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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Programme Policy Officer- Smallholder Access Market Support-SAMS Coordinator 25 April 2021 Int. Specialist WFP Cameroon
WFP
Cameroon
Maroua (CMR)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
25 April 2021

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

Under the supervision of the Head of Field Office, the UNV will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of livelihood, resilience and SAMS activities in the Far North. More specifically, the staff member will build and strengthen partnerships between WFP and local and international, public and private organizations and institutions working in market-focused agricultural development, post-harvest handling, good agricultural practices for the overall goal to improve access to markets for smallholder farmers/farmers’ organizations.

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

  1. Develop and lead the implementation of livelihood, resilience and SAMS strategy in coordination with CO units and partners.
  2. Review current livelihood and resilience activities with a food system strengthening lens in line with the development of tailored SAMS strategy for the Far North and North regions
  3. Lead the development of business linkages amongst targeted smallholders, farmers organizations, cooperatives, low-income farmers and other potential markets beyond WFP;
  4. Develop the capacity of supported households and smallholder farmers through targeted trainings and workshops to ensure they gain valuable skills in production, marketing and business development;
  5. Put in place farmer-friendly mechanisms and systems to reach smallholder farmers to encourage local food procurement from surplus producing farmers and support rural aggregation network for increased market access for smallholder farmers.
  6. Enhance the linkages between WFP and relevant line ministries to support smallholder farmers;
  7. Collaborate closely with FAO in the implementation of all activities supporting smallholder farmers and build synergies between the different projects;
  8. Prepare donor proposals, reports and visibility materials to highlight and advocate for the programme and to document good practices and lessons learned;
  9. Build capacity of WFP sub-office staff and partners to support the implementation of the resilience and SAMS activities;
  10. Support integration of nutrition sensitivity and enhanced gender and protection mainstreaming within the SAMS portfolio, through linkages with other units
  11. Contribute to the development of homegrown school feeding through linkages between SAMS, school meals, and other WFP programmes & activities.
  12. Identify and promote new tools, methods and solutions to mitigate post-harvest losses at household level while putting in place a PHL demonstration model at all Rural Centers and a barter system for the provision of the tools.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree or university degree with experience and training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines:

agricultural economics, social policy, rural development, agronomy, civil engineering, or related discipline(s).

60 Months
  • At least 5 years post graduate, progressively responsible, job related experience in rural development, agriculture, programme management, or fields related to the above disciplines.
  • A demonstrated ability to prepare concise and well-written reports and documents is critical.
  • Proficiency in utilizing computers MS Office, including word processing, spreadsheet, power point, and other office software packages and systems.
  • Experience working with farmers groups and providing capacity enhancement and training.
  • Intimate understanding of designing and conducting primary data gathering and research including monitoring, survey design and implementation, facilitating focus groups, research interviews, etc.;
  • Demonstrates the ability to engage key stakeholders (e.g., WFP units, external partners) in policy dialogue to strengthen national government food and nutrition security, resilience strategies and programmes.
  • Demonstrates the ability to incorporate technical information into programme design and implementation and appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
  • Possesses strong analytical and writing, including the ability to produce high quality reports, presentations and knowledge products;
  • Knowledge of WFP’s mandate, systems and tools in the area of food security and nutrition as well as extensive experience working on livelihood and resilience strengthening and food systems/value chain development
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Agricultural economics, Civil engineering and construction supervision, Other civil society or community development experience
No

Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 25-04-2021

Associate Protection Cluster Coordination Officer 27 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
UNHCR
Cameroon
Maroua (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 April 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNHCR Head of Sub-Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and under the functional supervision of the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer, the UN Volunteer Associate Cluster Coordination Officer will:

  • Serve as dedicated coordinator for the Protection Sector in the Far North Region with a particular emphasis on information management and communication among sector members and other relevant partners, as well as training and capacity –building for members and partners;
  • Elaborate essential documents for the sector, as well as preparatory documents, draft agenda and convene Protection sector meetings, and draft meeting minutes.
  • Organize regular meetings and interaction with sector members for planning and monitoring of activities in coordination with Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer;
  • Represent the protection sector at the inter-sector level including for reporting and sharing of information as well as mainstreaming of protection standards and inter-sector assessments
  • Ensure liaison with thematic working groups (Area of Responsibility - AoR) under the protection sector (SGBV, Child Protection, House Land and Property Issues);
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • For 40% of his/her time, the incumbent assists the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer in the communication, collection of information and analysis of protection data at the national level; assist in the research of data and analysis, organize advocacy for a with relevant target groups as deemed appropriate;
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Support the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer for the follow-up of all matters linked to resource mobilization, including the Humanitarian Response Plan;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree; University degree in Law, International Law, Political Science, or related field

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Experience in information management and communication in Humanitarian and Protection affairs, in particular in the framework of Protection Clusters. Experience with relevant information management tools and software is desirable;
  • Field experience in particular of working with persons of concern desirable;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts and partners;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to design, organize, deliver and evaluate training/capacity building activities;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, as well as of relevant UNHCR and inter-agency policies and guidelines on Protection;

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

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

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Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 27-04-2021