The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Travel Manager at the P4 level. The position will be based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
• Delivery of travel service to the entire organization, ensuring the corporate clients the highest level of quality for the lowest possible cost;
• Design and implement WFP’s corporate travel policy, the Staff Rules, administrative and financial regulations and rules on travel-related matters;
• Provide overall operation and management oversight of the Travel Services Section on a global scale;
• Establish strong business relationships with corporate business suppliers;
• Support UN Reforms and participate in the Inter- Agency Working Group on Travel (IATN) & Travel Security.
• Advanced university degree in Business Administration or other related fields;
Brown’s Hotel, believes there will be no ripple effect of the expansion at the lower end of the market because of the chasm between these properties and the full-service sector. “Clients want value for money, but they also want the quality and the service in line with the business they are doing,” he believes. Johnson, however, does predict a dip in rates immediately after the games. He, like other canny hoteliers, has taken steps to alleviate this, signing several blue chip clients on two-year deals early this year. “Already we have a good business
group base for September. We are ahead of last year, which shows that people are planning for before and after.” From a procurement perspective,
ATPI chief operating officer Peter Muller is not optimistic that London’s hotel building boom will benefit him. “While there have been a number of hotel openings in time for the Olympics, this is extra capacity that London desperately requires anyway,” he says. “We expect hotel rates to slowly return near to the pre-Olympic levels once the games period is over, although demand will remain strong.” Muller predicts some deals to be had early in 2013, but with demand pushing up prices as the year progresses. So enjoy the games this summer, but don’t expect any medals for buying cheaper rooms afterwards. ■
• At least 8 years (3 of which international) of relevant professional experience including extensive first-hand experience working in the commercial travel industry;
• Sound business background to enable identification and interpretation of industry trends and sufficient business modelling ability to predict impact and propose policy changes accordingly;
• Knowledge of at least one of the industry leading Global Reservation (GR) systems;
• Strong knowledge of ERP systems to enable required inputs for data analysis purposes;
• Working knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) or Portuguese.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days’ annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
Deadline for applications: 20 May 2012 WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.