Programme Assistant(SSA5), Beira
Area of expertise : Programme & policy
Country : Mozambique
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
Closing date : 06 December 2019, 22:59 GMT
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.
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.
To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Associate, working in close collaboration with other units, and in strict observance of the WFP Guide on the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy (2017), the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
1. Perform specialized and/or standardised processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
2. Provide project management and/or general office support following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
3. Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.
4. Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.
5. Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
6. Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
7. Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.
8. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Understand and communicate the strategic objectives Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives
Be a force for positive change Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate/ training in Social Sciences or food security, agriculture/livestock, humanitarian assistance, or/and other relevant areas is an advantage.
Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
Has previous experience and familiarity with humanitarian organizations.
Oral and written fluency in Portuguese and English.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;
• Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relation with person of different national and cultural backgrounds;
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Not later than 6 December 2019
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.