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Administration Assistant (Travel Management) - G5 - Kabul

Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-30

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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, physical or mental disability.



Position Title: Administration Associate (Travel Management)

Grade: G5

Contract: Fixed-term - One-year renewable

Duty Station/travel: Kabul, Afghanistan

Pension: USD denominated pension plan

Medical Plan: International valid medical plan valid also for staff, spouse and dependents children under 18 years

Annual leave: 30 working days per annum


WFP Work Environment

WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services and participation in decision making roles.


Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.



The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food-insecure Afghans, including women and children, and families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In the approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to provide comprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes, which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition Programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are 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.



This job is located in the Administration Unit of WFP Afghanistan Country Office.


At this level, job holder is expected to demonstrate high technical knowledge on WFP travel management, responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with technical guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holder has a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and contribute to the development of systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided. Job holder is expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff.



To coordinate and to manage WFP travel activities with provision of technical advices in line with corporate travel rules and regulation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Responsible for provision of services such as travel and protocol and Administration management related, etc., reporting any discrepancies to the supervisor for consistent and timely delivery of services, to ensure the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment for WFP staff. 
  • Answer a range of queries related to the provision of administrative travel services in order to support the resolution of daily issues. 
  • Ensure WFP’s administrative Travel Rules and Regulation are fully and properly accounted for and that internal control systems are adequate and functioning. 
  • Oversees the travel unit ensuring efficient and timely delivery of services to staff with professional knowledge on WINGSII Travel module.
  • Disseminate and circulate guidance and new updates related to Travel regulation to all staff.
  • Review all travel documents ensuring they are in line with the approved TAs/LTAs and appropriate documentation is attached.
  • Ensure all TECs and Process R&R, advances, danger pay and medical evacuations are in compliance with WFP rule.
  • Review all outstanding commitments (over 30 days) and take appropriate action
  • Review accuracy of all invoices submitted to WFP by the Travel Agent. 
  • Assess and monitor regularly travel expenditure of Units and prepare monthly travel report and TEC tracking sheet including the monthly statistics of all tickets purchased by the Country Office.  
  • Update, maintain and compile of Travel statistics in database.
  • Facilitate with project closure ensuring all trips are closed in line with closure guidelines and IPSAS compliance
  • Coordination of in country workshops/meetings.
  • Other tasks required by the supervisor



Education: Completion of secondary education and training in Finance, Administration or Database Management.



  • At least three years of working experience in UN Agencies within similar job in the relevant field with effective action management to plan, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Working experience on writing the analytical reports and presenting the facts with good command of the English Language.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language both oral and written. 


Desirable experiences: 


  • Has demonstrated a good understanding of UN administrative operating standards related to the travel management. 
  • Comprehensive understanding and a good working knowledge and working experience with WINGS II and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Especially strong ability to work with Microsoft Excel and Access (Relational Database Management System) are required.
  • Good knowledge and working experience by performing the administrative duties related to the travel management.
  • Has provided coaching or training to new staff members within area of expertise. 




Sunday, 30 January 2022 



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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