World Food Programme recruits 01 Conflict Sensitivity Officer (SSAP8/NOA)
World Food Programme
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Opportunités de carrière : Consultant : Conflict Sensitivity Officer(SSAP8/NOA) Duration: 3 months (127303)
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 WFPThe 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 & JOB PURPOSEAs the largest humanitarian agency in the world, WFP is well-known for its ability to respond to crises and deliver assistance to people in need, either in-kind or in the form of cash-based transfers (CBT), as well as for its capabilities related to digital identity management. WFP is also an enabler of the broader humanitarian system, playing an active role in the Food Security-, Logistics- and Emergency Telecommunications Clusters and hosting the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).
WFP is playing a prominent role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and scaling up existing interventions, adapting modalities and target groups to the changing contexts, including a major pivot from rural to urban populations.There are risks that all these changes can result in our interventions being inadvertently caught up in, and contribute to, tensions or conflict. Similarly, it also offers new opportunities to support social cohesion, mitigation and reduction in tensions, as an important contribution to peace.
Analysing the possible risks and opportunities in a systematic manner could enable WFP to make important enhancements and adjustments to operations facilitating efforts to be conflict sensitive. To this end, the Peace and Conflict Team developed a COVID 19 and conflict sensitivity – Rapid Operational Conflict Risk and Prevention Tool. The tool aims at providing guidance to undertake a conflict analysis and coflict snsitivity risks assessment of COVID-19 response operations. The tool first outlines important risks emerging from COVID 19 and national responses to it, and secondly provides a simple list of key questions to support operational staff in analysing how WFP programming can get caught up in conflict. This is complemented by a table whereby the risks are accompanied by possible mitigation measures to support programme adjustments.
The AssignmentShort term support is sought to help WFP Zimbabwe to rolling out the tool between October and December 2020, for a period of around 3 months.
The analysis will include two phases :
First Phase : broad desk review of existing data and possible primary data collection (depending on identified information gaps), building on M&E and VAM (remote) data collection processes to add additional CS questions and/or remote KIIs. This phase will take around 1 month.
Second Phase : deep dive into identified interventions, it will involve additional more detailed/specific desk review (depending on emerging from information gaps identified in the first phase) and primary data collection through KIIs, M&E and VAM processes, FGDs and community meetings (COID 19 prevention measure permitting). This phase will take around 3 months.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)The Conflict Sensitivity (CS) Officer will be responsible for leading second phase of the roll out/application of the tool to a set of COVID 19 response interventions (to be defined), building a stronger understanding of conflict dynamics and conflict sensitivity risks which will lead to increasing the application of conflict-sensitivity in WFP COVID 19 response operations. Specific tasks involve:
1. Conflict Analysis – Building on the first phase, identify the information gaps and reassess the lines of enquiry by adapting Conflict Sensitivity and COVID 19 assessment framework to the specific identified context in Zimbabwe. Conduct a desk – secondary data review and establish specific conflict analysis gaps, set out a plan to fill those gaps. Conduct analysis as needed (including remote field level consultations, KIIs, inclusion of specific Qs on M&E/VAM data collection processes etc. as needed, and FDGs/meeting with communities or in person KII where feasible). Structure and document the analysis in a format relevant to the needs of WFP Zimbabwe.2. Conflict Sensitivity Assessment of Specific Interventions – Building on the first phase, assess possible or actual conflict-related risks of the interventions, to identify not only how conflict can affect programmes, but also crucially how programmes can affect conflict or tensions. Put forward recommendations for developing mitigation measures in conjunction with programme staff. Where relevant, use the new, or pilot other frameworks to analyse conflict sensitivity risks being developed at HQ. 3. Monitoring – Provide recommendations for establishing monitoring mechanisms to track whether the mitigation measures are functioning as planned, and if conflict risks are materializing. These should be as light touch as possible. 4. Capacity Building – Conduct on-the-job accompaniment to support capacity development for CO staff in conflict sensitivity.
KEY DELIVERABLESBy the end of this 3 months consultancy, and building on the first phase report:-
1. Deliver a report describing conflict drivers and dynamics, current and upcoming Conflict Sensitivity Risks,2. Conflict Sensitivity mechanisms in place,3. Identify opportunities for contributing to peace4. Make final recommendations on how to set up CS risks mitigation measures and improve possibilities to contribute to peace.5. (Outline of the report to be further discussed with the CO and HQ).
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation : Advanced academic degree in international relations, development studies, conflict studies, or another relevant discipline
Experience: At least five (5) years of professional experience providing technical support to integrate conflict sensitivity and better peacebuilding practice into programmes.
• Experience in integrating conflict sensitivity into both humanitarian and development programming.• Experience in design and completion of conflict analysis.• Experience in capacity building (training, accompanyment)
Language(s): Strong written and spoken English skills are required. Working knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLETechnical Skills & Knowledge
1. Commitment to WFP’s mission and values2. Strong analytical skills3. Strong communication skills4. Strong influencing and networking skills5. Ability to work independently under minimal supervision6. Proficiency in Window MS office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)7. Technical training in areas that are directly or indirectly relevant to peacebuilding and/or conflict-sensitivity
Working arrangements : The consultant will travel to the field as required.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS• Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment attaching a signed application letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11
• Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.• Incomplete applications will be disqualified.• Please note that only applicants who are short-listed at each stage will be contacted;• These positions are open ONLY to nationals of Zimbabwe;• All applications should be submitted online through the E-recruitment. Applications received through any other avenues will not be accepted.• Qualified and experienced Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
NB: WFP DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING AND OTHER PROCESSES).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS17 OCTOBER 2020
Female applicants who are qualified 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.POSTULER