Programme Associate (School Feeding) SC6, Cox's Bazar
Application deadline 2 days ago: Monday 21 Jun 2021
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 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.
The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.
WFP supports over 1.4 million people in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh including over 860,000 Rohingya refugees and host community Bangladeshi under the L2 emergency operation. WFP provides food and nutrition assistance to the entire refugee population in the world’s largest refugee camp as well as school meals, nutrition service, and livelihood support to host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
The Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 approved by the WFP Executive Board in its first session of 2017 became effective on 1 April 2017. It aims to contribute to four Strategic Outcomes that are aligned with the four Strategic Results of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of 13 activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the five Strategic Outcomes. Under the Integrated Road Map (IRM) WFP has committed to a new way of working, linking not only all activities to the defined Strategic Outcomes but also linking the resources used for implementing the activities to the results achieved. The five strategic outcomes are: SO1: Vulnerable groups in rural and urban settings are supported by enhanced national actions to improve their nutrition indicators in line with national targets by 2020. SO, 2: The most vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar, the Chittagong Hill Tracts and disaster-stricken areas have enhanced food security and nutrition. SO, 3: Innovative approaches to enhance the resilience of food insecure households exposed to climate-related shocks and stresses are validated by 2020; and SO, 4: The humanitarian response system for large-scale natural disasters in Bangladesh can respond with reduced cost and lead-time. SO, 5: Humanitarian and development partners in Bangladesh have access to reliable services in the areas of supply chain and emergency telecommunications during crises.
In line with Strategic Objective 1 and Strategic Objective 2, WFP is leading a consortium in the implementation and management of a US funded school feeding programme in Cox’s Bazar. This three-year programme requires strong accountability to donors in the areas of the programme, procurement monitoring and evaluation and finance. It is envisioned that, at the end of the three years, the programme will be handed over to the Government of Bangladesh.
At this level, the incumbent is responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders can recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.
Under the supervision of the Sr. Programme Associate will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide technical support and assist Senior Programme Associate of SF in implementing of School Feeding activities in Cox’s Bazar, especially about a three-year USDA funded school feeding programme.
- Communicate regularly, as required by the School Feeding (SF) team to ensure activities are performed in accordance with WFP policies, donor policies, and agreements.
- Coordinate closely with School Feeding team, technical and implementation partners, provide support for effective planning and ensure successfully implementing the programme in Cox’s Bazar both for camps and host community.
- Provide guidance for Cooperating Partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods to support them to complete monitoring tasks.
- Receive and collate comments and feedback from Cooperating Partners and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
- Ensure Cooperating Partners submit annual implementation plan & reports on time, and follow-up timely implementation of activities.
- Provide technical support to Cooperating Partners for implementing school feeding programme specially literacy improvement activities in the field.
- Monitoring technical aspects of programme specially literacy activities, guide partners and review progress.
- Support in building capacity of field monitoring assistants.
- Review school feeding partners reports, review progress and provide feedback.
- Participate in meetings, trainings and workshops organized by partners.
- Review monitoring plan and reports of WFP Field Monitoring Assistants and provide feedback and ensure require support.
- Provide necessary on-the-job training/coaching to Field Monitoring Assistants.
- Ensure onsite support to Field Monitoring Assistants and CPs.
- Take initiative for professional development of Field Monitoring Assistants and CPs.
- Support supervisor and unit head for organizing FGD with parents, teachers and facilitate assessments (baseline, midline, and end line survey) for tracking progress and measure achievements.
- Assist in coordinating donor field visits, coaching staff on a programme to effectively respond to donor queries.
- Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work such as preparing donor reports and documenting success stories.
- Maintain liaison and participate in coordination meetings with other units, NGOs, UN agencies and stakeholders, i.e. District Primary Education Office, Upazila Primary Education Office, other education programme partners, and CXB Education and Food Security Sector.
- Support Unit Head for timely processing of Field Level Agreements (FLA) with Cooperating Partners including assessment & evaluation
- Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance,
- to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
- Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
- Perform other duties as per requirement
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: University degree (bachelor’s degree or master’s) in English , ELT, Management , Education, Research , Social Science or any other relevant field. Advanced professional degree in education is preferable.
Experience : At least five years of progressive responsible work experience, including at least three years of implementation in program related to primary education and literacy. Experience working directly on academic improvement and enhancing the capacity of teachers will be considered as an asset.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Bangla.
Knowledge & Skills: Good facilitation skill, vast knowledge on curriculum, material and module development, computer skill including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of administration.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar ,Bangladesh
Contract Duration : Twelve (12) months
Posi No. : One (1)
Monthly Salary : BDT. 114,638
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
22 June 2021 23:59 GMT
This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Nationals. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
To be considered, interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the WFP careers website: LINK
Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. 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.