World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Policy Officer (School Feeding)

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 The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 11 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville. For more on WFP and what we do, please go to JOB PURPOSE The government of Angola is providing a response to the emergency caused by the drought that affects Angola and the rest of Southern Africa. According to the IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification) results released in July 2019 in eight municipalities in the provinces of Cunene, Huila and Cuando Cubango, it is estimated that a total of 421,174 people are considered food insecure (CPI 3, 4 and 5). This number is predictable to increase to 561,840 in October 2019. At the request of Ministry of Health, WFP will provide support to develop a school feeding plan targeted to the drought affected Southern provinces based on locally produced and available food and products. The home-grown school feeding model will be further investigated which also can include sourcing from other surplus producing areas in the countries and does not necessarily have to only be from the four provinces. HGSF does not necessarily mean that the provision of all commodities will be sourced locally (as this may not be feasible in this context). In parallel, WFP will support the Government of Angola to develop a National School Feeding Policy to guide the implementation of the current school feeding programme in Angola. This policy envisages a sustainable, efficient, cost-effective school feeding programme that will address key outcomes of different sectors, such as enrolment and retention rates, food and nutrition insecurity, health and hygiene practices. It also aims at enhance smallholder farmers’ Capacity Development and local economic development. WFP is uniquely positioned to support the Government of Angola achieve the objectives of this contract. In May 2019, the Government of Angola signed a MoU with WFP requesting Technical Support to strengthen the current national school feeding programme. To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) A school feeding plan is developed for the four drought-affected provinces of Cunene, Huila, Cuando Cubango and Namibe, including:
  1. Support the establishment of eight committees (one committee in two municipalities in each of the four drought-affected provinces);

  2. Identification of partners working with local producers who can provide regular inputs into a school feeding programme;

  3. In Coordination with local committees, organize local, municipal-level workshops;

  4. In partnership with other institutions implement a series of trainings identified during the assessment.

  5. Develop a communication and dissemination plan to share the outcome with the community from the four districts.

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education:Advanced University degree in Public Governance, Public Administration, International Development, International Relations, Social Policy, Social Research Methods or other field relevant to international Development Assistance, or a First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/course Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Portuguese languages Experience: Threeor more years of relevant experience working with governments on the development and Design of public policies and strategies. Experience in developing and implementing a Change Management strategy within or for a government or international organizations. Experience carrying out and presentation of analytical work. Experience in establish contacts and liaising with government officials, local stakeholders, organisations, companies, among others. OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Understanding of Angola implementation arrangements for national, provincial, and municipal level interventions.

  • Understanding of the Agenda 2030.

  • Familiarity with effective knowledge transfer models, concepts and principles.

  • Demonstrated quality Data Collection and analytical writing skills, including analysing and consolidating quantitative and qualitative information to understand national capacities across a wide range of policy and programme areas and identify gap and needs.

Salary & Benefits: Gross Monthly Salary Range: $5,450.00 to $7,929.00 Benefits: Medical Insurance DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS This vacancy announcement will close on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 11:59pm Angola time Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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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