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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Vulnerable Analysis Mapping (VAM). 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Cameroon
WFP
Cameroon
Bamenda (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
01 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of VAM/M&E and with the administrative facilitation of the Heads of Field Office, the UNV will be responsible for the following, with a focus on the South West and North West (SW/NW) region:

  • Data collection, management, analysis, visualisation and reporting for monitoring purposes;
  • Coordination and provision of technical support for vulnerability and/or market assessment and mapping;
  • Capacity building and coordination on issues related to monitoring and assessments.

The UNV will perform the following tasks for the Country Office and Field Offices:

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Develop and follow up the monitoring and evaluation workplan, coordinate M&E activities, and implement monitoring activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions in the SW/NW (e.g. post-distribution monitoring, process monitoring, beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.), ensure the quality of Third-Partner Monitoring.
  2. Ensure the functioning of local committees/helpdesks for the Beneficiary and Complaints Feedback Mechanism (BCFM) in the SW/NW and follow-up on the timely management of hotline complaints.
  3. Contribute to the improvement of WFP’s monitoring and assessments systems and data collection, analysis and reporting as required to support the evaluation of WFP’s impact.
  4. Participate in any targeting related activity, including CP capacity strengthening/ development
  5. Maintain and control data quality in the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET).

Vulnability Analysis and Mapping

  1. Coordinate planning and implementation of food and nutrition vulnerability assessments (e.g. EFSA, mVAM and market price monitoring), design and implement quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis activities as needed by the WFP Country Office with contribution of the Field Office and cooperating partner, apply innovative tools and ensure timely results visualization and reporting.
  2. Manage and provide technical inputs for the generation of the VAM evidence base supporting food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. rapid needs assessment, situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness and operational efficiency).
  1. Keep up to date with and report on the latest food security and nutrition developments, and the potential impact upon WFP activities to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.

Capacity-Building and Coordination

  1. Participate to and report on relevant coordination forums and clusters, monitoring missions, assessments, working groups and/or other technical meetings in the NW/SW, contribute to technical discussions and ensure regular reporting to the Country Office.
  2. Ensure that the quality of data collection management and analytical outputs produced for M&E and VAM in the SW/NW are in line with WFP’s standards and practices and build the capacities of staff and partners to contribute to the production of high-quality monitoring, data management and analysis, and reporting.
  3. Any other duty as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (or first level university degree with training/courses and additional relevant work experience) in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Food Security, Nutrition, Geography, Social Science or related field.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders and donors, database development, visualization, or other related areas.
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods and strong experience in conducting primary quantitative and qualitative data collection, survey implementation and qualitative and quantitative analysis, particularly in crisis contexts and/or food security and nutrition programmes.
  • Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Database design, administration and maintenance, Food safety and nutrition
No

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-11-2020

Associate Operations Data Management Officer (PRIMES) 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Kenya
UNHCR
Kenya
Dadaab (KEN)
English
01 January 2020
12 months
04 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Anchor Registration Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of PRIMES core applications in the Country Operations, including monitoring the quality of data collection and ensuring consistency with standards and guidelines.
  • Perform database administrator functions in relation to local PRIMES field server machines, including RApp, BIMS and the Global Distribution Tool.
  • Respond and manage user access permissions for UNHCR staff, local government and NGO partners to PRIMES applications in accordance with the Data Protection Policy and regional or local country data protection protocols.
  • Monitor PRIMES user management and conduct regular clean-up of user accounts and PRIMES access permissions in accordance with relevant guidance and procedures.
  • Monitor device and user management within local PRIMES client and field server solutions, including monitoring frequency of data synchronization to prevent and mitigate data loss.
  • Provide support to the creation and management of standard reports, templates and forms, while ensuring consistency with global guidance and policies, and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including business module owners.
  • Identify, diagnose and escalate for the resolution of technical user errors, bugs and queries related to PRIMES core applications, in consultation with PRIMES Support in Headquarters, external developers and support teams.
  • Provide technical user and administrator training and guidance, including provision of training materials and remote webinars and training session for technical staff related to data management, data query and report-building.
  • Analyse and respond to user requests and queries, including compilation and assessment of PRIMES applications enhancements and change requests.
  • Assist with data quality assessment, data clean-up and data mapping from legacy database systems to the PRIMES applications, as required.
  • Assist with field testing of new functionalities within PRIMES applications, as required.
  • Support the design and strengthening of operational reports and statistics generated from the PRIMES Data Port, including provision of training and user guidance.
  • Take part in discussions of business requirements for interoperability of local tools and applications within the PRIMES ecosystem, in consultation with business owners and the PRIMES Steering Committee in Headquarters.
  • Keep apprised of evolving technology and new business needs to support registration, identity and population data management in the country operations.

