World Food Programme recruits 01 Programme Policy Officer National Consultant

World Food Programme recruits 01 Programme Policy Officer National Consultant (Integrated School Feeding)

World Food Programme

Lomé, Togo
Opportunités de carrière : Programme Policy Officer National Consultant (Integrated School Feeding) (173118)
Job Title : Programme Policy Officer Consultant (Integrated School Feeding)
Mission : To support the Country Office in the Implementation of Integrated School Feeding
Unit/CO : Programme Unit / CO Togo
Contract Type : National Consultancy / CST
Contract Duration : 11 months of renewable contract based on the evaluated performance.
Duty Station (City, Country) : Lomé with field visits to the five economic regions of Togo
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.
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Togo, officially the Togolese Republic is one of the smallest countries in Africa and home to 8.6 million people. Situated in the Gulf of Guinea, Togo serves as a critical corridor to enable the COVID-19 response to landlocked countries in the Central Sahel region.
Togo’s economy depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, with both sectors providing employment for 60 percent of the labour force. Socio-political and economic turmoil coupled with devastating floods and now COVID-19 have seen a deterioration in its food and nutritional situation.
Nearly 1.3 million (22 percent of the population) require humanitarian assistance and over 280,000 people are at risk of falling into food insecurity. This includes an 18 percent rise in Moderate Acute Malnutrition and a 6.8 percent rise in Severe Acute Malnutrition. 15.2 percent of these children are at grave risk if nutrition treatments are not received.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) country office in Togo, as part of its assistance to the Government, is paying particular attention to capacity building and knowledge management for adequate support on resilience and emergency food assistance for target communities. As part of its Interim Strategic Plan (ICSP) and in view of its next Five-Year Plan (CSP) which starts at the beginning of the second half of 2022, in collaboration with national technical structures, WFP support includes support for the development of the legal, institutional and policy framework for local food, the promotion of school gardens that present themselves as a component of the  » model Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) » or school feeding based on local production and emergency responses to natural disasters and other major crises. In this phase of WFP intervention and on the issue of resilience and development of links between canteen schools and producer/processor organizations, a total of 100 canteen schools spread over the five economic regions of the country (Savanes, Kara, Centrale, Plateaux and Maritime), benefit from gardens whose purpose is both nutritional and educational, in an integrated canteen model. In addition, around these schools, associations of producers and transformers of agricultural food products are organized whose functional and dynamic links with canteen schools would participate in the construction of this model with a strong potential impact on the local economy.
This position aims to ensure the continued support of key actors, in particular the National Agency for Support to Grassroots Development (ANADEB), the Institute of Consulting and Technical Support (ICAT) and the Agricole Training Institute (INFA) of Tové in the implementation of integrated school feeding as described in the ToRs of the position.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
Under the overall supervision of the Representative, Country Director, and his Deputy and under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the Programme Officer, Consultant, responsible for technical support to the main stakeholders, will ensure the collection, consolidation and management of skills and best practices related to Home Grown School Feeding and resilience initiatives, including support to small-scale producers, the establishment of school gardens and small breeding.  He/ She will perform, among other things, the following tasks:
Participate in monitoring the evolution of sectoral and national policies that may affect agriculture, food, nutrition, and community resilience.
Contribute to the identification, preparation, and formulation of program/project proposals with the involvement of government departments, other United Nations agencies and other actors and participate where necessary in the realization of techno-economic studies.
Provide support in the implementation of training activities, support for the establishment and management of school gardens with the involvement of the main stakeholders at central, regional, and local level.
Organize field visits, encourage knowledge, and best practices sharing.
Contribute to the analysis of implementing partners’ reports and provide advice and guidance to oversight.
Contribute to the preparation of the required mandatary and thematic reports.
Performs all other duties as required and at the request of supervision.
In some cases, participate in field visits for data collection
Work across focus areas to support other analytical needs as needed
Master’s degree in Agricultural economy, agronomy, rural development project management or equivalent or related fields.
Have at least seven (7) years of experience including at least five (5) years in the field of planning and implementation of resilience activities, support to small producers and support for sustainable food systems.
Knowledge & Skills:
Demonstrate a good knowledge of actors and stakeholders, among others, in the field of agriculture, food security, health and nutrition, basic social safety nets, social protection…
Also have a good ability to work in a team, under pressure and in time. Effectively manage operational activities (e.g., scheduling, logistical and financial organization of field trips and workshops, procurement processes, etc.) for delivery of work streams
Have a good command of the French and English languages in writing and orally.
This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team, based in a unique location, on a topic with high relevance. In addition, we offer:
➡️Meaningful and impactful careers:
Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve
➡️Continuous learning and training:
We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers
➡️Multicultural and stimulating work environment:
We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger
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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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