Programme Associate (Nutrition – SC6) – Chimoio
Area of expertise : Programme & policy
Country : Mozambique
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
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.
WFP is providing a nutrition response in Tropical Cyclones (Idai and Kenneth) affected provinces, namely Sofala, Manica, Zambezia, Tete, Cabo Delgado and Nampula. Considering the complexity of WFP nutrition operations and the support needed to provincial and district health authorities, including field health staff and cooperating partners to implement WFP supported nutrition interventions at target districts, a Nutrition Program Assistant is required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. 1-5 years’ work experience in related fields, including working with communities, emergencies and development programs;
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.
Experience: Experience in working with WFP or Partners organizations and in close collaboration with government of Mozambique is ideal;
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
To contribute to strengthening skills and building capacities of government authorities at Provincial level and district level, through mentoring, coaching and on-the-job training.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Support the district Governments and Cooperating partners in coordinating and Ensure that MAM treatment core activities supported by WFP at Provincial/District levels are implemented with quality and timely;
• Support the provincial nutrition clusters’ action plans to respond to the nutrition humanitarian needs in the districts affected;
• Timely support to the development of internal WFP SO’s nutrition response plans (work plan, budget) for submission to CO’s approval;
• Determining needs for nutrition intervention and develop an action plan;
• Provide administrative support in subject matters related to nutrition;
• Liaise with DPS’s clinical partners (where available) to support the response through cases follow up with their community health workers at community level;
• Monitoring the implementing activities using corporate indicators;
• Forecasting on nutrition supplies and needs for the assigned district: RUSF, Super cereal and Non-Food Items, health personnel and WFP field monitors training, and supervision;
• Training on PRN I and II for both health staff and health partners involved in the nutrition response;
• Contribute to the Food Security Provincial cluster work plan to ensure alignment with the Provincial Nutrition Cluster work plan.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
• Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
• Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
• Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
• Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
• Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
• Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Experience and knowledge of Nutrition intervention;
• At least 1 year of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in Public Nutrition and/or Public Health & Nutrition Programme management, Programme formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation in public sector public health management or related field;
• Experience in direct implementation of IMAM, micronutrient supplementation, maternal health and nutrition Programme and multi-sectoral responses addressing the underlying causes of undernutrition;
• Familiarization with latest developments, guidelines and standards, and technology in the field of Nutrition, especially in the prevention and treatment of maternal, neonatal and child undernutrition;
• Experience working in partnership with NGOs, government and civil society;
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
• Relevant work experience in Mozambique;
• UN experience, especially with WFP or UNICEF;
• Cluster experience;
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Not Later than 7th October 2019
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.