TEC Governance Specialist Consultant

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



Europe, Western
Europe, Western


Company Description:

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: http://www.wfp.org

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 TEC Governance Specialist based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Duration of assignment 11 Months.


The Technology Division (TEC) has embarked on a transformation journey to become a flexible, customer-centric, digital leader. This requires the establishment of a consistent governance framework to implement steady and robust policies and standards.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of TEC Governance, the incumbent will support the implementation of the governance practice across the TEC division to ensure effective decision-making and that the right behaviors are encouraged.


Duties & Responsibilities


Contribute to the definition of the TEC Governance framework and roadmap;

Ensure that adequate controls are designed and implemented to fulfill on mandates from regulatory, commercial and organizational sources and that compliance can be appropriately monitored. Working in partnership with other compliance stakeholders interprets compliance requirements and determine the most cost-effective way to achieve the compliance objective;

Engage with the branches to understand business objectives, establish requirements and define appropriate governance standards;

Identify opportunities for process improvement and contribute to the development of solution options;

Support the development of TEC policies and procedures, checklist and guidelines ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory and legal requirements, as well as a good business practices meeting the organizations’ requirements.

Runs the secretariat of high-level boards (MISSC and ITAB) and support the successful functioning of WFP's enterprise TEC governance framework;

Conduct awareness initiatives and develop training content for TEC staff on TEC governance and TEC policies:

Partner with all boards/committees/working groups in the governance framework and with TEC and business counterparts to coordinate production of reports, dashboards and proposals for review and/or endorsement;

Manage communications, including presentations, talking points, notes for the record, action items, and messaging for various audiences (i.e., governance boards, TEC staff and all staff at WFP), working together with the TEC Communications Team where necessary;

Other duties as required.


Workplace Arrangements:


Occasional telecommuting might be requested.





Qualifications & Experience Required




University degree in Information Science, Business Administration, Economics, Law, Computer Science, or related field.

 COBIT (CGEIT, CRISC or CISA) certification is required, while other certification such as ITIL, CGRC are highly desirable.




 At least five (5) years of professional experience in governance frameworks, preferable in non-profit settings.

Experience in managing projects.

Experience organizing and executing board meetings is preferred.

Experience with ITIL, TOGAF and other IT frameworks is an asset.


 Technical Skills & Knowledge:


Collaborative hands-on team member, relationship-builder with a strong business partnering skills and customer service oriented;

Excellent critical thinking and proactive problem-solving abilities;

Strong project management skills, excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills;

Excellent oral, editing and writing skills;

Ability to influence and adapt communication styles to different situations and individuals;

Ability to work independently, to prioritize and meet deadlines;

Passionate and committed to excellence;

Ethics & Values, Client Orientation, Cognitive Capacity, Stress Resistance, Behavioural Flexibility;

General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration is an asset.

Level of Language Proficiency


Fluency (level C) in English language is essential. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese 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.

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

Deadline for applications: 4 October 2018

Ref. VA 88447

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

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


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