World Food Programme in Zambia
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Programme Associate G6 (84241)

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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.

Background

  • An upsurge of armed clashes that erupted in August 2017 between the Congolese security forces – Forces Armées de la Républic Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and local militia groups in towns of Pweto, Manono, Mitwaba (Haut Katanga Province) lead to an exodus of refugees into neighboring countries including Zambia.
  • Most people, including women and children who have fled into northern Zambia, have come through the Chiengi border.
  • Those refugee and asylum seekers are currently settled in a temporary transit site in Nchelenge district.
  • The displacement has significantly affected the fleeing populations’ ability to engage in any meaningful livelihoods.
  • Further it has also affected the health and nutrition condition of the fleeing asylum seekers as access to basic services has extremely been hampered.
  • WFP launched a response emergency operation (IR-EMOP) in the northern part of Zambia (Luapula Pronvince), to address urgent food security and nutrition needs of refugees who are hosted at Kenani Transit Center, but currently being moved to Mantapala Refugee Settlement; both located in Nchelenge District.

Job Purpose

  • To support WFP’s emergency response to the Refugees from DRC by providing effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • First University degree in Development Studies, Social Science or Project Management.

Language:

  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Coordinate WFP activities at Nchelenge and Mantapala Refugee Transit/Settlement Centers in the absence of the Programme Policy Officer.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Desired experiences for entry into the role
  • Broad knowledge of diverse humanitarian assistance and development practices with a particular area of leading technical expertise
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate large and diverse teams and drive improving performance.
  • Excellent financial management skills and commercial acumen, with the ability to leverage external partnerships to optimize resources for WFP.
  • A track record of dealing with and influencing at the highest levels within and beyond the organization.
  • Ability to assimilate and analyse complex issues to develop strategies and Policies

Deadline for applications

  • The position is open to Zambian Nationals only.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

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