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Regional Gender Advisor, Consultant Level II (167885)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise, guide and steer RBN and CO on the implementation of the corporate Gender Policy mainstreaming gender equality, women’s empowerment within WFP operations and programmatic interventions at the regional level and at Country Office level;
  • Support robust mainstreaming of gender into WFP programming and operations, including systematic gender analysis, and provide policy advice on specific gender issues that impact on WFP operations in a variety of country, community and local contexts
  • Work with senior management in the RB and the COs to ensure strong institutional commitment and leadership (through active and visible champions) for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) programme and process objectives
  • Manage the effective application and use of the Gender and Age Marker by supporting country office teams   are equipped to sustainably report on gender equality outcomes, mainstreamed gender equality objectives/goals in all WFP strategies, projects and programmes;
  • Support the establishment, coordinate the work and strengthen the technical capacity of the internal gender infrastructure including Regional Bureau Gender Results Team and the regional and country office Gender Results Network;
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships on gender and support mobilization of resources required to implement the WFP gender policy and gender regional strategy effectively;
  • Develop and implement gender training across the region including on gender transformative programming, gender analysis, Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and other related subjects;
  • Strengthen WFP workforce and partners’ gender awareness and gender programming capacities and improve their ability for gender mainstreaming in project design and throughout the programming cycle.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

  • Capacity building provided to the country office staff on gender transformative approaches and women’s empowerment.
  • The finalization of the Country Gender Action Plans. (Minimum 5)
  • Technical, policy and programmatic support provided on the integration of gender perspectives in the overall strategic planning and programming of WFP projects/programmes.
  • Strengthened coordination mechanisms for gender mainstreaming and programming developed between gender advisors and gender results networks.
  • Facilitated WFP engagement in interagency working groups and networks.
  • Support provided to country offices in mainstreaming gender into needs assessment frameworks including adaptation of tools, collection, analysis and reporting processes

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: gender, social sciences, international development, development economics or another related field like international relations, human rights, political science, or humanitarian studies.


Language: Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English is required. Beginner level French or Arabic is a strong advantage. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

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At least 7+ years of relevant work experience in the field of gender in the field of food and nutrition security utilizing a climate and food system lens.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, especially in the areas of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Gender-Based Violence, humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with food security, nutrition and climate change.
  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills (including developing advocacy messages)
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation
  • Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of gender-mandated agencies
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice and in challenging and difficult environments.
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations

Project Manager, Environmental Sustainability in Humanitarian Logistics (WREC) P4 – Nairobi, Kenya (168004)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

You will be responsible for the overall project planning, coordination of activities and workplans, and tracking and reporting on the implementation of a number of activities/sub-projects related to the Environmental Sustainability in Humanitarian Logistics Project.

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Planning & Reporting:

Work with the Chair with the planning of all key project timelines and associated deliverables, associated project meetings, donor reporting and submissions and interactions with broader partner community.
Work with the Chair and Steering Committee on fund-raising activities via the creation of project proposals, briefings about the project to potential donors, in close coordination with the logistics cluster support team, the Project Steering Committee and project team members.
Preparation of donor reports in line with the proposal timelines.

Coordination:

Coordination with the representatives of the participating organisations (Project Steering Committee), serving as a non-decision-making member of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and as a secretariat function on behalf of the PSC, ensuring documenting and archiving of all decisions action points.
Technical supervision of the subject matter experts (SMEs) embedded within the participating organisations to ensure timely and effective implementation of project deliverables.
Coordination with other actors involved in projects related to environmental sustainability in humanitarian action as it relates to humanitarian logistics, ensuring to maintain partnerships and keeping up to date on complimentary activities.

Implementation:

Guiding/advising project team members and contributors with tracking of the implementation of activities and deliverables outlined in the project scope, monitoring tasks on a day-to-day basis against plans to ensure project completion within time and budget.
Providing solutions to the PSC with adjustment to the Project budget with changes to funding.
Facilitating the work of the PSC with Partnership Framework Agreement and any associated legal MoUs required to facilitate funds and staffing management of project related assets (including staffing).

