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United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) Job Recruitment 2021

United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) Job Recruitment 2021: The United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions listed below.

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.

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We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Programme Policy Officer – CSP – NOA at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer – CSP – NOA

Requisition ID: 144624
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • Reporting to the Head of Programme. At this level, job holders are responsible for technical work including the planning, implementation and coordination of activities that require a thorough understanding of programme/project context, issues, and ability to apply a range of guidelines/practices.
  • They independently handle a wide range of specialized programme or policy support activities and may be involved in analytical work. Work performed typically has a substantial impact affecting other parts of the programme. Job holders demonstrate initiative in the identification and resolution of a wide range of issues/problems, and effectively handle unforeseen situations.
  • They may act as technical focal points in the area of vulnerability assessment and analysis. Job holders set objectives, resolve wide-ranging issues and unforeseen problems, supervise and coach a team of support staff within an area of responsibility.

Job Purpose

  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.
  • Assist in maintaining communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds
  • Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow standard budgetary oversight to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.
  • Assist in maintaining communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds
  • Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • 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: Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian Nationals are or candidates who have valid Nigerian residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • The contract is 12 months on a Fixed Term level, with possibility of renewal.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited.
  • Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Note

  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • 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.

 

Logistics Associate, Geographic Information Systems & Information Management (GIS & IM) SC7 at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

Job Title: Logistics Associate, Geographic Information Systems & Information Management (GIS & IM) SC7

Requisition ID: 144742
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureau (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders may either perform administrative support functions in the front office and report to the Business Support Associate, or provide administrative support to team(s) with the reporting line to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate. In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
  • At this level, work is carried out under minimal supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organized and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities.
  • They may offer guidance on standard practices to more junior staff in their area of work

Job Purpose

  • To deliver information management and global information system support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.
  • The IMO will act as the focal point for collecting, analyzing and disseminating logistics information, in close coordination with logistics and information personnel of other UN organizations and NGOs involved in the humanitarian response, and national authorities.

Key Responsibilities
Information Management (IM):

  • Produce Logistics Sector products/reports in Logistics Sector product formats or specific formats as required within the operation ensuring they are regularly revised/updated if required. Key products include:  Situation updates, bulletins, snapshots, briefings, situation updates.
  • Liaise with Logistics Sector/Cluster partners, other Sectoral partners, and national counterparts to gather information to produce daily sitreps and weekly bulletins, ensuring that challenges and concerns relating to the logistics operation are represented.
  • Support the Logistics Sector Coordinator as required in drafting donor proposals.
  • Manage content of Logistics Sector country operations page – in close coordination with Global Logistics Cluster support team in Rome.
  • Establish, moderate, and maintain the Logistics Cluster mailing list.
  • Standardize and execute quality control of logistics assessments and activity reports.
  • Provide reports internally to WFP with inputs on Logistics Cluster activities; Liaise regularly with reports officers in other agencies and NGOs.
  • Establish and maintain internal information sharing mechanisms, documentation formats, assessment formats, central file storage.
  • Recognize and assess the sensitivity of information obtained; Respect the confidential nature of sources of information where relevant.
  • Prepare and disseminate the agendas for Logistics Sector coordination meetings and trainings, compile presentation, and ensure meeting minutes are recorded.
  • Support the Coordinator in preparing, disseminating, and consolidating the results of any necessary partner surveys.
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Data:

  • Identify the most appropriate methodology to source and map information that can be used for advocacy in addressing issues in partner logistics needs
  • Establish priority special data collection/processing activities based on emerging information requirements
  • Identify and validate information sources such as local civil authorities, military entities, international agencies and organizations, and international and national non – governmental organizations
  • Ensure the smooth delivery of newly acquired special data from the field for cleaning and processing.
  • Establish and maintain a GIS database to maintain critical logistical information.
  • Receive and fill map requests for new map products for internal and external partners.
  • Determine data requirements to produce agreed mapping products.
  • Produce maps in a standardized fashion for distribution in both hard copy and on the Logistics Sector website.
  • Produce updates to standard maps by incorporating updated data layers.
  • Produce a catalogue of map products, coordinate with the headquarters standards to keep the website updated.
  • Maintain inventory of maps and map making materials in the Logistics Sector office.

