Programme Policy Officer (Food Systems) CST-II, Mogadishu, Somalia

WFP

Programme Policy Officer (Food Systems) CST-II, Mogadishu, Somalia

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

WHY WORK WITH WFP SOMALIA

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.
WFP Somalia’s four-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2022-2025 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, and addressing some of the above causes within the context of chronic drought and frequent climate-related shocks.
Under SDG2, a key focus area for WFP is to build sustainable food systems and value chains, to improve the availability, accessibility, affordability, and consumption of nutritious and healthy diets in Somalia and to prevent and reduce the impact of man-made and natural shocks on vulnerable populations. This position will support the implementation of WFP’s joint food systems project, working with smallholder farmers on improving agricultural value chains, with a focus on reducing post-harvest loss (PHL) and improving market linkages. Responsibilities include technical work including the planning, implementation and coordination of project specific activities that require thorough understanding of programme/project context, issues and ability to apply a range of guidelines/practices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Lead the development and implementation of a long-term vision and strategic approach for WFP’s engagement on climate-smart food systems in Somalia under the four-year CSP

2. Design and manage a portfolio of food system programmes advancing agriculture value chains, nutritious products, adoption of climate-smart technology, market systems and market infrastructure development, with a focus on expanding pastoral and agropastoral value chains and markets

3. Manage, motivate, and develop a diverse technical team to enable high performance and results, including a cadre of national and international officers

4. Assist government stakeholders in developing and implementing relevant policy and regulatory frameworks, and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of food systems interventions to strengthen government and community ownership

5. Develop and support a research & learning agenda that enhances capacity of WFP and other actors, including government, to design and deliver food system and value chain interventions for enhanced food security and nutrition outcomes.

6. Identify, develop, and nurture operational and strategic partnerships with private sector, UN agencies, research organizations, civil society, and other stakeholders for the expansion of food systems objectives and integration with other technical areas

7. Represent WFP in relevant external and internal coordination to ensure WFP priorities are met and to raise WFP’s profile

8. Provide technical advice, support and capacity building to WFP area office teams and partners in the implementation of the food system programme portfolio.

9. Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and knowledge products for internal and external use that position and strengthen the credibility of WFP as a food system actor.

10. Advocate for resources for a broad portfolio of WFP food system activities, including by articulating a business case for WFP’s contributions to food systems and exploring new potential resource channels

11. Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a significant budget.

12. Perform other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced university degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience: 

at least 6 years of professional experience in in relevant areas. Has direct experience in leading a programme team or a substantial component of a complex programme. Has gained direct experience of different programme approaches and experience in working with government agencies and gained policy experience.

Language: English proficiency

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Contract Duration: 11 months

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidateswill be contacted.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

13 May 2022

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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