• Fresh Job Opportunities At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2016 Deadline: 30 September, 2016
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  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.

    WFP is seeking individuals with experience working in culturally sensitive, remote, and complex environments.

    Human Resources Officer

     

    Location:Maiduguri, Nigeria. 

    Level P3

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate the Human Resouces Officer, P3 will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Participate in the development of country specific plans and processes, and lead the delivery of HR operational activities or projects to meet local objectives and support WFP strategic goals, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
    • Provide advice to managers and employees on complex issues, understanding their needs and ensuring that HR policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
    • Ensure the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, determining conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving more complex employee relations issues.
    • Manage capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
    • Plan and deliver an onboarding process which ensures new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation.
    • Contribute to building and managing talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and planning/implementing solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.
    • Deliver organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
    • Lead and motivate a small of HR staff, monitoring performance, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
    • Monitor the accurate and compliant recording of data; coordinate and prepare timely corporate statistics and conduct analysis, identifying trends and potential issues, and proposing solutions to stakeholders.
    • Maintain and share knowledge of best practice, and support the development andimplementation of new/improved HR policies, systems and procedures to ensure they arereflective of legislation, and support WFP effectively.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.

    Experience:
    Five years or more of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development, with a minimum of 1 year of international experience
    Experience of managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Sound theoretical understanding of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
    • Ability to lead, coach and motivate a team.
    • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.
    • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
    • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships with human resources counterparts, managers and staff within HQ/regional/country office.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
    • Ability to draft clear concise reports or rationale for human resources decisions.

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    OIM & Performance Reporting Officer

     

    Level P3

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Country Director, the OIM & Performance Reporting Officer will lead, oversee and coordinate all Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities contributing to the establishment and presentation of standard and consistent operating picture of WFP operations and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

    • Contribute to the development of systems and tools that support effective OIM, performance reporting and inter-agency information management in line with WFP and UN policies and practices
    • Provide technical advice, governance and oversight to a Regional Bureaux and/or Country Office on the integration of OIM & PR policies and guidance into established systems to drive the quality, consistency, standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP. 
    • Oversee and approve the information collated from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximise the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact. 
    • Oversee and approve the collation, drafting and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting. 
    • Oversee and approve the collation of analysis communication the ‘Essential Elements of Information’, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at country, regional and corporate level. 
    • Support the design and implementation of the SPR Intelligent Next Generation system (SPRING), leading the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation and logistics functions to coordinate to ensure coherence and quality of information. 
    • Collaborate with counterparts in other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information. 
    • Collaborate with counterparts in WFP Divisions, supporting performance of activities and ensuring an aligned and consistent approach to information management, analysis and performance reporting. 
    • Enhance the capacity of WFP staff, partners and governments to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting through conduct of disaster management simulations and provision of the relevant OIM & PR training. 
    • Manage a small team or sub-team of OIM staff, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance. Monitor and provide advice on actions related to project closure and resource transfer.
    • Participate as task force/working group member to define Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements. 
    • Contribute to the development of OIM & PR related normative guidance as required. Support initiatives for developing improved, streamlined and harmonised OIM & PR.
    • Contribute to the development, implementation and assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
    • Support the CO in emergencies by overseeing the preparation, organisation and support for Operational Task Forces (OTFs) and ensuring accurate reporting and dissemination of decision making to COs, RBs and HQ.
    • Other as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE JOB:
    EDUCATION:
    Advanced University (Master’s) degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Five years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Sound theoretical understanding of OIM concepts and principals with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret information and draw out the key messages.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to stakeholders in WFP.  Ability to lead, motivate and develop small teams of junior staff.
    • Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

    LANGUAGE:
    Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commission website: http://icsc.un.org

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    Security Officer

     

    We are seeking to fill Security Officer at the P3 level, based in Damaturu, Nigeria.