Training:

  • Organize logistics-related trainings, including collection and dissemination of training materials.
  • Provide GPS data collection training exercises among the humanitarian community in the field

Standard Minimum Qualifications & Experience
Education:

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Global Information Systems, Communications, Journalism or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in an international context, preferably in Information Management, GIS, data collection or cartography. Previous experience in emergencies is a plus.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team;
  • Good communication skills; excellent written and analytical skills;
  • Basic knowledge of logistics operations and humanitarian reform/cluster concept;
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
  • Thorough knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop application.
  • Extensive knowledge of global information systems and cartography.
  • Willingness to work in challenging environments/field locations.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Hausa is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
9th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian Nationals are or candidates who have valid Nigerian residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • The contract is 12 months on a Fixed Term level, with possibility of renewal.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited.
  • Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Note

  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

 

Programme Assistant (In-Kind) SC5 at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

Job Title: Programme Assistant (In-Kind) SC5

Requisition ID: 144642
Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Job Purpose

  • To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Perform specialized and/or standardised processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide project management and/or general office support following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.
  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Functional Capabilities:

  • Capability Name – 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.
    • Emergency Programming: 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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language. Understanding of Hausa or any other local language is desirable.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

Desired Experiences for entry into the Role:

  • Has Supported food assistance distribution planning and implementation.
  • Familiarity with WFP monitoring & evaluation processes.
  • Facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. supply chain, nutrition, VAM, protection etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with training, field support, report writing, documentation of meetings.
  • Familiarity with WFP Food assistance processes, and respective targets – particularly SDG2 and SDG17 – and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Familiarity with WFP’s mandate, Country Strategic Planning process, intervention modalities, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable.
  • Basic understanding of technical and theoretical concepts pertinent to food assistance;
  • Strong knowledge of key State and Local government contexts and issues;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Ability to produce high-quality written outputs in the working language.
  • Understanding of basic principles of stakeholder engagement with government and other counterparts at the national or local level.
  • Appetite for exploring and experimenting with new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment.
  • Moderate to proficient computer literacy.

Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). The job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer 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.

Application Closing Date
4th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms And Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position. (For G level positions, for NO level position candidates must be Nigerian Nationals)
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be employed on a Service Contract for a period of 12 months.

Note

  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • 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.

 

Programme Associate (In-Kind) SC6 at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

Job Title: Programme Associate (In-Kind) SC6

Requisition ID: 144641
Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Job Purpose

  • The Damaturu Sub office is seeking a Programme Assistant (SC6) to perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities under to the Food Assistance delivery portfolio.
  • The incumbent will operate under the direct supervision of the National Officer overseeing Activity 1.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Perform specialized processes and activities relating to the food assistance provision to vulnerable population, in line with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide project support for general food assistance (Inkind food) following established emergency response targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports relevant to the general food assistance to support planning and decision-making.
  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data related to the implementation of general food assistance activities, following corporate emergency programming guidelines.
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing general food assistance activities with guidance from activity lead.
  • Support communication and collaboration with internal emergency food assistance stakeholders with guidance from activity lead.
  • Act as a point for documentation and resolution of complaints relating to inkind food assistance distribution.
  • Other as required.

Functional Capabilities:

  • Capability Name – 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.
    • Emergency Programming: 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 an area relevant to emergency programming/food assistance.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language. Understanding of Hause or any other local language will be good.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Familiarity with WFP Food assistance processes, and respective targets – particularly SDG2 and SDG17 – and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Familiarity with WFP’s mandate, Country Strategic Planning process, intervention modalities, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable.
  • Basic understanding of technical and theoretical concepts pertinent to food assistance;
  • Strong knowledge of key State and Local government contexts and issues;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Ability to produce high-quality written outputs in the working language.
  • Understanding of basic principles of stakeholder engagement with government and other counterparts at the national or local level.
  • Appetite for exploring and experimenting with new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment.
  • Moderate to proficient computer literacy.

Organizational Context

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
4th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms And Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position. (For G level positions, for NO level position candidates must be Nigerian Nationals)
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be employed on a service contract for a period of 12 months.

Note

  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • 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.

