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World Food Programme (WFP) Hiring Administration Associate (Meetings & Conferences) G6 FT

World Food Programme (WFP) Hiring Administration Associate (Meetings & Conferences) G6 FT

WFP is dedicated to celebrating and embracing diversity, upholding the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, or disability.

Vacancy: Administration Associate (Meetings & Conferences) G6 FT at World Food Programme (WFP)

The United Nations World Food Programme, the largest global humanitarian agency combating hunger, strives to achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. WFP operates worldwide, working daily to ensure no child experiences hunger at bedtime, and that the most impoverished, especially women and children, have access to the nutritious food they need.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Swahili language.

Experience: Minimum 6 years of experience in the related functional area.


To facilitate effective delivery and maintenance of client-focused, value-for-money-oriented quality administrative practices. The Administration Associate, under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Common Back Office (CBO), plays a key role.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Administration Associate is tasked with:

  • Ensuring proper resource requirements, with a focus on meetings and conferences, to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness of operations and services.
  • Managing provision of meetings and conferences services, reporting issues to the supervisor for consistent and timely delivery of services to CBO clients.
  • Providing various data and preparing reports to contribute accurate information for decision-making and support effective and timely management of CBO resources.
  • Contributing to planning, monitoring, and processing administrative actions related to CBO meetings and conference requests to ensure accurate and timely recording, processing in CBO systems, and addressing operational issues.
  • Adapting and updating administrative processes, supporting the implementation of operating procedures, for continuous improvement of meeting and conference services in the area of responsibility.
  • Addressing queries related to meetings and conferences services to support the resolution of daily issues.
  • Facilitating the maintenance of the right internal and external contacts, supporting partnerships and activities with vendors and CBO clients in the area of responsibility.
  • Managing updated databases of catering service providers and hotels to ensure accurate and organized information is available and supports reporting requirements.
  • Coordinating the activities of a team of staff working in the area to ensure individual and team objectives are met in compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and procedures, and performance plans.
  • Providing training and guidance to staff on interpretation of administrative procedures, policies, processes, and use of CBO systems for consistency and efficiency in services provided to all CBO clients.
  • Supporting other related duties as assigned by Head of CBO.

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The deadline for submitting applications is March 19th, 2024.

WFP maintains a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. Selected candidates are expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and undergo rigorous background verification. Any misrepresentation during the recruitment process may result in disqualification or termination of employment.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process, including at the offer stage. Refusal of any such payment requests is advised.

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