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This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position within a multicultural and interdisciplinary team, based in a unique location, on a highly relevant topic. In addition, we offer:
➡️Meaningful and impactful careers: Our daily work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
➡️ Continuous learning and training.
➡️ A multicultural and supportive work environment.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to contribute to achieving Zero Hunger and harnessing the global partnership as defined in the Sustainable Development Goals. 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.
WFP’s strategy in Benin for the period of 2019–2023 is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Government’s national development plan for 2018–2025 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Benin for 2019–2023. It’s based on the 2018 zero hunger strategic review recommendations, evaluations and lessons learned from previous programmes.
WFP use an integrated approach, institutional capacity strengthening and partnerships to support the Government in addressing food insecurity at the household, community and individual levels, focusing on four axes:
WFP works with government, other UN agencies, NGOs, private sector companies and others to mobilize resources, find innovative solutions and reach vulnerable communities in Benin.
These jobs are found in Benin Country Office (Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Pobè, Bohicon, Aplahoué, Lokossa, Dassa, Djougou, Natitingou, Parakou, Kandi) and the job holders report to the Programme Policy Officer or to the designate.
Each Programme Associate should be able to work under minimum supervision and will be responsible for the administrative management of a field office and smooth implementation of the PNASI and other WFP activities in a dedicated Region of Benin.
At this level, he/she will be responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. He/she should be able to recommend a course of action to the staff at various levels and fieldworkers of the partner non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in PNASI.
1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
2. Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
3. Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
4. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
6. Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
9. Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance||Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.|
|Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)||Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.|
|Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas||Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.|
|Emergency Programming||Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.|
|Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government||Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.|
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Please also include your CV with a cover letter, highlighting your motivation and suitability for this vacancy, as part of an online application.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary and medical insurance.
Please visit https://www.wfp.org/countries/benin to learn more about WFP’s operations in Benin.
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June 7, 2023
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
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