Operations Assistant – SC6

nairobi cityKE



8 months ago11/11/202312/11/2023

- closed

Technical Focus
The Operations Assistant will contribute to improved operational support to the Country Programme, ensuring that the programme budget monitoring and management is provided to team leaders timely and correctly.

Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Carry out data entry in FPMIS for creation of entity numbers, concept notes and project openings.
  • Liaise closely with sector Programme Assistants to ensure that mapping of expenditures is done timely and correctly
  • Undertake responsibility for preparing and submitting requests for accounting adjustments
  • Carry out data entry in the staffing tool, to keep it updated by incorporating new budgets, new recruitments and staff movements
  • Undertake responsibility for updating the FBA dashboard
  • Review emergency project budgets and prepare drafts for OSP clearance
  • In close collaboration with project managers, prepare draft budget revisions of emergency projects
  • Take the lead in the process that leads to the Operational closure of projects, including transfer of assets, submission of terminal reports and filling of the Operational closure form
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of all project reports (interim and terminal reports) as stipulated in the donor funding agreements.
  • Monitor the project dashboards and reports to the head of unit with recommendations for action on projects in condition
  • Process staff funding changes in GRMS, to reflect the funding breakdown
  • Ensure the completeness and quality of data and documentation in FPMIS for all assigned projects
  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in social sciences, Education, Community Development, Programme Management or related Field
  • 10 years of relevant experience in operations, project cycle, finance, budgeting, admin or related fields
  • Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  • Must be Kenyan Nationality

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in UN regulations and procedures will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in the use of Computer Applications MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and reporting skills.

Additional Information

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Interested and qualified? Go to Food and Agriculture Organization on jobs.fao.org to apply

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