WFP - World Food Programme

Programme Officer (Field Coordination), Sana’a, Yemen

Job Overview

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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 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

These jobs are found in WFP Sana’a AO, to head te Programme and policy department. Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, to ensure effective Programme operations and are heavily involved in day-to-day activities and analytical work.

JOB PURPOSE

To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Support Sana’a Consolidated Area Offices (Sana’a, Sa’ada, Ibb) in effective work planning, implementation, and monitoring of activities in the field.
  • Coordinate WFP’s emergency preparedness and response in crisis situations, in full consultation with Head of Area Offices and other stakeholders, participate interagency mission and develop synergy with all stakeholders on food aid intervention approaches.
  • Represent WFP and attend meetings with the UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, member states, taking notes, sharing information, and supporting joint information programmes to increase WFP’s profile, and protect its interests.
  • Facilitate/involve technical decisions on program management and programme convergence and integration of the WFP programmes in the field.
  • Maintain effective relationships with authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, other partners, to keep them informed on important, strategic operational WFP issues. Provide information to these actors on strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, organizing and planning meetings with them to advocate the work of WFP.
  • Attend on weekly regular basis cooperating partner meetings and also follow up payment processes/ invoicing, operational implementation matters in the AO office ( Sanaa, Saada and IBB).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES – PART 2

  • To negotiate with government counterparts/line-ministries to get necessary approvals/clearances to maintain operation capability and implement the mandate of WFP in Yemen.
  • Participate and implementation of targeting and registration in all the areas under the AO in communicating different field offices and different level of authorities to advocate the implementation processes.
  • Coordinate with government authorities and support missions to the operational areas under Sana’a Area Office.
  • Review and prepare consolidate reports for Sana’a Area Office for submission to the Head of Area office.
  • Keep the management informed on social political development in Yemen with proper analytical dimensions and advise the AO key issues might hamper the operation.
  • Strengthening the CO and partner staff capacities on social inclusion and empowerment and mainstreaming in the design and implementation of targeted interventions.
  • Undertake/Perform any other duties/tasks designated/delegated by the supervisor.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

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

Experience: For Advanced University Degree holders: At least 5 years of professional work experience, including 1-year post-graduate experience in related fields.

For First University Degree holders: At least 6 years of professional work experience, including 3 years post-graduate experience in related fields.

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic & English languages
  • Nationality: Yemeni National only

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

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 interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

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

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..

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.
  • Has led a Sub Office or a small country/area office programme team or a component of a country office programme portfolio.
  • Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • WFP is an equal opportunity employer.
  • WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
  • The applicant should be a Yemeni national
  • Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
  • 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)
  • WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  • WFP staff on FT contracts must have completed one year in the current position to be eligible to apply for another FT position.
  • 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.
  • Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

15th September 2021

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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.

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Female qualified 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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