World Food Programme recruits 01 PPO- Emergency Operations and IM
World Food Programme
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Opportunités de carrière : PPO- Emergency Operations and IM (124183)
POSITION TITLE : PPO (Emergency Operations and IM)
ORG UNIT : RBD Niger, Niamey – 11 months
TYPE OF CONTRACT : Consultancy
DURATION : 11 months
Background and Purpose
This recruitment meets the need to strengthen food security coordination priorities in general and support the scaling up of emergency operation in Niger. The deterioration of the security and humanitarian situations in Niger and bordering countries require an enhanced level of preparedness and response capacities from WFP and its partners. The declaration of a regional (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger) L3 in September 2019 has put additional workload in term of reporting and coordination requirements. The COVID-19 outbreak has negatively impacted the food and nutrition situation in the country with an increase of the number of the population in need of emergency food assistance. The government and its partners have elaborated an intervention plan including health, food security and nutrition, macroeconomy and social protection. WFP is supporting the government to enhance and expand a shock-responsive social protection system in close collaboration with World Bank, UNICEF and other stakeholders. WFP is implementing a 5 years country strategic (2020-2024) plan with a strong coordination and capacity building component. This recruitment will also support the ongoing effort to strengthen the CO, partners, and government capacity in coordination, information management and emergency preparedness.
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Provide IM services to FS Cluster for key decision making, including data collection, cleaning, collation, analysis and dissemination processes relevant to the needs of the cluster;
Liaise with OCHA, DNPGCA and IM Focal Points in other clusters – share information as appropriate and identify and gather information from other clusters which can inform Food Security response and preparedness decisions;
Assist in providing inputs for discussions with the RB and/or HQ on coordination mechanisms in the Sahel, especially in the L3 emergency and post-L3 context;
Assist in the roll out of the FS Cluster revised ToRs;
Assist in providing guidance and support to the Diffa FS working group;
Attend inter-agency or other coordination mechanisms, as a representative of the FSC, and provide inputs as required.
Contribute to the HNO and co-lead the process for the FSC through identification of needs, severity, geographical scope, and Persons in Need, with the support of the VAM and in consultation with the cluster partners
Undertake planning and strategy development by contributing to the HRP and support the process for the FSC through coordinating the design of the response strategy and logframe, in consultation with the cluster partners.
Contribute to establish and maintain appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms: ensure inclusion of key partners at national and sub-national level, organize regular cluster meetings, as required.
Ensure timely, inclusive and regular information sharing and discussion with the cluster partners through various modalities including cluster meetings, email dissemination of cluster products (dashboards, maps, assessments, etc.). Ensure monitoring of the response implementation and reporting (including capitalization documents)
Ensure mainstreaming of cross-cutting and cross-sectoral issues (e.g. gender, age, HIV and AIDS, human rights, disability, environment, early recovery, protection, nutrition) and appropriate participatory and community-based approaches in cluster/inter-cluster needs assessments, analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring
Ensure the development of regular food security reports (Sitreps, Bulletins, newsletters, etc.)
Participate in various coordination forums including Inter-cluster, technical working groups (e.g. Cash WG) and other relevant clusters, especially Nutrition, WASH, Health, and Protection
Assist the Donor relation and Emergency units in preparation of funding proposals and reporting on emergency operations;
Assist in providing analysis, including scenario planning, which will be used by management in deciding on emergency response priorities;
Assist in preparing analysis and reports which will be used to inform country, regional, and global emergency analysis (ie/ in the OTF/STF);
Assist in the analysis on gender mainstreaming and protection related issues in emergency response, including following up on any issues identified;
Assist and contribute to emergency preparedness activities;
Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs;
Work with government partners on strengthening of humanitarian and development nexus strategies and new ways of working (NWOW), including helping to identify new opportunities that WFP can support in Niger;
Build capacity to a national identified staff for an appropriate handover
Any other duties required
Deliverables at the end of the contract
Regular coordination meeting of the Food Security Cluster (FSC);
Finalization of IM strategy for the FSC ;
Food Security needs analysis and response plan
Food Security Cluster/Sector workplan with key deliverables
Follow up of the implementation of the new TOR of the FSC;
Finalization of FSC strategy within context of L2/3 emergency;
Finalization of EPRP; Finalization of Nexus and NWOW within context of FSC;
Handover report with shared folder with documents at the end of the assignment
Standard minimum academic qualifications:
Degree-level qualification or equivalent. Preferably, the degree should be in a relevant field or discipline such as Food Security, Agriculture, geographic sciences, humanitarian affairs, political science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering, or Communications although experience can replace qualifications.
Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful time- critical situations
Minimum 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian/development or in relevant areas.
Knowledge and Skills :
MS Office package or similar software
Language : Fluency in French and English required