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of Security, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Assist in the provision of technical advice, guidance and support e.g. security assessments and plans to COs to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness, contributing to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.
    • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situation needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practices.
    • Conduct context analysis in conflict affected areas of operations, determining the key characteristics and locations of non-state armed groups (NSAG).
    • Assist with communications and negotiations to garner security guarantees or “acceptance” for WFP to operate in NSAG’s areas of control.
    • Keep up to date with and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to inform security and operational activities.
    • Monitor and maintain an effective security management communications system that enables rapid and co-ordinated security activities.
    • Maintain productive relationships with local partners to align activities and optimise the best protection for staff, activities and facilities.
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align activities with wider programmes and ensure compliance with security policies and guidance.
    • Manage junior security staff, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
    • Represent WFP at local and inter-agency meetings e.g. Security Co-ordination Cells to present relevant security issues and contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience.
    • Facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
    • Oversee and prepare accurate and timely reporting, e.g. mandatory Field Security reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
    • A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience is required in the following:
    • Contributed to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situations in line with innovative methodologies and best practice
    • Provided support in the provision of technical security operations advice to strengthen the security management function
    • Managed small teams of staff with somewhat varied areas of expertise    Gained considerable experience in one or two operational areas

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Sound understanding of security risk concepts and management principles with a board knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialized knowledge in a specific area.
    • Ability to deliver effective training, assessing participant needs and responding flexibly.
    • Ability to coordinate action/reports with security entities of other UN agencies, funds and programmes.
    • Commercial knowledge with the ability to develop, manage and control budgets, with frequently limited funding.
    • Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

    Language:
    International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Programme Policy Officer

     

    WFP is seeking individuals with experience working in culturally sensitive, remote, and complex environments. 
     
    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate the Programme Policy Officer, P3 will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Contribute to formulation of WFP-wide programme policies in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate programme policy into Regional/Country level practices. Developing programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between Headquarters and field operations.
    • Provide advice and support to Country Offices on moderately complex issues to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
    • Provide technical advice or mobilise technical expertise on programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate food products, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
    • Assist counterparts in governments and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and subnational levels.
    • Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
    • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
    • Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance.
    • Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
    • Contribute to resource mobilisation efforts for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
    • Advise and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes.
    • Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
    • Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a moderate budget.
    • Contribute to Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
    • Other as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    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.

    Experience:

    • At least five (5) years or more (of which one is international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience;
    • Engaging local and national governments or other partners on operational and strategic issues;
    • Formulation and management of programme strategies in humanitarian, transition, and development contexts, drawing upon the full range of food assistance tools, and translating them into implementation modalities and operations;
    • Understanding of or experience in working in operational programs in an isolated, insecure, and politically sensitive hardship location;
    • Working in multicultural teams, providing guidance and support to junior team members.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Broad knowledge of diverse humanitarian assistance and development practices;
    • Good understanding of project lifecycle and humanitarian principles and tools;
    • Familiarity with planning and implementing humanitarian assistance, development and capacity building programmes at local/project level;
    • Ability to explain strategies and projects to field counterparts and communicate with local governments and partners clearly and effectively, both orally and in  writing;
    • Ability to provide sound technical advice, or mobilise technical expertise, on a  broad range of programmatic areas;

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages)

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Human Resource Officer

     

    We are seeking to fill the Human Resouces Officer position at the P4 level, based in Abuja, Nigeria.

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate the Human Resouces Officer, P4 will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Participate in the design of country/regional/functional plans and processes, and lead the planning and implementation of HR operational activities or projects to meet local objectives and support WFP strategic goals.
    • Partner effectively with senior managers to understand their priorities, and provide advice and solutions on all aspects of human resources, as well as on strategic and policy issues.
    • Lead the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, determining conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving complex employee relations issues.
    • Plan and monitor capability building, partnering with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and designing/delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
    • Lead and update the onboarding process, to ensure new staff have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization.
    • Build and manage talent within WFP, understanding business needs and designing and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.
    • Plan and deliver organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
    • Lead and motivate a team of HR staff, monitoring performance, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
    • Oversee compliant data integrity; consolidate and analyse data, identifying trends/potential issues, presenting recommendations and influencing managers to tackle complex problems.
    • Maintain and share knowledge of external industry developments, and where appropriate amend/design new HR policies, procedures and systems in order to drive a culture of improvement and support WFP effectively.
    • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men. Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.

    Experience:
    Eight years or more (of which three international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.
    Significant experience of managing large teams of staff with somewhat varied areas of expertise.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Sound theoretical understanding of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialised knowledge in a specific area.
    • Ability to lead, coach and motivate a large team.
    • Good communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence, negotiate with the wide range of key stakeholders and adapt communication style to different situations.
    • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
    • Business acumen and commercial understanding.
    • Project management skills.
    • Strong initiative-taker and demonstrated ability to take independent decisions.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to design develop, manage and implement HR policies, procedures and new programmes.

