Consultant - SAP HANA Senior Developer

Job Type

Full Time




Europe, Western


The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at:

Job Description:

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a consultancy position of SAP HANA Senior Developer based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of WINGS Services - TECD, the Consultant will be a key team member in the design, implementation, operation and optimization of the IT services and WINGS solutions to support WFP HQ and field offices worldwide. The SAP HANA Senior Developer will work on WINGS related Projects, executing the technical design, the development and the test of the SAP functionality required to align the business improvement requirement not available through standard SAP functionality. Duration of assignment for 11 months.

 The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

 Provide support to project managers in writing Business Blueprint documents for reporting, in managing issues and risks, and support to the users in analyzing the reporting business rules pre-IRM that belongs to different systems, and then re-engineer them to be IRM compliant;

Model and design data warehouse solutions based on SAP HANA that allow near real-time and self-service reporting on financial (SAP FM, GM and PS) and operational data (COMET), and new corporate reports on Tableau and SAP Web Intelligence;

Model hot and cold data temperature strategies, based on Business requirements;

Analyse and optimise the impact of the reporting system performance;

Coach junior resources involved in reporting and in technical analysis;

Vendor management, including quality check on deliverables provided by external vendors;

Present data model structure and processes in order to increase awareness and improve quality of reporting;

Multi-stakeholders project management and practice: from business requirements analysis, ETL modelling and KPIs design, to end-to-end test and BI presentation layer implementation;

Drive innovative technical solutions, overseeing the Business Analytics architectures, to model and understand WFP processes in the most effective way.



Qualifications & Experience Required




Bachelor's degree in computer engineering or computer science (required) plus an advanced university degree (required) in data science, data modeling or business intelligence.




Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with SAP Business Intelligence suite and minimum 3 years with SAP HANA, both in Consultancy or fast-paced data-driven organizations. SAP Certification in BusinessObjects or Web Intelligence.


Technical Skills & Knowledge:


Knowledge of the following SAP Analytics tool: SAP HANA, BI, BO;

Deep understanding of integration technologies, such as Smart Data Access SDI, SLT; virtual data modeling, HANA Studio, BO Data Services; Web Intelligence; Tableau visualization tool;

Data modeling, machine learning, deep learning.

Excellent knowledge of Python, including machine learning libraries like Keras and TensorFlow.

Knowledge of Big Data technologies and how to integrate them with SAP HANA;

Deep understanding of hot/cold data management;

Demonstrated ability to analyse, troubleshoot and identify corrections for all technical objects.




Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines;

Good written and verbal communication skills;

Good interpersonal skills;

Available to travel, both in Italy or abroad.




Fluency in oral and written English is essential. Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.

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 websites for detailed information on working with WFP.  Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 8 October 2018

Ref.: VA No. 97925

Qualified 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.


Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in oral and written English is essential. Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement