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Supply Chain Officer, NOC – Nairobi (154281)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Participate in the development and implementation of supply chain plans and procedures, in line with the global WFP supply chain strategy and regional/functional strategies, policies and plans, to achieve operational cost efficiency, agility, reliability, quality and to support national capacity strengthening.
2. Analyze regional/country context, and design and manage end-to-end operational supply chain and retail networks, to proactively mitigate and/or address dynamic supply chain challenges and obtain operational optimization.
3. Plan and manage implementation of innovative supply chain operations, initiatives and services to ensure timely, cost-effective and integrated approach with core activities and services and in close cooperation with key supply chain stakeholders.
4. Provide technical advice and identify opportunities for improvement and innovation initiatives analyzing best practices from the humanitarian and development fields, academia and private sector.
5. Plan, monitor and manage resources to maximize effectiveness of supply chain operations.
6. Build productive partnerships and collaborate with counterparts in the key supply chain functions to ensure an integrated supply chain approach to food assistance and cross-functional operational alignment.
7. Identify and build productive partnerships with counterparts amongst government and other national organizations, UN agencies, NGOs and private sector to share operational knowledge and resources and build capacity to ensure coordinated and cost-effective supply chain operations.
8. Perform in-depth market analysis and supply chain network mapping to inform the selection of an appropriate operation modalities to improve supply chain performance.
9. Manage supply chain operations to ensure compliance with the established supply chain strategies, policies, procedures and controls, and following corporate standards, with special emphasis on quality control, loss prevention, risk mitigation and cost effectiveness.
10. Constantly monitor the performance of supply chain operations to ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.
11. Manage service providers/vendors, port, fleet and warehouse operations to promote safe, efficient planning and execution of WFP operations and safeguard WFP’s interest.
12. Manage accurate and timely reporting including provision of substantial analysis of supply chain activities and trends to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
13. Manage, motivate and develop a team providing coaching, training and career guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
14. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific supply chain risks to enable WFP, governments and other partners to quickly respond and deploy food and resources at the onset of the crisis.

Procurement Assistant G5 (155183)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Perform administrative procurement activities in a timely and efficient manner, to support Professional staff in the acquisition of goods and services for efficient field operations.
2. Compile data, prepare and distribute documents, to support successful procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), ensuring standard processes are followed.
3. Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, ensuring all supporting documentation is received, and funding is available, in order to enable the procurement of goods and services.
4. Coordinate and monitor the delivery of procurement requisitions, verifying receipt and inspection of deliverables, and performing follow up actions to ensure supplies reach HQ and field operations.
5. Research, collate and present information in standard formats, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
6. Update, manage and maintain relevant databases and records, to ensure the information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
7. Liaise with internal counterparts to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
8. Provide technical support and/or allocate work to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.
9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Programme Assistant (Livelihoods, Asset Creation and Food Systems) G5 (155098)

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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Education:

A University degree in any of the following fields: agricultural economics, agribusiness, environment, development, social sciences, or related field.

Working Experience:

  • At least 2 years of work experience in the humanitarian sector
  • Experience in partnerships with universities
  • Experience with the creation of learning and advocacy materials
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of WFP’s work in Food for assets / Asset Creation / Post-Harvest management is desirable.

Language:

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

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills
  • Highly motivated and inspired by our mission to improve health and save money for people across the globe.
  • Determination and a strong will to the challenges and opportunities that come with advancing a gender agenda
  • Takes pride in your work and are highly accountable.
  • Energized by finding creative solutions to new situations.
  • Ambitious and take initiative and thrive in environments with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of WFP’s technical dashboards and ecosystems is an added advantage

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

What you will do:

  • Support the Food System (FS) unit to oversee implementation of capacity-building FFA and 3PA annual grants
  • Support the partnership with different universities in the region to implement the 3PA activities such as Integrated Context Analysis, Seasonal livelihood programming and Community based participatory planning.
  • Support the Regional Resilience Coordinator in the roll out of the Resilience Building’s Blocks Initiative
  • Assist in the Food System’ sub-section coordination between small holder market support (SAMS), hydroponics, resilience and livelihoods
  • Enable the Food System  team in its knowledge management efforts, including generating short, succinct learning and advocacy materials
  • Support the organization of consultative and partnership forums

