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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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

  1. Programme Associate (Hubs Team)
    Requisition: 107728
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

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  • The WFP Humanitarian Hub Teams are deployed in a deep field location in Borno state in North East Nigeria (Bama, Monguno, Ngala, Dikwa, Gwoza, Banki or Damasak). The WFP Humanitarian Hub Teams increase WFP’s presence in deep field operations through long term field presence (10 days out and 4 days off) in Humanitarian Hubs.
  • The Hub Teams provide continuous engagement with humanitarian actors, the Government, security agencies, community leaders and affected populations, (including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the host community). This enables WFP to improve coordination, provide more oversight over its programmes, enhance support to cooperating partners, and monitor the changing operational and security context to adapt interventions.
  • The Hub Team Associate reports to the Hub Team Leader and in some cases when the Team Leader is out of post may assume temporarily duties as overall coordinator. The Hub Team Associate is expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various issues with general guidance. The Associate is required to use judgement in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis.

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical and coordination support to the effective function of WFP’s cooperating partners in ensuring that WFP field operations are run smoothly and to a high level of quality.

Key Accountability (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of WFP activities in the area of the specific hub location where assigned
  • Contribute to high quality analytical reports of hub deployments and provide inputs to the Hub team incident tracker, monitoring issues that emerge in the specific hub location, the root causes and partners involved and the follow up.
  • Analyse data/reports coming from other WFP staff deployed to the hub location in order to develop an overall understanding of issues (develop tracking systems, or briefs to support as needed)
  • Enhance coordination of WFP field movement to response to operational priorities.
  • Strengthen oversight and quality control of partners and provide real time corrective actions when need arises;
  • Liaise with WFP counterparts in all relevant functional areas to support effect collaboration and implementation of WFP activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government to ensure efficient and effective delivery of WFP programmes
  • Develop a stakeholder analysis, keep it up to date and ensure complete and accurate contact lists
  • Carry out physical inventory of partner stocks (in collaboration with Programme Unit) as at when needed.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People:

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  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

Functional Capabilities

  • 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:

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  • 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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in a relevant functional area. University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environment Sciences of other field relevant to Emergency Response or International development would be an advantage.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of local languages would be an advantage (Hausa, Kanuri, Shua Arab)
  • Location: Assigned to Maiduguri, Nigeria, but based in one of the Humanitarian Hub locations (Dikwa, Gwoza, Ngala, Bama, Monguno, Banki or Damasak) on a cycle of 10 days deployment-4 days break

Other Specific Job Requirements:

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  • Support capacity strengthening of Cooperating Partners and government at local level, including beneficiary programme management committees
  • Maintain steady continued dialogue with affected communities (IDP host communities and populations in camps), traditional leaders, military, civil and traditional authorities and other local stakeholders to:
  • Gain thorough knowledge and understanding of the local context
  • Ensure good understanding of WFP presence and operations, consolidate partnerships and support in order to serve affected populations at best.
  • Monitor/develop an understanding of beneficiary numbers, especially new arrivals and returnees and ensure that this information is effectively reported to AO
  • Applying checklists and standards monitor quality control of WFP operations
  • Support basic fact finding related to any fraud, SEA or protection issues in close coordination with management, compliance and protection partners on ground and in the AO.
  • Provide site specific expertise to support donor or high-level missions visiting the specific hub location including providing inputs to briefing papers, coordinating ground transportation, cooperating partners focus groups etc.

Desired experiences for entry into the role:

  • Experience working with beneficiary populations, partners and government officials, including conducting focus groups and interviews
  • Experience with field operations in emergency context in conflict environments, preferably implementing food security programmes
  • Experience working in high risk/high stress deep field environments, experience in hub locations in NE Nigeria would be an advantage

Terms and Conditions

Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commission website: http://icsc.un.org (link: htttp://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/nigeria.htm).

