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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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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)
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.
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 spe…ed fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
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.

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 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 taken leadership of implementing Asset creation and Livelihood recovery programmes.
Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Terms and Conditions
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted online and in English only.
Only Nigerian national are eligible to apply for this position.

PROGRAMME ASSISTANT (RESILIENCE) G5

Requisition # 58123
Location: Maiduguri

JOB PUPOSE
To deliver a wide range of programme support processes and activities for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.

ORGANZATIONAL CONTEXT
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Resilience, the Programme Assistants (Resilience) are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of programme support activities requiring interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.
Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to more junior colleagues.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

Collate information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.
Respond to standard queries and provide timely and accurate guidance.
Process and manage routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources
Manage and maintain records and databases, to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff.
Maintain relationships with a range of individuals through provision of programme support to assist in information sharing and service delivery to staff.
Proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc., making changes in line with established guidelines where appropriate.
Contribute to improvement of programme procedures and processes.
Collect and perform basic analysis of data to contribute to quality programme information management.
Provide guidance to junior colleagues in performing their duties.
4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities

PURPOSE:
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
People:

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance:
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership:
Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

STARDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of Secondary School Education.
A First University Degree (BSc) in Natural Resources Management, livestock, Agronomy, SWC, hydrology, water engineering and Rural development is desirable.

Experience:
Minimum of 3-5 years experience.

Language:
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English Language.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Knowledge of spe…ed common programming methods and skills gained through relevant technical training and experience.
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service.
Ability to carry out basic data analysis and independently rectify problems requiring attention.
Ability to monitor and report programme activities
Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:
Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers):

Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas:
Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming:
Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt:
Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only Nigerian national (or residents with valid residence & work permits) are eligible to apply for this position.
Applications should be submitted online and English only.
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Candidates found to be canvassing for the position in any form will be disqualified.

BUSINESS SUPPORT ASSISTANT (FINANCE) – G3

Requisition ID: 58703
Location: Maiduguri

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ).
Job holders typically provide administrative support to team(s) and/or support a specific business stream, and report to the relevant Associate.
At this level, work is carried out under close supervision or immediately available assistance. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate work.

JOB PURPOSE
To deliver a range of routine business support tasks, to ensure that staff are effectively supported.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

Receive, collect, sort and disseminate correspondence, reports, invoices and other material to meet the required demands of the office, staff and vendors in a timely manner.
Respond to routine queries received and escalate where appropriate, to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
Proof-read written documents, such as standard reports and correspondence, to contribute to the accuracy of written information developed by the unit.
Provide a set of standard business support activities, where required, to contribute to the effective functioning of office/unit.
Make travel arrangements and support events, etc., to support staff to work effectively.
Support the maintenance of office files, documents, and records in accordance with established systems and processes so that information is current and readily available for staff.
Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organised and readily available for the unit.
Notify staff or requesting units/vendors of completed payments and obtain confirmation of receipt of payment.
Prepare documents, memos, invoices, etc., as may be required for signature and follow up as appropriate.

4PS CORE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose:
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.

People:
Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.

Performance:
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.

Partnership:
Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of Secondary School Education.  Post secondary school training in related field is desirable.
Experience: Three or more years of experience in general administrative work.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Ability to use standard office equipment such as photocopiers and scanners.
Knowledge of standardised business support work routines and methods.
Knowledge of standard office software packages, e.g. Microsoft word.
Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information with a variety of individuals.
Good attention to detail in order to identify data discrepancies.
Ability to work to deadlines and follow clear instructions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only Nigerian national (or residents with valid residence &work permits) are eligible to apply for this VA
Applications must be submitted online and in English langauge only.

MONITORING ASSISTANT – G4 – 5 POSITIONS

REFERENCE: 58701
LOCATION:
Damaturu, Yobe

ORGANIZATIONAL TEXT
This job is found primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate.
The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office.At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision.
Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.

JOB PURPOSE
To perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

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Note
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing for the position of any sort will lead to disqualification of the concerned candidate.

DUE DATE: 22 July, 2017

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