Associate Program ( CBT ) GS6 Sub-Office Niamey ( Publication ), Niamey, Niger At United Nations World Food Program ( WFP )


Closing date: Thursday, August 24, 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and / or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Program is the largest humanitarian organization that fights hunger in the world. In Niger, WFP has met the needs of poor women, men, boys and girls since 1968. We are working to achieve the Zero Hunger Goal by 2030 by supporting the efforts of government and communities on two fronts, saving lives and changing lives.

To save lives we intervene in crisis zones. We are present in the Lake Chad basin where violence linked to the conflict with Boko Haram has resulted in the displacement of thousands of people. This crisis has destabilized the Diffa region of Niger, also precipitating local populations into great vulnerability. The border with Mali is also the subject of increasing instability. WFP provides food assistance in these areas to assist victims of conflict, refugees, displaced, returned and local host populations.

To change lives, WFP works across Niger to make people more resilient to shocks, especially climate shocks, which threaten the agricultural capacities and livelihoods of the most vulnerable Nigeriens. Our integrated activity package covers nutrition, school canteens and technical assistance for land recovery. WFP purchases part of its food locally and from small producers to revitalize the national and local economy. We are focusing on building the capacity of government and communities in this country hit by repeated shocks. Thus, people manage to break the vicious circle of poverty and look to the future in a better light.

WFP manages the United Nations humanitarian air services, UNHAS. Some regions are far from the capital. Thanks to its devices, UNHAS enables all humanitarian personnel present in Niger to reach the place of humanitarian operations quickly and safely. This helps to reach vulnerable people, even in the most difficult areas to access.

Independent studies have shown that WFP interventions in Niger are bearing fruit. These results confirm that our efforts in support of the government contribute, with the support of our donors, to support the development of Niger.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in regional offices ( RBs ), country offices ( COs ), regional and field offices ( AOs / FOs ). Holders of positions usually relate to a responsible ( e ) of program policy or to the head of the local office.

At this level, incumbents must demonstrate responsibility and initiative to answer various questions independently, with only general guidance. It is necessary to exercise judgment in order to deal daily with unforeseen operational problems. Holders of positions must manage resources and train and coordinate support staff.

DESCRIPTION OF THE POST

Provide specialized support and effective technical analyzes to policy and program activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES ( not exhaustive )

  •  Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes in the specific area of work, supporting alignment with broader program policies and guidelines.
  •  Provide specialized support for project management for specific programs and / or defined to ensure that the various activities are carried out within the framework of the established objectives which follow WFP policies and procedures.
  •  Prepare a series of reports and data analyzes ( p. Ex., Food aid needs, use of resources, program status, yield ) and highlight trends and issues that ensure that deliverables meet company standards and quality control.
  •  Ensure and / or carry out precise and timely recording of data in the specific technical area ( for example, assistance programs, food security and vulnerability assessments ) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  •  Liaise with internal counterparts to promote effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of current project activities.
  •  Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to carry out precise food security analyzes and to ensure the effective delivery of food aid.
  •  Support capacity building of WFP staff, cooperation partners and national governments in the specific technical area.
  •  Act as a point of contact for the resolution of a series of operational questions and problems in a specific technical area of responsibility.
  •  Supervise and / or review the work of other support staff, provide theoretical and practical advice, contribute to the achievement of objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  •  Monitor standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure that WFP is able to respond quickly and deploy the necessary resources to affected areas from the start of the crisis.

SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

This section is optional to describe the additional responsibilities and knowledge required for the specific work.

4P MAIN ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITIES

Mission

  •  Understanding and communicating strategic objectives: Develops the team in the most effective way to communicate WFP’s strategic objectives for the team and WFP partners in the field
  •  Being a force for positive change: Implement new methods or tools to improve team work processes and productivity
  •  Make the mission a source of inspiration for our team: Plan the activities and tasks of the team based on specific successes in the beneficiary communities in order to have a positive impact
  •  Publicizing our mission in daily actions: Explain to teammates how each unit contributes to WFP’s overall mission

Team

  •  Find ways to build people’s skills: Identifies skills development capacities such as training modules or workplace experiences for yourself, colleagues and direct reports
  •  Creating an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to report to your own unit
  •  Develop and provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the association of junior colleagues with coaches within your own team
  •  Create a spirit « I want » / « We will do »: Anticipate potential challenges and develop mitigation plans to ensure that the team achieves goals and targets

Performance

  •  Encourage innovation and creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in your own work and help the team be more innovative and precise in their respective tasks and areas of work
  •  Focus on achieving results: Monitor expected team results and provide feedback to ensure results are delivered consistently and precisely
  •  Make commitments and meet them: Give specific advice to the team on responsibilities and tasks, while respecting their own commitment to the team
  •  Be decisive :Set an example and provides advice to members of the junior team as problems get worse when they face difficult workplace or field problems

Partnership

  •  Connecting and sharing among WFP units: Facilitating partnerships with other WFP units to carry out field missions
  •  Establishing strong external partnerships: An example is and providing advice to the team on how to build relationships with external partners
  •  Be politically agile and adaptable: State the value of the contribution of other WFP teams and agency partnerships to achieve WFP goals for colleagues or direct reports

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITIES

Name of capacity

Description of expected behavior for skill level

Program life cycle and food assistance

Demonstrate the ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food aid problems and programs throughout the life cycle to inform design or overhaul of the quality program.

Transfer methods ( food, cash, vouchers )

Demonstrate the capacity to implement, under supervision, food aid programs implementing the whole range of transfer methods, by understanding the fundamental principles which guide the selection and implementation of the methods.

Extensive knowledge of specialized fields

Includes basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food aid programs.

Emergency programming

Displays the ability to provide inputs in the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programs.

Strategic policy engagement with government

Understands and applies the basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

High school diploma. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Language:

Experience:

Master of oral and written communication in the UN language used in the duty station and in the language of the duty station, if different.

At least 6 years or more of experience in the design, planning and distribution of assistance in monetary form

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY IN THIS ROLE

  •  Worked with technical teams ( nutrition, VAM, etc. ).
  •  Contributed to the implementation of the programs.
  •  Observed or attended policy discussions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

WFP offers equal opportunities to all.

WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which each employee ( e ) understands, and is able to carry out his professional responsibilities and maintain the dignity of co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuing learning actions.

WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified female and male applicants from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.

Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and is confident that its mission to fight world hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys have equal opportunities in access to resources and services as well as participation in decision-making roles.

Duration of the contract : 1 year ( renewable )

Remuneration : The gross salary for this grade varies from 14,298,000 fcfa to 1,840,2000 fcfa per year in addition to which you will be granted an allowance for spouses and dependent children under certain conditions.

Eligibility : This opinion is open to candidates of Nigerien nationality.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

WFP is a prime employer for women. We appreciate your contributions and are sensitive to your needs. That is why : « We are working to guarantee you a family life / professional life balance ( work life balance ) »

  •  6 months of maternity leave with full salary ;
  •  breastfeeding breaks of up to 2 hours a day and rooms for nursing mothers ;
  •  flexible working hours ( due to illness of children, spouses, etc. ) including telework if necessary.

« We encourage you and work to develop your career » through :

  •  opportunities for growth and leadership development ;
  •  training opportunities, capacity building to boost their careers ;
  •  good zero tolerance for discrimination against women in the working environment.

END OF DISPLAY DATE

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us within 2 months, please consider that your application has not been accepted for this position

Submission Dulai: August 23, 2023.

Files should only be sent online through WFP’s online recruitment system.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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.

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