Programme Policy Officer (with focus on nutrition) NOA
WFP KYRGYZSTAN COUNTRY OFFICE
Opened on 1 February 2019 - Closing on 15 February 2019
The 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.
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Supervision received: The Programme Policy Officer will be directly supervised by the Head of Outcome 1, under the general supervision of the Deputy Country Director
In line with global requirements, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the Kyrgyz Republic jointly with the Government initiated a national strategic review for SDG2, with objective to identify the gaps and needs in the area of food security and nutrition. As a result of the review, and in support of the Government and population of the country, WFP Country Office (CO), jointly with Government partners launched a Country Strategic Plan for the period of 2018-2022 with the following outcomes:
1. STRATEGIC OUTCOME
All primary school-aged children in the Kyrgyz Republic have access to safe, adequate and nutritious food all year round
2. STRATEGIC OUTCOME
Vulnerable and food insecure smallholders, in particular women, in the most vulnerable geographic areas of the Kyrgyz Republic have enhanced livelihoods and increased resilience to shocks to better support food security and nutrition needs all year round
3. STRATEGIC OUTCOME
Food-insecure communities in areas that are highly vulnerable to climate change have strengthened food systems and are more resilient to shocks all year round
4. STRATEGIC OUTCOME
Government institutions at central and decentralized level have strengthened capacities for comprehensive food security and nutrition management by 2030
To provide support to the policy and programme related activities that effectively meet Outcome 1 needs and conduct analytical work.
Job holder operates with a high degree of independence and manage staff within the Outcome, backstopping Outcome Manager, as required.
1. Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of proposals, plans, TORs and other programme related documentation, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
2. Provide support to Outcome management within specific projects and processes, ensuring a coordinated approach with the other outcomes, with CO activities in compliance with WFP standards and procedures.
3. Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development and revision of relevant policies, projects and activities.
4. Develop and/or revise existing methodological and content material within the programme to facilitate the operation of the School Meals programme.
5. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
6. Prepare and share context reviews and analyses related to school meals, providing relevant recommendations.
7. Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
8. Support the identification, development and management of potential collaborations within the framework of Outcome 1.
9. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to programmatic needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
10. Supervise and guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting the staff with queries.
11. Follow up on the programme monitoring data and use the findings to inform programme planning and development of other relevant material.
12. Backstop Outcome manager in her/his absence, as required.
13. Other tasks, as required.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health,
Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other fields relevant to
international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years
of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Experience in implementing technical programmes (within Education, Nutrition, Food Security, Humanitarian Assistance, Children, other relevant fields); Experience in programme implementation and designing operations; Experience in providing inputs into policy discussions and decisions.
Fluency in English, Russian and/or Kyrgyz
“Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply”
OPEN TO KYRGYZSTAN NATIONALS ONLY
WFP DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).