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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.
To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages
This job is found in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to support L3 emergency operation due Rohingya influx. The job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer/Deputy Programme Coordinator or the designate.
At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall guidance and supervision of Programme Policy Officer/Deputy Programme Coordinator or the designate, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
- In coordination with the UNHCR/IOM and site management partners coordinate all the relocation activities including participation in the relocation coordination meetings in the camp.
- In coordination with UNHCR/IOM and GFD cooperating partners ensure that all the families relocated from transit centres and from other camps receive their food assistance immediately as per the agreed SOP.
- In coordination with the GFD cooperating partners and WFP CBT unit manage transition from GFD to CBT including exclusion and inclusion of families in GFD when required.
- In coordination with the GFD cooperating partners, prepare distribution plan for general food distribution in the camp.
- Prepare relevant food release notes in COMET in consultation with the head of programme based on the approved GFD distribution plan.
- Ensure FMAs undertake GFD monitoring and share the monitoring feedings after every GFD round. In addition ensure that the FMAs fill in monitoring checklists every round as required.
- Follow up monitoring findings with partners and other relevant stakeholders at the camp level for corrective measures.
- Reports on all aspects of the programme implementation and quality to the Head of Programme.
- Represent WFP at the camp level including coordination meetings and follow up on action points with the Sub Office and partners for implementation.
- Training the partner staffs at the camp level on WFP requirements in programme implementation, food management and reporting.
- In liaison with the Head of Programme, contribute in preparation for WFP missions to the camps through coordination with partners and other stakeholders.
- Perform other related duties as required
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
- Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
- Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
- Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
- Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
|Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
||Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
|Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)
||Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
|Knowledge of Specialized Areas
||Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.
||Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
|Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt
||Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Strong preference will be given to those who have an advance level knowledge in MS Word and Excel. The ideal candidate will be both detailed-oriented, determined, proactive and impatient to get stuff done.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: University degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) and/or Post Graduate. Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in relevant subject is preferable.
Language: Fluency in English and local language
Knowledge & Skills: Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems eg. COMET. General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of administration
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Contract Type : Service Contract
Contract Duration : 12 months
Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Nationality : Bangladeshi only
Monthly Net Salary : BDT. 86,452 net
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 29th May 2018
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.