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Cash Services Delivery Manager P3 - Munich, Germany

Germany

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Germany
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-03

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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.

 

Are you a Cash Based Transfers Expert interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?


 
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, July 03, 2022 (11:59 PM CET)

 

WHO WE ARE

 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

 

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: YouTubeLinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter.

 

WHY JOIN US?

 

  • 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 training, 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 the 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
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

The Cash-based Transfer (CBT) Division in WFP’s Headquarters in Rome leads the organization’s global efforts in cash operations. The division is dynamic and works with a range of WFP and innovative external partners to enable WFP’s field operations through policy, technical advice and services. The division is responsible to support WFP offices establish and run cash operations, and for supporting Governments to establish financially inclusive government-to-person payments systems.


 
Since 2020, CBT has been offering Cash Data services to WFP country offices and, through them, to Governments, to help them understand if the right people are receiving the right assistance through the collection, transformation and display of data. The Cash Data Service includes assessments, anomaly detection, transformation, deduplication and other activities; they require coordination with HQ-based stakeholders, technology and financial vendors and with WFP’s country offices.
The Delivery Manager will facilitate the engagement between CBT Cash Data Services team, the stakeholders producing / upgrading / customising software and other computer products, WFP country offices, financial service providers, Governments and other user groups. The Delivery Manager’s activities will enable WFP and its partner governments achieve their programmatic goals.

 

THE ROLE

 

To ensure professional and timely delivery of Cash Data Services to WFP country offices and governments, ensuring coordination of stakeholders involved in service provision within WFP’s CBT division and beyond.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

  • Define, oversee and regularly report progress of planned activities and deliverables of the Cash Data Services; coordinate the preparation of monthly progress reports for each Country Office; produce statistics of effort spent by the team on different services.
  • Coordinate the delivery of service agreements between Country Offices, CBT cross functional units and all other relevant units in HQ to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Engage regularly with WFP’s technology division to ensure that CBT assurance services are delivered on time on corporately endorsed systems and respecting IT standards.
  • Manage service delivery timelines with vendors, supporting the workload allocation to a team of 20+ staff based in various geographies.
  • Oversee planning, activity prioritisation, and resource allocation to services offered to Country Offices.
  • Act as a focal point between the externally contracted engineers and the internal team of analysts to ensure due prioritisation and execution of feature requests and service requests and escalate as needed.
  • Provide technical advice to field offices on Cash Data Assurance matters, leading the implementation of assurance solutions through on-site missions and/or remotely.
  • Keep stakeholders abreast of Cash Data Services activities, new use cases and features, and scheduling, to ensure alignment of field-office engagements across Cash Services and with other units.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Supervise staff as needed, remotely or in presence, coaching them for high performance, with an inclusive approach and considering multicultural backgrounds.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS

 

EDUCATION: 

 

You have:

 

  • Advanced university degree in Computer Science or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional minimum 2 years of related work experience or trainings/courses. 

 

EXPERIENCE: 

 

You have:

 

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional demonstrated experience in managing technology projects. 
  • Experience supervising team members. 
  • Demonstrable experience in building and fostering relationships with stakeholders (including senior leader and relevant business and technical experts). 
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector is desirable.

 

LANGUAGE:

 

You have:

 

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language. 
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language)

 

MORE ABOUT YOU

 

You have:

 

  • Demonstrated experience in defining, documenting, project managing technology services, managing priorities against limited resources, especially in humanitarian settings, rectifying issues, monitoring progress, tracking KPIs, and managing budgets.
  • Desirable experience managing contracts with technology vendors, defining and overviewing compliance with SLAs.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports / assessments concisely and make compelling presentations for approaches to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Previous accountability in creation and dissemination / promotion of new products or services to meet an organisation’s strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing members of a geographically dispersed, multicultural team and wider community.

 

WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK

 

These are 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.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for a limited period for up to 4 years and is open to all nationalities. The position is based in Munich, Germany and the selected candidate will be expected to be based in Munich. Incumbents of LFT positions are not eligible to apply for other mobile positions advertised internally through the Reassignment.

 

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org), including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.


If you are a member of the WFP Fit Pool and in case you are selected for this role, please note that your FIT Pool membership will be put on hold for 1 year (probation period) following this period the member can be put forward for FIT Pool positions at the discretion of the Staffing Coordinator.

 

REMINDERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

 

  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at [email protected] in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

 

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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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