Programme Associate G6 ( Emergency Preparedness & Response)
Position Title: Programme Associate G6 (Emergency Preparedness & Response), Gaza
Contract Type and Grade level: Fixed Term / G6
Duty Station: Gaza
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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.
These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities, speficially on unconditional resource transfer interventions, that effectively meet food assistance needs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work (emergency preparedness and response and unconditional resource transfers), supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
- Provide specialized project management support to food assistance programmes through in-kind and cash-based transfers to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
- Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, transfer modalities, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
- Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
- Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONT'D
- Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
- Ensure timely and appropriate action to findings and feedback related to general food assistance, received from the monitoring team or from the community feedback mechanism (CFM) or other relevant sources.
- Coordinate the day to day implementation with partners.
- Oversee and/or review the work of other programme staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
- Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, accounting, International Relation or any relevant field of study. Advanced degree is an asset.
Language: Proficiency in English and Arabic both oral and written.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- At least 6 years of experience working in the field of Programme implementation and management.
- Good Working experience with NGOs, UN Agencies and Government.
- Good Working experience with people at the community level.
- Knowledge of geographical areas.
- Experience supporting the implementation and the monitoring of programmes.
- Experience supporting capacity strengthening of non-government organizations.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Strong organizational skills, time -management and ability to carry out multiple tasks successfully.
- Solid-interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to communicate easily with technical teams (e.g. nutrition, monitoring and evaluation etc.).
- Ability to contribute to the implementation of programmes.
- Good knowledge and practical experience in data record keeping, reporting, and data analysis.
- Computer skills: MS Word. MS Word, MS. Excel, presentation tools.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Fixed-term Appointment: an appointment for a continuous period of one year and shall have a specified expiration date and subject to a probationary period of one year, which may be extended to 18 months.
Staff Assessment A staff assessment, comparable to national income tax, shall be applied to the gross salaries and such other payments as are computed on the basis of salary, The assessment shall be calculated at rates set forth in the FAO Administrative Manual.
Duty Station: Gaza and Reports To: Programme Policy Officer
Dependency allowances: applicable to children up to 18 years of age, or up to 21 years in full-time school attendance
United Nation Joint pension fund a deduction of 7.9% from the pensionable remuneration will be made from the net salary, the WFP will contribute of 15.8%
Medical Insurance: mandatory for staff member and can be extended to dependents in a cost sharing
Annual leave: 2.5 days a month and Sick leave: 2 days per month
Official Holiday: 10 days as officially established for each duty station
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
8th August 2022
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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.
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