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Post Title: Programme Policy Officer - Resilience and Safety Nets (Asset Creation, P4P, SAFE and Home Grown School Meals)
Type of contract: Regular Consultant
Duration: 11 months
Duty station: Goma, DR Congo (covering North, South Kivus and tanganyka)
Posting date: 06 August 2018
Closing date: 19 August 2018
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest country in Africa, covering an area of 2.34 million km². The population is an estimated 71 million people. Although the country possesses vast resources, a high proportion of the population (about 63.4 percent) live below the poverty line (under USD 1.25 a day) and is unable to meet its basic needs.
The situation in the country is fragile and the development challenges are major. The DRC is ranked 152nd out of 163 countries on the 2016 Global Peace Index and in terms of democracy, it is ranked 157th out of 167 countries on the 2015 Democracy Index of The Economist. On the Fragile States Index 2015, the DRC is listed in the category of “greatest concern and urgency”, with widespread conflict and insecurity caused by the struggle for the control of natural resources, access to land, ethnic tensions, and the activism of armed groups.
Poverty, conflict, displacement and vulnerability continue to undermine food and nutrition security for a growing number of Congolese people, particularly women and children. Despite considerable efforts by national and international partners, the food and nutrition crisis is deepening making it more and more difficult not to leave no one behind.
The agricultural sector, pillar of the DRC economy, was destroyed due to armed conflict. Today, the sector is predominantly characterized by subsistence farming and smallholder agriculture on small and fragmented parcels of land. Farmers have very limited access to credit, agricultural inputs and equipment, and almost no incentive to invest in producing surpluses
To address these challenge, the World Food Programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo adopted new strategies in the face of shocks and crises, in ways that preserve the integrity of individuals, households and communities with a focus on merging humanitarian and development programming to better address overlapping risks and stresses. The World Food Programme focuse on investing in empowering households/communities to reduce, mitigate and manage their risks in order to reduce the need for emergency assistance the medium and long terms.
Since the World Food Programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is systematically increasing its efforts to build resilience through Asset Creation, P4P and Home Grown School Meals interventions.
The World Food Programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo therefore seeks to strengthen its capacity to ensure the momentum created in creating productive assets, supporting agriculture and School Meals. The World Food Programme is seeking services of an experienced and versatile person responsible Programme Policy Officer to oversee the Resilience and Safety Net activities in North Kivu; including the P4P activities, Asset Creation and Home Grown School Meals. The Resilience and Safety Net Programme Officer will work in close relationship with the other Rome Based Agencies, the local government and the key partners.
The World Food Programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is enhancing its technical and programming capacity to design, implement and coordinate resilience and safety with a dedicated Unit at Country Office (CO) level and technical staff in Area Offices (AO). The Programme Officer - Resilience and Safety Nets will focus on providing technical guidance and support to WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets (FFA), P4P, SAFE and Home Grown School Meals in North , South Kivu Offices and Tanganyika.
The Programme Policy Officer Resilience and Safety Net, (Asset Creation, P4P, SAFE and School Meals) will be responsible:
Reporting line: Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme in Goma and under the technical supervision of the Head of Resilience and Safety Net unit at Country Office, the Programme Policy Officer - Resilience and Safety Nets will coordinate all the North, South Kivu and Tangnyika Resilience and Safety Net Programmes by bringing existing WFP strategies into the county and region context through the following tasks:
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Asset Creation duties
Community Based Participatory Planning
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Advanced University degree in University Degree in Agriculture with special focus in one of or more of the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Agri-business, Agricultural Marketing or any other related discipline from a recognized institution; and preferably with a post-graduate or Master degree.
A minimum of 5 years relevant experience at increasing levels of responsibilities. Experience delivering training is an advantage. Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams. Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
Knowledge & Skills:
Proficiency in spoken and written in English and French.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
• key performance indicators
• Expected Outputs:
• Development of project documents and concept notes for resource mobilization
• Regular updates on project management and implementation for assigned projects ;
• Assigned projects delivered in an efficient manner with respect of FAO rules and regulations and within the timeframe of the project.
• Joint reporting FAO/PAM for the project• •
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
IMPORTANT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process that includes a thorough assessment of technical competencies to ensure that the best candidates are selected for the position. Make sure your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment records and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview.
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should complete their applications online at the WFP website: http://www.wfp.org/careers by clicking on "View Job Opportunities and Jobs of Interest". Candidates will need to register and create online CVs in order to apply. Hard copies of resumes or applications by e-mail will not be accepted. Make sure your request contains accurate and complete information.
WFP DOES NOT RECEIVE FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND DOES NOT REQUIRE BANKING INFORMATION.
Only successful candidates will be invited to the written test and the interview
Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply
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