WFP recrute 01 Learning, Advocacy and Visibility Officer/Consultant

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WFP recrute 01 Learning, Advocacy and Visibility Officer/Consultant

WFP recrute 01

The World Food Program recruits a Learning, Advocacy and Visibility Officer/Consultant.

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and the people we serve. All aspects of employment are based on operational needs, job requirements, merit and individual qualifications. WFP encourages and welcomes qualified candidates 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, physical or mental disability.

Context

In West and Central Africa, several factors threaten the food security and nutritional status of the population, but especially of women and children under five. These include household food insecurity, conflicts and armed violence, population displacement, high levels of childhood illnesses and water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, fragile health systems, poor access to clean water and sanitation, and chronic poverty.

In May 2020, the number of food insecure people in the Central Sahel was estimated at 4,8 million, of which 1,6 million, or one third, in the Liptako Gourma area. The nutrition situation is equally worrying with an estimated number of 2,8 million wasted children, of which close to 40% in the Liptako Gourma area.

In this region, a combination of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding interventions are being implemented and complement each other. This nexus of short-term (emergency response) and medium to long-term programming (development approach) is essential to ensure the appropriate balance between emergency response to acute shocks and strengthening of systems so the resilience of nations, systems, communities and populations to new future shocks is improved.

The CRIALCES project aims to reverse the negative trend with regards to economic and job opportunities as well as the nutrition status of women and children in the targeted areas in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Building on existing initiatives, it will contribute to the sustainable development of food- and nutrition security in selected communities in order to reinforce their capacities to prevent and mitigate the impact of disasters and crises. To reach these objectives, the CRIALCES project will apply a food systems approach, reinforcing simultaneously the food production, preservation, processing and consumption of nutritious foods at local, decentralised and national levels.

Considering the innovative nature of the CRIALCES project through its approach of nutrition integration and food systems strengthening in highly volatile settings, the RBD Nutrition Unit aims to learn from the CRIALCES experience through evidence generation. Lessons learned and good practices will feed into strategic communication on results, as well as advocacy efforts on nutrition integration and food systems strengthening with WFP internal audiences, donors, governments, and other stakeholders. A strong link is established with WFP’s obligation to the European Union on donor visibility at national, regional, and European levels.

Main accountabilities/responsiblities

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Senior Nutrition Advisor and the direct supervision of the regional CRIALCES project coordinator, you will assume the following tasks and responsibilities, in close collaboration with relevant colleagues in RBD and COs:

  • Provide support in formulating strategic messages on project and learning results, which can enhance internal WFP collaboration and strategic partnerships with donors.
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues in RBD, HQ and COs on identifying synergies and areas of collaboration for learning and evidence generation related to nutrition integration and food systems strengthening (e.g., nutrition-sensitive smallholder farmers’ support, cash-based transfers, social protection, school feeding).
  • Coordinate and follow-up on the CRIALCES project review exercise and any other learning and evidence generating activities related to the project
  • Propose solutions for the dissemination of learning results and evidence generation.
  • Support the RBD Nutrition Unit and Country Offices in implementing the CRIALCES communication & visibility plan through content gathering and production of visibility materials, which can be used for donor accountability, strategic communication, and advocacy events.
  • Any other related tasks, if needed.

Specific qualifications ans experience required

Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced University degree in international relations, nutrition, economics, journalism, public relations, or any other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • More than 12 years of international professional experience related to programme management (ideally nutrition and food security-related), strategic writing and communication, advocacy, coordination, partnerships and/or public information.
  • Experience in producing visibility materials (photos, videos).
  • Experience in humanitarian and development settings.
  • Experience working with donors, ideally the European Union.
  • Experience working with the United Nations family.
  • Excellent communication, writing and facilitation skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Languages

Fluency in English and French is required (Level C, or B & willingness to strengthen – reading, writing, speaking)

Deadline for application: 25 February 2022. Postuler