Head of mission Yemen M/F

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Country: Yemen Organization: Secours Islamique France Closing date: 1 Oct 2020 Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organisation of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organisation that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.SIF established an office in Sana in July 2019 and is currently implementing food security interventions activities. SIF is committed to strengthening and broadening its activities in compliance with its multi-sector expertise from 2020.SIF is looking to fill a Head of Mission position based in Aden, Yemen.You will be under the supervision of the DESK Manager, as part of the SIF Mission Team and you will be supervising the Human Resources, Finance Office…

Programme Policy Officer P4/Head of Emergencies, Khartoum

Programme Policy Officer P4/Head of Emergencies, Khartoum 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. The Role WFP Sudan is looking for a Programme Policy Officer at P4 level to develop, manage and implement WFP programmes and policies related to the largest part of the WFP portfolio in Sudan, relief assistance to provide immediate emergency support to those people impacted by conflict and natural disasters. This support is in the form of both in kind food and cash based assistance. These programmes are also designed to be a steppingstone to support from other WFP programmes which can positively impact livelihoods. The post holder will report directly to the Head of Programme and will work in close collaboration with other units’ heads (e.g. Field Offices, Supply Chain, Resources Management, Finance, Monitoring and Reporting) to ensure that WFP programmes are efficiently meeting the needs of those most in need in Sudan. The Programme Officer will liaise with Regional Bureau and HQ to follow programme guidance and implement the latest lessons learnt related to programmatic activities in Sudan as well as new potential initiatives. Key Responsibilities Lead and inspire a team of approximately 10 diverse professionals, set and follow up on priorities, manage performance and offer advice and opportunities for career and professional development. Formulate WFP programme plans in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field in Sudan for the relief pillar. Provide advice and support to field offices delivering relief activities to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies. Provide leadership in mobilising technical expertise on a wide range of programmes and policy issues including assessment, analysis, choice of objectives, activities and transfer modalities. Develop operational and maintain established strategic partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work. Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to emergency food assistance through direct participation in events, briefings, information products and other materials. Contribute to the design and resource mobilization efforts, including the development and drafting of project proposals and their budgets, with the support of the government partnerships team. Collaborate with the WFP Monitoring and Evaluation unit to establish sound monitoring systems and coordinate data gathering, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained. Manage or oversee timely preparation and dissemination of analytical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use. Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a significant budget. Take responsibility for incorporating gender and protection perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men. Contribute to Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs. Other as required About You You have a passion for improving lives of millions of people living in poverty and hunger; You have a solid background in managing teams and programmes in complex humanitarian and development contexts; You keep abreast of the latest policy developments on a range of humanitarian issues, including linking humanitarian and development action; You are highly adaptive and able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences who might not share the same technical knowledge; You can prioritize and strike a balance between ideal goals and operational requirements, and translate gender and protection objectives into tangible results on the ground. Qualifications & Key Requirements 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 At least eight (8) years of professional experience with gradually increasing responsibilities in designing, implementing, and monitoring humanitarian and/or development programmes with international governmental or non-governmental organisations; Successful track record in supervising multinational and multifunctional teams in large-scale complex emergency environments; Expertise in planning, prioritizing and managing resources (assets, budgets, etc) efficiently Ability to communicate with communities and negotiate with government/ partners in support of Country Office requirements. Additional/Nice have requirements: Previous work experience in a UN agency at field or national level; Knowledgeable and experienced in inter-agency coordination in humanitarian settings; Experience in different programme approaches including managing emergency response operations using different transfer modalities; Has collaborated with government agencies to identify needs and implement food assistance programmes; Has led team in strategic discussions. Language: Fluency (level C) in English. Some level of Arabic would be an asset. CLOSING DATE: 06 September 2020 VA Number: (123575) 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 icsc.un.org. 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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