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Job Title Senior Programme Associate Grade GS7 Contract Type Fixed Term Duty Station Jakarta, Indonesia Duration 1 YearThis vacancy announcement is for Indonesians only. Deadline for applications is 29 June 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.


The Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Senior Programme Associate is assigned at the Country Office level reporting to the EPR Officer, under the strategic guidance of the EPR Head of Unit. S/he is responsible for working in partnership with Government and non-government stakeholders to plan, coordinate and implement technical assistance activities in support of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Country Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025. The Senior Programme Associate will contribute to the achievement of CSP Strategic Objective 2 namely; by 2025 the Government, other partners and communities have enhanced capacity to mitigate the impact of disasters and climate change on food security and nutrition. As a part of the EPR Unit team, the Senior Programme Associate is expected to independently handle a wide range of technical and policy support activities, inclusive of analytical work to inform policy level dialogue. S/he is expected to be able to supervise EPR Assistant level staff, as required by the Unit structure. The Senior Programme Associate is expected to ensure effective and efficient implementation of EPR activities to support key stakeholders and partners (including Government) in preparing for, responding to, and mitigating the impact of disasters within the context of the Government of Indonesia led systems and cluster structure.


To provide effective coordination and specialized support to a full range of policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

As per the EPR Unit annual work plan, provide specialized expertise and contribute towards the development, coordination, and implementation of EPR activities focusing on provision of technical assistance. Specifically,

  1. Contribute to and facilitate activity implementation including, annual work planning, detailed activity planning, and partner and stakeholder coordination.
  2. Lead detailed activity budget planning and fund utilization according to WFP and donor requirements, standards, and guidelines.
  3. Contribute to and facilitate provision of technical assistance to key government partners including: review of existing and developing policies, regulations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and guidelines.
  4. In close coordination with the EPR Officer contribute to all activity reports, donor reports and other relevant documentation including: the collection, and the review and validation of relevant data, in accordance with donor and WFP reporting requirements.
  5. Prepare and elaborate reports and substantial data analysis (i.e. resource utilization, programme progress) and make recommendations to supervisors ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  6. Liaise and establish contacts and networks for maintaining and strengthening WFP’s relationship with national and sub-national governments including line ministries, I/NGO, and civil society organizations, other UN Agencies, academics, etc) to ensure effective collaboration and support in monitoring of the ongoing EPR activities.
  7. Design and facilitate the organization and roll-out of EPR simulations and capacity building events (trainings, workshops, seminars, and coaching/mentoring) on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management in collaboration with Government and non-government partners and interagency networks.
  8. Facilitate and support the formation and operations of the National Logistics Cluster (NLC) and provincial logistics working groups to ensure better logistics preparedness and response, in alignment to the National Disaster Management Law and Response Framework.
  9. Contribute to the strengthening of the WFP Indonesia country office mechanism and tools for emergency response. This includes designing the surge capacity mechanism for responding to an emergency.
  10. Contribute to the disaster monitoring mechanism in the country office particularly in collecting data and or information from the various stakeholders on relevant disaster events and follow standard emergency preparedness practices and policies to ensure effective and efficient WFP response.
  11. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and EPR related problems specific for the assigned activities.
  12. Perform other related duties as required.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design. Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development. Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring. Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes. Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


Education: University degree in relevant field or secondary school education including or supplemented by courses related to the area of work. Certification and/or courses on logistics, supply chain management, and disaster management is desirable.

Experience: At least seven years of relevant professional experience in logistics, supply chain management, and or disaster management. Experience in humanitarian operations or programme implementations at the field or national level. Experience working in an international organization and/or multicultural environment. International experiences is a plus.

Knowledge & Skills: Experience in utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheets and other software packages, SAP preferable. Knowledge of humanitarian principles, policies and procedures in emergency preparedness and response as well as climate change adaptation. Understanding of supply chain and disaster management and experiences in coordination with stakeholders. Experience in facilitating training is a plus.

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Bahasa Indonesia and English.


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.

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