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UNDP Vacancy for a Policy Officer

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UNDP Vacancy for a Policy Officer

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Resilience) – NOB
Requisition # 58241
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Summary

  • We are seeking to fill the position of Programme Policy Officer post at the NOB level, based in WFP Nigeria, Abuja Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you!

Organizational Context

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Resilience, the Programme Policy Officer- Resilience 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.
  • The job purpose is to provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet livelihoods and asset creation of IDPs, Returnees and Host Comunities.

Job Purpose

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

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to programmes particularly Asset creation and Livelihood recovery and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Contribute to resources mobilisations efforts for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for livelihood and resilience and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
  • Advice and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective livelihood recovery and resilience programmes.
  • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • 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.
  • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Other as required.

4Ps Core Organizational 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.

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.

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.

Functional Capabilities(Capability Name)
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:

  • Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:
    • Displays 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.

Emergency Programming:

  • Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:
    • Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government:

  • Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:
    • Develops 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.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher):

  • Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:
    • 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.):

  • Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:
    • Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University degree (MSc) in International Development, livelihood/agriculture and livestock development/ Natural Resources Management/ SWC/ Irrigation with minimum of 5 years experience or First University Degree with additional eight (8) years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
  • Has taken leadership of implementing Asset creation and Livelihood recovery programmes.

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian national are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications should be submitted online and in English only.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for the position of any sort will lead to disqualification of the concerned candidate

 

Application Deadline  22nd July, 2017.

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