The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recrute 01 Programme Policy Officer
|Localisation||Dakar / Sénégal|
|Expiration||31 Aout 2018|
Description de l’offre
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In order to continue responding effectively to challenging contexts while also contributing to longer-term efforts to end hunger, WFP is in the process of reshaping its engagement and support to national school feeding and social protection programmes, so as to support governments with their hunger solutions and strategies.
In 2017, WFP implemented or supported school feeding programmes in 71 countries. It directly provided school feeding to 18.3 million children in 60 countries. It also built the capacities of 65 governments, which led to improved national school feeding programmes for another 39 million children.
In West Africa Region, all countries covered by WFP Regional Bureau have school feeding programmes, with WFP support in the form of direct implementation, technical support or combination of both. Nearly 2.3 million children benefit every year from these programmes, out of 10 million children of primary-school. There is a growing demand in the region to expand school feeding coverage, transition to Government-led national school feeding programmes and better leverage the multiple benefits and impact of such programmes on children and communities’ food security, nutrition and livelihood, human capital development, local economy, education results, etc. In crisis situations, school feeding act as a rapidly deployable safety net that provides direct support to the poor by transferring income to families affected by shocks. When linked to local agriculture production, to supply schools with home-grown food, and when complementary assistance package focusing on children’s nutrition, health and quality education, are available, school feeding programmes can play a vital role to achieve zero hunger, with significant multiplier effects for the local economy. Considering WFP global regional experience and lessons learned in recent years around school feeding programmes, WFP Country Offices in the region in their transition journey to national school feeding programmes, are eager to learn from most successful and widely emulated home-grown school feeding programmes, and broader social protection interventions. Regional Bureau support will be critical in promoting knowledge management, dissemination of best practices, improvement of programmes quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position is located in Dakar, WFP Regional Bureau’s Programme Support Unit, Safety Nets and Social Protection Section. The incumbent will be exclusively supporting WFP Country Offices in the region on Schools feeding programmes (design, programming, implementation, monitoring, technical assistance, coordination, etc). Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Policy Officer (School Feeding), and in accordance with appropriate policies, guidelines, procedures and processes, the Programme Policy Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
• Contribute to the overall technical backstopping to Country Offices in the region on School Feeding programming and implementation, throughout the project cycle phases, considering WFP requirements, policies and practices;
Support and contribute to the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working relationships leading to improved school feeding programmes in the region;
Desired experiences for entry into the role:
• Minimum 3 years or more professional experience in programmes or projects management related to school feeding, food security, nutrition, livelihood and education interventions;
Developed practical experience in coordination with humanitarian and development partners on food security, education, nutrition, value chain development, knowledge management and advocacy;
Standard minimum academic qualifications:
Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Food Security, Public Health/Nutrition, Agriculture, Social Science or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Proficiency (level C) of French and at least high intermediate level of English (considering the number of English-speaking countries in West Africa, high level in both oral and written communication in English will be essential) is required under all circumstances.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted
Position open to Senegalese nationals only