World Food Programme (WFP)

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. ABOUT WFP ALGERIA Algeria has been hosting refugees from Western Sahara since 1975. These refugees are located camps in the harsh, isolated desert environment of western Algeria where opportunities for self-reliance are extremely limited, forcing them to rely on international humanitarian assistance for their survival. Based on a request by the Government of Algeria in 1986, WFP assistance to the refugees from Western Sahara aims to address the refugees’ food security and nutritional needs. WFP’s Interim Country Strategic Plan (ICSP) is aligned with WFP’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, specifically Strategic Objective 1: “End hunger by protecting access to food.” and Strategic Objective 2 “Improve nutrition.” WFP implements four activities; (1) General Food Assistance, (2) school feeding, (3) nutrition support, and (4) complementary activities. STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area: Planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of project and program, Administration, international relations. Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in the related field of work. Language: Fluency (level C) in English, French and Arabic language. Knowledge of Spanish is an added asset. JOB PURPOSE The Programme Associate position is based in Tindouf, in the WFP Field Office and will be reporting to the Head Of Programme. Within delegated authority, s/he will be responsible for the following duties: KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 1. Provide Technical Support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities. 6. Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance. 7. Support the Capacity Building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area. 8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility. 9. 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. 10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis. 11. Act as communication and donor visibility focal point in field office: under guidance from Partnership, Reports and Communication Officer. Collect photos, videos and other material and assist in preparation of communications products that effectively convey the desired message to tardeted audience(s), including social medi posts, articles, etc. 12. Perform other related duties as required. FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).

  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.

  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

  • Computer skills particularly Database Management.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervistion

  • Ability to work under pressure and with precision and care within deadlines and standards.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with colleagues, supervisors and partners.

  • Ability to adapt to a multicultural environment.

  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC), 12 months (renewable)

  • Grade: SC6

  • Remuneration: As per UN/SC salary scales

  • Duty station: Tindouf - Algeria

  • This position is open only to Algerian Citizens

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS No later than: August 6, 2020 Female applicants and qualified applicants from the region (Tindouf) and surrounding are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. 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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