Requisition # 129947 – Posted 04/11/2020 – Fixed Term – Middle East – Egypt – Cairo – Working Job Language (2) – PROGRAMME & POLICY

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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.ABOUT WFP

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

The selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) assume a substantial role for public sector business and its ability to make a significant contribution towards their achievement.  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives the business a vital role to play in efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on their ability to invest and innovate in a sustainable way. Achieving the SDGs requires collective action, shared responsibility, and financing from multiple sources, especially of the public sector financial institutions.

To achieve the ambitious plan of sustaining all the strategic interventions of Egypt’s WFP CO, the public-sector contribution should improve and strengthens long-term partnerships with financial institutions, companies, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. This includes leveraging the capacities of this segment to build long lasting partnerships that go beyond resources but expand to leaving a mark to future development visions of the country.STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 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.

Experience:At least 7 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in international development, specifically strategies and/or policies at global/regional/national level for enhanced resilience and livelihoods, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and social protection or other related fields

  • Exposure to humanitarian and/or development fields
  • Relevant policy and strategy experience in policy discussion and decisions
  • Proven ability and experience in the coordination of interagency networks, partnerships, strategies and communications initiatives

LanguagesFluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languagesORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.JOB PURPOSE

To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Head of Programmes and in cooperation with all programme managers and supporting functions, the Programme Policy Officer will be responsible to support the implementation of WFPs Country Strategic Plan (2018-2023), the Financial Framework Review and the Corporate Results Framework through the below tasks:  

  1. Provide technical and project management support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  2. Prepare timely reports on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information from various sources and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control;
  3. Responsible for corporate performance management and reporting;
  4. Support accurate tracking of funds related to CSP formulation allocated to COs and RB and provide regular analysis and updates;
  5. Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIS

  1. Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  2. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  3. Manage the process of selection of Partners through a transparent and competitive mechanism.
  4. Closely coordinate with WFP HQ Rome (Partnership division) and seek regular guidance on corporate FLA/partnership related matters.
  5. Providing updates to the Management on status of Partners, implementation, issues and challenges related to CPs.
  6. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
  7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
  8. Coordinate WFP’s inputs to the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPDF).
  9. Act as the liaison with the Regional Bureau and Headquarters on any actions or information pertaining to the WFP Egypt operations and its Country Strategic Programme

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Provide technical and project management support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  2. Prepare timely reports on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information from various sources and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control;
  3. Responsible for corporate performance management and reporting;
  4. Support accurate tracking of funds related to CSP formulation allocated to COs and RB and provide regular analysis and updates;
  5. Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  6. Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  7. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  8. Manage the process of selection of Partners through a transparent and competitive

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Closely coordinate with WFP HQ Rome (Partnership division) and seek regular guidance on corporate FLA/partnership related matters.
  2. Providing updates to the Management on status of Partners, implementation, issues and challenges related to CPs.
  3. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
  4. Coordinate WFP’s inputs to the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPDF).
  5. Act as the liaison with the Regional Bureau and Headquarters on any actions or information pertaining to the WFP Egypt operations and its Country Strategic Programme.
  6. Perform other duties as required

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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food AssistanceDisplays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)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 (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency ProgrammingDisplays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ GovernmentDevelops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Knowledge of Programme Cycle and knowledge of corporate reporting requirements and beneficiary counting
  • Knowledge of information management principles, with the ability to identify and present data for different reporting and management purposes
  • Practical knowledge on programme implementation and operational processes, including corporate materials on project cycle management, programme inputs to budget and supply chain processes, partnerships and tracking output level data to be presented for management decisions, programme adjustment and donor reporting.
  • Knowledge of data quality control and assurance mechanisms

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This is a one year contract,extension will be based on fund availabilty and satisfactory performanceDEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for submitting the online applications will be on the 18th of November 2020.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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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