WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY OFFICE
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 64522 - PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE (M&E) SC6 - JUBA
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.
In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
WFP South Sudan’s emergency operation (EMOP) aims to assist 3 million people displaced and affected by conflict, in the three conflict affected states, through food distributions, CBTs and blanket and targeted supplementary feeding.
WFP South Sudan’s protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) aims to assist 1.1 million people through food distributions, blanket and targeted supplementary feeding, institutional feeding, food assistance for assets, food for education, CBTs and Purchase for Progress (P4P).
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the general guidance of the head of the M&E team and direct supervision of the National Monitoring Officer, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
- Coordinate remote monitoring managed by the roving monitoring team;
- Upon notification by head of M&E, coordinate field missions undertaken by the roving monitoring team;
- Liaise with sub-offices regarding monitoring deliverables and status updates;
- Consolidate qualitative monthly monitoring back to office reports and situation reports;
- Assist in re-programming electronic monitoring questionnaires during toolkit revisions;
- Assist in the preparation and cleaning of data sets generated from monitoring;
- Update the M&E teamwork sharing space;
- Create and maintain an inventory tracking database;
- Participate in field data collection, as required;
- Perform any other duties, as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Experience collecting primary data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders;
- Experience with WFP monitoring systems and standards;
- Analytical capacity; attention to detail; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, negotiating skills;
- Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
- Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety;
- Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- 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.
||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
|Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
||Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
|Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)
||Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
|Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas
||Understands basic technical concepts and data and their 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/Government
||Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Technical skills: Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases; SPSS and Tableau will be an added advantage;
- Language: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Ability to communicate in Arabic (classic and/or Juba) and one of the local languages of South Sudan;
- General: Knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOUTH SUDANESE NATIONALS ONLY.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
24TH SEPTEMBER 2017
WFP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYER. QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.