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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-26

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Senior Programme Associate(Nutrition) G7 - Sana'a

Sanaa (Yemen)

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WFP in Yemen 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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education and a post-secondary certificate in the related functional area such as computer science, media or social science or any discipline related to information management. Courses in public nutrition, nutrition and food security, maternal child nutrition and health, public health, medicine or any other related field to nutrition will be considered an advantage.

Experience: 

  • At least five (5) years of experience in information management including minimum two years working within humanitarian operations
  • Proven statistical analytical skills and experience of mapping and data visualization
  • Proven experience of leading nutrition program information management and facilitation with concerned authorities
  • Proven experience in synthesizing relevant information and developing reports on time against set deadlines for the dissemination of key findings to technical and non-technical audiences.

Language: Fluency (level C) in both spoken and written English & Arabic languages

Nationality: The applicant should be either a Yemeni national or have a valid Yemeni residence/work permit at the time of application

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Under the supervision of the Head of Nutrition the incumbent will be responsible for technical work including the planning, implementation and co-ordination of activities that require thorough understanding of programme/Nutrion 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 effective coordination and specialized support to a full range of policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.  

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of nutrition information systems and monitoring processes as per approved project documents.
  2. Provide specialized project management support to nutrition programs to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures and or agreed country level/ cluster targets
  3. Responsible for preparing monthly/quarterly reports and data analysis (e.g. nutrition assistance, resource utilization, program status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate and international standards and quality control.
  4. Focal point for timely recording of cooperating partner distribution reports and related data entry into the corporate system
  5. Provide effective and timely technical support to field-based staff, partners and MoPHP on how to collect and analyze nutrition information (including training and mentoring)
  6. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  7. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  8. 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.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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.

People

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Partnership

  • 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.

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 analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
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 participated in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
• Has implemented programmes with increased level of responsibility.
• Has provided input to policy discussions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Tuesday 26, February 2019

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Female applicants and qualified applicants yemeni nationals 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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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