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Deputy Food Security Sector Coordinator, SC9, Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Bangladesh
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-25

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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.

Job Title:                               Programme Policy Officer -Food Security Sector, SC9, Cox's Bazar/ Deputy Food Security Sector Coordinator,SC9, Cox's Bazar
Type of Contract:                 Service Contract
Job Grade:                            SC9
Duration of contract:           12 Months
Duty Station:                        Cox's Bazar
Nationality:                           Bangladeshi only
Monthly Net Salary:             BDT. 314,152
No of Position :                    One (1)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Tuesday, 25 May 2022,  23:59 GMT  

This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Nationals. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The incumbent will work closely with the Food Security Sector Coordinator, the National Information Management Officer and will work impartially with all members of the Food Security Sector in Cox's Bazaar, serving and representing the group as a whole, not an agency. 

The main duties of will be:

•    Coordination with sector leads and key humanitarian actors to identify common grounds for collaboration, avoiding gaps and duplication in Rohingya Refugee response ensuring equal access to the humanitarian services. 
•    Coordination with national/local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and other actors in relation to food security and livelihood issues. 
•    Capacity building of FSS members (UN agencies, national and international NGO) partners on priority matters related to the food security response as well as gender, protection, social cohesion, and other cross cutting issues.
•    Close monitoring of the FSS workplan and ensuring timely and efficient implementation. 
•    Participating and supporting food security and interagency needs assessment and analysis.
•    Coordination of sector-wide emergency preparedness, ensuring application of appropriate standards and guidelines, ensuring monitoring and reporting for FSS and livelihoods related activities.
•    Holding bi-weekly coordination meeting and Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) meeting as an alternate to the FSS coordinator. 
•    Engagement and establishment of an appropriate coordination mechanism between all FSS partners involved in livelihoods and skill development activities.
•    Capacity building of FSS partners (UN agencies, national and international NGOs) on priority matters related to livelihoods and skill development.
•    Leading and coordination of monthly trainings, joint field visits and lesson learnt workshops in collaboration with the FSS partners, sectors and the government as required.
•    Leveraging innovative thinking, and case studies from other countries to inform food security and livelihood policy and strategies. 
•    Performing any other duty related to gFSC and FSS as required in support to the FSS coordinator.

 

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor or/and Master’s or equivalent degree in Agriculture. Global Food Security Cluster training attendance is an advantage

Experience: At least 9 years of experience with 4 years in the professional /managerial field. 4 years of experience in humanitarian agency is required. Experience in Food Security Sector or relevant areas will be an asset. 

Knowledge and Skill:  

•    Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills, as well as ability to work in a multi-cultural environment while responding to tight deadlines with resource constraints
•    Demonstrated understanding of refugee crisis and needs especially in a refugee camps context
•    Demonstrated understanding of livelihoods and skill development programming
•    Strong understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including coordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action, and funding mechanisms.
•    Experience of coordination and communication with officials (government, army, etc.)
•    Experience on chairing meetings, prepare emergency meetings, discussion and action-oriented consensus.
•    Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, develop consensus, and support joint working.

 

Languages:
•   Fluency in English & Bengali (both oral and written) is required. Local Cox’s Bazar and Rohingya language would be an asset.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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 provides life-saving assistance to more than 850,000 Rohingya refugees and over 300,000 most vulnerable households in the local communities. WFP implements a range of programmes including integrated food and nutrition assistance, school feeding activities, emergency preparedness, and tailored livelihoods programme to support the most vulnerable population. The internal job title of this position is Programme Policy Officer -Food Security Sector, SC9, Cox's Bazar.

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.

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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).

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. 

 

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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