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Programme Officer (Regional Coordinator, Mastercard Foundation Project) – Consultant Level II


  • Eastern Africa holds many of the answers to addressing serious food security and climate challenges, offering additional opportunities for WFP to fight hunger by adopting a transformative approach to food systems engagement. The goal of this effort is to support the development of a food system that is promoting integrated approaches to local food systems transformation and build, sustainable, equitable, resilience for all.
  • Considering the stresses on the regional food systems, exacerbated by climate change, the WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa – Nairobi (RBN) is expanding its portfolio, structure, and resources to better meet the growing needs of its eight country offices. The Food Systems team is covering climate actions, resilience-building, and gender and economic empowerment. The unit provides technical support, guidance, and strategic direction in the region to develop and implement integrated food systems solutions.
  • The Mastercard Foundation (the Foundation) programme, is implemented in 8 WFP countries, including three in the East Africa region (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – RBN) over a period of 5 years. Over the next 4 years, the partnership will focus on sectors of the economy and segments of the value chain where work opportunities are growing, equip young people with skills to enter these sectors and support small businesses and entrepreneurship to grow.

Mastercard Foundation Regional Advisor Role

  • The MCF-WFP Partnership has an internal three-tier coordination and technical support structure: i) a Programme Steering Committee (PSC); ii) a Programme Coordination Team (PCT), comprising both WFP Headquarters and the three Regional Bureaux in which the partnership is implemented; iii) the Programme working group at country level (COWG).
  • The Regional Bureau East Africa, based in Nairobi, is hiring an international consultant to be the regional coordinator of the MCF-WFP partnership and member of the PCT at the Regional Bureau level.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Under the supervision of WFP’s Regional Head of Unit (Food Systems), the Advisor will provide technical and operational support as the regional focal point of the MCF programme.
  • In addition, the Advisor will be the primary interface of the Programme Coordination Team (PCT) with the Country Offices  (COs) implementing the MCF programme in the region and will join the monthly meetings of the Programme working group at country level (COWG). The position will also provide additional support to Country Offices in the areas of his/her technical expertise, and coordinate the technical support that can be provided to the country offices by the Regional Bureau’s concerned units (e.g. SAMS, food systems, gender, supply chain, etc.).

Specific Terms of Reference:

  • Coordinate the implementation of MCF initiatives at regional level, and ensure alignment of the programme activities to the existing relevant regional programmatic initiatives;
  • Provide technical support to strengthen and improve country programmes in the region, preferably in the areas of youth and women’s empowerment (e.g provide advice on outreach strategies to marginalised groups; on identifying the main gender barriers /constraints to women participation and engagement in the agriculture sector and WFP operations, and in designing appropriate gender strategies, components, and indicators to respond to gender issues);
  • Support Country Offices on Country Strategic Planning Budget Revisions when needed;
  • Provide technical support also to other programme countries, based on his/her specific technical expertise;


  • Support the Country Offices with communication and advocacy, and develop an  advocacy strategy to make strategic shifts at policy level through this project;
  • Support Country Offices in the process of timely monitoring the results  of the MCF programme , in the collection and reporting on data driven evidence, and liase with the bureau and PCT M&E function to ensure quality of the above;
  • Review the biannual and annual narrative reports prepared by the COs;
  • Compile technical feedback from countries into relevant products as per donor requests/requirements, in coordination with the PCT’s Knowledge Management function ;
  • Support the generation of think pieces from project implementation to contribute to the body of knowledge on youth employment and women’s economic empowerment, in coordination with PCT’s Knowledge Management function;
  • Contribute to the design of, and participate in, country and regional level learning events, including conferences, workshops on thematic areas and on the IFPRI and other institutions research projects


  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction/ Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental Science, physical science or equivalent work experience or a First University Degree with additional years of related work experience
  • Language: Fluent in English including(writing and speaking ) is required


  • At least 5 years of work experience in implementing activities and animating partnerships at country office level. Previous experience working with international organisations on food security/resilience/humanitarian actors.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven abilities to coordinate agriculture-related projects 
  • Knowledge of gender issues/inequality in development settings, and linkages with agriculture development and sound understanding of programming on women’s economic empowerment
  • Solid analytical skills, including gender analysis, or labour market/ skills forecast
  • Solid oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate through multiple mediums (e.g. policy, advocacy messaging, reporting, training)
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations
  • Knowledge of the UN system, including gender-related mandates is an asset


