World Food Programme (WFP)

Home Grown School Feeding Programme Associate

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

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: Home Grown School Feeding Programme Associate JOB GRADE: Service Contract- Level 6 REPORTING TO: Head of Field Office DURATION: 12 Months renewable NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2 positions LOCATION: Huye  (1) & Karongi (1) 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. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT WFP Rwanda works in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders through the direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and will progressively shift towards building national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving zero hunger. In implementing its activities, WFP will bridge the humanitarian–development nexus and leverage its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in Rwanda over many decades in order to achieve five strategic outcomes:
  • Refugees and returnees in Rwanda have access to adequate and nutritious food at all times.

  • Vulnerable populations in food-insecure communities and areas have improved access to adequate and nutritious food all year.

  • Children under 5, adolescents and pregnant and nursing women and girls in Rwanda have improved access to nutritious foods and services that enable them to meet their nutrition needs all year.

  • Smallholder farmers, especially women, have increased marketable surplus and access to agricultural markets through efficient supply chains by 2030.

  • The Government of Rwanda and the humanitarian community is provided with adequate, timely, cost-efficient and agile supply chain services and expertise necessary to effectively respond to Emergency crisis.

We are seeking to fill the position for Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) Programme Associates, based in the Karongi/Huye Field Office, Rwanda. JOB PURPOSE To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 1. Provide Technical Support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes linked to the HGSF Programme at the field office level, supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines. 2. Act as a focal point for all HGSF-related field activities, in close consultation with the WFP field office, country office and HGSF unit. 3. Provide specialized Project Management Support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures. 4. Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data Analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. 5. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, Food Security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders. 6. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities. 7. Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs, government institutions and JADF to perform HGSF-related activities in a timely and effective manner. 8. Support the Capacity Building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and district/sector government within the specific technical area. 9. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems related to HGSF support within the geographic area of responsibility. 10. Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines. 11. Coordinate and manage the work of monitoring assistants under the Home-Grown School Feeding programme. 12. Supervise the field monitors in regular monitoring activities including ensuring that correct and accurate data is in the corporate systems, supervising surveys, conducting spot checks, process monitoring and ensuring that physical inventory matches the stack cards. 13. Attend and actively participate, together with the Head of Field Office, in the quarterly district technical level committee meeting on Home Grown School Feeding 14. Attend and actively participate, together with the Head of Field Office, in the quarterly planning and evaluation meetings for the Joint Action Development Forum (JADF), specifically advocating for Home Grown School Feeding programme inclusion in planning and evaluation. 15. Facilitate monthly meetings with cooperating partners (implementation partners) and district coordinators. 16. Coordinate monthly joint monitoring visits in the field with all relevant cooperating partners and district coordinators. STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: A University degree in a relevant area of study. Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English or French.  The knowledge of both is an added value. Fluency in Kinyarwanda. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in development, nutrition, M&E, programme, etc.

  • Has worked with technical teams related to nutrition, education, VAM, or other relevant areas.

  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.

  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

  • Has experience leading teams.

  • Eligibility: This position is open to Rwandan nationals and any candidate who possesses valid permit to live and work in Rwanda.

  • Duration of Post: 1 year renewable, subject to successful performance and availability of funds.

  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC), Level 6

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 14 January 2020 Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
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