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The World Food Programme (WFP) is hiring a Programme Assistant.


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 or disability.

About WFP

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Organizational Context

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Job Purpose

To provide technical support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Project Management, or another relevant field.
  • Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in general administrative work, including at least two years in Budget and Programming, Finance, Banking, or another related field.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written English and Portuguese languages.

Desired Experiences for entry into the role

  •  Has assisted with the preparation of financial documents;
  •  Has supported the performance of budget analyses;
  •  Has contributed to the collection of pipeline data;

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  •  Provide direct support to the Programme Unit responding to different tasks and requests;
  •  Provide general support, monitor, and update of internal tools that facilitate the information, funds, and grants management;
  •  Support on the preparation of basic financial analysis to ensure resources optimization;
  •  Respond to daily requests on general matters;
  •  Follow up on pending justifications from different units and filed offices to ensure that funds are consumed before the expiration date and process are closed obeying the internal compliance;
  •  Provide support on the update of weekly, monthly, and ad hoc files with current information as requested;
  •  Enter accurate data in the corporate systems within the established deadlines, to enable easy access to information and support planning and decision-making;
  •  Maintain communication with a number of individuals regarding project funds management matters and related processes to clarify any discrepancies and optimize use of funds;
  •  Compile data and provide basic analysis, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports for further reviews to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholder;
  •  Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to support continued development and consistency in services delivered;
  •  Perform other duties as required.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  •  Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives;
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates;
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities;
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds;
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work;
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues;
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency;
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments;
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor;
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals;
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives;
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Functional Capabilities

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

  • Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)

  • Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas

  • Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming

  • Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt

  • Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Terms and Conditions

This position is applicable only to Mozambican Nationals.

Position Title:r Pogramme Assistant SC5

Contract Type: Service Contract

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Maputo

Note: Female and qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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