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WFP hiring Innovation and Change Management Project Manager

Rome, Italy, 05 April 2018


Over the past years WFP has responded to an unprecedented level of emergencies, while maintaining ongoing operations. This increased demand stretches the organization which means WFP has to find new approaches and new ways of working to ensure we are channelling every available resource to the people we serve.

In the context of a changing world and a changing WFP, the Innovation and Change Management Division was set up in 2015 to manage change and promote innovation within the organization. The team is working directly with WFP's leadership to drive strategic corporate priority projects.


  • Change Management Execution projects

  • Overall Innovation and Change Management priorities

  • Other activities (for example professional development and coaching of more junior resources)


Depending on time of joining, the candidate's specific experience and current corporate priorities, the Project Manager will be responsible for the full delivery of a project with the support of 1-2 junior resources. Examples of specific deliverables are:

  • Review and assessment of WFP operations in Regional Bureaux to identify and implement opportunities to improve the delivery of services to country offices

  • Work on the Cost Excellence initiative that was launched to help ensure WFP operations at every level are strong and cost effective. This includes working with divisions across WFP to improve selected processes through identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs to redirect resources and efforts to those who need it the most

  • Risk management and Internal control: setting up new and strengthening existing policies, processes and frameworks for enterprise risk management and internal control. The Project Manager will work to embed risk management across all regional and country offices, including advising on: risk appetite and risk thresholds, key risk management initiatives, management training and induction programs about risk and internal control policies and practice.

DURATION: 6 months

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