NRC Syria Response Office: Consultancy for Gender and Disability Assessment

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Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council Closing date: 10 Nov 2020 NRC is looking for a consultant to conduct a Gender and Disability assessment.Background1.1 NRC in Syria In the middle East NRC has over 3000 staff dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water and Sanitation Hygiene, Food security along with information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to forcibly displaced people. The NRC Syria Response is operating since 2013 and currently employs 49 international and 335 national staff. With regard to education, we ensure education for children and youth is prioritised, even in the most difficult circumstances. We work alongside communities to: create opportunities for children to reconnect with learning through formal education pathways and selflearning initiatives offer em…

Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection), Windhoek

Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection), Windhoek 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 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world's most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. For more on WFP and what we do, please go to JOB PURPOSE Accountable for the effective coordination of the WFP technical assistance to the government and partners on relevant Social Assistance/Social Protection programmes that aim to ensure that vulnerable populations in Namibia are enabled to meet their food and nutrition needs. KEY END-RESULTS Government and Partners are supported to implement the Zero Hunger Road Map in line with NDP5, the Blueprint on Wealth Redistribution and Poverty Eradication and the Harambee Prosperity Plan. Status reports on programme implementation developed and WFP efforts in line with the Country Strategy, donor reports and budget utilization are documented. Government assisted in establishing and implementing relevant social safety net programmes for preventing and alleviating hunger. Government assisted in operationalizing national food security policies in Namibia in line with the WFP Country Strategic Plan. Government technically assisted in the development of national and gender responsive food and nutrition security policy/frameworks in Namibia. Responsible for performing and contributing to the following: Programme Sand Policy Advice, Policy Development, Capacity building of relevant stakeholders, Policy Positioning and Representation, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization in all areas related food security and nutrition KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS Within the delegated authority and reporting to the Country Director, the Programme Policy Officer will perform the following duties. Coordinate WFP technical support to the Government on the implementation of the Zero Hunger Road Map Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of WFP technical support to government social safety nets. This would include identifying opportunities for joint programme implementation with other UN agencies and assist in fundraising for the programme. Conduct and participate in regular coordination meetings including preparation of the meeting agenda, minutes, and follow up on action points and providing technical support to respective partners. Prepare status reports on programme implementation, document WFP efforts in line with the Country Strategic Plan and donor reports. Support and participate in Government coordination meetings on Poverty and Food Security. Support the Government in harmonizing and/or establishing Social and Food and Nutrition Security Policies and Strategies: Assist temporary recruited experts/consultants to provide direct technical assistance to the government in establishing and implementing social protection for preventing and alleviating poverty, vulnerability and hunger and in the development of gender responsive food and nutrition security and social protection policy/frameworks in Namibia. Assist relevant government ministries to strengthen partnerships and inter-sectoral programme harmonization within government entities KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS (Continued) 3.Technical Assistance to the Government in implementation of National Social Safety Net Programmes and Strategies: Support government, in forging links and promoting greater policy coherence and synergies between social protection policy, food and nutrition security, resilience building and poverty reduction. Assist recruited experts/consultants to provide technical support for operationalizing national social protection policies (including food-based policies and programmes) in Namibia (including consolidation and harmonization of social assistance programmes, development of Management Information Systems and Central Beneficiary Registries, development of monitoring and evaluation systems and capacity building of national counterparts in monitoring and evaluation systems for social assistance programmes). Collaborate in capacity development activities involving knowledge sharing, the organization of training workshops, seminars, and meetings as well as the development of related materials and on-line tools and information kits 4.Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation of Programme Implementation: Represent WFP in relevant coordination meetings including the Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition, School Feeding Coordination, Emergency Response and Preparedness, Food and Nutrition Security, UNPAF Coordination and Food-Bank Coordination. Undertake field visits to monitor programme implementation, conduct periodic joint programme reviews with UN agencies, government counterparts and development partners and identify necessary action for programme adjustment. Provide technical assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of relevant food security programmes. Perform any other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Qualification and Experience: 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. 5 years of experience at national or international level in development and/or humanitarian assistance with good knowledge of development paradigms and the social, economic and political situation of Namibia. Experience with the United Nations System, familiarity with UN Reform agenda, Zero Hunger Challenge, SDG's and other global initiatives is an added advantage. Language: Fluency (level C) in both oral and written communication in English is essential. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE Has experience working across the Program portfolio including Development, Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions. 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 Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance 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. Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities. 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 Programming 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 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.. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS This vacancy announcement will close on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 at 11:59pm Windhoek time ('school feeding' OR 'project manager' OR 'project management' OR 'programme manager' OR 'programme management' OR 'cash based transfer programmes' OR 'nutrition' OR 'health' OR 'policy' OR 'policy engagement' OR 'strategic policy engagement') This position is only open to Namibian Nationals or candidates holding Namibian Permanent Residence. Qualified female applicants 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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