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Administration Assistant G5 Galkayo, Galkayo, Somalia

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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, physical or mental disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue: 08 February 2022 Closing Date: 21st February 2022

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

What will you do?

  •  Support the provision of a range of services, including facilities, light vehicles management, travel, protocol related, fuel while maintaining information to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment.
  •  Collate and process information to support the production of standard documents and reports for the unit, to enable decision-making and the effective management of resources.
  •  Be a first point of contact for internal queries, to facilitate the provision of efficient and effective resolution of daily issues.
  •  Provide inputs to routine methods and practices in own area of work, to support the continuous improvement of services provided.
  •  Contribute to planning, monitoring, and processing administrative actions related to procurement, finance, including contracts with external vendors.
  •  Provide training and guidance to staff in interpretation of administrative procedures, policies, processes, and use of corporate systems.
  •  Supervise the outsourced contractors providing a variety of services, including cleaning and catering services, to ensure service provision in accordance with WFP specifications; c7BuyCH Dgn9WK
  •  maintain database of contracts validity and ensure timely processing of related payments.
  •  Reconciles suppliers’ invoices with the purchase orders and supporting documents, initiate purchase request and ensures vendors are paid.
  •  Ensure all generators are in good working conditions at all times.
  •  Perform any other duties as may be assigned when targets not met.

Minimum Qualifications


Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in administration or related functional area is desirable.


At least four years of progressive experience in administration function. Ability to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day-to-day work.

Language: Proficiency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills:

  •  Broad or specialist knowledge of administration best practices, techniques and processes, and infrastructure in area of responsibility; applies this to ensure the provision of efficient and effective administration services.
  •  Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Office, SAP
  •  Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.
  •  Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
  •  Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention
  •  Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

Terms and Conditions

1 Year (Initial).

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.

Galkacyo, Somalia
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