World Food Programme recruits 01 Programme Policy Officer -International Consultant (Strategic Planning Officer)
World Food Programme
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Opportunités de carrière : Programme Policy Officer -International Consultant (Strategic Planning Officer) Maputo Mozambique CO (132006)
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 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.
JOB PURPOSE The current WFP Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Mozambique (2017-2021) will finish in June 2022. To facilitate internal approval processes, a first draft of the new WFP CSP for Mozambique (2022-2026) is to be finalized in the last quarter of 2021. To inform this new CSP a significant number of documents will need to be reviewed, and a series meetings with a wide variety of internal- and external stakeholders need to be conducted. The incumbent of this position is responsible for distilling all these different documents and consultations in various draft for the review of WFP’s Mozambique Country Office, WFP’s Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, WFP’s Headquarters, and ultimately, WFP’s Executive Board. The incumbent of this position will report directly to the Country Director.
Mozambique, with an estimated population of 25.8 million people, is classified as a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 180 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index. Mozambique is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world; while the southern and central regions regularly experience droughts, floods occur every two to three years along the major river basins and in poorly drained urban settlements. The regularity of these events perpetuate a cycle of vulnerability and emphasize the need for adequate disaster preparedness, prevention and management. Intense tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March and 25 April 2019 respectively. To date, 2.2 million people have been provided with food assistance by WFP since March across all affected Provinces.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Advanced University degree of recognized university in Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 1. Consult with Head of M&E to identify all major documents that should be used as inputs for the development of the draft CSP (2022-2026); 2. Consult with Head of Programme to identify all relevant internal colleagues, including from Field Offices, who need to be consulted in the development of the draft CSP (2022-206); 3. Consult with Senior Advisor to get all the necessary inputs/records from all meetings that are being organized with the government, UN partners and other relevant stakeholders for the development of the draft CSP (2022-2026); 4. Develop a plan for Mozambique Country Office when different drafts will be available for review; 5. Act as focal point of the WFP Mozambique Country Office to WFP Regional Bureau for Southern Africa and WFP Headquarters for the development of draft Mozambique CSP (2022-2026); 6. Act as CO focal point of the WFP Mozambique Country Office in the different UN interagency groups to support the development of the new UN Sustainable Cooperative Development Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026. This means, among others, ensuring WFP CO programme experts engage in the necessary consultations and WFP inputs are provided in a timely manner in the new UN Cooperative Framework and incorporated accordingly; and 7. Perform other related duties as required.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL 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.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS Demonstrated integrity in accordance with UN standards values and ethics, to support the vision and mission of the United Nations and support the achievement of WFP’s strategic objectives;
• Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Planning and organizing – Ability to manage, organize, plan and execute tasks in setting priorities and work under pressure to meet frequent and tight deadlines;
• Communication – Strong skills in oral and written communication.
• Analysis – Demonstrates ability to analyze and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources to inform strategic planning and programme development.
• WFP Programme knowledge – Ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialized fields.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political analysis, policy and planning, international development, peace and security, conflict prevention or human rights is required.
A minimum of three years of experience leading a multi-stakeholder strategic and planning exercise in the areas of international development and political affairs, peace and security, conflict prevention or human rights is required.
Experience in priority-setting, forward planning, and strategic analysis is required.
Experience in analysis and planning for UN development and/or emergency response efforts is required.
Experience with writing high-level documents for consideration of a wide range of stakeholders.
DELIVERABLES The main responsibility is to ensure that a draft Mozambique CSP (2022-2026) is ready in time and that ownership of this draft is ensured as much as possible amongst all colleagues of WFP in Mozambique as well as WFP’s main partners in Mozambique.
LANGUAGE Fluency in English- and Portuguese language
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Assignment Duration : 11 Months
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 18th December 2020
OTHER Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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. POSTULER