United Nations World Food Programme Recruitment 2021 (SSCE, Diploma, Degree)

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United Nations World Food Programme Recruitment 2021. Apply for United Nations WFP jobs and Vacancies via UNWFP portal 2021. SSCE, OND, HND, BSc, MSc holders.

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.

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1). Monitoring Assistant – SC5 (COMET)

Requisition ID: 138467
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • The Monitoring Assistant, SC5 will directly report to the Head of RAM in Maiduguri and will technically report to the National Officer in charge of operational administration in the country office RAM team.

Job Purpose
To coordinate and perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

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Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, resolving routine issues and escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  • Collect and summarize assistance programme(s) data, collaborating with cooperating partners where required, conduct analysis and prepare reports in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  • Provide standard training for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools, and methods in order to support them to independently self-monitor and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
  • Collaborate with cooperating partners and WFP field programme and supply chain units to ensure reports are received on time, entered to the COMET system, quality-checked, and appropriately reconciled at the level of the CP and the batch.
  • Support AO RAM team with other tasks related to field monitoring and CP administration.

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
Capability Name – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • Strategic Management – Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
  • Performance Management – Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology – Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards.
  • Data Analytics and Visualization – Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.
  • Programme Monitoring and Review – Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

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  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Experience: Four years of relevant experience.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in the main language used in the North East of Nigeria.

Desired Experiences for entry into the Role:

  • Has experience collecting Programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to the management team, partners, and other stakeholders. Has experience utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards
  • Has experience working in WFP or other humanitarian programmes in the context of northeast Nigeria.
  • Attention to detail, affinity to work with numbers and MS excel
  • Experience with WFP COMET system highly desirable
  • Experience with tableau highly desirable.

Deadline: Feb 23, 2021

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2). Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NOC

Requisition ID: 138465
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • This job is found primarily in Country and Field Offices and report to the Deputy Country Director, the Head of Programme or the designate, and operate under technical guidance from Performance Management & Monitoring Division and Office of Evaluation.
  • Job holders are likely to be found in an environment where the complexity of food assistance programmes is high (e.g. greater security risks, wider range of programmes, higher levels of partnership working) and are often required to lead and motivate a team.
  • The incumbent will report to the Head of Research, Assessments and M&E (RAM) in the Nigeria Country Office, with technical guidance from the deputy head of RAM.

Job Purpose

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  • Lead or support monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Coordinate planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.).
  • Review and give technical feedback on monitoring and evaluation plans for new programmes and budget revisions to ensure that plans are risk-based and focus on measuring results (e.g. checking monitoring and evaluation budgets are allocated and appropriate log-frame indicators and outcome targets are documented).
  • Contribute to the analysis of outcome data and recommend improvements to programme interventions and to enhance WFPs ability to demonstrate outcome focussed results.
  • Produce frequent monitoring and evaluation progress reports with status of results and implementation of improvements.
  • Follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.
  • Represent WFP (e.g. at inter-agency meetings with other NGOs and government agencies) to exchange knowledge and experience, promote the importance of monitoring and evaluation and build partnerships that enhance inter-agency monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Manage junior staff members providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Train national and partner staff in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to build capacity of staff, increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation and encourage accountability for demonstrating results.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the quality and consistency of monitoring and evaluation activities in the field.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the data quality, accuracy and consistency to build credible performance evidence.
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to support performance planning and risk analysis, emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation activities.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Other as required.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

Functional Capabilities:
Capability Name – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • Strategic Management – Utilizes up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements and/or the evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and processes to monitoring and/or evaluation that suit WFP’s strategic and operational needs.
  • Performance Management: Leverages knowledge of internal and external best practices and partnerships to develop and implement optimal monitoring and/or evaluation arrangements to improve the quality and credibility of monitoring results or the quality, credibility, independence and utility of WFP’s evaluation processes.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology: Oversees and provides guidance to others in the selection and application of high quality, credible, analytical approaches and qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate to monitoring and review requirements and/or evaluation needs across WFP at different levels.
  • Technical Communication: Able to tailor and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and use of evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme performance.
  • Programme Monitoring and Review: Applies programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-lead Programme Review implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the effectiveness of food assistance activities.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience including in international development or humanitarian work.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in monitoring and/or evaluation, including strong experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

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  • Proficiency in one statistical analysis package (R, STATA, SPSS)

Desired Experiences for entry into the Role:

  • Led effective monitoring and evaluation processes across multiple countries or at the global level.
  • Developed a high-performing team and managed effective monitoring and evaluation operations at a country level.
  • Participated in defining the strategic direction and objectives of the monitoring and evaluation function at the HQ level.