In addition, at a regional role:

  • Support local operations with necessary user access permission clean-up in PRIMES applications, in accordance with Data Protection procedures.
  • Support standardization of case processing procedures mapped to PRIMES applications across the region.
  • Support monitoring of the quality of operational data collected in PRIMES and provide guidance and support for data clean-up.
  • Design and generate regional reports from the PRIMES Data Port.
  • In consultation with PRIMES Support in Headquarters, provide capacity development and training on new functionalities of PRIMES, including deployment and support to new PRIMES applications.
  • Propose local processes and workflow triggers for operational or regional-specific business processes, in consultation with PRIMES Central and business owners.
  • Provide business analysis for operational needs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education- Computer Science; Information Technology; Economics; Statistics; Social Science; or other relevant field

36 Months

3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree.

Previous experience in registration or individual case management, including use of UNHCR progress (asset) and/or BIMS software (required). Completion of UNHCR learning programmes (asset) or specific training relevant to functions (required) of the position.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Database design, administration and maintenance
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:04 November 2020

Associate Programme Officer 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Colombia
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Colombia
Cali (COL)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months
04 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions; • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments: University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics Development, Social Science or related field.

36 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management
  • Experience Remark: Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation Areas of Expertise:
  • Previous field experience is an advantage
  • Familiar with UNHCR´s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Additional Requirements for Area of Expertise: Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • Experience working in UNHCR Field Offices and in Colombia in particular is an asse
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Professionalism, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 04 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Associate Programme Officer 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mexico
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mexico
Mexico City (MEX)
Spanish,English
Immediate
8 months
04 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of tasks

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Snr. Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer Associate Programme Officer will:

  • Coordinate and monitoring the implementation of some Partners Agreements in Mexico City;
  • Provide support to ensure a consistent application of the framework for implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the policy on selection and retention of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others.
  • Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Assist the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Support the upcoming 2021 Detailed Planning and the introduction of the new RBM in the Operation, since MEX will be one of the pilot countries in the region;
  • Support the revision and analysis of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s) in the Area of Responsibility AoR), ensure quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems across the region, in line with global standards and polices.
  • Perform some duties at inter-agency level, by coordinating activities with other UN Agencies and International Organizations related to shelters and the response towards the Venezuela population in the country;
  • Coordinate with Supply and the other colleagues in the Unit the implementation of DI activities, especially those requiring a formal procurement process;
  • Support Field Offices where no Programme staff is still present, such as Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and others.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.
Bachelors degree may be accepted instead of a master's degree, if combined with an additional year of relevant professional experience.

24 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

Essential qualifications/skills/job experience:

  • 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate (BA) degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate (MA) degree; or 1-year relevant experience with Doctorate (PhD) degree
  • Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization with the Operations Management Cycle (OMC) and sound knowledge of Results Based-Management.
  • Demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

Desirable qualifications/skills/job experience:

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound experience in program management training and capacity building activities.

Functional skills:

  • MG-Project Management
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR's Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate)
  • DM-Data Management

Language skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is mandatory;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory
No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Executive Assistant 08 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

