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Programme Associate SC L6 ( Resilience and Safety Nets)
UNWFP
 Vacancy No: 173000
 Section/Unit: Programme
 Grade Level: SC/L6
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 12
 Closing Date: 24 Sept 2022

 
 Background:

With the full support of the INTPA and under the Strategic Outcome 3 (SO3), the Productive Safety Nets (PSN) programs target food insecure households to build their community assets and receive livelihood skill upgrading training opportunities while the Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) programs target the small-scale holders, with access to agricultural land and experiencing high losses after harvest.  

The PSN program was designed to achieve the following overall outcomes:

  • Improved short-term food security through food and cash transfer activities.
  • Increased access to productive assets.
  • Increased income of deprived and marginalized groups using assets gained.
  • Improved access and utilization of productive resources (land, water, and agricultural inputs).
  • Decreased reliance on major negative coping mechanisms including reduced migration.
  • Reduced agricultural and household-related drudgery reported by women.
  • Improved community resilience to climatic shocks and disasters.   

 

While the PHL programme was designed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Increase household food availability by reducing pre-farm gate losses, which enable smallholders to store grain throughout the year
  • Increase household income by empowering smallholders to sell surplus grain at higher prices (further away from harvest, when prices have recovered),
  • Smooth household income by empowering smallholders to “bank” grain and sell when needed,
  • Increase food safety, health and nutrition through reduction of aflatoxin contamination, and

Create awareness, align market incentives, and motivate the private sector to serve a newly created market for hermetic storage.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Monitoring and Reporting

  • In coordination with the M&E unit, follow up on monitoring data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • In coordination with the M&E unit, implementing partner and office sub-offices, closely monitor that the training is delivered, and silos are distributed to the targeted farmers as agreed.
  • Draft weekly updates on the number of beneficiaries reached.
  • In coordination with the M&E unit and Area offices, help in facilitating training for the enumerators to ensure that questionnaires are filled properly and all needed data were accurately collected and sent to Khartoum
  • In coordination with the M&E unit, follow up on the project baseline, and impact assessment of the PSN and PHL programmes..
  •  to periodically review the project M&E tool kit and recommend changes when needed
  • Keep good track and follow up with the concerned internal units on the payments & payments clearances for the implementing partners
  • Keep track of all action points decided during meetings and ensure to follow up with relevant stakeholders

 

Training and capacity building

  • Assist the programme officer in developing and roll-out implementation guidelines for PSN/F2M/ PHL in Sudan, with special emphasis on the joint coordination with other Units.
  • Support organizing resilience-related orientation/training workshops
  • Support and review technical proposals submitted by the counterparts
  • monitor implementation of activities at the field level especially those including technical and engineering aspects.    
  • Ensure training targets and timelines are met

 

Partnerships

  • Facilitate the organization of coordination meetings with the donor (INTPA),  and other PSN/PHL joint stakeholders and partners including Microfinance Institution (MFIs), State Ministry of Agriculture, State Ministry of Welfare, PSN/PHL implementing partner, and private sector at the Federal and State levels.
  • Liaise with potential NGOs and private sector partners to scale up the PSN/project that in the targeted areas.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in engineering, economics, agriculture, international affairs, business administration, social sciences, development studies, or a field relevant to international development assistance.

Experience: At least 5 years of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, business administration, development, or food aid support. Good experience in community development aspects, Gender

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic/English.


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, or disability.

 

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.

 

 

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Programme team to enable improved short-term food security through food and cash transfer activities and improved community resilience to climatic shocks and disasters?  Are you ready to partner with the donor (INTPA),  and other PSN/PHL joint stakeholders and partners including Microfinance Institution (MFIs), State Ministry of Agriculture, and State Ministry of Welfare to deliver effective support to the INTPA and under the Strategic Outcome 3 (SO3), to build community assets and receive livelihood skill upgrading training opportunities that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Programme Associate to be based in Khartoum, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at  Level 6.

 

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

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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