Programme Policy Officer (Climate Adaptive, Asset Creation, Livelihoods & Resilience) – NOB – Kabul

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    $45,101 - $63,146 / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Climate and Disaster Resilience, Economics, Environment and Natural Resources, Project Management
  • Deadline:
    25/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourage qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity, and disability.

JOB DETAILS

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Climate Adaptive, Asset Creation, Livelihoods & Resilience)
Grade: NOB
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration: 12 Months (Extendable)
Duty Station: Kabul
Vacancy Number: 830876
Date of Publication: 11 Jan 2024
Deadline of Application: 25 Jan 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Afghan nationals only and WFP encourages especially Afghan females and Afghans with disabilities to apply.

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapid pace, with 15 million of population now facing acute food insecurity. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.

Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month-on-month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.

JOB PURPOSE

WFP Afghanistan’s Country Strategic Plan 2018-2026 focuses on a new strategic shift towards strengthening resilience of communities, recognizing the interconnected nature of relief, nutrition, safety nets, food systems, capacity strengthening and partnerships, addressing some of the above causes within the context of chronic drought and frequent climate-related shocks.
A key focus area is on building sustainable productive community and household climate resilience assets, small scale value chains to prevent and reduce the impact of man-made and natural shocks on vulnerable populations. This position will support, the development and implementation of WFP’s productive assets and livelihoods, climate adaptive interventions particularly working with most vulnerable people including women and youths, strengthening community and household resilience.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Deputy Head resilience and food systems the Programme Policy Officer – Climate Adaptive Asset creation, Livelihood and Resilience will provide effective specialized technical support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet objectives of building resilience to climatic shocks of vulnerable households for food and nutrition security.

  • Provide technical support in the implementation of climate adaptive asset creation, disaster risk reduction, income generation, livelihood and resilience activities at country office, and technical guidance to WFP Area and Sub Office in strategic planning and implementation of asset creation, livelihoods and resilience building interventions to climatic shocks ensuring processes, supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Support the Country Office strategic orientation in ensuring integrated resilience approach is implemented throughout, including in the design of current and future interventions such as climate smart small-scale value chains, productive assets, disaster risk reduction, nutrition, smallholder agriculture market support, income generating activities and the food assistance for training- for effective and sustainable food systems.
  • Provide specialized project management support to regular and multi-year climate resilient asset creation, livelihood, food assistance for training, income generation, and resilience interventions to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures, including providing technical oversight and operational support to the AO/SO.
  • Contribute to the CO’s efforts in building up WFP’s capacity to deliver according to the country strategic plan, with particular attention given to the setup of the technical expertise required for participatory planning, asset creation, food assistance for training, income generating activities and small-scale value chains activities.
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialisation, for example livelihoods, resilience, small scale value chains, income generation, climate change adaptation and food systems through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
  • Contribute to resources mobilizations effort for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for adaptive livelihood options, climate adaptation, vocational skills training, income generation and resilience and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
  • Provide support for RFS Calls for Proposals and partner selection process, leading review of proposals, giving relevant feedback to Area Offices; developing implementation-based plan based on projected needs and available resources, presenting project proposals to the Country Project Committee (CoPAC) and follow up with AOs on issues raised by the committee.
  • Monitoring activities planning and implementation in liaison with the AO and SO and report progress periodically, prepare a range of reports (e.g., food assistance needs, resource utilization, project performance and activity fact sheets) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Coordinate with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to ensure efficient delivery of livelihood interventions.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Others as determined by the line manager.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Engineering or other field relevant to international development assistance,
  • or First University degree with additional specialized training and additional two year of most related professional work experience

Minimum Work Experience:

  • At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in progamme management implementing asset creation, small scale value chains, vocational skills, livelihoods or resilience project.

Desirable Work Experience:

  • Experience with water works and productive assets, agriculture and livestock, watershed management, livelihoods, vocational skills implementation.
  • Experience with food and nutrition security programmes, natural resource management, participatory approaches, climate change, disaster risk reduction and safety nets.
  • Experience in building partnership and coordinating with different internal and external stakeholders and co-creating innovative solutions.
  • Substantial role in the creation and training of teams and in explain complicated concepts to a diverse audience.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Update knowledge on current issues and challenges relate to resilience, and food systems, livelihoods, climate change, disaster risk reduction, especially how it relates to Afghanistan.
  • Editorial skills including use of research to produce quality documents, recommendations and reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software.

Language:

  • Fluency (Level C) in English, Dari or Pashto.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at afg.hrrecruitment@wfp.org to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have.

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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