The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a Strategic Planning consultancy position, based in Abuja, Nigeria.
The World Food Programme Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria has embarked on a strategic planning process that will inform Nigeria’s efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 which aims to ‘end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture’ by 2030, and better position WFP’s portfolio of assistance in support of Nigeria’s SDG 2 priorities and targets.
The planning process comprises: 1) a Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review which is being led by former president Olusegun Obasanjo as Lead Convener, and will develop a common understanding of the challenges Nigeria faces in eliminating hunger and obtaining multistakeholder consensus on Nigeria achieving Zero Hunger by 2030; and 2) a WFP Country Strategic Plan (CSP) that will be guided by the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review, and will outline programmatic actions and outcomes that the organization will take to effectively contribute to Nigeria’s Zero Hunger efforts.
The WFP Country Office, through the Strategic Planning Consultant and other appropriate staff, will facilitate the work of the Lead Convener as necessary while preserving the independent nature of the Strategic Review.
Functions of the consultancy: Under the overall direction and leadership of the Country Director and in collaboration with the Policy and Programme Division (OSZ) in Rome, Italy and the Regional Bureau in Dakar, Senegal, the Strategic Planning Consultant will support the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review and lead development of the Country Strategic Plan. The specific responsibilities are as follows:
Review, and reporting same to Country Office, Regional Bureau and Policy and Programme Division management;
The main deliverable of the consultancy is a fully developed working draft of the Country Strategic Plan that meets WFP standards.
Qualifications & Experience Required
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Terms and Conditions
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Go to: http://i-recruitment.wfp.org/vacancies/16-0021693 Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline for applications: 21 July 2016
Qualified 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.