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World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 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.

We are seeking to fill the position of a Training and Staff Development Specialist. This is a remote contract with some travel required.


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.


The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is an emergency preparedness and response tool for WFP and the wider humanitarian community. The mandate of the UNHRD Network is to assist the population living in countries affected by natural disasters or complex emergencies, through a prepositioning of relief and survival items and their rapid mobilization to the affected countries, on behalf of UN humanitarian agencies, governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. UNHRD manages five (5) strategically located hub worldwide (Panama, Ghana, Italy, Malaysia, and UAE), and holds stockpiles of emergency relief items and support equipment, including WFP corporate response stocks, currently valued at USD50m.


UNHRD is undergoing a strategic shift and requires expertise for several projects related to training, staff development and furthering the UNHRD training service offer to the humanitarian community.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the UNHRD Supply Chain Officer and the overall guidance of the UNHRD Network Coordinator, the incumbent will:
• Lead on the design, in collaboration with the Project Implementation team, of world class learning solutions in relation to delivering value-based partnerships and initiatives.
• Design and deliver scenario-based training for multi-partner projects
• Lead the design, planning and facilitation of UNHRD internal and external workshops
• As part of the UNHRD Training Service Offer, lead on the design, planning and facilitation of workshops and learning events within UNHRD training facilities as required.
• Map attainable professional development paths for UNHRD staff and implement in line with UNHRD’s staff development strategy. Devise and implement mechanisms to monitor existing and emerging learning cross-functional needs and operational requirements; adapt or identify new learning solutions that equip people with the skills required to meet current and future challenges.
• Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and workstream leads to develop learning solutions that respond to needs.
• Coordinate with internal and external partners, together with the workstream lead, to consolidate a comprehensive training catalogue.
• Liaise with partners (UN agencies, NGOs, Clusters) and other WFP training units for potential synergies in training and opportunities to collaborate
• Provide expert technical advice to managers and partners on learning solutions that can meet specific needs; partner with procurement and vendors to acquire, adapt and implement them internally Coordinate, in partnership with EME, the implementation of the Emergency Training Academy (EMTRAC) portfolio.
• Other duties as required.


University degree in any recognized subject area (e.g., International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences, Human Resources, Instructional Design)
• Minimum of 8 years learning and development experience, including leading on the design and delivery of participatory training courses (face to face, online and simulation exercises)
• Demonstrated experience in working across all phases of learning design and delivery
• Demonstrated experience in working with subject matter experts to build high quality learning solutions
• Experience in developing curricula focused on emergency preparedness and response is considered a distinct advantage
• Work experience in the UN System, NGOs or INGOs is desirable
Knowledge & Skills
• In-depth expertise and application of models of participatory learning design/adult learning theory; learning needs analysis methodologies, learning evaluation methods
• Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and influence internally with various stakeholders and subject matter experts across business functions, levels and geographical areas
• Ability to lead and coordinate the planning and implementation of a complex portfolio with competing deadlines, project management skills
• Strong creative problems solving skills; agile, flexible, and patient; ability to work with ambiguity, constructive approach to overcoming challenges and build consensus across diverse and global teams
Fluency in oral and written English is essential. Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP: Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Application deadline: 06 June, 2023 (midnight Rome time)

Your CV must be submitted in English


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.

Women 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. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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.