Programme Advisor (Climate Change)
Mission and objectives
WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. 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. Since 1979, WFP has provided support to the Cambodian people to meet their emergency needs and enhance the long-term food and nutrition security of vulnerable households and communities. Across Cambodia, WFP has supported the building and rehabilitation of rural infrastructure and productive assets, implemented programmes to support the nutrition of vulnerable people, assisted disaster-affected households and promoted children’s education and health through its school feeding programme and scholarships to children from poor households. The WFP Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) aims to complement and contribute to the Government of Cambodia’s efforts to achieve zero hunger through supporting school feeding programmes, strengthening resilient local food systems, enhancing government capacities on crisis management and disaster risk reduction, promoting digital transformation and enhancing food security, nutrition and social protection governance. As part of the UNDAF 2019-2023, WFP and the FAO co-chair Results Group 3 (RG3) on promoting sustainable living, of which climate change is a key priority. RG3 includes 13 UN agencies as members, who contribute through their respective mandates and areas of work. As co-chairs WFP and FAO lead strategic and programmatic engagement, co-host the RG3 secretariat and co-coordinate with members on annual joint work planning and periodic reporting. WFP and FAO have recently developed a climate change strategy which outlines four priority areas for joint programming amongst UN agencies and partners.
WFP, jointly with FAO, is now recruiting 1 UNV national specialist as a Programme Advisor (Climate Change) to support WFP’s and FAO’s joint work on RG3 in Cambodia. For more information: - WFP Cambodia: https://www.wfp.org/countries/cambodia - FAO Cambodia: https://www.fao.org/cambodia/en/ - UNDAF 2019-2023: https://cambodia.un.org/en/38874-united-nations-development-assistance-framework-2019-2023 - United Nations Cambodia Annual Results Report 2020: https://cambodia.un.org/en/142505-annual-results-report-2020-cambodia
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer(s) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme Advisor (Climate Change) will: • Contribute and support development, and implementation of, the RG3 joint work plan, including programme development, planning, management, liaison and reporting. • Support interagency liaison and coordination, organizing and facilitating meetings, as appropriate, ensuring engagement in line with the strategic approaches of the UN in Cambodia. • Assist in identifying, assessing and/or establishing/maintaining partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including government institutions, UN agencies, and knowledge partners. • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts, including the development and drafting of documentation clearly articulating strategic and project-level requirements, goals and outcomes, project design and implementation. • Develop, share and/or review timely and high-quality analytical reports, publications, information products, protocols, concept notes and proposals for internal and external use. • Facilitate dissemination of lessons learned and best practices to promote regular information/knowledge sharing within and across UNDAF Results Groups. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.