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.
WFP wishes to recruit a well qualified candidate fo fill the position of Programme Senior Associate based on the details below:
This is a temporary (short term) position, with possibility to be converted into a more longer term position. The job holder will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, HGSF, and under the general supervision of the Deputy Head of Programme.
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.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The incumbent shall perform the following duties:
- Assist in the overall Home Grown School Feeding programme management
- Organize field visits, in collaboration with the partner organizations and WFP Field-Offices to identify and analyse problems, and recommend actions;
- Provide support to districts and schools in preparing and implementing the annual review of Home Grown School Feeding activities, the procurement of food and provision of Non-Food Items and the school kitchens and fuel efficient stoves construction/rehabilitation;
- Monitor, update and track data related to project issues, commodity pipelines, informing the relevant units; work with M&E team for better utilization of COMET for HGSF data; Assist cooperating partners on the maintenance of records, accounts and books as stipulated in the FLA or MOU and ensure that reports required for WFP are accurate and provided as scheduled;
- Ensure payments for partners are disbursed in a timely manner;
- Identify capacity gap and provide training to field monitors and district coordinators to improve the management of HGSF;
- Maintain records on programme activities,
- Organise and facilitate the monthly and quarterly project coordination meetings with Partners;
- Work with RBC and programme districts for the preparation and Coordination of deworming exercise in HGSF schools;
- Work with P4P, FTMA and MINAGRI to strengthen the capacity building of smallholder farmers and food procurement from the SHF in the South and West;
- Coordinate the project visibility including but not limited to quarterly production of HGSF newsletter.
Education: University degree in one of the following disciplines: business administration, management, development economics, economics, development studies, project management, social sciences or other related field.
Language: Fluency in both written and oral communication in French or English and working knowledge of the other. Fluency in Kinyarwanda.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in development assistance, food aid support, education, project management, and/ or administration. Experience of working on school feeding as a cross-cutting and multi-sectoral issue is an added value.
OTHER SPECIFIC SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
- Strong analytical ability; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds within the office; ability to establish priorities, to plan, coordinate and monitor own work and those under his/her supervision; ability to draft reports; ability to cope with situations, which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Ability to adhere to timelines. Ability to deliver consistently high quality results with speed despite stress and pressure. Spirit of initiative and
- Capacity to work independently as well as being part of a team of people from different national and/or cultural background.
- Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
27 MARCH 2018
Qualified 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.