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Programme Associate (SAMS), Service Contract, Level 6, Kigali

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Company Description:

The United Nations

World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting

hunger worldwide. 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.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest

humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 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.


ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This position will be based in WFP Rwanda, country office based in

Kigali and the job holder will work under the direct supervision of the

SAMS national programme officer. At this level, the job holder will be

expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond

independently to various queries with only minimal guidance. This

position requires an experienced individual with degree of judgement in

dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis and is

expected to manage resources, coach and coordinate staff, as well as

liaise directly with subnational-level government actors. The job holder

will be responsible for the field implementation of key

smallholder-farmer (SHF) related activities, including (but not limited

to): The Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), Home Grown School Feeding

(HGSF), joint programme for Rural women economic empowerment (RWEE), and

WFP’s post-harvest loss reduction initiative (PHLR).

In Rwanda, WFP

currently supports more than 350 farmer cooperatives with membership of

more than 100,000 farmers. WFP takes the lead in coordinating this

market access support for smallholder farmers through an extensive

partnership with value chain stakeholders. WFP is looking for an

individual to push forward these efforts.


JOB PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the National Programme Policy Officer (SAMS

unit), the Programme Associate will be responsible for providing

effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and

Programme activities linked to smallholder farmers support within the

delegated authority.

 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

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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide technical support and assist in the development and

implementation of various activities linked to SHF support and processes

at the field office level, supporting alignment with wider programme

policies and guidelines.

Act as the focal point for all SHF-related field activities, in close consultation with the WFP country office and SHF unit.

Provide

specialized support to SHF operations and programmes to ensure that the

various activities are performed within the established targets

following WFP’s policies and procedures in the following areas:

Conduct needs assessments of target SHFs, using standardized tools and approaches

Facilitate

participating farmer organizations and farmer-friendly aggregation

entities to access agricultural services by coordinating with key value

chain stakeholders on the ground

Facilitate linkages of cooperatives to private sector entities for access to post-harvest handling equipment

Monitor

and assist cooperatives and other aggregation entities to adhere to

terms of forward delivery contracts facilitated by WFP

Conduct

training of trainers of partner staff, as well as ensure quality

monitoring of all SHF-related capacity building activities



Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of

reports and data analysis (e.g. programme status, performance) and

highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate

standards and quality control.

Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely

recording of data within the specific technical area of work and

consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Liaise with

internal counterparts across functional units to support effective

collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project

activities.

Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies,

NGOs and sub-national government institutions to perform SHF-related

activities in a timely and effective manner.

Support the capacity

building of WFP staff, and cooperating partners involved in implementing

WFP supported activities related to smallholder farmers.

Act as a

point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and

problems related to SHF support within the geographic area of

responsibility.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This position requires an individual with substantial experience in

working with smallholder farmers and small and medium enterprise (SME)

development. Particular focus on the maize and beans value chains is

required, with extensive experience working with value chain actors

(including financial institutions, transporters, buyers and processors).

Previous experience with WFP or other UN agencies is desirable.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:Education: Bachelor’s University degree in education,

Nutrition, Project Management, Agriculture, International Development,

International Relations, Sociology, or other related fields.Language:

Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Fluency in

Kinyarwanda

Knowledge & Skills:

Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors

that affect Programme implementation throughout the lifecycle to inform

quality Programme design or re-design.

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.

 Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to the SAMS portfolio.

Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation, and realignment of the programme

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

At least 3 years of relevant experience working in the agriculture

sector with a focus on support to smallholder farmers or related area

Has contributed to implementation of programmes.

Has experience working in remote areas


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

JOB TITLE:                                        Programme Associate, SC 6

TYPE OF CONTRACT:                      Service Contract Level 6

UNIT/DIVISION:                              Smallholder Agriculture Market Support (SAMS)

DUTY STATION (City, Country):    Kigali, Rwanda

DURATION:                                     12 Months Renewable subject to Performance and availability of fundings

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submitting Applications is November 18 2021 at 23:59 CAT

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.

No

appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of

the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

(ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance

Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection

Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system

with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and

within three years of ceasing that service.

Profil:

This position will be based in

WFP Rwanda, country office based in Kigali and the job holder will work

under the direct supervision of the SAMS national programme officer. At

this level, the job holder will be expected to demonstrate

responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various

queries with only minimal guidance. This position requires an

experienced individual with degree of judgement in dealing with

unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis and is expected to

manage resources, coach and coordinate staff, as well as liaise directly

with subnational-level government actors. The job holder will be

responsible for the field implementation of key smallholder-farmer (SHF)

related activities, including (but not limited to): The Farm to Market

Alliance (FtMA), Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF), joint programme for

Rural women economic empowerment (RWEE), and WFP’s post-harvest loss

reduction initiative (PHLR).

In Rwanda, WFP currently supports more

than 350 farmer cooperatives with membership of more than 100,000

farmers. WFP takes the lead in coordinating this market access support

for smallholder farmers through an extensive partnership with value

chain stakeholders. WFP is looking for an individual to push forward

these efforts.



JOB PURPOSE

Under the supervision of the National Programme Policy Officer (SAMS

unit), the Programme Associate will be responsible for providing

effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and

Programme activities linked to smallholder farmers support within the

delegated authority.

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

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.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide technical support and assist in the development and

implementation of various activities linked to SHF support and processes

at the field office level, supporting alignment with wider programme

policies and guidelines.

Act as the focal point for all SHF-related field activities, in close consultation with the WFP country office and SHF unit.

Provide

specialized support to SHF operations and programmes to ensure that the

various activities are performed within the established targets

following WFP’s policies and procedures in the following areas:



Conduct needs assessments of target SHFs, using standardized tools and approaches

Facilitate

participating farmer organizations and farmer-friendly aggregation

entities to access agricultural services by coordinating with key value

chain stakeholders on the ground

Facilitate linkages of cooperatives to private sector entities for access to post-harvest handling equipment

Monitor

and assist cooperatives and other aggregation entities to adhere to

terms of forward delivery contracts facilitated by WFP

Conduct

training of trainers of partner staff, as well as ensure quality

monitoring of all SHF-related capacity building activities

Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of

reports and data analysis (e.g. programme status, performance) and

highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate

standards and quality control.

Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely

recording of data within the specific technical area of work and

consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Liaise with

internal counterparts across functional units to support effective

collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project

activities.

Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies,

NGOs and sub-national government institutions to perform SHF-related

activities in a timely and effective manner.

Support the capacity

building of WFP staff, and cooperating partners involved in implementing

WFP supported activities related to smallholder farmers.

Act as a

point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and

problems related to SHF support within the geographic area of

responsibility

Company Description:

The United Nations

World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting

hunger worldwide. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no

child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Tipo de contrato
    Contrato indefinido
  • Fecha de inicio
    9 de noviembre de 2021

Ubicación

Presencial
Kigali-Nyamata, Rwanda

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