance statement etc.)
• Support the CPP Divisional Support Chief in knowledge management initiatives and best practices in CPP

• Support the Divisional Support Chief in driving communications and knowledge management initiatives and activities in CPP

Divisional Budget Management
• Support the CPP Chief in planning, monitoring and reporting on the CPP Divisional Budget, including the preparation of regular updates for management.

HR & Staffing Coordination
• Support the CPP Chief and Staffing coordinator in divisional HR related issues (including HR reviews, policy implementation, or HR data analysis).
• Support the operationalization of the corporate people strategy within the division and function
• Support the development and maintenance of onboarding, learning and development materials and programs by implementing what it takes to create a culture that spurs employees to function at their full potential.

Other/General Responsibilities:
• Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries
• Undertake any other tasks required to ensure the smooth operation of the Divisional Support Branch and Division
• Other tasks supporting divisional needs as and when required

Working Arrangements
This is a Rome-based position. The incumbent is expected to be physically present in the office on a regular basis.


Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, International Business Management or in International Relations or Political Sciences or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Six years or more of relevant, progressive postgraduate work experience in management consulting and/or relevant fields.
Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language is essential.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language is preferred: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP's working language.


• Experience in working with Senior Leaders/Managers
• Experience in working in a front office/divisional or department support
• Experience in cross-team or cross-functional coordination
• Knowledge of cost analysis, budget/financial management and performance reporting
• Experience in Project Management


Deadline for applications: 2 June 2023 midnight Rome Time

Reference: VA no. 827291

Two positions will be filled with this VA


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.