WFP - World Food Programme

WFP Dhaka, Bangladesh

Are you ready to change lives and save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people?

If yes, this opportunity is for you!

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title: Senior Programme Advisor Grade: P5 Type of contract: Limited Fixed Term Duration: 12 Months Duty Station: Dhaka, Bangladesh Vacancy Number : 01 Date of Publication: 13.09.2022 Deadline of Application: 26.09.2022

JOB PURPOSE

To provide technical advice and oversight on the development and implementation of programmes that effectively meet food assistance needs in Bangladesh. The position would be based in Dhaka and would be reporting to the Deputy Country Director for Programme Activities in the Country office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide technical advice on WFP Bangladesh programme design and implementation modalities and operations in line with both Country Strategic Plan 2022 -2026 and the practical realities of operating in the field to ensure alignment between CO and field operations enabling effective delivering of food assistance.
  • Provide advice and support to all programme unit operating in a variety of contexts, to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
  • Provide solid technical and managerial leadership on a broad range of strategically important and complex policy and programme issues (including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate food products, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies) to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
  • Assist senior stakeholders of governments and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at global, national and sub-national levels.
  • Identify, develop and nurture strategic and operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience, engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts and other related issues, through direct participation and/or through briefings, information products and other materials.
  • Monitor and advice on operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance to advocacy for WFP and to strengthen policy and programme formulation.
  • Monitor and ensure the dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use to present a consistent picture to internal and external stakeholders and enable informed decision-making.

  • Advocate for resources for a broad portfolio of WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability.
  • Advice and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes.
  • Take responsibility for an equitable and inclusive workplace which incorporates all dimensions of the WFP diversity and inclusion framework.
  • Contribute to CO Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
  • Other as required.

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.

WORK EXPERIENCE : ⦁ Minimum 12 years of professional experience in humanitarian and/or development sector. ⦁ Has gained experience leading multidisciplinary teams.

LANGUAGE : Fluency (level C) in English language required.

Intermediate knowledge (level B) of another United Nations official language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish or Portuguese (a WFP working language) will be an added advantage.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has gained experience leading multidisciplinary teams.
  • Has gained experience designing/managing operations.
  • Has experience shaping country-level operational strategies/partnerships.
  • Has led programme in country/region.
  • Has gained strategic managerial experience.

ABOUT WFP

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.

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to (link)-hunger

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

WFP provides life-saving assistance to more than 850,000 Rohingya refugees and over 300,000 most vulnerable households in the local communities. WFP implements a range of programmes including integrated food and nutrition assistance, school feeding activities, emergency preparedness, and tailored livelihoods programme to support the most vulnerable population.

For more on WFP Cox’s Bazar World Humanitarian Day video 2021

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Monday, 26 September 2022 (Midnight Bangladesh time)

Click ‘Apply’ link below to start the application process. Candidate are requested to create an account in WFP E-Recruitment system before applying.

Please also include your CV with a cover letter, highlighting your motivation and suitability for this vacancy, as part of an online application.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary, Rest & Recuperation (R&R), and medical insurance.

Please visit (link)-bangladesh-coxs-bazar-information-booklet to learn more about WFP’s operations in Bangladesh.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.