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IT Solutions Officer SC8, Nairobi

Kenya (Kenya)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Kenya (Kenya)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-26

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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.

Posting Dates

Opening Date:     13 October 2021                                              Closing Date:      26 October 2021

About 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.

Why Join WFP Somali

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.


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

To contribute to the development of efficient and effective IT solutions, creating sound, innovative solutions that enable staff to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and deploy IT systems aligned with business needs ensuring compliance with WFP IT policies, procedures and overall information management strategy.
  • Participate in identifying business needs and propose well-researched ideas for new or improved systems and solutions.
  • Write detailed technical specifications for incoming and existing applications ensuring traceability back to source requirements. Adopt technical documentations for them for quality, accuracy and comprehensive coverage of functionality.
  • Install, configure and customize IT systems, integrate and migrate data between systems ensuring compliance with WFP’s IT standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Work with a Data Analyst to collate, analyze data and report on IT activities, investments; Identifying ideas to increase cost-efficiencies.
  • Engage with business units to identify, design and implement business process automation tools using Office365, EasyVISTA or customized source code.
  • Liaise with vendor technical teams and coordinate existing and new software developments by providing SDLC technical recommendations and guidelines that will ensure their quality or adherence to WFP corporate standards and tools; manage their reliability where hosted – Amazon AWS, MS Azure or other WFP approved hosting environments; assure vendor LTAs and SLAs.
  • Execute and coordinate migration from Mobile Data collections and evaluation tool - ONA to WFP corporate solution – MODA; Migrate currently existing hosting environment and backup infrastructure to Azure.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Advanced university degree in Computer Science, IT or software engineering or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.


Experience:  At least 4 years’ experience in IT Solutions development and Cloud infrastructure


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

Knowledge &Skills: 

  • Advanced training and/or experience in software development, business analysis and client support.
  • Has collated data and prepared reports on IT/TC investment and costs in order to facilitate decision-making by stakeholders.
  • Exposure on development of WFP systems, applications, and/or databases would be an added advantage.

Terms and Conditions

Contract duration: 1 year


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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