Contract Type: SC
Deadline for application: 22 November, 2023
Duty station: Brasilia, Brazil
Work mode: In-person
Duration: 06 months (with the possibility of extension)
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Finding long-term and sustainable solutions to chronic hunger is also a part of the WFP mandate. The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger located in Brazil was launched in November 2011 and has been created as international centre of excellence. The Centre is a partnership between WFP and the Brazilian government, and its aim is to promote south to south cooperation, and provide support to governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America in capacity development in the areas of School Feeding, Nutrition and Food Security.
The Centre is an innovation that seeks to respond government demands for technical support to strengthen their national capacities and knowledge on sustainable school feeding and to support them in the design and management of healthy and sustainable national school feeding and other hunger programmes.
The Centre is looking for a highly motivated proactive person to act as Director´s Assistant. Potentially an interesting position for a dynamic professional with good writing and networking skills, outstanding administrative abilities, strong education background, exceptional language skills in Portuguese and English to assist the Director and the Centre of Excellence’s team.
Supervision: Under the direct supervision of the Centre´s Director, the Director´s Assistant will also work closely with the Operations Unit.
Accountabilities: The Director´s Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
University degree in Business Administration, Executive Secretariat, Communications or other related area is a requirement. Post graduate studies in the related areas are an advantage.
At least three years of specific experience in executive assistance work in international organizations, private corporations and/or government are requested. Experience in supporting operational areas such as administration, procurement, travel and Human Resources. Experience with UN policies and processes will be an asset.
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Portuguese is a requirement. Working knowledge in French and/or Spanish will be an asset.
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Business Support Services & Reporting||Demonstrates ability to collect and summarise data to enable supervisor(s) to efficiently make informed decisions, and to respond to and/or escalate needs of the clients.|
|Resource Management for Administration||Demonstrates ability to track and compile reports on resource usage on project-level basis.|
|Specialised Knowledge in Administrative Services||Demonstrates a basic understanding of administration best practice techniques within own area and a basic understanding of WFP standards, processes and infrastructure in area of responsibility. Shows an eagerness to develop understanding in the area.|
|Customer Focus||Understands and follows the established standards and protocols for service excellence within own area to maintain quality of delivery and high levels of customer satisfaction.|
Step 1 – Go to: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings – Register and create your online CV.
Step 2 – Click on – Director´s Assistant – Apply to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
The candidate must have Brazilian Nationality or be legally authorized to work in the country.
WFP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.