 

Information Management Officer – Food Security Sector (NOC) at the United Nations World Food Programme

Job Title: Information Management Officer – Food Security Sector (NOC)

Requisition ID: 143789
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • In Nigeria, the aim of the Food Security Sector, is to support the existing Government structure to ensure a more coherent and effective response, by mobilizing groups of government and non-government organizations to respond in a strategic manner across all key sectors or areas of activity, with each sector having a clearly designated lead.
  • Humanitarian actors who participate as members in the Food Security Sector (FSS) are expected to be proactive partners in assessing needs, developing strategies and plans for the sector, and implementing agreed priority activities. Provisions should also be made in sectoral groups for those humanitarian actors who may wish to participate as observers, mainly for information-sharing purposes.
  • The FSS provides an action-oriented forum for bringing together the Government and Non-Government humanitarian partners, to improve the timeliness and impact of appropriate humanitarian food security assistance to food insecure population and communities in North-Eastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States).
  • The Food Security Sector (FSS) in Nigeria is led by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) at the Federal level, and the respective Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MANR) at the State level. The Food Security Sector is Co-led by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organizations and the World Food Programme.

Function Purpose

  • The Information Management Officer (IMO) plays a vital role in collecting, analyzing, and sharing data information that is important for the Sector partners and stakeholders to make informed (evidence based) decisions on the needs and gaps of affected populations to inform preparedness and planning. As such, he/she needs to be able to liaise and communicate with diverse partners.
  • The IMO is expected to provide overall support to the FSS including assessments, preparedness and response planning processes, implementation, projections and documenting lessons learned. The IMO also provides support on Capacity Building to partners.

Reporting Lines:

  • The Information Management Officer directly reports to the Food Security Sector coordinator under the general supervision of the DCD Operations
  • The Information Management Officer is expected to coordinate closely with fellow FSS Sector Information Management Officers and other Sectors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to formulation of wide programme policies in line with both organizational 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 HQ and field operations.
  • Provide advice and support to COs on moderately complex issues
  • Provide technical advice or mobilize 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 sub-national levels.
  • Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
  • 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.
  • Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.12. 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.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Information Management and Communication
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in information management in humanitarian context
  • Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful/critical situations
  • Willingness to work in the field, as and when required
  • Fluent in spoken and written English Language
  • Cultural and Gender awareness and sensitivity
  • Basic understanding of Food Security and Livelihoods programming

Application Closing Date
9th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian Nationals are or candidates who have valid Nigerian residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • The contract is 12 months on a Fixed Term level, with possibility of renewal.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

 

Programme Associate (Cash Based Transfer) at the United Nations World Food Programme (2 Openings)

Job Title: Programme Associate (Cash Based Transfer) SC6

Requisition ID: 144630
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Slot: 2 Openings

Organizational Context

  • 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.

Job Purpose

  • The Damaturu Sub office is seeking a Programme Associate (SC6) to perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities under to the Food Assistance delivery portfolio.
  • The incumbent will operate under the direct supervision of the National Officer overseeing Activity

Key Accountabilities (Not all-inclusive)

  • Perform specialized processes and activities relating to the food assistance provision to vulnerable population, in line with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • With support from Activity 1 lead, research, set up and implement the cash and voucher based programme including operational arrangements.
  • Provide Onsight support for implementation of cash and voucher intervention including operational issues, awareness raising on program objectives and procedures, interaction with Cooperating Partners.
  • Ensure that voucher and cash programme remains compliant with all WFP policies and procedures,
  • In cooperation with Activity 1 lead, recommend ways to refine the programme and thereby improve the service offered to beneficiaries and facilitate implementation by WFP,
  • Identify lessons learnt and best practices established for use in further WFP cash & food programme interventions
  • Provide project support for cash-based transfer following established emergency response targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports relevant to the cash and voucher assistance to support planning and decision-making.
  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data related to the implementation of cash and voucher assistance activities, following corporate emergency programming guidelines.
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing cash and voucher assistance activities with guidance from activity lead.
  • Support communication and collaboration with internal emergency food assistance stakeholders with guidance from activity lead.
  • Act as a point for documentation and resolution of complaints relating to cash and voucher assistance.
  • Others as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. A post-secondary certificate in an area relevant to emergency programming/food assistance.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language. Understanding of Hausa or any other local language will be good.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name – 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.
  • Emergency Programming – 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.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has Supported voucher/cash assistance distribution planning and implementation.
  • Familiarity with WFP monitoring and evaluation Processes.
  • Has undertaken data analysis.
  • Facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. supply chain, nutrition, VAM, protection etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with training, field support, report writing and documentation of meetings.
  • Familiarity with WFP Food assistance processes, and respective targets – particularly SDG2 and SDG17 – and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Familiarity with WFP’s mandate, Country Strategic Planning process, intervention modalities, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable.
  • Basic understanding of technical and theoretical concepts pertinent to food assistance;
  • Strong knowledge of key State and Local government contexts and issues;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Ability to produce high-quality written outputs in the working language.
  • Understanding of basic principles of stakeholder engagement with government and other counterparts at the national or local level.
  • Appetite for exploring and experimenting with new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment.
  • Moderate to proficient computer literacy.