  • Deadline for applications: 29th May 2023

Security Associate, G6, Dadaab

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  • To perform tasks related to the implementation and assessment of security measures and maintenance of equipment with a view towards providing updates and recommendations to facilitate informed decision-making and secure WFP staff, facilities and operations. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.
  • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to facilitate access for safe programme delivery and to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources.
  • Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
  • Analyze security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making. 6. Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
  • Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
  • Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
  • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
  • Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.


  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area such as Military or Police Service. 
  • Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in security management, investigations, law enforcement or related business stream. 

Knowledge & Skills:

  •  Specialized knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.
  •  Broad knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
  •  Training and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.
  •  Ability to manage emergency situations and remain calm.
  •  Attention to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in security measures.
  •  Ability to interpret information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations.
  •  Excellent communication skills in order to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents.
  •  Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards.
  • Language: Fluency in English 


  •  Has gained sound knowledge of security operations technical processes 
  •  Has provided technical guidance and training to staff members within area of expertise
  •  Has supported research and collation of data which feeds into reports that inform security operations activities


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.
  • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on 04 June 2023.

Procurement Intern


  • The Procurement unit would like to harness the business-oriented analysis skills to better achieve its strategic goals of being agile, being reliable & cost efficient, supporting quality & safety, and strengthening national capacities & markets. With the intern on board we look forward to promote end-to-end visibility on procurement function, and leverage advanced analytics and optimization tools.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The tasks to be assigned to the intern include but are not limited to:

  • Support on purchase requisitions and data analysis on prices and other key data points
  • Ensure that data pipelines are robust and remain healthy to sustain automated analyses
  • Support on collation and design of traceability template for deployment in local/regional procurement data collection
  • Support progress against project milestones to ensure timely completion of project deliverables
  • Leverage optimisation to enhance Procurement unit performance by way of system and process improvements
  • Be proactive in liaising with the different FOs to collate analyse and present, in a timely manner, data for various reporting requirements
  • Produce dashboards to support the work of Procurement unit
  • Any other tasks required to support Procurement operations
  • Be a proactive listener to Procurement unit challenges and propose relevant analytical support.


  • Currently enrolled in university with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the last 6 months) pursuing a graduate programme in Procurement, or a related field
  • Currently enrolled or recent graduate of an advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) highly regarded
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must
  • Good knowledge of Database; Good knowledge of Office 365


  • Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Highly numerate with an innate ability to analyze & interpret data quickly, & recommend improvements,
  • Knowledge on Procurement management
  • Flexibility and ability to work with deadlines under — sometimes — stressful conditions,
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team as appropriate,
  • Problem solving skills


  • The intern will receive training on the below;
  • In depth global market intelligence reporting in pre-agreed format, on a monthly (or otherwise advised basis) covering concern goods & services with commentary on observed trends.
  • Timely collation, analysis and presentation of requisite country data on a monthly or otherwise advised periodic basis.
  • Continuous review of traceability template with recommendations for review to make it more suitable for purpose.

How will we define success?

  • Demonstrates competency in business-oriented systems, data analysis and tools in order to support the Kenya Office Procurement unit in interpretation of data for use in decision making and strategy development.


  • In depth global market intelligence reporting in pre-agreed format, on a monthly (or otherwise advised basis) covering concern goods & services with commentary on observed trends.
  • Timely collation, analysis and presentation of requisite country data on a monthly or otherwise advised periodic basis.
  • Continuous review of traceability template with recommendations for review to make it more suitable for purpose.


  • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is June 04, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
  • Employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit.

