Requisition ID 132001 – Posted 03/12/2020 – Fixed Term – Africa, Central & Eastern – Somalia – Baidoa – Working Job Language (2) – PROGRAMME & POLICY Job Description Print PreviewApply Save Job Email Job to Friend Return to List
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.
Opening Date: 3rd December 2020 Closing Date: 16th December 2020
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include relief assistance, safety-net support including school feeding, nutrition programmes and livelihood support through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers and capacity strengthening.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Lead, and overall supervision of the head of field office in Baidoa, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties;
- Contribute towards the development of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider Programme policies and guidance;
- Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that aligns with WFP standards and procedures;
- Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that thorough quality standards are maintained;
- Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities;
- Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to partners;
- Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration and monitor ongoing projects;
- Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners, and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs;
- Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages;
- Prepare periodic reports on the progress of operational projects and programmes and ensure compliance with WFP’s policies;
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education: Advanced University degree in the following fields: International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, development studies or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/ or trainings/ courses.
Experience: At least one year of postgraduate professional experience in the related field has gained experience in implementing key program portfolios (nutrition, relief, resilience etc.) and provided inputs into designing operations. Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, the maturity of judgement, negotiating skills
- Good computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
- Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons, deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment:
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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.