Application Closing Date
4th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be employed on a service contract for a period of 12 months.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
  • WFP is committed to gender equality and parity and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities.
  • WFP offers an attractive salary and other benefits, including health insurance.
  • 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.

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Human Resources Officer at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

Job Title: Human Resources Officer – NOB

Requisition ID: 144021
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • This job is found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ), and typically report to a more senior HR Officer, Regional/Country Director or the designate.
  • Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and provide guidance to junior staff to ensure that operational and project objectives are achieved. They are heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work.
  • Job holders provide advice on low complex issues, applying HR rules, regulations and expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of activities.

Job Purpose

  • To deliver a professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, and deliver HR operational activities or projects, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
  • Provide advice to managers and employees, understanding their needs and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
  • Provide effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving employee relations issues.
  • Contribute to staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing/delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
  • Deliver onboarding activities which ensure 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 delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.
  • Support 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.
  • Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems and recommending improvements to ways of working.
  • Other as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
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:

  • Typically three (3) or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Broad or specialised knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Ability to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action.
  • Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client-oriented service.
  • Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

National Professional:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Team Leader of HR Strategic Partners for Country Director/Deputy Country Director (CD/DCD) Offices, Programme, RAM, Communications and Advocacy Marketing (CAM), Capacity Strengthening, Security, Partnerships & Operational Info Management (OIM)
  • Provide to those Units HR Service of excellence in terms of Talent Acquisition, Staff entitlements, Payroll, Management of Staff Social benefits, Capability Development, Performance management, Separation.
  • Support the Head of HR Unit as HR Strategy & Projects Focal Point for:
    • Human Capital Development
    • Staff Engagement
    • Work force Planning
    • Org Alignment
    • HR Digitalization
    • Gender

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian Nationals are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in the English language only.
  •  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.

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Programme Policy Officer (Operational Administration) at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Operational Administration)

Job ID: 144281
Location: Abuja
Reporting line: Head of RAM
Contract type: Fixed term
Duration: 12 Months renewable
Entry of Duty: ASAP

Key Accountabilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Ram and general supervision of DCD Operations, the incumbent will:

  • Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider Programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Research and analyses policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.

Other Specific Job Requirements

  • As COMET administrator (country office tool to manage effectively), provide overall guidance and technical support to all COMET users in Nigeria, including travel when necessary.
  • Maintain and update the COMET SOPs and train, communicate its content to all Nigeria CO and AO staff. Closely interact with administrators of other WFP information systems (LESS, WINGS, BPT) and contribute to cross-platform solutions.
  • Working closely with RAM officers who provide vulnerability figures, review and update needs-based plans and implementation plans, adjusting as necessary for demographics, overlaps and double counting.
  • Perform regular quality control checks on all uploaded data within implementation module including reporting and validation rates, beneficiary number reconciliation with legacy data sources, and provide technical support to the Cash-Based-Transfers (CBT) reconciliation team.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards for reporting distribution plans and achievements, COMET data entry status, and COMET-LESS reconciliation status.
  • Coordinate and support facilitation of COMET trainings, workshops, and one-on-one learning
  • Supervise one COMET assistant, support and provide back-up to the M&E/COMET focal points in field offices
  • Interphase directly with donor relations and Programme units on M&E inputs to donor-specific proposals and reports as relates to output figures
  • Work with regional and headquarters focal points in pilot and full implementation centrally designed information system solutions.
  • Support the RAM team in shared objectives and represent the team when delegated.

Key Deliverables:

  • Weekly status reports on COMET reconciliation and data entry
  • Monthly dashboard for planning and reporting in COMET, to be released at defined dates
  • Monthly note for the record from reconciliation committee meetings
  • High quality inputs to donor proposals, progress and final reports as required
  • High-quality inputs to the ACR and other corporate reports as related to COMET data.
  • Updated needs-based plans based on latest vulnerability figures from RAM.

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role:

  • Experience with WFP systems and standards
  • Data manipulation skills in Excel, Tableau/PowerBI, and SQL
  • Analytical capacity, attention to detail, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective working relations with persons of different backgrounds
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description
  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Minimum Requirements
Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian sector, including 1-year work experience in an UN agency.

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Statistics or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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