Programme Policy Officer (Country Capacity Strengthening) NOA Dhaka

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Job title: Programme Policy Officer (Country Capacity Strengthening) NOA Dhaka

Company: World Food Programme

Job description: .

Are you ready to change lives and save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people?

If yes, this opportunity is for you!

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 a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Through the adoption in 2015 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nations are increasingly taking the lead in sustainably improving the wellbeing of their populations and building their own capacities to design and deliver effective anti-hunger solutions. To fulfil its mission to end global hunger, and to support national governments in doing this, WFP provides nations with direct capacity to respond to hunger-when such capacity is missing or inadequate-or increasingly, facilitates national capacity to end hunger and improve food security by supporting national food security and nutrition systems and services.

JOB PURPOSE

To address the above, the Country Office is seeking a Programme Policy Officer (Country Capacity Strengthening (CCS) to provide support to its CCS policy and programme activities. The incumbent will work under the close support and guidance National School Feeding Coordinator and will receive guidance and regular feedback on work performed; he/she will be involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks and responsibilities * Oversee the planning and organization of knowledge management and sharing activities related to the implementation of school feeding, including the development of the Research and Development Centre for School Feeding;

  • Undertake the design and implementation of learning processes, in particular through
  • the analysis and use of evidence, data and evaluation;
  • documentation, capture and drafting of technical lessons learned across various school feeding areas;
  • and the facilitation of multi-stakeholder workshops with technical units, decentralized offices, and partners on the identification, documentation of best practices.

3. Oversee the production and dissemination of social safety-net, school feeding, and nutrition learning, knowledge products and/or analytical reports;

4. Coordinate the maintenance of relevant knowledge platform(s) with relevant content and activities;

5. Engage with external partners and technical WFP units to establish relevant collaboration mechanisms with the knowledge platforms, including through the development of joint knowledge sharing activities;

6. Design and conduct face-to-face and virtual capacity building/information sharing and/or lessons learning activities related to social safety-net, school feeding, and nutrition, involving relevant stakeholders and technical experts from FAO and other external partners.

7. Follow CCS data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.

8. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on CCS programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

9. Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing CCS projects.

10. Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Advanced University degree in International Development, International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Research Methods, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 or more years of professional experience related to national development programmes, policies, strategies or plans and institutional structures, preferably in relation to national capacity building for education, food security and nutrition;
  • 3 years of professional experience related to knowledge management, including: designing and implementing effective learning activities, managing knowledge-sharing events, identifying and curating technical content, documenting and sharing learning by engaging partners and learning champions;

Language : Fluent in English and Bangla.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Has gained experience in implementing capacity strengthening programmes;
  • Has implemented capacity strengthening programmes and provided input into designing capacity strengthening programmes.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions, on or related to capacity strengthening;
  • Has solid knowledge of key national policies, contexts and issues;
  • Has experience in establishing contacts and liaising with the Government, partner organisations and companies; and
  • Previous experience working in an International Organisation and/or UN organisation is desirable.

TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Good understanding of Agenda 2030 and of SDG2, SDG 4 and SDG17 and respective targets and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Excellent English writing ability. Ability to write and translate documents into Bangla strongly desired;
  • Basic familiarity with key concepts and principles in capacity-strengthening and effective knowledge transfer models, concepts and principles relevant to humanitarian/emergency contexts;
  • Basic familiarity with the mandate of WFP, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable;
  • Good operational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong data analysis skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality written outputs;
  • Ability to confidently present in English and Bangla; and
  • Excellent computer literacy, experience creating compelling communication products desired.

OTHER SOFT SKILLS:

  • Ability to develop and maintain networks with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Emerging facilitation skills sufficient to support workshops and group discussions;
  • Ability to convey an informed and professional demeanour towards partners and stakeholders;
  • Flexibility to adapt individual contributions to changing contexts and needs;
  • Ability to participate in open dialogue and value diverse opinions, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment;
  • Willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work;
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner; and
  • Ability to work in a team and multi-task as needed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Type of Contract: Fixed Term (FT) NOA

Duty Station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contract Duration: Twelve (12) months

No. of position: One (01)

Monthly Salary: As per UN Salary scale

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

13 April 2021

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Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Dhaka

Job date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 00:59:20 GMT

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