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (CONTINUED)

  • Support the production of briefing notes and talking points to a high professional standard
  • Work closely with Knowledge Management focal points in the Unit to ensure that Food Systems Team sites are populated with up-to-date documentation
  • Support the partnership and networking efforts of the programme officers
  • Lead the preparatory and follow-up work for training workshops; ensure training materials and venues are well presented and organized, provide on-site substantive support to workshops and consultations
  • Collaborate with the Research, Assessment and Monitoring teams to support real-time learning exercises, TO baselines, mid-term reviews and final evaluations in the area of livelihoods and asset creation
  • Work closely with the programme officers to prepare inputs for reports, trends and think-pieces
  • Assist programme officers with the gathering of data, market information and emerging thinking in the area to improve the regional understanding in the technical area
  • Assist to maintain records /statistics/reports of programme activities within the region
  • Perform other related duties as required

Programme Assistant (Gender and Food Systems) G5 (155092)

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

A University degree in any of the following fields: gender studies, agricultural economics, anthropology, sociology, development, or any other related social science.

Working Experience:

  • At least 2 years of work experience in the humanitarian sector
  • Strong knowledge of gender across the thematic areas of climate change and linkages with food systems 
  • Experience with the creation of learning and advocacy materials
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook).

Language:

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

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills
  • Highly motivated and inspired by our mission to improve health and save money for people across the globe.
  • Determination and a strong will to the challenges and opportunities that come with advancing a gender agenda
  • Takes pride in your work and is highly accountable.
  • Energized by finding creative solutions to new situations.
  • Ambitious and take initiative and thrive in environments with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of WFP’s technical dashboards and ecosystems is an added advantage

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

What you will do:

  • Support regional efforts to operationalize the new gender policy in WFP Operations at the regional level and in Country Offices.
  • Support mainstreaming of gender into WFP programming and operations.
  • Support knowledge management and documentation of learning and reporting on Gender responsive and gender transformative approaches in the region.
  • Support the Regional Gender Advisor to oversee implementation of flagship projects and grants at country-level.
  • Support regional efforts to effectively apply the Gender and Age Marker this includes coordination of capacity building efforts to ensure that staff are equipped to mainstream gender equality objectives/goals in all WFP strategies, projects, and programs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (CONTINUED)

  • Coordinating regional efforts to strengthen strategic partnerships on gender.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts to effectively implement the gender policy across the region and country offices.
  • Support coordination of gender training across the region including gender, gender analysis, Gender-Based Violence, and other related subjects.
  • Manage the knowledge component on gender.
  • Coordinate efforts on data-driven evidence generation and consolidate monitoring, evaluation, and learning initiatives.

Programme Associate SC7 (H2Grow Platform Manager) 1 (155046)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Manage roll-out of Hydro App and operations support on hydroponics in Kenya

  • Design, Plan and implement the roll-out of the HydroApp in Kenya targeting hydroponics farmers, trainers, and extension workers.
  • Collaborate with other business units in Kenya Country Office to identify potential cross-cutting training content.
  • Support Hydroponics operations in Kenya, through creating training content to enable beneficiaries to replicate their own hydroponics systems using upcycled materials, support on user testing in Kenya and beneficiary selection as well as follow-up with implementing partners to ensure strong delivery of the project.
  • Create and design new visual training content for each context and adapt existing content including field testing and iterative design approaches to effectively build capacity and skills of beneficiaries.
  • Roll-out Hydro App in other WFP country offices leveraging learnings from Kenya.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the Hydro App as well as the H2Grow Platform are in alignment with key stakeholders within the organizations as well as WFP guidelines and internal processes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (cont.)

Manage H2Grow Community of Practice

  • Identify and onboard key hydroponics private sector and non-profit partners in Kenya and East Africa and support consultations to better understand their challenges, needs and recommend potential solutions.
  • Responsible for visual design, adaptations, overall management, and administration of the H2Grow Platform.
  • Drive strong and impactful community that currently includes representatives from more than 45 different organizations. This will include actively seeking out and onboarding new engaged members, leading monthly virtual community events, and driving and delivering on user generated contributions in each topic.
  • Finalize content packages and collect case studies from the field, that make H2Grow’s approach easily replicable, allowing external entities successfully start hydroponics projects.
  • Develop recommendations and strategy for long-term vision and long-term ownership of the H2Grow Platform.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (cont.)

