The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at: http://www.wfp.org
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the frontline humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries. Over the past years WFP has responded to an unprecedented level of emergencies, while maintaining ongoing operations. This increased demand stretches the organization which means WFP has to find new approaches and new ways of working to ensure we are channelling every available resource to the people we serve.
In the context of a changing world and a changing WFP, the Innovation and Change Management Division was set up in 2015 to manage change and promote innovation within the organization. The team is working directly with WFP’s leadership to drive strategic corporate priority projects.
We’re seeking to fill an Innovation and Change Management Consultant position for a duration of 6 months in Rome, Italy.
Change Management Execution projects
Overall Innovation and Change Management priorities
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
Depending on time of joining, the candidate’s specific experience and current corporate priorities, the Consultant will be responsible for the fully delivery of a project work stream. Examples of specific deliverables are:
Review and assessment of WFP operations in Regional Bureaux to identify and implement opportunities to improve the delivery of services to country offices
Work on the Cost Excellence initiative that was launched to help ensure WFP operations at every level are strong and cost effective. This includes working with divisions across WFP to improve selected processes through identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs to redirect resources and efforts to those who need it the most.
The candidate must have a masters degree; a degree in business, economics or international development preferred
At least 2 years of progressively responsible national and/or international experience in a business or international relations related position. 1-2 years experience in change management or management consulting required.
Knowledge & Skills:
Strong conceptual thinking to develop new strategies and innovative projects
Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative: Ability to perform advanced analysis in excel and produce high-quality written materials, including powerpoint presentations as well as text documents;
Experience in specific functional optimization (e.g. optimization of strategic planning, sourcing, logistics, finance processes, performance management, etc.)
Ability to produce high-quality written materials, including graphically-based PowerPoint presentations as well as text documents;
Ability to interact with the organization’s management and external audiences with maturity and tact;
Collaborative spirit to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures, with credibility and diplomacy;
Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work on tight deadlines;
Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy;
Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme.
In addition to a high proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of a second UN language is a plus.
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