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Date of Issue: April 13, 2023
Closing Date: April 26, 2023
Why join WFP?
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.
To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Program and Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. Focal point for School Meals Programme activities covering Banadir region and Hirshabelle state.
2. Liase with partners (NGOs, UN and Government) in the implementation of school feeding program.
3. Actively participate in the design, oversight, and monitoring of school meals activities including strengthening systems, structures, and services ensuring they are in line with WFP policy procedures.
4. Prepare monthly distribution plans and verifying planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items
5. Support efforts to address findings from monitoring visits as well as reviews and evaluations.
6. Participating in school assessment and any other feeding mission if need arise.
7. In collaboration with WFP logistics team, ensure liaison between the beneficiaries (school leaders, parent committees, pupil representatives) and the retailers.
8. Provide progressive, periodic, and ad-hoc reports on the programme implementation.
9. Follow up and process invoices.
10. Participate in Education cluster coordination meetings organized through the cluster system and share situational updates with partners.
11. Support integration of protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women/men. Boys.
12. Work closely with implementing partners and ensure that Cooperating Partner (CP) reports are received timely, reviewed and data captured into the COMET platform.
13. Receive, register in tracking system and Process of Cooperating Partners Invoices, and ensure partners are paid timely.
14. Provide weekly status updates on CP invoices received, registered, and processed for payment.
Do you meet the minimum role requirements?
Education: Completion of secondary school education and A certified university degree in areas of social sciences, development studies, agriculture, nutrition, economics, or statistics.
Experience: A minimum of six years of progressive experience in food security, nutrition, data collection, analysis, and reporting. emergency assistance and humanitarian programmes.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement.
Knowledge and skills:
• Coordination skills: organize meetings, prepare and organise consultations at community, administrative and professional level
• Planning skills: resources planning and management
• Reporting skills: good report writing in UN working language (English)
• Good communication skills: oral and written
• Understanding the education system and context in Somalia
• Basic computer skills and use of Microsoft packages such as word, excel and Powerpoint are essential
Terms and Conditions:
1 Year (Initial)
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment. Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.
Closing Date: April 26, 2023
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.