Anticipatory Action Specialist


  • The Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes (PRO-C) unit in WFP Headquarters and our Food Systems (Climate Action, Resilient Livelihoods and Gender) unit in Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) provide guidance and support to WFP Country Offices (COs) and governments on activities related to climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. These services can range from climate analyses to better understand climate change impacts on food security and nutrition, to supporting governments and WFP COs with technical advisory services as well as policy advice on risk reduction, financing and transfer. In the Greater Horn of Africa sub-region, the management of climate risk is a key entry point for reducing vulnerability to the climate shocks that disproportionately affect countries in the region, undermining development gains, and making humanitarian response late and consequently more expensive and inefficient
  • One of the largest climate risk programs WFP is implementing in the region is WFP’s Anticipatory Action (AA) programme that supports governments to strengthen early warning systems and establish linkages with prearranged financing. WFP’s AA portfolio in the region now includes 8 countries where together with national and local government partners WFP is operationalizing and integrating AA systems into national disaster risk management plans for critical natural hazards such as droughts and floods. Collaboration and partnerships with regional and national government institutions, humanitarian and development organisations, as well as research and science-based institutions is critical for the strengthening and implementation of AA at scale.
  • WFP´s vision for the next 5 years is to mainstream AA systems within the humanitarian program cycle, and support the implementation of the Regional Roadmap for Enhancing AA in the IGAD region with partner governments for the scale-up of multi-hazard AA systems across all countries in the region. In that aim, WFP is seconding an AA Specialist to the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) to facilitate cross-country technical support, AA system development, and support the scale-up of existing AA programs. This will be an expert with skills in seasonal/weather forecasting, disaster risk reduction (DRR), Python programming, GIS based analysis and mapping, an in-depth understanding of the Greater Horn of Africa climate regimes, AA systems and their linkages with disaster preparedness/response to support partner governments and humanitarian partners integrate AA systems into their disaster risk management policies and operational activities


  • Education:  Advanced university degree in Meteorology, Geography, Disaster Risk Management and Environmental Science and related disciplines or First University degree with 2 additional years of related work experience.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 (three) years of professional working experience in a similar role.
  • At least 7 (seven) years of postgraduate work experience, in progressively responsible roles in weather or climate forecast development and application in disaster risk management, humanitarian, international development and/or public sector aid programs. (Desirable)
  • Languages: Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of another UN official language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is an advantage.


  • Knowledge of seasonal/weather forecasting, Python, GIS and mapping
  • An in-depth understanding of climate regimes in the Greater Horn of Africa
  • Knowledge of anticipatory action is a strong asset
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organized manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams

Under the supervision of WFP’s Regional AA Coordinator & ICPAC:

  • Guide ICPAC’s work on impact-based forecasting (IBF) & its use in AA systems.
  • Coordinate capacity strengthening, remotely and in-country, for National Meteorological Services (NMS), National Disaster Risk Management Authorities, and technical partners to support AA system development in the region.
  • Develop guidelines for IBF development for AA systems (documenting process, results, learning and turning this into guidance for use by Met Services).
  • Development of thresholds for various hazards and linkages with AA trigger evaluation methodology to support needed capacity strengthening of NMSs.
  • Support joint programming of WFP and ICPAC works to advance innovative regional disaster risk management actions such as development of proposals, organizing discussion forums, among others.
  • Development of partnerships and effective collaboration with technical partners, universities and private sector to support early warning system strengthening.
  • Support the mainstreaming of AA triggers within ICPAC systems e.g. East African Hazard Watch and Disaster Operations Centre situation room and IGAD policies to support further scale up in the region.
  • Coordinate with the various science initiatives in ICPAC to support the development of AA triggers in complex settings.
  • Support the validation of multi-hazard AA triggers and thresholds for to be used in national AA Plans (AAP).
  • Support the validation of early warnings that trigger AAPs.
  • Any other duties as relevant.


  • Development of an AA trigger evaluation methodology.
  • Guidance notes for IBF development for use in AA systems development.
  • Guidance notes for developing triggers for complex climate hazards.
  • Successful support to the Regional AA RoadMap for the IGAD Region.
  • Technical support to the development of EWS strengthening in the following countries in the region: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan South Sudan and Uganda.
  • Validation of triggers/thresholds in AA plans and the early warnings that trigger them for Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda
  • Joint programming and proposals for implementation by WFP and ICPAC jointly.
  • Development of a work plan that supports activities to mainstream AA systems within IGAD/ICPAC regional systems, and to support implementation of the AA roadmap in the region.
  • Regular progress reports to the WFP & ICPAC AA Regional Coordinators.

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