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UN World Food Programme Accra Ghana Recruiting

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13 Sep, 2013

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Job Title: Programme Officer (Cash &Voucher)

Duration: 1 year Fixed Term (renewable)

Post Grade: NOA/l

Duty Station: Accra

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme, the Progrmme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop and maintain complete functional understanding of unfolding corporate solutions and developments within/by the Cash for Change (C4C).
  • Undertake review of existing programme design and advise on potential areas for adopting innovative approaches for enhancing transfer or accountability mechanisms.
  • Advise during development stage of programme cycle on innovative enhancements.
  • Lead and coordinate innovative solutions including cash/voucher transfers, beneficiary information systems and beneficiary feedback mechanisms.
  • Ensure quality assurance to systems specifications and delivery standards for cash programmes.
  • Identifying, testing, and recommending new technologies; contributing to modifications to beneficiary information and transaction management system, & supporting other units at the sub-office as they introduce new food assistance modalities.
  • Provide technical support to systems users.
  • Deliver technical training and support to system users, services and equipments.
  • Coordinate and assist in forging partnership with private- public IT companies, banks, and mobile phone service providers in the regions for delivery of cash programmes that take advantage of new technologies and directions in pro-poor financial services and mobile telephony while protecting WF P’s and beneficiary interests, and ensuring WFP’s primary control and ownership over the products developed and services
  • Ensure security and internal controls into cash programmers, including the use of secure payment systems and biometric technology.


Qualification Required & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Tertiary Diploma in IT technology/solution for business administration or a related field. Master’s Degree in a related discipline is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: areas involving; technical solutions to entitlement transfers, technical banking solutions, cash and/or voucher transfers in humanitarian or development contexts. Experience in business systems analysis would be an added advantage, quality assurance and implementation, t
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate system development that relies on inputs from a variety of stakeholders, demonstrated experience introducing improvements into processes. Experience working in an international organization or multicultural environment and experience in developing/delivering training packages and providing user-support. Knowledge in mobile money transfer services and retail banking procedures is a value added.
  • Strong organization, planning and customer service skills.

LANGUAGE: Fluency in both written and oral English and local language.


Location: Accra


How To Apply For The Job

Applicants should submit their applications with 3 references including Curriculum Vitae in sealed envelopes marked “Programme Officer NOA (Cash & Voucher) Accra“  and sent to WFP Office, located after the Fire Service traffic light towards Flair Catering or Kumodzi Hospital:

The Human Resource Unit
UN World Food Programme
No.7, 7th Rangoon Close, Cantonments
P. O. Box 1423
Accra, Ghana
Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 20 September, 2013


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