  • Build strong partnerships and create organizational alignment by ensuring linkages between CO and the Central Innovation and Knowledge Management function at WFP, INKA.
  • Support analysis & content preparation on H2Grow (data on projects, PowerPoint presentations, briefs, etc.) for corporate priority topics and management meetings.
  • Support visibility of the project through coordinating with relevant Communications Teams to produce blogs, media outputs or other events.
  • Support project advocacy efforts with key donors, private partners and interested investors and identify opportunities for future collaboration.
  • Support Hydroponics operations in Kenya and execute any other task as required.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

  • Successful roll out of Hydro App in Kenya, creation, and field testing of training content as well as operational support to scale hydroponics as required.
  • A successful onboarding of key partners within the East African hydroponics ecosystem to the H2Grow Community of Practice. Support to other WFP Country Offices rolling out Hydro App replicating learnings from Kenya.
  • A successful management of the H2Grow Platform and Community of Practice and delivery of monthly community events to collect and create good practices and case studies.
  • Well maintained relationships with current and identified potential partners.

Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection) P4 – Nairobi, Kenya (154336)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Supervise a team of social protection professionals providing support and oversight to nine RBN Country Offices. 
  • Manage the RBN Social Protection Trust Fund, ensuring appropriate use, full utilization and accurate reporting of all expenditures.
  • Articulate and implement the strategic direction for social protection in the region, including with regards to implementation of WFP’s new Social Protection strategy.
  • Manage the regional bureau’s social protection evidence generation and knowledge management activities, including through the ‘Learning Facility’ partnership with the University of Wolverhampton. 
  • Lead on social protection partnerships for WFP at the regional level, in ways that add clear value to WFP’s operations.
  • Advise RBN management on all matters relating to social protection in the region.
  • Advocate for resource mobilization and strategic engagement on social protection with donors, the United Nations system, international financing institutions, non-governmental organizations, private sector entities and other bodies at the regional level; and support partnerships with host governments and United Nations country teams.
  •  Support the recruitment and deployment of skilled social protection staff in the region.
  • As relevant, identify and propose new regional initiatives (events, partnerships, publications etc.) to further support Country Office programming and WFP positioning. 
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in relevant fora related to social protection and safety net programming through participation, briefings and dissemination of relevant information products.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    

  • Advanced University degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, International Development, International Relations, Sociology, Economics or other fields relevant to social protection, or, a First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience:    

8 or more years of professional experience relevant to social protection, preferably contributing to food security and/or nutrition objectives:

  • Has worked with government agencies and gained experience across the policy cycle in a developing country context;
  • Has direct experience managing programmes and working across various programme types relevant to social protection (e.g. cash-transfer programmes, school feeding, public works/food assistance for assets, insurance programmes);
  • Has managed discussions with experts in other functions of expertise e.g., Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Supply Chain, Technology, etc.
  • Experience in managing partnerships with UN agencies and International Financial Institutions is an asset;
  • Familiarity with management information systems and national registries is an asset.


Knowledge & Skills:    

  • Understanding of Agenda 2030 and respective targets – particularly SDG1, SDG2 and SDG17 – and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Knowledge of current thinking and developments in the field of social protection and public policy;
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, conveying an informed and professional demeanour toward internal and external partners and stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative information to understand current and future social protection needs and identify solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written outputs and ability to present.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment. 


Languages:    

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language is required. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of a second UN language is required.
  • French language skills are also highly desirable.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. He/she will be required to travel abroad, sometimes to remote and challenging locations.
  • Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is rotational, which means that the incumbent shall be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as non-rotational. Professional-level positions are rotational over a period of 2 to 4 years.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
  • Please visit our website for detailed information on working with WFP: http://www.wfp.org 
  • Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline to receive applications is Sunday, 16 January 2022 (11.59PM CET).

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.

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