Administration Assistant SSA, L5, Cairo, Egypt At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Closing date: Sunday, 18 June 2023

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.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peacestability and prosperity for people recovering from conflictdisasters and the impact of climate change. Food assistance extends well beyond the traditional view of “food aid” as transfers of food commodities to hungry people.

It seeks not only to save lives and protect livelihoods in the short term, but also to combat the root causes of hunger in the medium and long term for a world with zero hunger.”

Why work at WFP?

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES  Make a difference, the world will notice. We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.

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UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES ???? Unlock possibilities you never thought you’d find. WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE  Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential. WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely to find in many other organizations.

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These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaus (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). The Job holders report to a Head of Unit, Chief, Administration Officer, or the designate.

At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.


To support effective delivery of range of administrative services and contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment, mainly in response to the Sudan crisis.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Check the provision of a range of services including facilities & assets management, travel & events, protocol related …etc.
  •  Collate and process information including dissemination to support the production of standard documents and reports for the unit, to enable decision-making and the effective management of resources.
  •  Manage and maintain paper and electronic records within the area of responsibility in accordance with established procedures to ensure swift and easy data access as required.
  •  Undertake research and perform basic analysis of data to contribute to the provision of accurate information and effective management of resources.
  •  Responsible for internal queries (the focal point) 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.
  •  Other as requested.


Education: Completion of secondary school education plus 5 five or more years in the areas of facilities, assets, fleet management, travel, events, protocol and related general administrative work or A post-secondary certificate in Business Administration, Engineering or related functional area.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic, another language is preferrable.

Knowledge & Skills :

  •  Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  •  Ability to monitor and record financial transactions.
  •  Ability to carry out basic data analysis and presentation.
  •  Ability to rectify problems requiring attention.
  •  Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience in corporate ERP systems (e.g SAP) is desired.



  •  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.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Business Support Services & Reporting

Exhibits ability to convert business plans into clear actions for team members to support the implementation of the program. Collects and reports data to draw out fact-based insights.

Internal Controls & Risk Management

Demonstrates basic knowledge of internal controls, risk management, and monitoring mechanisms and their applicability to immediate client’s critical activities.

Resource Management

Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders and key clients.

Specialised Knowledge in Administrative Services

Demonstrates a broad or specialist knowledge of administration best practices, techniques and processes, and a good grasp of WFP standards, processes, and infrastructure in area of responsibility; applies this to ensure the provision of efficient and effective administration services.

Customer Focus

Monitors and supervises administrative work against the established standards and protocols for service excellence. Ensures that customer problems are identified and resolved.


  •  Has demonstrated an ability to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day to day work
  •  Has supported in providing ad-hoc guidance to new staff members


Duration of Contract: Three months mainly to support the admin unit in the Sudan crisis.

Net Salary Per month: As per the WFP salary scale

Medical insurance: The Medical insurance coverage will be granted by WFP (cost is sharing among the contractor and WFP)

Death and Disability: SSA holders must be covered for service incurred disability/injury/death, at no cost.

Working hours: 5 days a week (Sunday to Thursday), 8 hours per day.


Deadline for submitting online applications will be on the 18th of June 2023

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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