Programme & Reporting Officer - International Junior Consultant

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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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in political science, development studies, development economics, management, or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: Between one to three years of research and policy experience in providing support to development policy and program activities with professional experience in quantitative/qualitative research, data analysis, data visualization, and reporting activities. Previous work experience with international organizations preferred.

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language.

BACKGROUND

The prevalence of stunting and wasting, respectively 47.1% and 8.6%, in Timor-Leste is significantly above the ‘’Very High’’ threshold level set by World Health Organization (WHO).

There are a number of national policy and strategies that supports the implementation of food security and nutrition program in Timor-Leste. Most recently the Comprehensive National Action Plan for Nutrition and Food Security, and related commitments under the Food System Summit, the Nutrition for Growth initiative, and the School Meals Coalition.

WFP has a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) designed to support Timor Leste in achieving food security and improved nutrition by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. It also seeks to contribute to progress in SDG’s 3 & 4 and foster a reinforced partnership in strengthening the national humanitarian and development response, in accordance with SDG 17.

WFP’s support under this CSP will assist national efforts through Bolsa de Maie, Cadeia de Valor and Merenda Escolar etc., and provide technical assistance and policy advice to help maximize the return on Government’s investment in food security and nutrition.

To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Work independently, and alongside country office teams to identify, gather, and analyze relevant data to produce high-quality, evidence-based reports and other analytical outputs that meet the office needs;
  2. Provide technical assistance and produce analytical products (project proposals, donor-facing reports, policy briefs, infographics). Present them to the teams or donors as appropriate;
  3. Using analytical outputs, facilitate discussions on programme design and adjustments; thereby contributing substantially to WFP’s excellence in the delivery of humanitarian and development programmes;
  4. Provide technical support in the research process by conducting desk research and preparing policy briefs. Assist in drafting Concept Notes and/or Terms of Reference for research/programme activities of the office as needed;
  5. Identify new areas of research, collaboration and entry-points for WFP to save & change lives and build efficient pathways to food assistance. Working across programme and research teams, build project proposals based on most up-to-date humanitarian and development challenges in the country – particularly in regards to CSP priority areas;
  6. Collect donor intelligence to ensure financial expenditure and key KPI reporting are consistent with donor priorities and requirements. Coordinate with budget/COMET teams to support donor reporting requirements;
  7. Participate in regular monitoring of data for program reports and feedback integration.
  8. Any other task as assigned by the supervisor.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Number of openings: ONE Based in: Dili, Timor-Leste Type of Contract: Regular Consultant Level: Junior CST Duration: 6 months

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

6 February 2023

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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