Sierra Leone

World Food Programme recrute 01 Programme Associate

World Food Programme recrute 01 Programme Associate (Crises Response)

World Food Programme

Makeni, Sierra-Leone
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Opportunités de carrière : Programme Associate (Crises Response), SC6 (138841)
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.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTThese positions will be based in WFP Makeni and Kenema Sub-Offices, and entails supporting implementation of emergency food assistance activities targeting vulnerable households to support the COVID-19 response under activity 1: Crisis-affected populations in Sierra Leone can meet their basic food and nutrition needs during and in the aftermath of crises of WFP Sierra Leone’s 2020 – 24 Country Strategic Plan.
The prospective candidate will support the implementation of WFP’s crisis response activities, including planning, implementation and co-ordination of activities, requiring a thorough understanding of programme/project context, issues and ability to apply a range of guidelines/practices. They will work in collaboration with government counterparts and cooperating partners to facilitate community-driven identification of the most-vulnerable households to receive support in accordance to the vulnerability criteria. Job holders demonstrate initiative in the identification and resolution of a wide range of issues/problems, and effectively handle unforeseen situations.
JOB PURPOSETo provide effective coordination and specialized support to WFP’s emergency food assistance programme for COVID-19 response.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 1. Provide specialized expertise and contribute towards the development of project activities, plans and processes for emergency food assistance activities, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines. 2. rovide efficient coordination and specialized project management support to WFP’s emergency food assistance programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures. 3. In support of emergency food assistance activities, prepare a variety of reports and substantial data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and make recommendations to Head of Sub Office and activity manager, ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. 4. Lead and ensure accurate, timely recording of data within the emergency food assistance programme and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, including working in collaboration with partners at field level to undertake beneficiary targeting processes in accordance to the selection criteria shared the activity manager. 5. Coordinate and liaise with internal counterparts on a range of complex matters to enable effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities. 6. Effectively manage relationships and support partnership-building with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions, including the Ministry of Social Welfare and Sierra Leone Red Cross Society to effectively identify the most vulnerable in targeted communities and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance. 7. Proactively and systematically monitor project implementation of partners to identify challenges and bottlenecks in a timely manner, report them to the activity manager and provide technical oversight to effectively troubleshoot to ensure the project meets its goals. 8. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within a specific technical area. 9. Act as an escalation point for complex query resolution on all matters within the area of responsibility.10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.11. Ensure implementation of the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism at field-level, and assure that beneficiary protection is prioritized and enforced throughout the project cycle.12. Perform any other related duties as assigned
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation : Completion of secondary school education. Preferably a university degree in  development studies, social sciences, statistics or a related field is required.
Experience :At least five years of progressively responsible work experience in programme or other related field.   
Language : Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIESPurpose • 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.
People • 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.
Performance • 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.
Partnership • 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.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIESCapability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency levelProgramme 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 1. Previous experience implementing food security an asset. 2. Extensive experience working at community-level desired. 3. Fluency in local languages (Temne, Kuranko, Limba, Fula) advantageous. 4. Strong ICT skills, particularly proficiency using MS Office (Excel and Word) and undertaking paperless data collection.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE• Demonstrated previous success in implementing community development initiatives.• Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
TERMS AND CONDITIONSInterested applicants are requested to submit their application through the online link below:

Position open to Sierra Leonean nationals only
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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

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