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Programme Policy Officer - Field Operations, NOA

Cambodia (Cambodia)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cambodia (Cambodia)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Legal - Broad
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Political Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-24

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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.

This post is open to Cambodian Nationality only.

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

WFP’s mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as per Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. It works to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In the period 2019-2023, through the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), Cambodia is contributing to achieving Zero Hunger by promoting access to nutritious diets through home grown school feeding and improving climate smart food production and transformation capacities of small holder farming communities. WFP helps set standards and guidelines for food transformation to satisfy the increasing demand for nutritious processed and convenient foods. WFP is also leveraging its subnational presence and existing implementation relationships to build scalable models for replication nationally, and enable subnational counterparts’ hands-on learning in intervention planning, management and implementation.

Further, the CSP focuses on support to national and subnational disaster and climate change risk management and to the national strategic direction and coordination on food security, nutrition and social protection through enhanced information systems, knowledge management, and public-private and south-south partnerships.

 

The CSP aims to contribute to six Strategic Outcomes that are aligned to four Strategic Results of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). These are:Strategic Outcome 1: Vulnerable communities in Cambodia have access to nutritious, safe, diverse, convenient, affordable and preferred foods by 2025.

Strategic Outcome 2: Poor and vulnerable communities in Cambodia are more resilient to shocks and stresses in the food system by 2023.

Strategic Outcome 3: National and subnational institutions have strengthened capacities to mitigate risks and lead coordinated shock preparedness and response efforts by 2025.

Strategic Outcome 4: National and subnational institutions in Cambodia have strengthened capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well-informed, effective and equitable actions for achieving food security and nutrition targets by 2030.

Strategic Outcome 5: Development and humanitarian partners in Cambodia have access to common supply chain services throughout the year.

 

To support the implementation of the CSP on the ground, including WFP’s work on Home Grown School Feeding, support to sub-national food systems and emergency preparedness, WFP is seeking to recruit a National Programme Policy Officer – Field Operations. This position will be based in WFP’s Siem Reap Area Office (AO)  and support across workstreams including programme, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications.

CSP Position Title:

Programme Policy Officer -  Field Operations

Type of Contract:

Fixed Term Appointment

Grade:

NO - A

Duty Station:

WFP Area Office, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Reporting Line:

This position reports to the Head of Field Operations based in  Siem Reap.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  2. Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  3. Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  4. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  5. Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  6. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships.
  7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
  8. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  9. Other as required.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Act as a focal point for reporting and monitoring quality  in the AO, ensuring that monthly and quarterly reports are submitted in a timely manner,  that partner reports are reviewed and endorsed to the Country Office for payment, and that key monitoring findings are presented to management for action.
  • Contribute to building and maintaining relationships with external partners at sub-national level including government, UN, NGOs and other development partners in support of programme strategy, implementation, enhanced coordination and resource mobilization.
  • Contribute to the development of programme strategy, guidelines and tools to support capacity strengthening and ownership of hunger solutions at sub-national level.
  • Contribute to WFP’s efforts to strengthen the integration of food security and nutrition in local development planning process and ensure that programme targets are integrated into workplans at subnational level, particularly the Commune Development Plan (CDP) and Commune Investment Plan (CIP).
  • Ensure gender is considered throughout all areas of work under the post, as relevant.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

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, Voucher) 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 (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) 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 Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language:  Fluency (level C) in English and Khmer languages.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • At least 3 years post graduate experience (or equivalent in years) in international or community development or related.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing technical programs especially in the areas of  community development, decentralization processes, capacity strengthening.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation tools and processes, reporting and budget management
  • Experience in undertaking situational and risk analysis to inform effective programme delivery and strategy direction.
  • Has experience in leading teams to ensure the effective delivery of objectives.
  • Participated in a vendor/government/ partner negotiation in support of broad function or Country Office requirements.
  • Participated in a moderately complex emergency operation/ development programmes.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Create an account on the WFP Career Website: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings
  • Under Filter By “Country”, type “Cambodia” and select the position you want to apply to.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The vacancy will be closed on Thursday, 14th January 2021 at 17:00 GMT+

 

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to an inclusive working environment which values diversity

and has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and abuse of any kind.

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  • WFP recognizes the positive potential of flexible working arrangements to enable staff members the opportunity to select and alter their work schedules to better fit personal needs and help balance work, personal, and family responsibilities whenever operationally possible.
  • WFP is committed to gender equality and parity (50% women and 50% men) and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities.
  • WFP offers an attractive salary and other benefits, including annual leave, parental leave and health insurance for staff and eligible dependents.
  • WFP Work Environment: WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS and disability status. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services, and participation in decision making roles.
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