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Administration Associate (Facilities) SC6 | Odesa, Ukraine

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Всесвітня продовольча програма (ВПП ООН) - це гуманітарна організація ООН, яка надає продовольчу допомогу у вигляді грошової допомоги, сертифікатів або продуктів харчування громадам, що постраждали від війни. У своїй діяльності ВПП керується гуманітарними принципами нейтралітету, неупередженості, гуманності та незалежності. Спираючись на пристрасть, відданість та професіоналізм наших 24 000 співробітників по всьому світу, Всесвітня продовольча програма (ВПП) працює в понад 123 країнах і територіях, щоб доставляти життєво необхідну їжу людям, які залишилися переміщеними внаслідок конфлікту та знедоленими внаслідок катастроф. Крім того, ВПП допомагає окремим особам і громадам знайти кардинальні рішення для багатьох проблем, з якими вони стикаються, будуючи краще майбутнє. 

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. 


🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 830258

📢 Job Title: Administration Associate

📌Type of Contract: Service Contract 

➡️ Unit / Division: Administration Unit / WFP Ukraine  

📍   Duty Station: Odesa, Ukraine

➡️ Duration: 12 months (renewable) 

⏰ Closing date: Sunday, 26 November, midnight (Central European Time) 

The position is only open to Ukrainian nationals or residents of Ukraine, with a legal work permit.


About WFP  

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. 

 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


What will you do in this position?  

Contribute to and implement WFP country/regional plans, including administrative processes, aligned with regional and wider WFP strategies and policies to facilitate efficient and effective administration service.


Why work with us?  

The war in Ukraine has had drastic consequences, both for people inside the country and for those around the world dependent on its huge grain supplies. It is inflicting untold suffering on civilians, displace families, and disrupt supply chains and food production. It has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 6 million Ukrainians are still living as refugees across Europe, and almost 5.1 million are internally displaced. Many have lost their homes and livelihoods. As food production and supply lines are disrupted by fighting, many families in the east and south do not have reliable access to nutritious food. 

WFP uses a flexible mix of food and cash assistance to support communities affected by the war wherever they are. This includes working with local partners to distribute food rations in areas near the frontline and providing cash transfers wherever people have access to banks and markets to buy food. Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.2 billion meals to families displaced and affected by the war, partnering directly with local responders. 

➡️ 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. 

➡️ WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance. 


How can you make a difference? 

In this position, you will have to:   

  1. Contribute to and implement WFP country/regional plans, including administrative processes, aligned with regional and wider WFP strategies and policies to facilitate efficient and effective administration service.
  2. Provision of inputs to the country office administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  3. Carry out complex data analysis to provide management and clients with the accurate information and reports for efficient planning and decision-making.
  4. Manage the existing resources in the area of responsibility (e.g. WFP facilities, common premises etc.) and estimate new requirements aiming at efficiency, cost-effectiveness and timeliness of operations and services.
  5. Facilitate the compliance of the services provided (e.g. WFP facilities management etc.) with the corporate Occupational Safety and Health Policy and contribute to the provision of recommendations to the management on improvements/changes.
  6. Preparation of Purchase Orders (POs) for travel activities and others as requested by supervisor.
  7. Support to organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their preliminary evaluation.
  8. Preparation and management of leases and MOUs for facilities and common premises.
  9. Administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats.
  10. Processing and management of invoices and payments related to facilities, common premises, maintenance works etc.
  11. Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
  12. Extraction of data from various sources and preparation of reports.
  13. Research and retrieval of statistical data from internal and external sources; preparation of statistical charts, tables and reports.
  14. Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to head of unit.
  15. Assistance in the preparation of budget, provision of information for audit.
  16. Support a culture of environmental sustainability throughout WFP by role modelling actions that drive sustainability in all administrative activities.
  17. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  18. Build and maintain the partnership with WFP stakeholders, other UN agencies and local government offices.
  19. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners through the organisation or design of trainings, workshops, daily interaction, etc. for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  20. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  21. Perform any other related activity as assigned by immediate supervisor.


To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have: 

Education: Secondary education with special qualifications and training in Engineering, Facilities Management or other relevant field relating to office and premises management. University level degree in Engineering, Facilities Management or in a related field will be an asset. 


Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the facilities management and other related administrative tasks including contract administration. A university degree may compensate for part of years of experience.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proven theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of national rules, regulations and policies in the area of administration
  • Has gained experience in administration and applies this to all activities.
  • Has managed small teams of staff with related areas of expertise.
  • Has provided support in leading projects and input into function policies.

Language: Fluency (level C) in both in English and Ukrainian languages. 


Standards of behaviour: The WFP Leadership Framework describes 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. Candidates’ alignment with these behaviours is assessed in our selection process. 


Before you apply... 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  

We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Ukraine. Qualified women applicants are especially encouraged to apply.  

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. 


How do you apply... 

To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP’s recruitment portal. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language. 

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.  

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.