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Vulnerability Analysis Mapping ( VAM ) Officer

     

    We are seeking to fill VAM Officer at the P3 level, based in Abuja, Nigeria.
     
    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director, the VAM Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Provide technical advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and facilitate the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes.
    • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
    • Manage and/or conduct food security, nutrition, markets and resilience analysis and prepare timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of country strategy, policies and programmes.
    • Keep up to date with and advise on food assistance developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.
    • Contribute to the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and recommendations to facilitate food assistance needs to be met effectively.
    • Provide coaching and guidance to VAM staff as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
    • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
    • Represent WFP during meetings with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, and seek for appropriate interventions (based on an evidence base), and areas for potential collaboration.
    • Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct analysis on food security, nutrition, markets, resilience, and related topics to effectively inform policies and programmes.
    • Provide support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

    Experience:

    • At least five years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience, including at least 1 year of international experience.
    • Collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders.
    • Led surveys, multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
    • Participated in design and implementation of programmes focusing in food security.

    Language:
    International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Head of Supply Chain Officer

     

    Head of Supply Chain Officer position at the P5 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria. 

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate, the Head of Supply Chain Officer, P5 will partner with the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to meeting the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.

    The Head of Supply Chain Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Formulate and/or contribute to the development of the global logistics and supply strategies ensuring that operational realities of the service, country or region of assignment inform planning.
    • Define the service, country or regional logistics strategy and policies, in line with global logistics, supply chain and WFP strategies and policies, to ensure timely and cost effective availability of the resources required, directly or indirectly, to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries.
    • Provide oversight on all matters related to logistics services arising in the region to ensure compliance with established rules and regulations and assist in the implementation of corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention and cost effectiveness.
    • Provide technical advice, guidance and support to country offices and/or manage all logistics activities and resources within the area of assignment to ensure compliance with wider logistics and supply chain strategies, policies and procedures, and provide specialist advice and guidance to WFP’s partners and governments, building capacity to connect to markets, manage food systems and deliver food assistance to those in need in highly challenging environments.
    • Provide leadership in specific technical areas of competence: supply chain, interagency services, logistics cluster and air operations.
    • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in UN agencies, NGOs, governments and the private sector to share knowledge and resources and ensure coordinated delivery of food assistance and to support efficient and effective logistics operations.
    • Design and formulate project and budget proposal and concept of operation in support to WFP food assistance interventions.
    • Lead and oversee the negotiation, conclusion, and management of complex transportation contracts with service providers, including clearing and forwarding, port services and the monitoring of their performance in a way that best safeguards WFP interests.
    • Monitor and oversee accurate and timely reporting to ensure wide view of logistics activities that enables visibility, informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
    • Use market analysis and research to recommend actions to management to improve supply chain performance.
    • Represent WFP with high profile strategic partners to advance and maintain WFP’s reputation as the global service provider of humanitarian logistics services.
    • Lead, motivate and develop large teams of professionals to enable high performance and promote staff learning and development, oversee the design and implementation of learning initiatives for logistics staff and the monitoring of impact of these programmes.
    • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific logistics risks to enable WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.
    • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced University degree in Transport Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management or other related field.

    Experience:

    • At least ten years or more (of which five are international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience managing supply chain operations is required.
    • Management experience and technical leadership skills in a complex environment is required.
    • Managed supply chain/logistics operations in an international environment is required.
    • Evaluated of performance data, forecasting requirements, inventory and quality control, freight management and knowledge of UN rules and regulations is desirable.
    • Managed highly complex operations in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Managed complex logistics operations, including coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Experience setting logistics policy goals and measuring operational success against the goals.
    • Defined supply chain strategies on a Country/Regional office level.
    • Led complex transportation contracting and operations to support emergency programs.
    • Experience responding to challenging situations regarding air/sea/surface transport.
    • Negotiated supply and transportation arrangements with multiple third parties.

    Competencies:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Effective action management to plan, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks;
    • Excellent cognitive capacity and problem solving skills;
    • Outstanding teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to work patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
    • Excellent partnership skills to build strategic relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders;
    • Ability to gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour through technical leadership in a broad range of operational areas.

