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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Dollo Addo
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Conflict prevention
    • Environment
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Security policy
    • Administrative support
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-23

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Field Monitor Assistant - Insurance for Work/Risk Reduction-Service Contract - Level 4, Dollo Ado

Dollo Addo

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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.

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, continually responding to emergencies. Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. 

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralist in Ethiopia (SIIPE): works with 7816 pastoralist HHs in the Somali region. In exchange for working on natural resource management activities to complement their livelihoods (soil and water conservation), pastoralists receive insurance cover for their livestock. In severe drought years, insurance pay-outs are made during and at the end of drought seasons. Rather than ensuring against the loss of livestock, this enables pastoralists to keep their core breeding animals a live and maintain their food security. SIIPE plans to reach up to 20,000 households by 2022. 

WFP’s climate solutions team is partnering with Mercy corps to implement a complementary livelihood project in SIIPE woredas. This climate information and market strengthening (CIMS) programme are designed to help vulnerable pastoral HHs enrolled into SIIPE access additional livelihood support activities, including climate information and livelihood diversification activities (climate-smart agriculture, water pilots in chronically water insecure area, introduction of hydroponics to produce fodder, market system linkages etc).

Moreover, WFP is partnering with FAO in Somali region to introduce farmer field schools in SIIPE woredas; this will help to combine indigenous knowledge with new technologies to combat the impact of climate change.

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general supervision and guidance of the sub-office head and functional guidance from the Climate Solutions Team in Jijiga and Addis Ababa, the field monitor assistant will support the implementation of the Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralist in Ethiopia (SIIPE) Project in Somali region. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Support the implementation of SIIPE project activities including community awareness, beneficiary targeting, registration and training of government technical staff at woreda and kebele levels.
  • Support implementation of the Insurance-for-Work component for SIIPE through liaison with the Implementing partners and with pastoralist communities.
  • Liaise with the regional and local government bodies (such as the woreda agriculture, livestock DPPD) to review the land use plans and maps in consultation with local communities, district authorities and support development of workplans.
  • Coordinate with PSNP teams within the agriculture offices to consolidate IFW activity plans, monitor implementation according to plans. Ensure compliance with PSNP work norms and objectives of SIIPE- Ensure to limit IFW activities to rangeland management and water development, which contribute to protecting pastoral livelihoods.
  • Regularly record progress and document challenges/solutions during the implementation of the programme Use Standard M&E tools to capture project progress, challenges to ensure programme is on target.
  • Create awareness among IPs on the programme strategy and best modality of delivery, In particular, distribution of the insurance scheme, introduction of voluntary insurance scheme in the region and integration between the various programme components will be a key activity.
  • Work closely with the various programme partners (government, NGOs, Somali microfinance institution, FAO) to ensure rollout, coordination and proper implementation of the respective components.
  • Support to ensure financial and operational reports are produced on a quarterly basis and submitted to all concerned stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Mercy Corps in the implementation of Climate information and market strengthening (CISM) programme in SIIPE woredas; this programmes aims to complement SIIPE and enable SIIPE beneficiaries to diversify their livelihood income sources.
  • Prepare reliable and satisfactory reports for submission to the immediate supervisor that may pass to donors, partners, government and headquarters.
  • Perform other assignments as requested by his/her supervisor or the climate solutions team.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data;
  • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder working environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge in management of projects preferably pastoral livelihoods, rural finance related projects
  • Knowledge of the area’s local language
  • At least three years relevant working experience, preferably in an NGO environment  
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Experience in report writing, data collection, and documentation
  • Computer literacy, and ability to adapt and learn new programmes
  • Ability to handle sensitive financial matters and observe strict confidentiality
  • Demonstrable good command of English (both written and spoken).
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Economics, Social science or another related field;

Experience: At least three years relevant working experience of working in DRR/NRM programmes, livelihoods or experience working with micro insurance work, either from a field perspective or from a more marketing or operational management level perspective. Experience in working with pastoral livelihoods.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
     
DURATION OF CONTRACT

ONE YEAR WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

23 JULY 219

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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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