Programme Policy Officer

WFP
Aden
Deadline:

Job Description

Contract duration:  1 year with possibility of extension

Duty Station:   Aden, Yemen

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

Aiming to feed 13 million of the most vulnerable people with food assistance, WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. WFP also provides nutrition support to 1.7 million children and mothers and delivers school meals to 850,000 children each day

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Under the direct supervision of Programme Officer and general supervision of Head of Aden Area office, This job is found in WFP Yemen, Aden and job holder report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holder is likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.She/he is typically involved in programme or policy
activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity. 

JOB PURPOSE

To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. In support of the head of Aden AO, the incumbant will be responsible for day to day operational issues of the Aden FO, including follow up of the timely delivery of food in-kind, CTVN, Nutrition, and CBT assistance of beneficiaries in liaison with supply chain and CBT teams, coordination of effective distribution of WFP assistance as well as monitoring all aspects of the programme by WFP partners in Mne with WFP.

2. The incumbant will also ensure the overall strategic planning considers the food security constraints in Abyan, Adale, and Aden governorates and ensure the timely completion of monthly plans with support and maintaining strong coordination with the relevant units in the programme.

3. She/he will will ensure close coordination with the relevant government parties/ local authorities to update them regarding WFP interventions.

4. she/he will also arrange coordination meetings with the relevant departments / local authorities to discuss the challenges and issues if any related to WFPs ongoing operations and will solicit support and facilitation from the relevant departments to ensure the continuity of live-saving assistance to the most vulnerable beneficiaries.

5. assist and maintain strong coordination with the database to receive monthly achievements and further share them with the relevant government departments and local authorities to educate them on WFP life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable beneficiaries.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES - CONTINUED

6. Assist and arrange meetings With the relevant government official for the Head Of FO to maintain and ensure Strong coordination with the government departments and local authorities

7. Ensuring strong coordination with WFP CPS, NGOs/ INGOS, Clusters, and CCCMS for ensuring coordination and information sharing.

8. Liaise and follow up with other units including administration, finance, security procurement, ICT, and HR for timely resolution of operational issues/challenges if any.

9. Regular field visits and maintaining of strong coordination with the local District administration and local authorities to the mentioned governorates to support on-going operation of WFP.

10. Other as required 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance with 1 year relevant experience , or First University Degree with additional 2 years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English AND Arabic languages.

Citizenship: Only Yemeni citizens are eligible for this position.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
• Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

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 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, 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 capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. The applicant should be a Yemeni national
  2. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
  3. Applications must be submitted online with:
  • Use English language only
  • Indicate all your job TOR
  • indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)
  1. WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  2. By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
  3. Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-years period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 13 May 2021

WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always is free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of staff are made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.

لا يقوم برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالاستعانة ابداً بأشخاص او بوكالات خارجية في التوظيف، علماً بان عملية التوظيف دائماً مجانية. يبحث برنامج الأغذية العالمي عن مرشحين من أعلى درجات النزاهة والكفاءة المهنية والذين يتقاسمون مبادئنا الإنسانية.

يتم اختيار الموظفين على أساس تنافسي ونحن ملتزمون بتعزيز التنوع والتوازن بين الجنسين. سيتم النظر فقط للمتقدمين الذين تفي ملفاتهم الشخصية بمتطلبات الوظيفة المعلن عنها، وفقط خلال الموعد النهائي المعلن

Female applicants 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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