Application Closing Date
8th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Note

  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job.
  • Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills.
  • Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

2. Programme Assistant (Nutrition)

Requisition: 107855
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • In the Northeast Nigeria states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, ongoing violence is affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. The conflict continues to undermine social stability and economic development due to the scale of displacement, disrupted livelihoods and diminished agricultural production due to the protracted nature of the crisis, which has consequential impact on the food security and nutrition situations. Almost three million persons are facing hunger, and it is estimated that up to one-million children under five years may be acutely malnourished, and 1.1 million pregnant and lactating women require access to nutrition services. The insecurity is causing mass movements of people, with 1.92 million living in camps or host communities within Nigeria, and tens of thousands seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Many of those who left the country are now returning, and need food, shelter and support for livelihoods.
  • Across the three affected Northeast states, the nutritional situation remains worrisome. It is estimated that almost 1.1 million children 6 to 59 months in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States are acutely malnourished; acute malnutrition is attributed as a key factor in mortality amongst children under five. State-level global acute malnutrition rates for children 6 to 59 months were 13.3 percent in Yobe, 10.6 percent in Borno, and 6.5 percent in Adamawa, and remain at serious levels in several domains, particularly in Yobe and Borno states where GAM rates were highest in Northern Yobe (16.1 percent), and in Central Yobe, and Northern Borno at 14 percent. Rates of stunting in these children range from 27 to 32 percent, and underweight from 15 to 24 percent. Moreover, only 27 to 35 percent of infants up to 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and just 1 to 3 percent of children 6 to 23 months receive a minimum acceptable diet reflecting the general poor infant and young child feeding practices in the Northeast. Drivers of malnutrition are poor dietary diversity, and low rates of exclusive breastfeeding, particularly in Yobe, increased incidence of common childhood illnesses such as fever, diarrhoea, and respiratory illness, and poor WASH practices.

Job Purpose

  • Under its new CSP 2019-2022, WFP currently provides emergency nutrition and food assistance to more than one hundred thousand beneficiaries in Yobe State.
  • The WFP preventative nutrition approach delivers both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions aimed at preventing and managing malnutrition amongst the most vulnerable populations: young children and pregnant and lactating women. With an emphasis on children under five years and women of reproductive age and highlighting the critical 1,000 Days ‘window of opportunity’, the WFP malnutrition prevention and treatment programmes aim to stabilize and improve the nutrition situation, and support multisectoral linkages with health care access, and improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices, underscored by the provision of IYCF and nutrition education and delivered through SBCC.
  • To provide support to effective delivery of WFP Nigeria nutrition programmes and activities that contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of WFP beneficiaries.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

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  • Support the WFP Maiduguri Area Office Nutrition Unit for implementation of the nutrition programmes, which includes supporting implementation and monitoring of all nutrition activities within the Area Office.
  • Provide support to specific and defined WFP Maiduguri Area Office nutrition projects and activities, ensuring a co-ordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that comply with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Track and analyse nutrition data to provide input into WFP Maiduguri Area Office reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities, including use of WFP corporate reporting tools, to enable informed operational decision making and consistency of (internal and external) information.
  • Work and exchange information with internal WFP Nigeria counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing nutrition activities.
  • Liaise with WFP Maiduguri Area Office nutrition partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

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  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name-Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:

  • Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers):

  • Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas:

  • Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programme.

Emergency Programming:

  • Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt:

  • Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: University degree in any of the relevant fields of Nutrition, Public Health, Food Technology, etc.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa, Kanuri and other local languages is desirable.

Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Support WFP Maiduguri Area Office nutrition representation in relevant nutrition and food assistance co-ordination forums, workshops and trainings, and provide support for regular meetings with government authorities, partners, and all other relevant stakeholders, as required.
  • Provide support to WFP Maiduguri Area Office nutrition procurement, nutrition commodity tracking, and nutrition partnership contract processes.
  • 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.

