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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-04

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Supply Chain Consultant - Information Management

Rome (Italy)

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance

Title: Supply Chain Consultant - Information Management

Level: Consultant

Duty station: Rome, Italy.


Technology is an essential enabler for high performing supply chains. We look at technology to automate large parts of our daily work, facilitate collaboration, access real time information on operations, and to provide us with business intelligence, analytics and evidence for decision-making.  In the fast moving and complex humanitarian context and with ever accelerating technological advances and opportunities, it is essential for WFP supply chain to take a strategic and integrated approach to the management of technology and systems solutions.

A dedicated unit has been established within WFP’s Supply Chain Division to coordinate global supply chain IT solutions design, development, implementation, maintenance and support in close collaboration with our corporate IT Division (RMT) and technology partners.  The mandate of the unit is to ensure supply chain staff across operations is empowered with technology and systems solutions that allow WFP’s supply chain to deliver effective and efficient assistance to beneficiaries and services to partners

We are currently seeking to fill the role of the admin support consultant.  Job holder will report to the Head of the Unit. The job is based in Rome, Italy.


Under the general supervision of the Head of the Unit , the incumbent will maintain the overall information management for the unit,  support communication flow, prepare reports and visual aids and help organize meetings/workshops.


  • Conceptualizing and generating graphic images/illustrations and interactive presentations
  • Prepare and/or consolidate comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondence, briefing notes, etc. and conduct research in the area of work;
  • Manage and monitor a variety of complex correspondence and documentation to ensure appropriate prioritisation, routing, and that established deadlines are met;
  • Coordinate and oversee the maintenance of records and databases, to ensure information is well organised and readily available to the team
  • Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience(s);
  • Write and prepare materials for reports, and / or information material for internal and external distribution;
  • Other duties as required.



University Degree or minimum of 3 years work experience in Administration, Communication, Information Management.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and preferably in other WFP languages.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships in a multicultural team that operates under competing deadlines.
  • Ability to organise work, take initiative and seek clarification when required.
  • Experience in information and/or communication activities is an advantage.


  • Strong coordination, planning and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to organize and meet tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team-based information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others.

Terms and Conditions

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.

Deadline for applications: 4 February 2019

Ref.: VA No. 103353

Qualified female 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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