Fleet Associate G6- Freetown, Freetown, Sierra Leone At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Closing date: Tuesday, 19 September 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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Job holder report to a Head of Unit, Administration Officer.

At this level job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders have a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and contribute to the development of systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff.

JOB PURPOSE

To coordinate and provide high quality, client-focused and value-for-money oriented fleet administration services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Verify resource requirements in the area of responsibility (WFP Light vehicle fleet, Motor bikes, Generator sets and fuel products). Assist in the identification of new requirements to facilitate efficiency and cost-effectiveness of operations and services.
  •  Responsible for provision of enabling services such as Generator, Motor bikes and Light vehicle Fuel products, etc., reporting any discrepancies to the supervisor for consistent and timely delivery of services, to ensure the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment for WFP staff.
  •  Data analysis and visualization. An analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills to support the effective and timely management of WFP resources.
  •  Ensure fleet utilization /optimization reports/overview, as well as key performance indicators, are generated monthly.
  •  Ensure fuel consumption, light vehicle, generator repair and maintenance costs are extracted directly from the organization’s corporate tools.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  •  Cost performance report for Light vehicles, Motor Bikes and Generators, is produced from FMS monthly
  •  Provide training and guidance to drivers and other fleet staff. Support, discipline and encourage your assigned drivers.
  •  Vehicles’ status report is produced from FMS reviewed monthly and presented to the Office Management.
  •  Real time data input on fuel, vehicle maintenance cost and Vehicle optimization in the organization’s corporate system
  •  Regular review of Light vehicles, Motor bikes and Generator allocation and redeployment strategy based on actual SLCO operations.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  •  Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People

  •  Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance

  •  Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership

  •  Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Business Support Services & Reporting

Applies strong ability to identify country level requirements and develop customer focused solutions and action plans. Communicates data-based findings in a highly impactful way that is tailored to the audience.

Internal Controls & Risk Management

Utilises understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance, ensure data integrity and ensure client satisfaction.

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  •  Strong understanding of fleet management/operation, principles including fuel management and vehicle maintenance.
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills. Should be adept at identifying and resolving issues during fleet operations.
  •  Familiarity with fleet management software and other relevant technologies in streamlining fleet operations.
  •  6 years or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative and fleet management.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Position open to Sierra Leone Nationals only

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.

http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations..

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

18th September 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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