Other, as required.
Desired Experiences for entry into the role:

  • At least two to three years of relevant technical experience in health, nutrition and/or food security programming.
  • Experience in health, nutrition and/or food security information and data management and analysis.
  • Experience with implementation of national/international development or emergency programmes.
  • Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within a country.
  • Working experience in Northeast Nigeria and within the U.N. system are assets.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated well-prepared analytical work, well-managed programmes, and proven teamwork abilities, including communication and advocacy skills.
  • Concise and informative writing skills, good communication skills, ability to plan and organize work under tight deadlines, and ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity/experience with standard nutrition analytical software packages and systems (SPSS, EPI-INFO, ENA) is an asset.

Terms and Conditions

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  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications to be made online and in English only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Closing Date
5th November, 2019.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job. Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

3. Programme Policy Officer (Protection) – NOA

Requisition: 107682
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Mainstreaming Protection into Country Office Programs and Interventions

  • Assist the Protection Advisor in providing technical guidance in how to integrate protection into programming to ensure safe and meaningful access to WFP and implementing partner assistance;
  • Undertake and contribute to research if necessary;
  • Assist in drafting briefs and reports on protection and accountability to affected populations in WFP.

Organizational Context

  • The United Nations World Food Programme is one of the largest humanitarian agencies fighting hunger worldwide. Due to its global commitment to its policies on Protection and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), WFP mainstreams protection and AAP in its food assistance response in Nigeria
  • The Protection Officer will be based in the Area Office in Maiduguri with frequent travel and overnight stays in WFP field sites across Borno State (including Monguno, Dikwa, Bama, Pulka, Damasak, Ngala, Damboa)
  • The selected candidate will report to the Protection Advisor and will be responsible for supporting the integration of protection and accountability to affected populations (AAP) within the context of all of WFP’s operations in Borno State
  • The Protection Officer will work closely with Programme Units as well as Logistics, Supply Chain and in close coordination with the Gender Focal Point
  • When required to the Protection Officer might also be asked to support missions to Yobe and/or Adamawa state and provide feedback on technical guidance to Program Units to undertake conflict sensitive programming.

Job Purpose
Training and Related Activities:

  • Develop and implement training sessions for WFP and Cooperating Partner staff on protection, accountability to affected population (APP) and gender;
  • Undertake field travels to WFP Field locations to conduct on the job mentoring of implementing partners and ad-hoc training when required;
  • Support training on humanitarian principles and other themes as required for security and other humanitarian actors.

Representation:

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Assist in strengthening inter-agency understanding of WFPs protection policy and referral pathways between Protection Actors and Food Security Actors specifically at the field level;
When required attend protection sector, GBV sub sector, child protection and respective working group meeting on behalf of the Protection and AAP unit.

Key Accountability (not all-inclusive)
Specific Tasks related to Protection Mainstreaming:

  • Work with the respective Units, HUB Teams in coordination with Protection Advisor to conduct rapid and comprehensive protection risk and gender analysis assessment;
  • Conduct regular field visits to implement protection monitoring missions in close collaboration with partners’ protection personnel as required;
  • Follow-up on the implementation of protection and gender related recommendations/outcome of protection risk, gender analysis and protection monitoring missions;
  • Provide regular information on protection concerns and trends as identified through protection monitoring and protection risk assessments;
  • Contribute in developing tools and guidelines for specific Program Units to mainstream protection based on WFPs policy;
  • Alternate focal point for implementing partner designated protection officers and assistants;
  • Coordinate with the Protection Advisor to support the implementation of the WFP Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) Standard Operating Procedures.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership:

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  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Functional Capabilities:

  • 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, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Gender Studies or other fields relevant to international development/ humanitarian assistance
  • A Master’s Degree is an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of one out of the two local languages Hausa and Kanuri/ Shuwa Arabic is required.

