World Food Programme recrute 01 Consultant – Forecast based Financing Coordinator
World Food Programme
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Opportunités de carrière : Consultant – Forecast based Financing Coordinator (133122)
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.
ABOUT WFPThe 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.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The Kenya Country Office is currently seeking an expert with specialised skills in climate-risk information including forecasting, and experience in early warning systems, anticipatory actions and disaster preparedness and response to support WFP’s ‘Scaling up Drought Anticipatory Actions for Food Security in Africa” and “Strengthening shock-responsive systems in Kenya” projects.
Climate change multiplies existing threats to food security, hunger and malnutrition. Expected impacts of climate change include an increase in the number and intensity of climate-related disasters, increased scarcity and lack of access to productive land and water, and reductions in agricultural productivity. Impacts will be felt disproportionally by the most vulnerable people, the majority of whom live in fragile areas prone to natural hazards, ultimately putting hundreds of millions of people at risk. It is estimated that by 2050 the risks of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by 20 percent and climate disasters such as droughts and floods will act as key driving forces behind these increases.
Kenya and the wider East and Central Africa region is frequently and severely affected by climate change related shocks and stressors, such as increasingly erratic rainfall patterns, frequent and prolonged droughts and floods, landslides, heat waves and pest and livestock disease outbreaks.
As the climate-related risks on food security, nutrition and livelihoods are rising, so too is our ability to forecast them. However, despite gains in early warnings, acting early enough in anticipation of impacts of climate hazards remains a significant challenge. In response, organisations such as WFP have begun to test forecast-based financing (FbF) and early action mechanisms, innovations that use climate forecasting and other related information to trigger anticipatory actions before a shock occurs.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTSKnowledge & Skills :
• Minimum of 7 relevant years of post-graduate, progressively responsible experience in disaster risk reduction, food security analysis, project proposal development (related to climate change), and at least one of the technical areas listed above; • Experience in project management as well as writing project documents, country reports and publications; • Proven experience working with a wide variety of development actors including governments, international development organizations (including United Nations agencies), donors and other funding agencies, private sector entities, and/or civil society organizations including community groups, academia and the media; • Knowledge of global climate change policy frameworks and climate finance mechanisms such as GCF and Adaptation Fund are an asset;
Languages :Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS CONTINUED • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities; • Strong interpersonal and coordination skills, ability to work in a team and to communicate clearly and diplomatically with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds; • Ability to plan and organize his/her work, efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback; • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations; • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); experience with GIS platforms is an asset.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)Within the programme support team, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (Programme Technical Support), the focus of this role will be to ensure that the emerging FbF portfolio is implemented according to project timelines and technical requirements, and is integrated across other DRR and DRM and country office Climate Solutions and resilience initiatives and, in coordination with implementation partners and government agencies as needed. The emerging FbF portfolio is composed of the ‘Scaling up Drought Anticipatory Actions for Food Security in Africa”, the “Strengthening shock-responsive systems in Kenya” project. The expected areas of work are as follows :
1. Guide and produce the country capacity-gap analyses : • Document institutional aspects, governance mechanisms and capacity for drought-risk management, existing national coordination mechanisms (e.g. National Disaster Management Authorities) as well as capacities for weather forecasting and analysis, early action and preparedness. • Mapping of the key local actors at national and county level (e.g. national hydro-meteorological agencies, line Ministries such as Agriculture, disaster risk management authorities, humanitarian and development actors) who can be involved or support implementation of FbF, • Explore opportunities for how FbF can be integrated into the institutional frameworks for drought or disaster risk management and identify potential synergies with current or future planned projects in the country DELIVERABLES 1. Forecast-based financing • Support the KCO VAM and Capacity Strengthening Units in delivering on the FBF project outputs, including; • A capacity needs assessment of national and local actors with regard to forecast based financing. • Delivering on the FbF workplan and Documentation of progress, best practice and lessons learned in line with project outputs and as required by national level partnerships. • Technical development of the FbF system including establishment of triggers, development and implementation of SOPs and integration of SOPs in early warning mechanisms. • Advise and link with potential national and international financing mechanisms, including risk finance layering within the national Disaster Risk Financing framework. • Support to regional and national workshops for FbF
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIESPurpose • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work. • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area. • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities. • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
People • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP. • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries. • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement. • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)
Performance • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries. • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks. • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders. • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
Partnership • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS • This is an 11 months contract (extendable, subject to availability of funding) • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. • The World Food Programme DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS. • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. • All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONSDeadline for this application is 07.01.2021
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.POSTULER