Job Opportunity as a Business Engagement Consultant from World Food Program in Italy

Date limite : 22 juin 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Food Program

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity as a Business Engagement Consultant from World Food Program in Italy

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share its humanitarian principles to work as a Business Engagement Consultant (BEM) to provide support across various business areas to help shape the demand for technology and the use of data for decision making by business teams. The junior consultant will build trust through relationships with operational level contacts to ensure that essential projects are prioritized and scheduled and support the general demand management process and work under the supervision and guidance of a senior BEM. You should be interested in digital planning but above all enjoy building connections and relationships across WFP business teams.


You must have:

  • University degree in Economics, Business Management, Technology or another relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience, including experience in:
  1. Project management.
  2. Partnering / building collaborations.
  3. Business strategy.
  4. Shaping the need for new technologies.
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector would be an advantage.
  • Intermediate knowledge of evolving technology.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations.
  • Be excellent communicator and relationship builder.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive sound business decisions.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.
  • For detailed information on working with WFP click here

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of:

  • Provide support to the senior BEM across business areas as needed.
  • Develop an understanding of evolving business models, regardless of technology, helping to draft and update relevant business road maps.
  • Understand new technology trends, forecast future requirements and help to guide business strategies to include a digital dimension.
  • Keep updated the overview of technology these teams are using (portfolio health check), and how effective/fit for purpose it is, using the portfolio health check template.
  • Schedule and facilitate two annual vertical meetings with TEC on portfolios and two annual director level meetings per portfolio.
  • Engage and participate in portfolio meetings, following up on outstanding issues, and flagging concerns as they arise.
  • Liaise with colleagues in the TEC division on projects and risks related to portfolios.
  • Work with the other BEMS preparing periodic updates on projects and issues for TEC management.
  • Follow the technology development taking place outside of the TEC division in these teams to ensure all is registered and abiding by the framework for software development, support and maintenance.
  • Thoroughly understand existing TEC solutions and articulate their value to these business areas. Understand and communicate relevant new products, features and capabilities.
  • Liaise with other business engagement managers in regional Bureaus and in headquarters to ensure an integrated, coherent approach to the technology / data used for assigned portfolios.
  • Include content from assigned portfolios in key TEC events.
  • Other duties as required.

Deliverable at the end of contract:

  • Business road maps, portfolio health check are up to date and approved with the business across portfolio.
  • Vertical and director level meetings are scheduled twice a year.
  • Supported portfolio meetings as needed.
  • Effectively facilitated inputs for and follow ups from demand assessment board.
  • Glass is updated with relevant information across portfolio.
  • Ensured that key, legitimate development is scheduled for assigned portfolio.


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

About World Food Program:

The World Food Program (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. According to the WFP, it provides food assistance to an average of 91.4 million people in 83 countries each year. From its headquarters in Rome and from more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who cannot produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It is a member of the United Nations development group and part of its executive committee.

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