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Beirut - Programme Associate (Livelihoods) SC6

Lebanon (United States of America)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Lebanon (United States of America)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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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.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

This vacancy Announcement will close on 22 June 2021 at 11:59, Rome Time

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

-This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates ONLY.

-Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

-Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

CONTRACT DURATION

 

12 months renewable based on position need and performance.

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.

WFP Lebanon provides humantitarian  assistance to nearly 1.5 million vulnerable people, in the form of unrestricted food assistance either as in-kind or cash based trasnfers. WFP also supports Lebanese schools with school meals and has run over 300 development activities which include supporting rural infrastructure, as well as education and training opportunities for vulnerable individuals in families. WFP also supports Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme.  

To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video:  

https://www.facebook.com/WorldFoodProgramme/videos/10154930622760178/

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (Reporting & Fund Management) the Programme Associate will perform the following responsibilities: 

Reporting and Information Management:
•    Provide and compile inputs for reports, donor proposals and donor updates. 
•    Prepare and update project matrix, track implementation progress in coordination with the Regional and technical Focal points of the livelihoods Unit. 
•    Track participants and beneficiaries’ figures based on payment, registration and attendance sheets as well as output achievements for all livelihood indicators in coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit. Provide inputs to External Relations Unit, Reporting Unit, Regional Bureau and other stakeholders as needed 
•    Use WFP corporate reporting softwares and systems, as well as UN Agency reporting portals (WINGS, COMET, Activity Info).
•    Track reception, revision and clearance of partners’ reports. Liaise with Partnerships Unit and livelihood regional focal points for submission.
•    Coordinate with M&E unit on sampling based on lists of villages and activities, data collection
period, consolidation of project related information, participants and payment lists, support the review of the process and output monitoring tools to match the needs of the Livelihoods unit
•    Liaise with M&E, IT and AAP units on communication and common messaging to participants in livelihoods activities. Update Q&As for hotline as needed. 
•    Liaise with Communications unit to provide data and figures used for infographs or write-ups.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

Beneficiary Payment and Beneficiary Information Management:
 
•    Review and compile Cooperating Partners’ payment and registration lists on a monthly basis. Liaise with Cooperating Partners (CPs), Livelihoods regional focal points and Cash Based Transfer (CBT) unit as needed. Coordinate and document control mechanisms. 
•    Organize orientation sessions and train CPs staff on beneficiary identification, registration and payments processes. Provide feedback on mistakes and challenges and develop new tools where needed to mitigate challenges and issues faced. 
•    Liaise with Finance and Procurement Unit to process and clear Purchase Requisition Cash to Beneficiaries (PRCB) and Purchase Order Cash to Beneficiaries (POCB) for Food for Assets/ Food for Training (FFA/FFT) within WFP’s Global System. In addition, raise the Service Entry Sheet (SES) within WINGS to clear beneficiary payments and share livelihoods estimates with CBT for replenishment account. 
•    Liaise with CBT unit, Field-Offices’ ecard managers and IT unit to build new tools and systems to mitigate risks. 
•    Analyze transaction reports  
•    Update beneficiary payment, targeting and distribution Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed based on programmatic and operational changes. 
•    Maintain e-card management for Livelihood unit: track card cancellations, card off-loading, card distribution.

Other:
 
•    Support the Livelihoods unit in administrative tasks such as archiving and documentation using online and office tools. 
•    Liaise with IT on technical related issues to the Point of Sales system in overseeing the reconciliation process with SCOPE system. 
•    Perform any other duties identified by supervisor in relation to professional competencies as required. 
 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Education: University degree in Economics, Business, Development Studies, Forestry, Agriculture or related discipline relevant to international development assistance and social sciences. 

Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience preferably in project reporting, coordination and information system design and development. Demonstrated and prior experience with humanitarian organizations is a plus (UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) 

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages. 
 

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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