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. JOB PURPOSE:
To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office - Maroua and the overall supervision of the Deputy Country Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
- Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
- Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
- Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform 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 stakeholders.
- Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
- Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
- Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
- Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
- Perform any other related duty as may be required by WFP Management.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES:
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Understand and communicate the
Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
Be a force for positive change
Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team
Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions
Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations and is able to communicate this link to others.
Look for ways to
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture
Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback
Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit
Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions
Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results
Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments
Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Connect and share across WFP units
Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships
Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile & adaptable
Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships
Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)
Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of
Specialized areas (i.e.
Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government
Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes
- Advanced university degree (Master II or DESS/DEA) in Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development, and Food security, Project Management, Nutrition, Agriculture, Economics, Development Economics and International Development or First University Degree with 7 years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
At least Five years of professional experience in food security and nutrition programmes management, monitoring & evaluation, program analysis and monitoring, or Programme Coordination in a humanitarian/ development context with UN Agencies, NGO, government or private sector.
- Experience managing staff and improving performance.
- The incumbent will have direct knowledge and experience of refugee emergency operations including programming and management aspects, working, and coordinating complex projects with different entities and government authorities.
- Fluency (level C) in both English and French language
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline for application: 03/03/2020
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.