Programme Associate G6
Career Opportunities: Programme Associate G6, Baidoa (85245)
Fixed Term – Africa, Central & Eastern – Somalia – Baidoa
PROGRAMME & POLICY
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: 2nd July 2018 Closing Date: 15th July 2018
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 food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.
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 Head of Sub-office in Baidoa office and overall supervision of the Head of Dolow Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines;
Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedure;
Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g., food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control;
Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work. (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance;
Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area;
Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility;
Oversee and /or review the work of the other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines;
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis;
Ensure field level monitoring of implementation including outputs and outcomes;
Supervise day-to-day implementation of the programme activities, to ensure the programme remains compliant with all WFP policies and procedures;
Perform other related duties as required.
Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
At least five years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in afield related to programme functions.
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
Knowledge and skills:
Experience utilising computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP software packages. Knowledge of WFP policies and procedures in the area of work.
Experience in implementation of programmes.
Experience in working with technical teams (Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
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.
.Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
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.