Language:

  • International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

National Professional:

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  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Deadline: 23rd February, 2021.

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3). Programme Policy Officer (Operational Administration)

Requisition ID: 138464
Location: Abuja
Reporting line: Head of RAM
Contract type: Fixed term
Duration: 12 Months renewable
Entry of Duty: ASAP

Key Accountabilities
Under the direct supervision of Head of Ram and general supervision of DCD Operations, the incumbent will:

  • Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider Programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Research and analyses policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • As COMET administrator (country office tool to manage effectively), provide overall guidance and technical support to all COMET users in Nigeria, including travel when necessary.
  • Maintain and update the COMET SOPs and train, communicate its content to all Nigeria CO and AO staff. Closely interact with administrators of other WFP information systems (LESS, WINGS, BPT) and contribute to cross-platform solutions.
  • Working closely with RAM officers who provide vulnerability figures, review and update needs-based plans and implementation plans, adjusting as necessary for demographics, overlaps and double counting.
  • Perform regular quality control checks on all uploaded data within implementation module including reporting and validation rates, beneficiary number reconciliation with legacy data sources, and provide technical support to the Cash-Based-Transfers (CBT) reconciliation team.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards for reporting distribution plans and achievements, COMET data entry status, and COMET-LESS reconciliation status.
  • Coordinate and support facilitation of COMET trainings, workshops, and one-on-one learning
  • Supervise one COMET assistant, support and provide back-up to the M&E/COMET focal points in field offices
  • Interphase directly with donor relations and Programme units on M&E inputs to donor-specific proposals and reports as relates to output figures
  • Work with regional and headquarters focal points in pilot and full implementation centrally designed information system solutions.
  • Support the RAM team in shared objectives and represent the team when delegated.

Key Deliverables:

  • Weekly status reports on COMET reconciliation and data entry
  • Monthly dashboard for planning and reporting in COMET, to be released at defined dates
  • Monthly note for the record from reconciliation committee meetings
  • High quality inputs to donor proposals, progress and final reports as required
  • High-quality inputs to the ACR and other corporate reports as related to COMET data.
  • Updated needs-based plans based on latest vulnerability figures from RAM.

Minimum Requirements
Education:

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

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian sector, including 1-year work experience in an UN agency.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

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  • Experience with WFP systems and standards
  • Data manipulation skills in Excel, Tableau/PowerBI, and SQL
  • Analytical capacity, attention to detail, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish effective working relations with persons of different backgrounds
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description
  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Deadline: Feb 23, 2021

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4). IT/Scope Data Analyst

Requisition ID: 137281

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Terms of Reference

  • Under the supervision IT / SCOPE Officer, the IT / SCOPE Data Analyst (Operations Assistant) will support the delivery of efficient and effective IT and SCOPE services, contributing to sound, innovative solutions that enable staff to deliver food assistance to beneficiaries, in line with WFP’s strategy.
  • The focus of activities will be to support beneficiary and transfer management – SCOPE.
  • Main activities of the incumbent will include beneficiary registration, SCOPE cards management, SCOPE cards printing, re-printing, re-issuing, and other cash, e-Voucher, Nutrition and In-Kind related activities implemented through the SCOPE platform.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority)

  • Support the activities of planning of beneficiary registration.
  • Participate in the registration of targeted beneficiaries.
  • Support in the configuration / setup up of SCOPE IT and SCOPE equipment.
  • Provide reports and feedbacks on beneficiary management including identified gaps, challenges, and needs in the areas of registration, cards printing and management, and retailer support.
  • Support and maintain WFP CBT assets including kits loaned to WFP contracted retailers, computers, mobile phones, POS terminals, etc.
  • Identify, report and resolve retailer-beneficiary issues pertaining to the use of SCOPE kits.
  • Respond to queries from users, understanding and resolving issues, providing advice and ensuring IT policies, procedures, systems and tools are correctly applied to support them.
  • Perform data entry and cleaning as may be required on beneficiary data for upload.
  • Support all SCOPE processes relating to the COVID-19 scale-up in all approved Yobe locations
  • Carry out de-duplication tasks in SCOPE to retain single entries for all Yobe beneficiaries.
  • Other as required.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of Secondary School Education with additional years of related work experience or trainings. A University or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Science will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Beneficiary data management skills, and deployment of IT / SCOPE systems that are aligned with business needs, in accordance with WFP corporate standards. Also, able to install and configure new computer hardware / software for improved systems performance.

Other skills required for this position are:

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  • Good data analytical skills
  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheet applications like MS Excel
  • Good knowledge of computer application setup
  • Good reporting, and documentation skills

Language:

  • Fluency in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is also desirable.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2021.

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