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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Requisition # 105586
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Legal - Broad
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-24

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NATIONAL PROGRAMME POLICY OFFICER/RESILIENCE -NOC-KINSHASA

Requisition # 105586

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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.

Females candidates in DRC wishing to have more information about the position may be present at our offices in their areas of residence on Thursday, 118 July 2019, between 13 and 14 hours. (Kinshasa time) For those in Kinshasa, the WFP office is located at no. 116, BLV of 30 June, MIBA-Gombe building (REF. Mandela rond point, opposite the INTERPOL building)

Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply

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.

JOB TITLE:

PROGRAMME OFFICER FOR RESILIENCE PROGRAMME

TYPE OF CONTRACT:

FIXED TERM- NOC

UNIT/DIVISION:

Programme

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

KINSHASA

DURATION:

CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS:

1 YEAR

23 July 2019

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

The situation in the country is protractedly fragile and DRC is ranked 152nd out of 163 countries on the 2016 Global Peace Index and in terms of democracy, it is ranked 157th out of 167 countries on the 2015 Democracy Index of The Economist.

The Food Security Analysis in 2018 ranked the DRC, the second largest Food Insecurity crisis right after Yemen.

WFP and partners are seeking innovative ways to adress and develop solution to repond to that in the the DRC.

JOB PURPOSE

To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute to formulation of WFP-wide programme policies in line with both organisational 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.

2. Provide advice and support to COs on moderately complex issues to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.

3. Provide technical advice or mobilise 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.

4. 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.

5. Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.

6. Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.

STATEGIC POLICY & PROGRAMME ENGAGEMENT
  1. Government Partnership
  1. Support National Government develop policies, strategies to guide food security, Agriculture, social Protection etc. linked to community resilience.
  2. Represent WFP to the Resilience, Agriculture & Food security fora and consultations such as Technical thematic & sectorial Groups.
  3. Support Innovative partnership with the government towards the Country Strategic Plan.
  4. Contribute to analysis of different programmes and plans proposals to enable effective decision making in partnership with local & national authorities.
  1. Advocacy & fundraising (Donor, UN Agencies and other technical partners)
  1. Contribute and strengthen strategical partnerships with different UN agencies regarding the food security, joint planning and implementation to support the One UN agenda.
  2. Strengthen knowledge sharing, advocacy and visibility of programme and joint initiatives and contribute to improved quality programming and implementation of joint projects.
  3. Support the organization of donor & partners, government as well as Senior WFP management’ field missions.
ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES:
  1. Capacity of understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  2. Support colleagues to develop the link between their individual tasks and thecontributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
  3. Ability to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  4. Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  5. Ability to be accountable for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  6. Ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in highpressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
  1. Innovation
  1. Provide support to use of internal innovative digital platforms for programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
  2. In consultation with different internal counterpart, support the integration of innovative activities in the CO programme activities in the Country Strategic Programme.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

University degree in University Degree in one of or more of the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Agri-business, Agricultural Marketing, Social Science or any other related discipline from a recognized institution; and preferably with a post-graduate or equivalent.

Experience:

A minimum of 5 years relevant experience at increasing levels of responsibilities. Experience delivering training is an advantage. Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams. Has taken leadership of coodination of programmes.

 
 

Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Good communication and leadership skills.
  2. Understanding of the National & local context and the related constraints, including the challenge of the sector.
  3. Understanding of the National & local Policies & Stratefies of the Agriculture & Food Security sectors.
  4. Ability to work and plan for both strategic and operational levels
  5. Cognitive Capacity, Teamwork, Action Management result based, Innovation, Partnering, and Client-Orientation.
  6. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, organize and focus complex issues; strong   analytical skills and reporting skills.
  7. strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relationship with persons of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
  8. Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Languages:


Language - Proficiency in spoken and written in English and French.

IMPORTANT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS

WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process that includes a thorough assessment of technical competencies to ensure that the best candidates are selected for the position. Make sure your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment records and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should complete their applications online at the WFP website: http://www.wfp.org/careers by clicking on "View Job Opportunities and Jobs of Interest". Candidates will need to register and create online CVs in order to apply. Hard copies of resumes or applications by e-mail will not be accepted. Make sure your request contains accurate and complete information.
 
WFP DOES NOT RECEIVE FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND DOES NOT REQUIRE BANKING INFORMATION.
Only successful candidates will be invited to the written test and the interview

Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply

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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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