Within this scope, you will, either directly or in coordination with other project managers and SMEs assigned to specific areas of work:

Develop plans that emphasize the proper use of environmental resources with a focus on sustaining these resources in the long term.
Develop and prepare the implementation of project work plans and ensure compliance with specific assigned objectives.
Using Mendelow’s power-interest matrix (or equivalent tool) ensure stakeholders are appropriately categorised and managed; identify and engage with related and complementary initiatives and ensure linkages with these initiatives are appropriately maintained.
Manage coordination with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis to ensure cohesion and alignment throughout project implementation.
Manage the Project Budget and take responsibility to engage sufficient participants to achieve project goals.
Assign tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel within the project team as detailed within the Project Plan and associated RACI matrices.
Identify project dependencies into and out of the project (especially linkages with other environmental initiatives in the humanitarian sector) and critical path to ensure maximum efficiencies across the sector in this area of engagement.
Identify project risks, anticipate problems and discuss as required mitigation efforts to ensure overall delivery is not compromised.
Following the Project Plan, develop team work plans, including milestones and deliverables, review status reports from the project team, analyse results, and troubleshoot problem areas, consulting with the Project Chair (GLCC) and PSC as necessary.
Where relevant, supervise, evaluate, and guide the work of professional and support staff working on the project.
Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans, in coordination with SMEs and coalition partners
Provide in-depth and comprehensive reporting on project status, issues and results to relevant parties including donors and partners as required/requested
Undertake any other functions as required related to the management of the Project.

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

You have:

University degree in project management, communications, logistics, international development, or environmental sustainability; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:

You have:

A minimum of eight years of professional experience in Project Management of multi stakeholder projects and drafting and elaborating partnership projects.

LANGUAGE:

You have:

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

Partnerships Officer, NOB, Fixed Term (167589)

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced University degree in International Studies, Political Sciences or other relevant fields, or First University degree with at least 2 years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Working Experience:

Minimum 2-3 years of relevant professional work experience in the relative business stream, with experience in general administrative work.

Language:

Fluency in both oral and written English. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

What you will do:

  • Implement relevant parts of the RBN Partnerships Unit work plan by delivering activities that maintain and develop government partnerships in order to maximise resources raised for the region.
  • Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, and analysing results, in order to maximise resources raised.
  • Provide support to technical units in HQ, RBN, and COs in order to assist them to effectively mobilise donor resources.
  • Prepare briefs on resourcing issues for the Regional Director, participate and provide advice in the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP), and operate as a resourcing focal point in order to ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
  • Guide more junior staff including interns, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries on relevant issues.
  • Participate and assist the RBN Head of Partnerships in negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements, in line with internal policies and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous outcomes, such as more flexibility and predictability.
  • Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior managers.
  • Proactively contribute to ideas and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  • Lead in the drafting of funding proposals to government donors in close coordination with other RBN units and COs.
  • Prepare and provide regular information to educate new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of WFP programmes, and to advocate the work of WFP.
  • Represent WFP at international meetings and workshops at appropriate levels, in such a way  that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives and builds support for WFP activities.
  • Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
  • Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
  • Coordinate work with other government partnership officers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
  • Lead in the preparation of internal resourcing activities and meetings in RBN, including those that involve RBN Budget & Programming and RBN Supply Chain.
  • Other tasks as required.

Human Resources Officer, NOB, Nairobi – Talent Pool (166869)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, and deliver HR operational activities or projects, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
2. Provide advice to managers and employees, understanding their needs and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
3. Provide effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements, and resolving employee relations issues.
4. Contribute to staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing/delivering development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.
5. Deliver onboarding activities which ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP, and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organisation.
6. Contribute to building and managing talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and delivering solutions to recruit, retain, manage and develop a high caliber workforce to deliver business objectives.
7. Support organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs, and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
8. Guide and supervise junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
9. Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
10. Contribute to continuous improvement by implementing new/updated HR policies, procedures and systems and recommending improvements to ways of working.
11. Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.
 

Experience: Typically three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development.


Knowledge & Skills:

• Broad or specialized knowledge of HR best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
• Ability to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action.
• Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client oriented service. Ability to identify client’s needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
• Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. 

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