World Food Programme recruits 01 Urban food security pilot


World Food Programme recruits 01 Urban food security pilot & Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Capacity(ZRCS) Strengthening, P3


World Food Programme

Harare, Zimbabwé
Urban food security pilot & Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Capacity(ZRCS) Strengthening, P3
Area of expertise : Programme & policy
Country : Zimbabwe
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
Closing date : 30 November 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.
Due to the high prevalence of food insecurity in urban areas, DFID is funding WFP to implement an Urban Food Security and Resilience Cash-Transfer programme on a pilot-basis. The project has been under design since December 2018 and started implementation with a pilot-within-a-pilot from April-December 2019. Based on the analysis and lessons learned from this 6-month interven tion, and an urban vulnerability assessment that was conducted between June and July 2019, WFP, in partnership with DFID is in the midst of expanding the urban intervention to additional areas throughout Zimbabwe.
WFP Zimbabwe seeks a qualified candidate for its Country Office in Harare.
An experienced, dedicated person is required to support the programme in the coordination capacity, working with key internal and external partners to support the implementation of the pilot and ensure an effective expansion of the programme.
Furthermore, WFP has entered into a partnership with the Zimbabwe Red Cross in accordance with the corporate commitment to strengthen capacity of national societies. The successful candidate will assist with this partnership as well.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Build upon progress already made by the CO with HQ and RB support, and in dialogue with DCA, DFID, Government Ministries, the Epworth Local Board and key community actors,
Support the CO (Management, CBT, VAM, M&E, ITC, LSP, Supply Chain, Nutrition) and the Harare Field Office in indentifying lessons learned from the Epworth intervention.
In close coordination with the WFP VAM and M&E teams, and with DFID and other urban actors (including DCA and Mercy Corp) support the design and implementation of a multi-sector urban vulnerability assessment with national scope to inform urban programming for 2019/2020.
Based on the lessons learned during the implementation phase,  take the lead in the design and planning for the expansion phase of the urban programme, including the preparation of funding proposals to key donors.
Liaise, coordinate and oversee engagement and communication with and between key actors, including specifically between DCA and the independent researcher to ensure timely transfer of information between WFP and DCA and the alignment of priorities and actions.
Support, in a coordinative and oversight capacity, implementation of the cash based transfer intervention, working with WFP management and key functional areas (CBT, VAM, M&E, ITC, LSP, Supply Chain, Nutrition), DCA, government ministries, the Epworth Local Board and key community actors.
Ensure protection and AAP considerations are taken into account through all stages of the Pilot and in the expansion phase.
Work with CO Management and key functional teams (specifically VAM, M&E and CBT), DCA and the independent researcher to support the monitoring, evaluation and lessons learnt elements of the Pilot, including through the organization of a dedicated lessons learnt workshop(s).
Work with UNDP and UNICEF, as well as other partners, to develop a “community of practice” on urban assistance including through: (i) establishing an Urban Working Group; (ii) supporting the active learning and research component of the Pilot, and (iii) exploring opportunities for implementing urban WASH, livelihoods and child protection projects in Harare for the design and implementation of a seasonal urban response. Work with these partners to reach consensus on the practical arrangements of a joint programme, including roles and responsibilities, priority actions, and defined timelines.
Provide regular and ad hoc updates to CO Management on progress, challenges and opportunities related to the successful implementation and conclusion of the Pilot.
Liaise with DFID counterparts and provide regular updates and reports as agreed with DFID and cleared by CO management.  If requested, support and feed into the development of the urban food security component of the DFID 2019/2020 LSA proposal.
Monitor the implementation of the ZRCS partnership in the pilot district of Muzarabani, and through the cyclone response in Chimanimani, in close liaison with the dedicated Field Office, and provide both technical and operational support to ZRCS throughout implementation.
Organize an action learning event towards the end of the Red Cross pilot with all stakeholders (i.e., Finnish and British Red Cross, ZRCS, and potentially ECHO) involved in an effort to identify the further capacity strengthening needs of ZRCS in the area of cash preparedness, to inform the priorities of the second year of the capacity strengthening project.
In close collaboration with the CBT Focal Point, manage the day-to-day implementation of the ZRCS capacity strengthening initiative, as per the Action Plan developed at the end of the scoping mission conducted 26-30 November, 2018.
Any other related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
Education: Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Environmental Science or other field relevant to international development assistance supplemented with experience or additional education in education, social sciences, nutrition, agriculture or other related field
Experience : At least eight years of progressively responsible experience, some of which should be with WFP.
Knowledge & Skills: Proficient in the use of computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, and communication platforms (i.e. Microsoft Teams, Trello). Familiarity or training in the use of standard WFP software packages (i.e. Tableau, SPSS) and systems is desired.
Knowledge of WFP and food security and nutrition issues.
Languages: Fluency in both oral and written English
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 the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to incorporate technical information into programme design and implementation and appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
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 Demonstrates the ability to engage key stakeholders (e.g., WFP units, external partners) in policy dialogue to strengthen national government food and nutrition security strategies and programmes.
Produce a comprehensive exercise outline for the urban vulnerbaility assessment
Produce a funding proposal for the urban social assistance expansion phase
Finalize a Protection/AAP Strategy for the urban pilot in close consultation with RBJ
Finalize workplan for the second year of the ZRCS capacity-strengtheing project, based on the pilot implementation in Muzarabani and Chimanimani
Organize successful learning workshops with all stakeholders at the end of both urban and ZRCS capacity-stregntehing pilots.
Organize successful learning workshops with all stakeholders at the end of both urban and ZRCS capacity-stregntehing pilots.
• Has worked in a Country Office or equivalent level position within technical area.
• Has managed discussions with experts in VAM/Nutritionists.
• Significant experience of project coordination and management.
• Has gained direct experience of different programme approaches.
• Has worked with government agencies and gained policy experience.
• Has led team in strategic discussions.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment  attaching a signed application letter and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc. Applicants are also requested to submit a current Curriculum Vitae.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.
The deadline for submitting applications is 30 November 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.


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