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Beirut - Programme Assistant (CBT) SC 5


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-19

Are you passionate about changing and improving the lives of millions of people world-wide?
Are YOU up for a Life-Changing Experience?
Do you want to be part of an International Humanitarian Organization with a very diverse workplace?
If YES, this WFP job vacancy is the opportunity for you

Deadline for applications:

This Vacancy Announcement will close on 19 August 2022 at 11:59 PM, Rome Time.


Terms and conditions:

- This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates ONLY

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


About WFP:

Assisting more than 90 million people in 83 countries each year, the World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

WFP Lebanon provides humanitarian assistance to nearly 1.1 million vulnerable persons, in the form of unrestricted assistance in-kind and cash-based transfers. WFP Lebanon also provides food assistance in the form of snack and fresh food to school aged students and their families. This support is designed to improve the students’ health and make them and their families more motivated to pursue the children’s right to education.

To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video:

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Organizational Context:

The post is based in WFP Beirut Country Office and the incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Cash Based Transfers (CBT) Programme Policy Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of CBT.

Duration Of Assignment:

The Programme Assistant (CBT) will be contracted for an initial term of 12 months. Contract may be extended based on business need and satisfactory performance.


Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):

With delegated authority and under direct supervision of the Cash Based Transfers (CBT) Programme Policy Officer and overall supervision of the Head of CBT, the Programme Assistant (CBT) main accountabilities and responsibilities involve the following:


  • Act as a focal point for the quarterly biometric validation exercise activities.
  • Act as a focal point for daily prepaid cards maintenance activities including cards related issues received from WFP field offices, Accountability for Affected population (AAP) team and LOillSE agencies
  • Act as a focal point for handling cases refen-ed by WFP call center to CBT.
  • Maintain Validation data using Countiy Office SQL database and generate data analysis where needed to support decision making.


More specifically, the Programme Assistance tasks will include the following to support business continuity in the CBT Unit:

  • Identify the list of households that require validation and coordinate with UNHCR to enable access to biometric information.
  • Generate quarterly validation pool and apply priorities; make the validation pool available to relevant stakeholders.
  • Generate weekly validation failure report and share with relevant units and stakeholders
  • Generate weekly report of validated cases and cases not to be invited.
  • Generate no-show results and share/follow-up with activity unit.
  • Generate monthly and quarterly validation figures.
  • Ensure the results of WFP and UNHCR validation exercises are reflected and implemented on a monthly basis in WFP systems;
  • Ensure the processes are in line with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place;
  • Liaise on all the above with Field Offices, Country Office units and Service Provider as required in a timely manner.
  • Follow up on daily basis on cases referred to CBT from WFP call center through WFP's grievance rederess system (SugarCRM).
  • resolution of general and daily prepaid card operational queries requesting assistance where necessary
  • Support and back up the CBT programme Associate whenever it is required.
  • Keep all records and documents up-to-date and archived in a safe place.
  • Attend meetings and draft the "minutes of meeting"; follow up on each of the notes and assure to respect the timelines.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Experience in coordinating with third parties.
  • hands-on experience in using Databases (such as Access and SQL), Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Knowledge of WFP activities and procedures in the country is an advantage.



Education: Completion of secondary school education. A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, information systems, statistics, economics or other relevant field is a plus

Experience: At least four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience including: data analysis and visualization, statistics and reporting.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English.

 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.


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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.