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 World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill a Blockchain Technology Strategy and Portfolio Project Manager position in the INKA division, based in Munich, Germany.
Brief description of WFP Innovation Accelerator, INKA:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency fighting hunger. WFP reaches more than 100 million people every day – delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with smallholder farmers, communities, and governments to improve nutrition and build resilience.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator was named by Fast Company as Most Innovative Non-Profit Organization 2021 for its work in identifying, nurturing, and scaling disruptive start-ups and innovations to end global hunger. Based in Munich, Germany, the Innovation Accelerator provides WFP employees and start-ups with funding, hands-on support, and access to WFP’s global operations. Through the Accelerator, WFP is leveraging unprecedented advances in digital innovation – such as mobile technology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain – and new business models to transform the way it serves vulnerable communities across the world. In 2021, Accelerator supported innovations that positively impacted the lives of 9 million people globally. Most recently, the Accelerator runs programs for external partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others.
More information here: http://innovation.wfp.org and https://youtu.be/OnKkQlRdh2c
Job title: Blockchain Technology Strategy and Portfolio Project Manager
Unit: Innovation Accelerator, Innovation and Knowledge Management Division (INKA)
Duty Station: Munich
Initial contract duration: 5 months (extendable)
Expected Start Date: 01.03.2023
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The incumbent, reporting to the Head of Innovative Finance, Frontier Innovations and Venture Launchpad, is expected to:
1. Drive the blockchain technology strategy development and project portfolio management: design the development and implementation of the blockchain strategy at the WFP Innovation Accelerator and oversee the blockchain project portfolio management, addressing both internal WFP processes, as well as in the context of program delivery in emerging and developing countries:
2. Drive the development of blockchain-based software solutions from ideation to pilot implementation (Technology Readiness Level 5-6):
4. Provide Technical Advisory & Thought Leadership Services: present and provide technical insights linked to blockchain concepts to peers and external stakeholders to introduce and explain the technology and foster appropriate use-case adoption:
3. Support the overall Innovation Accelerator operations:
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree in (Applied) Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related technical discipline. Master’s degree is a plus.
Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in a technical role such as software development of which 3 years in a blockchain product and/or project management role or equivalent.
Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is mandatory. Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is considered advantageous.
REQUIRED SKILLS | WFP COMPETENCIES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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 website for detailed information on working with WFP: http://www.wfp.org
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Closing Date: 6 January 2023
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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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