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Are you interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.
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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline to apply for this position is July 14th, 2022.
The job is located in the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBP), in Panama City. As part of the Programme Unit, the Resilience and Climate team supports Country Offices in the region to make people and food systems more resilient to climate change and other shocks, in closed articulation with other programmatic areas such as Social Protection, Nutrition and Emergency. The incumbent will work in the Resilience and Climate team and reports to the Programme and Policy Officer (team lead).
To manage the support to Country Offices and teams at the Regional Bureau in projects and activities related to integrated resilience building, such as participatory planning tools (e.g. 3PA), asset creation and rehabilitation (e.g. FFA/FFT), promotion of access to markets for smallholder farmers and overall interventions that contribute to building resilient food systems. The incumbent will provide specialized guidance and technical support in developing and implementing policies and programmes in alignment with WFP's principles and procedures.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Oversee and coordinate the design and implementation of portfolio of integrated resilience programmes in support to Country Offices' needs, ensuring that WFP-wide programme programme policies are translated into regional and country level contexts and implementation modalities and operations.
- Provide policy, strategic, and technical guidance on the positioning, identification, and design of integrated resilience programming.
- Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
- Lead the development conceptual and positioning frameworks for WFP’s activities of integrated resilience and food systems in the region, in alignment with corporate guidelines and overarching documents, and informed by research and analyses of policy and operational issues.
- Liaise with Country Offices, different units at the Regional Bureau and HQ technical units to develop, promote and disseminate integrated resilience models that are adequate to each context, as well as a coherent food systems conceptual framework.
- Provide timely and effective technical assistance and, as required, managerial leadership to Country Offices on the specific technical areas, including Country Strategic Plans design and implementation, preparation of project proposals and reports, among others.
- Monitor and oversee operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to the use of resilience programmes to support advocacy and resource mobilisation for WFP, and to strengthen programme/proposals formulation and mobilisation of funding.
- Coordinate the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Advise and support the development and implementation of functional training of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to implementation needs, organizing events (e.g. webinars and workshops) and providing inputs into training materials, among others.
- Ensure gender perspectives are incorporated in all areas of this work to ensure meaningful participation of women and men and the empowerment of women and youth and other marginalized groups.
- Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships, including in the private sector, for building integrated resilience and promoting sustainable food systems.
- Lead technical discussions for regional articulation and partnerships with academia and research centres (e.g. CGIAR) to support studies and researches of relevance.
- Support COs in engaging with other UN agencies, in particular the RBA, private sector, research centres and relevant actors to establish partnerships and collaboration.
- Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
- Other accountabilities, as required
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in a relevant subject Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development, Agronomy, Engineering, Environmental Science, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.
Experience: At least 6 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in the field of rural development, food systems, resilience, smallholder farmers or agriculture market access
Languages: Fluency in English is required + Spanish (at least intermediate) is required
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Theoretical understanding of food value chains, food systems, agricultural market access and/or rural development issues.
- Ability to analyse and interpret complex quantitative and qualitative data, prepare reports and draw conclusions and recommendations.
- Technical knowledge in smallholder agricultural support, resilience-related project development and/or implementation.
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission. Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same
Delegates responsibly and provides appropriate support empowering others to deliver results
Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback
Gathers data and different perspectives, shares knowledge and uses evidence to inform decision making
Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Position: Resilience Officer FT-NOB
Number of openings: 1
Based in: Panama City, Panama
Type of Contract: Fix Term- NOB
Duration: 12 months
This position is open only to Panamanian citizens
Only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgement.
“Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for 2 years.”
HOW TO APPLY