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (VAM) Officer

     

    We are seeking to fill VAM Officer at the P4 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
     
    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director, the VAM Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Provide expert advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security  and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and ensure the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes. 
    • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice. 
    • Lead/conduct complex food security, nutrition, markets and resilience analysis and prepare timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of Country strategy, policies and programmes. 
    • Keep up to date with and advise on food assistance developments and issues and the potential  impact upon WFP activities to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention. 
    • Provide advice and guidance on the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and recommendations to enable food assistance needs to be met effectively.
    • Coordinate and/or provide technical support on global/regional/country initiatives to implement VAM activities.
    • Lead operational partnerships, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a solid VAM support in both emergency and non-emergency settings.
    • Manage VAM team, providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
    • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
    • Represent WFP during meetings with partners to contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience, advocate for appropriate interventions (based on an evidence base), and identify areas for potential collaboration.
    • Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national government to conduct food security, nutrition, markets and resilience analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities.
    • Provide leadership and support to relevant partners that are focusing on food security and nutrition to enable sharing of experience, lessons learned and best practice.
    • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

    Experience:

    • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience, including at least 3 years of international experience. 
    • Developed a high-performing team and managed vulnerability analysis exercises including emergency assessments at country level;
    • Use knowledge of country and cultural context in assessing food availability, access and utilization, and exposure to risks;
    • Established food security and vulnerability monitoring systems;
    • Led surveys, multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

    Language:
    International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Security Officer

     

    We are seeking to fill Security Officer at the P4 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of Security, the Security Officer will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Keep up to date with and advise upon regional and local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to inform security and operational activities.
    • Provide technical advice, guidance and support e.g. operational security requirements, security assessments and plans to country offices to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness, contributing to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.
    • Provide leadership of a security team, ensuring the effective management of all security activity and resources to support country office programmes and operations.
    • Ensure the development and maintenance of an effective security management communications system to enable rapid and co-ordinated security activities.
    • Identify and build productive relationships with government agencies and national partners to align activities and optimise the best protection for staff, activities and facilities.
    • Represent WFP at national and inter-agency meetings e.g. security coordination cells to contribute to technical discussions and exchange of knowledge and experience and advocate for the WFP position.
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to align security activities with wider programmes.
    • Support the maintenance a regional security network among WFP security personnel.
    • Identify potential security training and development opportunities and needs and facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
    • Oversee and prepare accurate and timely reporting e.g. mandatory ODF reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
    • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
    • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of risks.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required Education:

    • Advanced University degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
    • A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 8 years relevant professional experience is required in the following:
    • Advised on regional and local security developments that impact upon WFP’s security and operational activities
    • Provided support in the provision of technical security operations advice to strengthen the security management function of WFP and contributes the development of country strategy, policies and planning
    • Managed large teams of staff with somewhat varied areas of expertise
    • Developed considerable exposure of managing resources in the STLDU or Operations and some experience of managing resources at HQ
    • Gained considerable experience in one or two operational areas

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Sound understanding of security risk concepts and management principles with a board knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialized knowledge in a specific area.
    • Ability to assimilate and analyze complex issues using independent judgment and anticipate potential strategic impact to create effective organizational policy and planning recommendations.
    • Ability to deliver effective training, assessing participant needs and responding flexibly.
    • Ability to coordinate action/reports with security entities of other UN agencies, funds and programmes.
    • Strong commercial knowledge with the ability to develop, manage and control budgets, with frequently limited funding.
    • Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

    Language:
    International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Programme Policy Officer: Protection

     

    Programme Policy Officer: Protection position at the P3 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria. 
     
    WFP is seeking individuals with experience working in culturally sensitive, remote, and complex environments.

    Strengthening social protection and safety-net mechanisms is a key priority for WFP in East and Central Africa. Several governments within the RBN region are seeking to establish and scale up their own social safety-net mechanisms to help address long standing, chronic vulnerability and prevent and mitigate the impact of shocks. WFP recognises that a more strategic engagement in Social Protection is critical to effectively contribute to the 2030 agenda and achieve SDG2, and a Safety Nets and Social Protection unit was recently established in HQ to guide and position WFP corporately. In the RBN region, WFP also recognizes the need to collaborate more strategically with humanitarian and development partners in order to better support governments establish and strengthen their own social protection systems. RBN also recognises the opportunity to better capture regional practices, to contribute to and leverage global organizational knowledge, and to more effectively support country offices.

