World Food Programme Vacancies 2012: Programme Assistant

Job vacancy: Programme Assistant

Internal Vacancy Announcement No.: WFP/GHA/HR/PA-003/2011
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Post Grade: G/5

Under the direct supervision of the Head of sub office, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP assistance Programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the implementing partners and the Sub Office in Tamale;
  2. Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded;
  3. Supervise distributions of food items at the distribution site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements is adhere to and provide feedback of the country/sub/field officers;
  4. Assist in the conduct of regular meetings of implementing partners on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangement, food entitlements and other relevant issues;
  5. Assist in the implementation of the action plan, review achievements and constraints and provide appropriate and timely feedbacks to the Sub/Country Office;
  6. Identify partnership for WFP on-going projects/activities in the region;
  7. Report periodically to WFP Sub/Country Office on relevant issues regarding food movements, food distributions and reporting;
  8. Supervise and train other personnel as appropriate;
  9. Monitor and ongoing projects in the field;
  10. Prepare periodic reports, statistical information and tables;
  11. Assist in conducting training of field staff on commodity management, as necessary;
  12. Maintain accurate records and files within the field of work of the Field Office;
  13. Perform other related duties as required

Required Skills or Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Secondary school education, supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities
  • At least three years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of statistics, accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations or other related field. At least one year at the G4 level or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of computer

Language: Fluency in both written and oral English

How To Apply

Applicants should submit their applications including Curriculum Vitae in sealed envelopes and addressed to the following:

The Human Resource Management Unit
World Food Programme
No. 7, 7th Rangoon Close, Cantonments
P. O. Box 1423
Accra, Ghana


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