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Programme Associate

World Food Programme

Pemba, Mozambique
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Opportunités de carrière : Programme Associate (Livelihoods) SC6 - Pemba - Readvertisement (142089)

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.

Female and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply

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 province of Cabo Delgado has been experiencing a significant increase in the number and severity of attacks during the last months of 2020, forcing thousands of families to flee their villages in search for safer areas in the southern districts of the province and in the provincial capital of Pemba. Considering the increase in the number of IDPs coming from the highly affected northern and central districts of Cabo Delgado, WFP has been adjusting its plans to ensure that IDPs receive adequate food assistance. The Government strategy is to reallocate many of the IDPs to resettlement centres (RCs), where not just the food assistance will be required, but also the provision of agricultural tools and equipment for IDPs to resume their lives and rebuild their livelihoods.

The highly precarious conditions of IDPs in the existing resettlement, and new ones being call for immediate and timely multi-sectorial humanitarian interventions, including immediate and reliable food and livelihood assistance. It is in this context that WFP and its cooperating partners will be implementing low-risk, low-cost interventions that requires low technology, and the use of simple, well-defined and light work norms, to create or rehabilitate agricultural activities in the resettlement centres.

To provide technical feedback and contribute to the efficient delivery and quality of the assets developed by cooperating partners in resettlement centers and other areas where IDPs assistance is conditional.

The job holder will operate under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme in Pemba. He/she will be involved in day–to-day monitoring of livelihood activities and technical supervision. Subject to the guidance, he/she will provide advice on assets issues, applying the established norms, standards regulations and providing expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of assets creation activities.

Education : Advanced university degree in agriculture, rural development, veterinarian studies, development studies, environmental science, or related degree. Additional education background and/or experience in food security and livelihoods would be an asset.

Experience : More than 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in livelihood programming, ideally at managerial position, overlooking and counseling agricultural and livestock activities, assets construction activities.
Language : Fluency in Portuguese and English (level C).
Working knowledge of Makuhwa, Makonde or Mwani would be an asset.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Contribute to the implementation of WFP Food for Assets (FFA) activities, following the standards, norms and practices of the Standard Operations Procedures, and ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies, procedures, guidelines and operations.
2. Participate in the Community Consultations in the resettlement centres to ensure assets selected are fitting with the context and needs.
3. Support the creation of community livelihood development committees.
4. Participate in technical or design review, exchange of knowledge and experience, to facilitate implementation of the assets, contributing towards the analysis of project plans to enable effective decision making on project technical feasibility.
5. Provide project management and technical services (generating asset management plans including NFI requirements), applying best practises to the FFA activities.
6. Provide technical guidance that support the implementation of the livelihood activities.
7. Conduct environmental and social screenings of all FFA activities following the WFP policy.
8. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting on outputs to facilitate informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
9. Support the capacity building of WFP and partners staff to facilitate the continued development and high performance of the FFA programme.
10. Establish and maintain partnerships with partners and government focal persons, gathering technical/environmental guidance to inform FFA implementation.
11. Contribute to Field Level Agreements monitoring, especially asset completion, making use of technical guidance/work norms
12. Other as required.

• Has worked effectively under supervision on a large number of varied livelihood projects, mainly focused on agriculture and livelihoods, taken responsibility for work elements which have been assigned.
• The job holder should demonstrate more than 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in livelihood programming, ideally at managerial position, overlooking and counseling agricultural and livestock activities, assets construction activities.
• Extensive experience in project counseling and supervision. Experience in evaluation and impact assessments, and ideally in the production of programmatic guidance manuals.
• Good level of familiarity with the purpose and modalities of FFA in general, and more specifically within the WFP context.
• Demonstrated experience and high acceptability in working with government, working groups and NGOs.
• Experience in emergency settings or complex environment.

 • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
 • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
 • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
 • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

 • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
 • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
 • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
 • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

 • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
 • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
 • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
 • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

 • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
 • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
 • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
 • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

•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.
•Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Livelihoods): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialized fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
•Knowledge of Food System: Ability to analyze how food systems influence the vulnerable groups and identify how and where food systems may contribute to specific food gaps, applying this knowledge to the Assets activities.
•Applying Programme & Policy Standards: Leverages livelihoods knowledge to provide technical advice to design and implement FFA activities following international and WFP agency standards and guidance.

This position is applicable only to Mozambican Nationals

Type of contract : Service Contract (SC6)

Duration : 12 months (With possibility of renewal)

14th May 2021

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.

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