Programme Officer (Head of Satellite Office) SC9 - Kunduz
Application deadline 2 months ago: Saturday 19 Nov 2022 at 21:29 UTCOpen application form
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Job Title: Programme Officer (Head of Satellite Ofice) Grade: SC9 Type of contract: Service Contract Duration: 12 Months Duty Station: Kunduz Vacancy Number: 178005 Date of Publication: 03 Nov 2022 Deadline of Application: 19 Nov 2022 This vacancy announcement is for Afghan nationals only and WFP encourages especially Afghan females and Afghans with disabilities to apply.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. More than half the population of Afghanistan – a record 22.8 million people – will face acute food insecurity in 2022. The combined effects of drought, conflict, COVID-19, and the economic crisis, have severely affected lives, livelihoods, and people’s access to food. The team of 600 staff, 550 of which are Afghan nationals are working tireless to bring emergency food and nutrition assistance to the millions of people suffering across the country. The assistance provided by WFP includes emergency food assistance, school meals, nutrition programmes and important self-reliance and resilience programmes. The packet of support can include food, cash, or vouchers. In conflict situations, we bring relief to exhausted populations and use food assistance to build pathways to peace and stability – work for which WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapidly, with over half the country’s population of 40 million now facing acute food insecurity—the highest number the humanitarian community has ever seen in Afghanistan. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.
Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month on month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.
To plan and manage field operations to ensure the effective and efficient deployment of food assistance programmes and use of allocated resources.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Manage the Satellite Office and plan field operations within the area of assignment to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food assistance and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays.
- Ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and are in line with agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the Area/Country Office.
- Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Help ensure that WFP security and safety standards are locally set and followed.
- Ensure extensive and frequent presence at project areas, distribution sites and centres.
- Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects, and highlight potential risks to project delivery. Engage with local and provincial de facto authorities, as may be appropriate.
- Build partnerships to improve assistance packages, develop and sustain liaison with local authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, civil societies, beneficiaries and other partners engaged in food security.
- Support the capacity building of cooperating partners (CPs), Third Party Monitors (TPMs), and any other partners to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
- Perform other duties as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- 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.
- At least 3 years of postgraduate/professional experience in relevant fields.
Desired Experiences and skills:
- Experience working in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation.
- Experience in engaging with local authorities and communities on issues related to humanitarian assistance activities including access, targeting, and implementation.
- Experience of working in sensitive political environments and analysing local political situations/ assessing risk accurately.
- Experience managing small teams, financial budgets, and balancing priorities effectively.
- Fluency (Level C) in both oral and written communication in English and local languages (Dari and Pashto)
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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