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World Food Programme recruits 01 Programme Policy Officer (M&E)

World Food Programme recruits 01 Programme Policy Officer (M&E)

Programme Policy Officer (M&E) – NOB
Area of expertise : Programme & policy
Country : South Sudan
Type of contract : Long term opportunities
Closing date : 15 April 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.
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME – SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY OFFICE
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 104567
POSITION TITLE: PROGRAMME POLICY OFFICER(M&E)
POSITION GRADE: NOB
CONTRACT TYPE: FIXED TERM
CONTRACT DURATION: 12 MONTHS RENEWABLE
DUTY STATION: JUBA
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 104567
POSITION TITLE: PROGRAMME POLICY OFFICER
POSITION GRADE: NOB
CONTRACT TYPE: FIXED TERM
CONTRACT DURATION: 12 MONTHS RENEWABLE
DUTY STATION: JUBA
ABOUT WFP
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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.
JOB PURPOSE
To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Working in close coordination with M&E focal points in Field Offices:
1. Risk-based Monitoring Plan and follow up on closing high/medium and low risks.
a. Coordinate WFP’s monthly monitoring plan for WFP as well as implementing partners, considering distribution, transfers and deliveries, food security, access, security restrictions, and other contextual factors.
b. Produce reports and analyses of progress, including timeframe of closing high/medium and low risks by Field office, implementing partner, activity, location, food security, access, etc.
2. Results, feedback and learning sessions.
a. Review and provide technical guidance to prepare results, feedback and learning sessions (planning and implementation) with implementing partners and beneficiaries.
b. Consolidate results, feedback and learning session reports.
c. Prepare feedback and performance evaluation for partners on M&E-related activities.
d. Provide support in quantitative/qualitative analysis, creation of data collection tools, etc.
3. Oversight and process improvement.
a. Oversight of missions to 100 percent of Priority 3 and 4 Field Offices (quarterly).
b. Close of 100% of high risk monitoring finding of oversight observations (monitoring related) in priority 3 and 4 Field offices.
c. Produce reports on progress and observations by Field office, activity, implementing partner, etc.
d. Act as a focal point to coordinate third party monitoring, evaluation, missions and audits between Country Office and Field Offices for M&E related aspects.
4. Investment in Monitoring and budget tracking.
a. Produce investment report and analysis on monitoring investment by Field office, location, activity, food security, assistance modality/delivery, etc.
5. Any other duties as required.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
People
• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
• Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
Performance
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
• Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
• Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Partnership
• Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
• Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, SPSS will be an added advantage;
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
• Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOUTH SUDANESE NATIONALS ONLY.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
15 April 2019
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WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYER, QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT WFP DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEE AT ANY STAGE OF RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
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.

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