Other Specific Job Requirements
Technical Expertise:

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  • Practical understanding of protection and protection mainstreaming tools
  • Knowledge about international humanitarian/SPHERE standards and policies, especially those centered around food-insecurity
  • Familiar with tools to conduct protection monitoring, safety audits, rapid gender analysis and protection risk assessments at the community level
  • Knowledge of Child Protection & Safeguarding and mainstreaming Gender-based Violence in Emergencies is desirable

Competencies:

  • Motivated to work on protection mainstreaming in WFP operations (nutrition, General Food distribution, livelihood activities and support services)
  • Team player keen to take initiatives and collaborate with other WFP technical teams and implementing partners
  • Ability to multi task while working under pressure
  • Ability to maintain and establish professional working relationships with a variety of actors

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
Experience:

  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience relevant to the position in integrating or mainstreaming protection issues in humanitarian responses in Borno
  • Demonstrated experience working with community-based structures conducting focus group discussions, key informant interviews, awareness-raising and training initiatives at the field level
  • Experience in developing and delivering training sessions on protection related thematic for men and women from the affected population, implementing partner and WFP personnel
  • Knowledge of protection mainstreaming in food security
  • Experience in drafting protection risk and gender analysis
  • Understanding of how to map, identify and communicate information on protection (including GBV and Child Protection referral pathways.

Application Closing Date
5th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Canvassing is strictly prohibited and will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

4. Logistics Assistant (Food Quality & Safety) G5

Requisition: 107715
Location: Kano

Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs) and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to Logistics Officer, a Head of Unit, or the designate.
  • At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services
  • Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

Job Purpose

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  • To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

Key Accountability (not all-inclusive)

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  • Under the direct supervision of the Food Technology Officer in Abuja, Nigeria CO and in close collaboration with the colleagues at the supply chain unit (in Maiduguri and Kano the incumbent will be under the supervision of the warehouses manager and in reporting line to the Food Technology Officer in Abuja, Nigeria CO).

The Quality Control assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Monitor and inspect visually/ by using the appropriate devices the quality of the food commodities that received WFP’s warehouse;
  • Prepare regular reports on the food quality and safety incidents at WFP’s and (cooperative partners) CP’s warehouses;
  • To conduct regular visits to the supplier’s processing facilities/ warehouses (in Maiduguri/ Kano) to ensure compliance with WFP’s requirements for Food Safety and Quality Management Systems;
  • Establish and maintain collaboration with local laboratories (in Maiduguri/ Kano) to support utilizing the laboratory’s capacities to carry out test methods for analysis of humanitarian food aid commodities and to identify the potential area to strengthen the capacities;
  • Assisting on delivering the training courses on food quality and food safety topics to WFP staff, other stakeholders and food processors;
  • Conduct regular quality audit for the WFP’s, CP’s warehouses and suppliers based on WFP standards and requirements in terms of checking aspects related to hygiene, good manufacturing practices and others standards.
  • Monitoring the food quality and safety during storage in WFP’s warehouses and upon receiving.
  • Monitoring the food quality aspects at WFP warehouses to ensure compliance with WFP’s manuals and best practices of food quality and safety on storage of Special Nutritious Foods and fortified commodities
  • Monitor the fumigation practices at WFP’s warehouses and recommend improvements when applicable
  • Assisting on following up of the shelf life of foods in warehouses, notify and communicate a report to take action accordingly.
  • Prepare, update and circulate reports on food quality and safety incidents at the WFP’s and CP’s warehouses and propose the corrective and preventive actions.
  • Follow up the reporting and monitoring the performance of the services providers of the inspection and testing services.
  • Other activities as required

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance:

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Functional Capabilities

  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Management: Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
  • Information Management & Reporting: Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
  • Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • University Degree in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Food Science or relevant Degree

Work Experience:

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  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Food Quality Management, preferably in medium-scale food processing enterprises in Nigeria
  • Experience on best practices of storage of different food commodities include nutritious and fortified food;
  • Knowledge of Food quality and safety aspects i.e. standards, conformity assessment, food testing, etc.

Language:

  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job
  • Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
  • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
  • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
  • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
  • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
  • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

Application Closing Date
5th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

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