Executive Assistant

International Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Yaounde (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
08 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the MCO Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in managing the flow of information to the supervisor, in identifying priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor and in proposing actions;
  • Analyze supporting documentation and summarize most relevant points for the supervisor; contribute to ensuring that appropriate action is taken by responsible Section Heads on matters brought to the attention of the supervisor;
  • Assist in following-up on policies and instructions presented by the supervisor.
  • Keep the Supervisor of developments in UNHCR’s major operations in the West and Central Africa regions, and of policies issues related directly to UNHCR or to humanitarian issues under the broader UN system.
  • Assist the supervisor in the preparation of statements that represent UNHCR’s overall policies and which highlight specific areas of concern. Propose and draft substantive correspondence for the supervisor. (SMC notes, talking points, meeting notes).
  • Confer with Section Heads to secure timely and authoritative information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions or the signature of the supervisor.
  • Ensure that the supervisor is prepared for meetings and missions by drafting talking points, by researching relevant information; and by establishing contacts (within and outside UNHCR) on the subject matters to be discussed.
  • Accompany the supervisor to meetings and on missions in order to prepare notes on the discussions, ensure follow-up in matters raised, and support the supervisor with any relevant input.
  • Support the supervisor in efforts to raise the profile of UNHCR and the agency’s concerns within the context of the broader United Nations system.
  • Contribute to coordinating drafts of position papers and other documents relevant to the activities of the Office.
  • Ensure that high-level visitors are appropriately addressed, that they receive background information as necessary, and that protocol is respected.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political Science, International Relations, Law or other related fields.

Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function;
  • Proven drafting and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential for this function;
  • Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point), and Internet browsing;
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages such as Spanish and/or Portuguese is an asset
  • Strong skills on social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
  • Good knowledge and experience of UN operations.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law, Political affairs and political reporting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 8 November 2020

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer 10 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Democratic Republic of Congo
UNHCR
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa (COD)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
10 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional External Relations Officer) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in interrelated activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Please add any other information as necessary

Master degree or equivalent

Degree:

  • International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.
  • A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
24 Months
  • A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.
  • Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10 November 2020

PROGRAMMME POLICY OFFICER 10 November 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Central African Republic
Open

PROGRAMMME POLICY OFFICER

International Specialist
WFP
Central African Republic
Kanga Bandoro (CAF)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
10 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office and working in close collaboration with programme unit in the Country Office, the incumbent will be in charge of the overall programme operations management in the field office. He/she will Organize, plan, implement and coordinate all WFP programme activities in order to meet the desired programme objectives, in accordance with the strategy agreed by the Country Office Programme Unit. He/she will closely supervise the Field Office

operations to ensure timely planning and delivery of food assistance and cash-based transfer to the beneficiaries. He/she will ensure Programme and Supply Chain Units’ interaction/coordination and strictly implement WFP’s policies, rules and regulations related to Programme, according to corporate guidelines and technical guidance from the country office. The UNV Programme Policy Officer will therefore be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of projects, concepts, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Follow up on data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • 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 counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and government counterparts to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  • Identify areas of intervention for WFP in close collaboration with local authorities and cooperating partners.
  • Participate and contribute to overall humanitarian coordination mechanisms at the level of the field office; Liaise with government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, beneficiaries and pipeline agencies with a view to harmonizing and coordinating ongoing and future food assistance activities.
  • Regularly meet with and brief the above-mentioned stakeholders in order to discuss new findings and corrective actions, when required.
  • Transmit clear, comprehensive and yet concise information to the Country Office. Facilitate public information on food assistance activities.
  • Ensure the timely Monitoring and Evaluation of WFP activities
  • Coordinate and supervise the duties assigned to the Programme Assistants and Monitoring Assistants.
  • Ensure that proper monitoring, data collection and reporting of WFP food assistance supported activities are planned and carried out in collaboration with stakeholders providing relevant quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Undertake field visits and spot-check visits to view projects outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places, extended and final delivery points where WFP commodities are received in the country.
  • Evaluate the performance and capacities of the cooperating partners, and review agreements accordingly.
  • Liaise with supply chain team in the field office and ensure timely delivery of food to the Cooperating partners and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure timely provision of the following reports Weekly/Monthly Activities Report as required;
  • Other as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
36 Months
  • Has gained experience in implementing programmes with cooperating partners.
  • Proven experience in working in humanitarian operations implementing General Food Distribution, nutrition, resilience, and school feeding activities using in kind and Cash based Transfers with Internal Displaced People, refugees and host populations.

Has gained some exposure in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation.

  • Experience in implementing and managing programmes, as well as providing inputs into programme design. Specific experience with General Food Distribution, Nutrition, Food for Assets, school-based Programmes and capacity building will be further valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relations with internally and externally counterparts, partners and stakeholders with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Result oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Other development programme/project experience, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to WFP; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to WFP procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and WFP in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan

coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WFP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

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Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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