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Senior Programme Associate (School Feeding) SC7, Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Nutrition
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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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.

ABOUT WFP

 

 

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. 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

The Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 approved by the WFP Executive Board in its first session of 2017 became effective on 1 April 2017. It aims to contribute to four Strategic Outcomes that are aligned to the four Strategic Results of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of 13 activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the five Strategic Outcomes.


Under the Integrated Road Map (IRM) WFP has committed to a new way of working, linking not only all activities to the defined Strategic Outcomes but also linking the resources used for implementing the activities to the results achieved


The five strategic outcomes are:
SO1: Vulnerable groups in rural and urban settings are supported by enhanced national actions to improve their nutrition indicators in line with national targets by 2020;
SO 2: The most vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar, the Chittagong Hill Tracts and disaster-stricken areas have enhanced food security and nutrition;
SO 3: Innovative approaches to enhance the resilience of food insecure households exposed to climate-related shocks and stresses are validated by 2020; and
SO 4: The humanitarian response system for large-scale natural disasters in Bangladesh can respond with reduced cost and lead-time.
SO 5: Humanitarian and development partners in Bangladesh have access to reliable services in the areas of supply chain and emergency telecommunications during crises.


In line with Strategic Objective 1 and Strategic Objective 2, WFP is leading a consortium in the implementation and management of a US funded school feeding programme in Cox’s Bazar. This three year programme requires strong accountability to donors in the areas of programme, procurement monitoring and evaluation and finance. It is envisioned that, at the end of the three years, the programme will be handed over to the Government of Bangladesh.

JOB PURPOSE

 

At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

This job is located in Cox’s Bazar and reports to head of unit. Under the supervision of  head of school feeding unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 

 

  • Oversee and ensure accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. daily/ weekly report, materials, including leaflets, newsletters, handouts, PowerPoint presentations) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support and assist in the implementation of School Feeding activities in refugee camps and host communities Cox’s Bazar.
  • Led the team and manage the school feeding programme in absence of Unit Head
  • Foster relationships and support partnership-building with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within a specific technical area.
  • Coordinate and liaise with internal counterparts on a range of complex matters to enable effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Act as an escalation point for complex query resolution on all matters within the area of responsibility.
  • Manage a team of support staff, providing advice, guidance and training, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Support compliance with donor and corporate requirements including regular donor reporting, workplans, missions and other requests. 
  • Assist Head of School Feeding for timely Field Level Agreement with partners and the amendments required.
  • Assess administrative and financial procedures, practices and documents of cooperating partners to identify possible weakness or risk and manage effective action plans. 
  • Initiate evidence creation activities, work with communications team and partners for preparation of documentary, videos, presentations for donors and government.
  • Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations
  • Perform other duties as per requirement .

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION: University degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and/or post-graduate in  English, Education, Social Science, or any other relevant field. Advanced professional degree in education is preferable.

 

EXPERIENCE: At least six years of progressively growing responsible work experience, including three years of decision-making, and management experience in implementing literacy programs consistent with partner activity monitoring. Experience working directly in academic improvement and report writing will be considered as an asset. 


KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems eg. COMET. General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of administration.

LANGUAGE : Fluency in both oral and written communication in  English  and Bangla. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Contract Type           : Service Contract (SC)

Contract Duration     : 12 months

Duty Station              : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Nationality                 : Bangladeshi only

No. of post                : 1 (One)

Salary                       : BDT 133,187

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

26 September 2021 ( Sunday) 23:59 GMT 

This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Only  and short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website: LINK

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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.

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