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate the Programme Policy Officer: Protection, P3 will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Contribute to formulation of WFP-wide programme policies in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate programme policy into Regional/Country level practices. Developing programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between Headquarters and field operations.
    • Provide advice and support to Country Offices on moderately complex issues to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
    • Provide technical advice or mobilise technical expertise on programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate food products, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
    • Assist counterparts in governments and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and subnational levels.
    • Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
    • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
    • Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance.
    • Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
    • Contribute to resource mobilisation efforts for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
    • Advise and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes.
    • Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
    • Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a moderate budget.
    • Contribute to Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
    • Develop and maintain key partnerships with local and national government counterparts, cooperating partners, and technical agencies for delivery of the livelihoods/resilience activities;  Other as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    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.

    Experience:

    • At least five (5) years or more (of which one is international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience;
    • Engaging local and national governments or other partners on operational and strategic issues;
    • Formulation and management of programme strategies in humanitarian, transition, and development contexts, drawing upon the full range of food assistance tools, and translating them into implementation modalities and operations;
    • Understanding of or experience in working in operational programs in an isolated, insecure, and politically sensitive hardship location;
    • Working in multicultural teams, providing guidance and support to junior team members.
    • Experience with Food For Asset (FFA) programming and school feeding programmes is considered an asset;
    • Experience in preparing donor proposals and writing reports is an advantage.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Broad knowledge of diverse humanitarian assistance and development practices;
    • Good understanding of project lifecycle and humanitarian principles and tools;
    • Familiarity with planning and implementing humanitarian assistance, development and capacity building programmes at local/project level;
    • Ability to explain strategies and projects to field counterparts and communicate with local governments and partners clearly and effectively, both orally and in  writing;
    • Ability to provide sound technical advice, or mobilise technical expertise, on a  broad range of programmatic areas;
    • Knowledge of current approaches to livelihoods activities in a post-conflict,  transition, or development context.

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages)

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Communications Officer

     

    We are seeking to fill the Communications Officer position at the P3 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria. 
     
    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate the Communications Officer, P3 will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Develop, maintain and update an appropriate work plan for the assigned area, which implements the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, and support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with WFP strategy.
    • Plan, manage and evaluate communications campaigns that favourably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and donors in order to raise WFP’s profile and support fundraising activities.
    • Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s).
    • Maintain and develop a contact list of journalists and media outlets, and manage the regular flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
    • Define a social media plan for the assigned area which leverages social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
    • Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fundraising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
    • Track and analyse traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
    • Manage junior communications officers/team, develop work plans, monitor performance against objectives, and ensure appropriate development to enable high performance.
    • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Build capacity of WFP staff on all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice, guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
    • Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
    • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of communications specific risks.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

    Experience:

    • At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience as a journalist or communications/public information officer, including minimum of 1 year of international experience;
    • Development of information strategies and programmes;
    • Experience of managing small teams of staff with related areas of expertise

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Sound theoretical understanding of Communications concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes and specialized knowledge in a specific area;
    • Ability to develop, manage and control small budgets;
    • Knowledge of common business principles and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems;Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information.

    Competencies:

    • Good communication and negotiation skills with the ability to persuade, influence and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals;
    • Excellent oral, editing and writing skills;
    • Well organized and detail oriented;
    • Ability to work independently and on a team with other Communications Officers and other units

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Nutritionist

     

     We are seeking to fill the Nutritionist position at the P3 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

    Under the general supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director or the designate the Nutritionist, P3 will be responsible for the following key duties:

