World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Associate (Post Harvest Losses)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  Opening date: 19 April 2021 Closing date:  02 May 2021 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 & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Programme team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused programme services? Are you ready to partner with managers to deliver effective Programme Management solutions that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Programme Associate (Post Harvest Losses) to support  our programme team in Kassala, Sudan and to be hired on a Service Contract at level 6.

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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food-insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide Emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).

JOB PURPOSE:

SCOPE is WFP’s beneficiary identity and benefit management system (cloud-based digital solution) that helps WFP know better the people we serve, so the assistance we provide can be more targeted and appropriate. SCOPE is used to register people, calibrate entitlements, deliver the assistance, and subsequently manage the operational data coming in providing a responsive Information System to guide effective programming across all transfer modalities (food or cash).

To purpose of this position is to provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food or cash assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: (not all-inclusive)

  • Follow up with Procurement on the purchases of all storage facilities (hermetic bags, metal and plastic silos).
  • Prepare technical specifications of needed storage and communicate them to Procurement as needed
  • Participate on technical review visits to vendors/suppliers when required by the procurement, and participate on reviewing the results
  • Follow up with the suppliers on silos/hermetic bags delivery to the targeted States and with Logistics for delivery to the final destinations (targeted villages)
  • Keep track on silos produced/delivered and report on damages

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Project Management, Database Management or related fields is required.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible related work experience in programme or project management, database systems, business Administration or other related fields is required.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English and Arabic.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

The desired candidate should have the following experiences
  • Has worked with technical teams in programming
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes and programme activities.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions that facilitate delivery of programmes to beneficiaries.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Closing date: 02 May 2021
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals or those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations. Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not be considered for this position.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.
  • CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO ATTACH BOTH A COVER LETTER AND AN UPDATED CV OR UNP11 FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CV OR P11 IS UPDATED
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