World Food Programme (WFP) – Programme Associate (Resource Management), Re-Advertisement.

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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.

Why Join WFP?

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct responsibility of the Programme Policy Officer the Programme Associate, Team leader will:

Plan and process In-Kind (IK) and Cash Based Transfer (CBT) related cost to Cooperating partners

  • Oversee overall payment to over 100 CPs.
  • Provide trainings to team members, Area Offices and CPs. 
  • Plan and oversee closure of project in relation to payments to CPs.
  • Monitor GRIR and ITS records to ensure IPSAS compliance
  • Ensure Creation of Service Outline Agreements (SOAs), Purchase Orders (POs) as soon as the Field Level Agreements (FLAs) are signed or extended.
  • Ensure creation of Service Entry Sheets (SESs) for In-Kind activities.
  • Coordinate with TMT focal point and ensure CBT related costs invoices from SCOPE, shared with Area Offices (AOs) for verification and follow up for submission by partners.
  • Review and approve Cooperating Partners (CPs) invoices on a timely manner on ITS.
  • Monitor open POs and ensure closure upon completion of activities.
  • Ensure creation/amendment of vendors and vendor details for Cooperating Partners (CPs).
  • Ensure and coordinate weekly CP unit invoice processing report is shared with management
  • Liaise with Finance Unit on CPs invoice payment.
  • Any other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in one or more of the following disciplines: Development Studies, International Affairs, Economics, Social Sciences, or any other field relevant to International Development Assistance is desirable.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme implementation & project management, in addition to experience in facilitating policy discussions.

Language: Proficiency in oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in funds resource management.
  • Ability to work independently on analytical and technical matters with minimum supervision. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to deliver timely high-quality deliverables.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. 
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills in English.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc)
  • Experience in programme implementations under humanitarian operations.
  • Proficiency in data management and invoice processing.
  • Experience in identifying partners to work with, preparation, and implementation of agreements.
  • Training/Capacity Strengthening skills

Terms and Conditions

Contract Duration: 1 year (initial)

Applications Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.


Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

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.




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