    • Provide technical advice to the Maiduguri project office on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and commodity choice for nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programming in line with WFP standards and processes.
    • Support the strengthening of national nutrition initiatives, including the development of national government policies related to nutrition as well as nutrition strategies, action plans, protocols and guidelines in line with the SUN Movement and international guidance and current evidence.
    • Work with staff in procurement, logistics, finance, other programme units and other divisions to ensure effective design and delivery of WFP nutrition programming.
    • Ensure nutrition requirements are integrated in all assessments and analysis, monitoring and evaluation, in close collaboration with VAM and M&E teams.
    • Provide support for operational partnerships, including inter-agency collaboration, to ensure a strong multi-sectorial response to nutrition in both emergency and non-emergency settings.
    • Prepare accurate and timely reporting and learning, contributing to a knowledge base that informs decision making of WFP and other stakeholders.
    • Design, conduct and communicate the nutrition situation clearly and effectively to nutrition stakeholders.
    • Represent WFP at regional, national and international meetings to contribute in technical discussions, exchange experiences, advocate for nutrition interventions and identify areas of potential collaboration.
    • Build capacity of WFP staff, partners and national governments to prepare for and respond to nutrition problems.
    • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, provide technical analysis, and interpretation.
    • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them on more complex analysis and queries.
    • Contribute to emergency preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations on contingency planning, risk analysis and early warning related to nutrition risks. 
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced University degree (Master’s or above) in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Food Technology, Medicine or other related/relevant field.

    Experience:

    • At least five years of progressively responsible professional post graduate experience, including at least 1 year of international experience. 
    • Experience conducting nutritional assessments, analysing data, and drafting recommendations for program implementation.
    • Experience with coordinating donor and inter-agency collaboration.
    • Experience developing and implementing nutritional policies and guidelines, and notably for nutrition-specific interventions in emergency, recovery and development contexts.
    • Excellent professional communication skills, verbal and written; with experience in writing proposals and preparing high level reports.
    • Experience with designing and implementing nutrition specific and culturally sensitive activities.
    • Experience with providing technical assistance and capacity building, preferably with Government counterparts
    • Experience working with governments on developing nutrition policies and/or implementing nutrition programs (within food security or health).
    • Experience in working in diverse operational contexts, nationally and internationally, with specific experience in development and humanitarian contexts.
    • Experience in coordinating ZHC, SUN, REACH or similar coordination actions at country or global level, across multi-stakeholders.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of and ability to apply recent developments in nutrition.
    • Ability to provide technical assistance to governments and directly implement evidence-base nutrition policies and programs.
    • Knowledge of nutrition analysis, related to both food security analysis and health analysis.
    • Knowledge of food systems and value chain transformations, as well as innovative programming, policies and interventions for achieving good nutrition-promoting food systems.
    • Knowledge of statistical methods and packages and GIS is desirable.

    Language:
    Fluency in oral and written English
    Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

     

     We are seeking to fill Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at the P3 level, based in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

    • Coordinate planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.).
    • Review and give technical feedback on monitoring and evaluation plans for new programmes and budget revisions to ensure that plans are risk-based and focus on measuring results (e.g. checking monitoring and evaluation budgets are allocated and appropriate log-frame indicators and outcome targets are documented).
    • Contribute to the analysis of outcome data and recommend improvements to programme interventions and to enhance WFPs ability to demonstrate outcome focussed results.
    • Produce frequent monitoring and evaluation progress reports with status of results and implementation of improvements.
    • Follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.
    • Represent WFP (e.g. at inter-agency meetings with other NGOs and government agencies) to exchange knowledge and experience, promote the importance of monitoring and evaluation and build partnerships that enhance inter-agency monitoring and evaluation activities.
    • Manage junior staff members providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
    • Train national and partner staff in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to build capacity of staff, increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation and encourage accountability for demonstrating results.
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the quality and consistency of monitoring and evaluation activities in the field.
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the data quality, accuracy and consistency to build credible performance evidence.
    • Provide monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to support performance planning and risk analysis, emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation activities.
    • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications & Experience Required
    Education:
    Advanced University degree in Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience is required in the following:
    • Led effective monitoring and evaluation processes across multiple countries or at the global level.
    • Developed a high-performing team and managed effective monitoring and evaluation operations at a country level.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • In-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and ability to guide others in selecting them.
    • Broad knowledge of diverse evaluation practices, concepts, and principles.
    • Broad knowledge of internal and external best practices and partnerships to develop and implement optimal evaluation arrangements.

    Competencies:
    Ability to assimilate and analyse complex issues using independent judgement and guide other staff in their analysis.
    Ability to define and adapt an evaluation function to support and align with WFP’s strategic goals and monitoring systems.

    Language:
    International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    Terms and Conditions
    Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year and eligible for the Rest and Recuperation (R&R) scheme. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit icsc.un.org

    Method of Application

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    Click on the Application Website Button

    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: 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

    Qualified African national and female applicants 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.

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