International Consultant Progr Policy Off.CST1/P3 (School Feeding) job req 168683 Closing 17/07/2022
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Programme Policy Officer CST1/P3 (School Feeding)
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DUTY STATION (City, Country):
Closing date: 17 July 2022
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Its mission 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.
WFP Burundi is currently seeking to fill the position of a Programme Policy Officer (P3) to manage the country office’s school feeding programme under the overall food systems pillar of the Burundi Interim Country Strategic Plan (ICSP 2022-2024).
WFP in Burundi has working on a 3-year Interim Country Strategic Plan (ICSP 2022-2024) that is expected to start in March 2022. The plan will expand innovative and ambitious activities in its life-saving interventions, provide hot meals in schools, support to smallholder farmers and food markets, resilience building and work to address undernutrition. WFP will work on integrating safety nets into the social protection system, contributing to sustainable progress in achieving zero hunger, including supporting national policies and strengthening systems and institutions. The ICSP will emphasize women’s economic empowerment and gender-transformative approaches that promote gender equity and challenge gender-based norms and assumptions.
In Burundi, WFP is engaged in joint programming and implementation with other United Nations agencies, particularly the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN-Women and the World Health Organization (WHO). Also, it provides external services to the government and humanitarian and development partners, including logistics services and telecommunications.
The school feeding programme is one of the key activities WFP is implementing in Burundi. WFP Burundi is seeking a Programme officer who can manage this programme under the over coordination of the Head of Programme.
To manage the school feeding programme in Burundi within the food systems pillar of the Burundi Interim Country Strategic Programme (2022-2024).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
Contribute to formulation of project documents; or translate school feeding-related programme policies and strategies into Country level practices. Developing School feeding programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between the country office and the regional bureau
Provide advice and support to country office to clarify ambiguities and ensure that the school feeding programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, the government of Burundi’s school feeding programme policy and strategy, and other relevant guidance.
Provide technical advice or mobilize technical expertise on school feeding programme, including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate transfer value, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Assurance: Ensuring the right people received the food assistance, at the right time, at a reasonable cost and with the intended impact.
Assist counterparts in 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 the school feeding programme to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of the school feeding programme.
Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to school-based programmes through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to school feeding programme
Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
Contribute to resources mobilizations efforts for 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, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
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.
Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a moderate budget.
Other as required.
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DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:
- Has experience working across the Program portfolio including, including food security, nutrition, etc.
- Has led the design and implementation of programmes and projects;
- Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.
STANDARD MINIMUM ACADEMIC 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.
Language: Fluency (level C) in both French and English language.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Cognitive capacity: Actively seeks information from a variety of sources. Synthesizes information based on a solid understanding of issues.
- Teamwork: Recognizes interdependencies in cross-functional work and shares information with colleagues and supervisors.
- Action management: Defines work goals and devises plans to attain them. Analyses potential problems and makes recommendations in a proactive manner.
- Innovation: Show willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
- Partnering: Develops and maintains effective work relations with partners.
- Cultural and political understanding: Understands worldwide problems from a broader perspective. Understands interactions among economic, political and cultural factors which contribute to problems or issues.
- Communication: Strong writing skills, provides clear messages and presents complex issues articulately.
- Interpersonal skills: Solicits and incorporates varied concerns and perspectives of others in daily work. Participates in office work in a manner that fosters strong working relationships and trust.