Programme Assistant (Social Cohesion) SC4, Cox's Bazar
Are you ready to change lives and save the lives of the world's most vulnerable people?
If yes, this opportunity is for you!
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.
The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.
WFP supports over 1.4 million people in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh including over 860,000 Rohingya refugees and host community Bangladeshi under the L2 emergency operation. WFP provides food and nutrition assistance to the entire refugee population in the world’s largest refugee camp as well as school meals, nutrition service, and livelihood support to host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
In Cox’s Bazar, WFP supports 1.4 million people in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: 860,000 Rohingya refugees and 540,000 host community Bangladeshi as part of the L2 emergency operation. The Cox’s Bazar Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Unit is a center for Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) and Analysis with expertise in assessments, monitoring, research and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Under the MEAL unit, WFP has taken an initiative to actively engage in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (triple nexus) which includes conflict sensitivity and social cohesion mainstreaming across all aspect of WFP operations in Cox’s Bazar.
The Social Cohesion and Conflict Analysis team aims to actively contribute to policy and programme design, and lead engagement with relevant actors internally and externally to contribute to the peace outcomes. Considering the scale of the operation and the activities planned around devising methods for evaluating impact as well as designing newer activities to contribute towards peace outcomes, this position would contribute to enhancing capacities of the MEAL unit in assessment and analysis for social cohesion and conflicts.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the Lead for Social Cohesion and Conflict Analysis and the overall supervision of the Head of MEAL Unit, the incumbent will support assessments, engagement with programme units towards streamlining social cohesion and conflict sensitivity aspects across WFP’s functionalities.
The incumbent will mainly:
1. Provide technical guidance on regular assessments, workshops and programme designing around social cohesion and conflict sensitivity.
2. Support in developing tailored operating procedures to mainstream conflict sensitivity and social cohesion into WFP programmes, monitoring frameworks and work plans pertaining to WFP overall activities in Cox’s Bazar.
3. Identify opportunities to adapt programme/operations to enhance conflict sensitivity and explore new programme designs, taking social cohesion outcomes into account.
4. Explore opportunities with knowledge partners to enhance capacity strengthening of internal and external stakeholders.
5. Coordinate with M&E team on implementation of the communications with community activity.
6. Support engagement with local actors and facilitate community consultations in the refugee camps and host community.
7. Establish and maintain stronger linkages with protection, gender and environmental safeguards team to ensure regular mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity concerns.
8. Ensure documentation and dissemination of good practices and lessons learnt on conflict sensitivity, social cohesion and the triple nexus, and monitoring on these, in close coordination with the KIM and relevant teams as well as the country office.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: Completion of University degree (Bachelor/master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Social Sciences, Peace and Conflict or another relevant field.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three of professional work experience where one-year in programme development, social behaviour research, psychology or education field . Experience in the field of peace and conflict would be desirable
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
⦁ Strong digital literacy (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
⦁ Understanding of M&E, reporting, accountability will be required
⦁ Interpersonal, analytical , communication skill with high-level officials, consistency in advice and follow-up, ability to work with diverse teams, capability to provide sound advice and independent ability to facilitate coordinated planning and subsequent follow-up on implementation and reporting, ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
⦁ Ability to work in a team, flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
⦁ Innovative skills and commitment to support WFP Bangladesh in achieving gender parity among the national staff in all functions, levels and locations.
LANGUAGE: Excellent written and oral/communications skills in both English and Bangla.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Type of Contract : Service Contract (SC4)
Duty Station : Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Contract Duration : 12 months
Monthly Salary : BDT. 85,766
No of Post : 1
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
14 June 2021 23:59 GMT
This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Only and short-listed candidates will be contacted.
To be considered, interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the WFP careers website: LINK
Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.