Expression of Interest Call - Food Technologist (Supply Chain) for Latin America and the Caribbean
Panama City (Panama)
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, WFP supports national efforts to improve food and nutrition security and reduce the impact of emerging crises, natural disasters, and climate change among vulnerable populations. The Regional Bureau Panama (RBP) coordinates technical strategic support and guidance to Country Offices in the region, promotes strategic partnerships, and support resource mobilization efforts.
Collect, analyze, and report on information as a basis for maximising the efficiency of food technology activities and enhancing food risk assessment and management in country operations.
Depending on your experience level and expertise you will be involved to a greater or lesser degree in work related to (but not limited to) the following:
- Collate and analyze data to prepare reports relating to food quality and safety, inform of risk management and mitigation and contribute to a WFP wide view of food technology activities.
- Preparation of evidenced based recommendations.
- In the event of food safety incidents, conduct investigation exercises to enable lessons learned to be documented and shared, to reduce re-occurrence of the incident.
- Engage with project teams on the food technology aspects of food assistance programs, ensuring compliance with WFP food and safety regulations.
- Development and/or implementation of protocols and tools relating to food technology issues, ensuring alignment with WFP procurement and supply chain strategy, policies and plans.
- Capacity building of WFP staff and partners for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
- Build productive relationships with supply chain colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance.
Advanced university degree in Food Technology, Health Sciences, Food Control, Nutrition, or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Years of relevant professional experience:
- Junior Consultancy: One to three years of relevant professional experience.
- Level I Consultancy: Three to five years of relevant professional experience.
- Level II Consultancy: Six to ten years of relevant professional experience.
- Fluency (level C) in English language.
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Spanish or French are highly desirable.
Professional experience is desired (but not required) in one or several of the following areas:
- Implementation of food technology related tools and protocol.
- Food assistance programs development projects.
- Humanitarian and/or development related work with an international organization.
The World Food Programme (Panama Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean) is seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified individuals for future consultancies in the region.
All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to asses relevant experience and qualifications. Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interviews or assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability.
Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for short-term opportunities. Rostered applicants may be contacted in the upcoming 12 months on an as-needed basis.
WFP offers a competitive compensation package determined on the basis of the Terms of Reference and the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
15 September 2020
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 race, sex, colour, ethnic group, age, sexual orientation, other affiliation or 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.