Job in United Nations World Food Programme

Job in United Nations World Food Programme

6 March, 2020

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The job holder will work under the supervision of Head of Sub-Office, receiving guidance and regular feedback from Strategic Outcome and Activity Managers and Head of Programme on work performed. S/he will work closely with the District-based government agencies, Rural/Urban Municipalities and other stakeholders for effective implementation of WFP supported activities in the selected Rural/Urban Municipalities of the district.

Position: Programme Associate (Field Coordinator)
Type of Contract: Service Contract (SC-6) (Equivalent to GS-6)
Duty Station: Kailali (Field-based), Sudurpaschim Province
Contract Duration: 1 year

JOB PURPOSE
To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet WFP Nepal Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023 operation needs.

Short Description
Background:
WFP Nepal’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023 was reviewed and approved by the WFP Executive Board in its session of November 2019 and it has become effective in January 2019. It aims to contribute to five Strategic Outcomes (SOs) that are aligned to five Strategic Results of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of eight Activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the five SOs.

The five Strategic Outcomes (SO) are:
• SO 1: affected populations in Nepal have timely access to adequate food and nutrition during and in the aftermath of natural disasters and/or other shocks.
• SO 2: Food Insecure people in targeted areas have improved nutrition throughout the key stages of the life-cycle by 2025.
• SO 3: Vulnerable communities in remote, food-insecure areas of Nepal have improved food security and resilience to climate and other shocks by 2030.
• SO 4: The Government of Nepal has strengthened capabilities to provide essential food security services and respond to crises by 2023.
• SO 5: Government efforts towards achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 are supported by inclusive and coherent policy frameworks across all spheres of government by 2023.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The Programme Associate (Field Coordinator) will be directly supervised by Head of WFP Sub-Office Doti. S/he will have the overall responsibility of assisting the WFP Country Office and Sub-Office to manage the implementation of the programme activities in coordination with District Coordination Committee (DCC), relevant Rural/Urban Municipalities (R/UM) and other government and non-government agencies. The key responsibilities include:

Activities implementation and monitoring:

  • Be responsible for proper implementation of climate change adaptation, resilience building, school meals, maternal child health and nutrition and other project activities within the district/municipality;
  • Collect and consolidate required information for project/local level planning and implementation processes;
  • Liaise with the Cooperating Partners to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery;
  • Assist Cooperating Partners to carry out needs assessments, designs and pre-feasibility and feasibility studies;
  • Provide full support and assistance to relevant Rural/Urban Municipalities and DCC, in planning and budgeting of annual and quarterly activities;
  • Assist the related federal, provincial and local-level government officials and stakeholders in ensuring timely monitoring of the field activities and reporting as well as undertake regular field visits to track progress of implementation at the field level;
  • Prepare work plans and monitoring plans, conduct site visits, prepare and submit reports. Prepare field visit schedule and facilitate monitoring and evaluation in coordination with WFP Sub Office.

Reporting and information management:

  • Track and analyse data to provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and
  • timely reporting on activities. Ensure a proper database is maintained on project progress, lesson learned and best practices
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring/assessment systems ensuring that quality standards are maintained;
  • Monitor and collect the information on the issues of protection, accountability, and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) to inform the management for timely response to the issues.

Coordination and capacity strengthening support:

  • Support cooperating partners to develop local development plans, policies at the municipal/ward/community level, reinforcing the capacity of government, Cooperating Partners and communities;
  • Assist in integrating the social protection, school health and nutrition, climate change adaptation strategies in other development activities into the annual/periodic planning and budgeting process of local-government (municipality);
  • Carry out orientations and training to the local resource persons and community members in order to improve the local capacity;
  • Undertake other responsibilities relevant for implementing the activities as assigned by the supervisor.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional disciplines: rural development, environmental science, natural resource management, climate change, agriculture, forestry, health, education, hydrology and meteorology, civil engineering, social sciences or any other relevant field. Higher education (Bachelor degree) is preferred.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Nepali.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• At least 6 years of relevant work experience in project implementation in a governmental and multilateral organizations or I/NGOs with broad understanding of the various aspects of social mobilization, community development, PRA, RRA methods, tools and frameworks;
• Experience of working with government and I/NGOs at the local level in governance, livelihoods, food security, nutrition, education, and climate change sector;
• Experience of working in a multi-cultural setting as well as in difficult geographic terrain and isolation;
• Prior experience of working in the project target districts/municipalities will be given preference;
• Knowledge of national and international policies and strategies related to food security, nutrition, education, and climate change;
• Knowledge of and experience of result-based management (RBM) methodologies and tools (project and programme planning, implementation and monitoring) and report writing;
• Competency in communication and reporting in English language.

Knowledge & Skills:
• Must be familiar with MS office;
• Nepali Typing skill is an asset.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Last date to apply: 11 March 2020
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