Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID #142237

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Country: Panama Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Closing date: 18 Oct 2020 Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) based in Panama City, Panama.
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions.
Under the supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), the Humanita…

Head of Programmes (HoP)/Programme Policy Officer P4,RBC, Sudan, El Geneina Area Office & Nyala

Head of Programmes (HoP)/Programme Policy Officer P4,RBC, Sudan, El Geneina Area Office & Nyala 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. Are you a Programme Manager interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Would you like to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly reputable organisation bringing positive change to the lives of millions of people affected by hardships? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people? If your answer is yes, then this is a great opportunity for you to become part of a diverse and passionate team that works on ending hunger and malnutrition worldwide. About WFP WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Our mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. With more than 18,000 dedicated professionals worldwide, WFP works 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. Why WFP? Each year, WFP assists more than 86 million people in 83 countries with food, cash and specialized services. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have a chance to exchange your experience with your colleagues WFP invests in development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities Our team is growing internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better! We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section) WFP Sudan WFP is one of the main humanitarian and development actors in Sudan. WFP Sudan started implementing a 5-year Country Strategy (CSP) in 2019. Under this Plan, WFP is providing humanitarian assistance to those in need and promoting a gradual shift in programme focus from a ‘life saving’ to ‘life saving and changing’ approach. Under this CSP, WFP Sudan is focusing on: i) responding to emergencies, both new and protracted; ii) addressing malnutrition and its root causes through an integrated package of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions including nutrition-centred meals in schools; iii) building the resilience of food insecure households and strengthening food systems, while working closely with national actors on capacity strengthening; and iv) strengthen systems and structures in the provision of humanitarian and development common services. The most recent Sudan Integrated Phase Classification results shows an increased number of people having critical food insecurity levels. The COVID-19 crisis has also exacerbated the situation and programme implementation is being adapted to address the impact of this pandemic on food insecurity. WFP interventions are therefore currently expanding to respond to growing immediate needs. Head of Programmes (HoP)/Programme Policy Officer P4 WFP Sudan is looking for a Head of Programmes (HoP)/Programme Policy Officer at P4 level to develop, manage and implement WFP programmes to address some of the critical challenges faced by vulnerable people, especially, IDP’s. The HoP will be responsible for a team of programme staff, national and international, working in various programmatic areas such as food access and livelihoods support (school meals, emergency response, Food Assistance for Assets, Productive Safety Nets) and nutrition. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for a team of staff providing performance and operations support (Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), WFP’s beneficiary and transfer management platform (SCOPE), Cash based Transfers (CBT), and Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM))to activity implementation The HoP will report to the Head of Area Office and will be the Deputy to the Head of the Area Office. He/she will work in close collaboration with other functional units and liaise with the Country Office Programme team on a regular basis for guidance and support. He /she will also work with other agencies to identify opportunities for collaborative work. WFP strives to ensure that gender equality and protection are integral part of all its policies, programme design and implementation strategies. Therefore, the HoP will ensure that mainstreaming of gender and protection is achieved at all stages of programme design and implementation. Key Responsibilities Plan, formulate and implement WFP programme activities in line with both the CSP and the realities in the field. Provide advice and support to field offices and ensure that programme activities are consistent with WFP policies and Standard /operating Procedures (SOP’s). Provide leadership and guidance to programme staff and partners in programmes designing and implementation, including monitoring, assessments, analysis, and ensure that these are well-articulated in Field Level Agreements. Guide programme staff and other key stakeholders in identifying innovative food assistance priorities/opportunities and needs of the people. Provide support and technical expertise for planning, development and implementation of programmes. Coordinate partner relationships and collaboration and ensure regular performance/activity implementation reviews. Develop operational and maintain strategic partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work. Enhance WFP’s leadership status in various interagency forums through direct participation, briefings, information products etc. Manage or oversee timely preparation and dissemination of analytical reports, situational reports, periodic Fact Sheets and other information products for internal or external use. Lead the mainstreaming/integration of gender and protection in programme activities. Contribute to implementation of WFP and/or Interagency Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs. Provide guidance to programme staff and cooperating partners to ensure COVID-19 mitigation and prevention measures are mainstreamed in programme design and implementation. Collaborate and liaise with Country Office programme team in the implementation of programme activities. About You Has a passion to serve the most vulnerable people. Has a background in managing teams and implementing programmes in complex environments Has experience and in programme design and monitoring activity implementation Has experience in working in an emergency environment; Is abreast of humanitarian issues, including linking humanitarian, development and peace action. Is easily adaptive, communicates effectively, and can work in a diverse team. Qualifications & Key Requirements Advanced University degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Rural Development or other relevant field, OR First University Degree in a relevant field with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. At least eight (8) years of professional experience with gradually increasing responsibilities in designing, implementing, and monitoring humanitarian and/or development programmes with international agencies or non-governmental organisations. Successful record of accomplishment in supervising multinational and multifunctional teams in complex operational environments. Expertise in planning, prioritizing and managing resources (assets, budgets, etc.) efficiently. Ability to communicate effectively with communities and lead discussions/negotiations with government/ partners. Additional requirements: Previous work experience in a UN agency at field or national level; Previous experience in managing monitoring activities in an emergency environment. Knowledgeable and experienced in inter-agency coordination in humanitarian settings Experience in different programme approaches including managing emergency response operations using different transfer modalities; Experience in community/beneficiary mobilization; Experience in collaboration with government agencies to identify needs and implement food assistance programmes; Experience in leading teams in strategic discussions. CLOSING DATE: 06 September 2020 VA Number: (123578) Terms and Conditions Mobility is, and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed-Term contract with an initial duration of two years including a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details, please visit Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from Low- and Middle-Income 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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