Strategic Outcome 2 Manager

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Job Title:

Strategic Outcome 2 Manager

Unit/Division:

Programme/Emergency Preparedness and Response

Type of Contract:

Regular International Consultancy (CST)

Proposed pay level:

Level II

Duty Station City, Country):

Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration of Employment:

6 (six) months, 1 May – 31 October (extendable)

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the overall guidance of the WFP Representative/Country Director and the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director the Strategic Outcome 2 (SO2) Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) unit including the design, implementation, and documentation of the portfolio. Under the leadership of the SO2 Manager the unit contributes to the achievement of the World Food Programme Indonesia’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2021-2025; specifically, Strategic Outcome 2: 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.

The SO2 Manager is expected to work and collaborate across WFP’s programmatic portfolio including food security and nutrition vulnerability analysis and mapping (Strategic Outcome 1) and preventing malnutrition through healthy diets (Strategic Outcome 3). S/he is expected to lead, manage and provide technical and funding oversight of WFP’s EPR Portfolio.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Effectively manage the SO2 workstream including supervision, performance and work planning, and recruitment of programmatic and technical staff and consultants to enable high performance.
  2. Lead the conceptualization of WFP Indonesia’s emerging programmatic approach to improving supply chains of food and items considered essential in an emergency.
  3. Represent WFP and manage existing and develop new strategic partnerships with key Government counterparts (Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), UN agencies, academic and non-governmental entities to contribute to WFP’s strategic positioning, policy dialogue focus and achievement for improved supply chains, and anticipatory actions.
  4. In close collaboration with the international Activity Manager for Strategic Outcome 1 Food Security and Nutrition/Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping as well as the international Programme Policy Officer, significantly contribute to WFP’s policy dialogue and technical assistance on anticipatory actions, and climate change adaptation.
  5. Represent WFP in official and technical meetings and consultations with partners to engage in policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and stakeholder coordination to achieve shared programme and advocacy objectives, especially in the field of improved supply chains.
  6. Design and develop concept notes and funding proposals ensuring alignment with global expertise, WFP Indonesia’s CSP2021 -2025, Government priorities and donor interests.
  7. Identify and pursue opportunities for knowledge and experience exchange through South-South and Triangular Cooperation platforms to inform policy dialogue for improved supply chains, and anticipatory actions.
  8. Ensure that all activities and interventions of the unit work in a gender-transformative manner, improving gender-balance and pursuing women’s empowerment. Also ensure that age, disability and the views and conditions of minorities are reflected in the approach taken.
  9. In collaboration with key stakeholders (UN, Government, academia) support policy makers to utilize up-to-date data, global evidence and best practices to inform policy dialogue for improved disaster preparedness and response.
  10. Ensure systematic documentation and dissemination of good practices, lessons learned, research results for utilization by internal and external key stakeholders to inform policy and programmatic decision making.
  11. Represent WFP in official and technical meetings and consultations with partners and engage in policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and stakeholder coordination to achieve shared advocacy objectives.
  12. Actively participate and contribute technical knowledge and assistance to clusters and/or working groups related to emergency preparedness and response including but not limited to: National and Provincial Logistics Cluster, Displacement and Protection Cluster, Cash Working Group, and the Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change and Environment (DRR-CCE) Working Group.

Deliverables:

  1. EPR Unit well managed including all unit and individual job descriptions and work plans in place (currently four national staff members).
  2. WFP programmatic approach for improved supply chain resilience and anticipatory actions well conceptualized and documented.
  3. Concept notes for supply chain resilience and anticipatory actions completed.
  4. High quality funding proposals prepared to mobilize resources in support of SO2 achievement.
  5. WFP well represented and positioned with relevant UN and Government stakeholder coordination mechanisms and the cluster system.
  6. Preparedness projects with key national government partners, the Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and their sub-national level offices successfully implemented, documented and reported.
  7. In the event of large-scale emergencies in the country and when required for WFP to support clusters, WFP’s three global cluster responsibilities (logistics, emergency telecommunications and food security) fulfilled through engagement with the Humanitarian Country Team, Logistics Emergency Team and other partners.
  8. Relationship with key national and regional partners, including the National Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Home Affairs, Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, UN agencies, and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management well managed.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education:

Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Agriculture, Supply Chain, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years of post-graduate, progressively responsible experience in public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral assistance or commercial transactions.
  • At least 3 years of experience in supply chain, humanitarian assistance and/or emergency preparedness,
  • At least 3 years of experience managing teams.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the area of policy dialogue.
  • Previous experience with WFP/ other UN agencies.

Desirable knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of methodologies and approaches for anticipatory actions to mitigate the impact of disasters including weather related events and climate change.
  • Knowledge of government structures, policies, and regulations for emergency preparedness and response, including the cluster system in Indonesia.
  • Demonstrated experience developing new programmes and drafting proposals for institutional and private sector donors.
  • Understanding of UN structures and systems for coordination
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with Government, UN, academia and civil society.

Languages:

  • Fluent written and oral English

Deadline of application submission: 6 April 2022

Selected candidates will need to obtain a Service Visa.

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