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The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. In a world of plenty, where enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet, hunger should be a thing of the past. However, conflict, climate change, disasters, inequality and – most recently – the COVID-19 pandemic mean one in nine people globally is still going to bed hungry and famine looms for millions.

Powered by the passion, dedication and professionalism of our 20,000 staff worldwide, the World Food Programme (WFP) works in over 80 countries to bring life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and made destitute by disasters, and help individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.We work to enhance nutrition in women and children, support smallholder farmers in improving productivity and reducing losses, help countries and communities prepare for and cope with climate-related shocks, and boost human capital through school feeding programmes. In conflict situations, we bring relief to exhausted populations and use food assistance to build pathways to peace and stability – work for which WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

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World Food Programme Jobs in Nigeria

May, 2022. Deputy Head of Area Office, Maiduguri CST II

Requisition ID: 161094 
Location: Maiguguri, Borno
Contract Duration: The contract is for 6 (six) months on a Regular Consultancy level.

Background and Purpose of the Assignment

  • Maiduguri is a large and complex Area Office that is the heart of WFP Nigeria’s operations. The CST will be supporting the Head of Area office to lead and manage the Office by being his OIC when he is out and to ensure the effective and efficient management of human and financial resources and delivery of WFP programs and activities.
  • In that capacity the CST will also be required to put emphasis in building and maintaining relationships with local governments, UN agencies and other partners in the area to reinforce WFP’s visibility.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of Area office to effectively manage the Area Office and Field Offices under responsibility to ensure transparent and efficient people management and the continued development of a cohesive and high performing team.
  • Support Head of Area Office to ensure for close collaboration with governments and other partners in identifying where assistance can be usefully employed at the local level and ensure provision of support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of food assistance programmes, including advice on the context-specific transfer modalities (food, cash or vouchers).
  • Ensure efficient use of financial resources for achievement of set objectives.
  • Hold accountability for timely monitoring activities and for accurate and comprehensive analysis at the area office and reports on WFP’s operations and performance to inform operational planning and decisions.
  • Support promotion and deployment of WFP corporate/CO initiatives, strategies, and directions.
  • Support Head of Area Office in ensuring incorporation of gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Act as a role model of the values, principles and standards of WFP, actively contributing to creating an inclusive and collaborative work environment through respectful and constructive communication and holding self and other team members accountable for their actions.

Deliverables at the End of Contract:

  • HoAO supported effectively.
  • Admin, finance, HR and other support units adequately supervised to offer necessary support for effective performance at the area office.
  • Support Monthly financial closures.
  • All AO related activities timely monitored.
  • Accurate and comprehensive analysis at the area office provided through relevant corporate reports on WFP’s operations and performance to inform operational planning and decisions.

Qualification & Competencies

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Economics, International Development, Social Sciences or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training / courses.

Experience:
With minimum of 8 years of related experience, has:

  • Developed, or supported in the development of, complex and multi-discipline work plans to support the achievement of WFP strategic aims within a broad area.
  • Gained substantial experience in complex field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation.
  • Gained experience of extensively analysing complex political situations, assessing risk accurately.
  • Gained experience managing large financial budgets, balancing multiple complex priorities effectively.
  • Experience leading a large, multi-discipline team to ensure the effective delivery of objectives.
  • Participated in a complex vendor/government/ partner negotiation.
  • Participated in a large-scale emergency operation/ development programme, preferably in a hardship duty station.
  • Broad experience with security co-ordination and compound management within a larger area.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to build and share new perspectives.
  • Proven ability in valuing diversity and using respectful and inclusive language.
  • Ability to stay calm and composed under pressure.

Languages:

  • Fluency (level C) in English language.

Terms and Conditions

  • WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
  • The contract is for 6 (six) months on a Regular Consultancy level.

Application Closing Date
21st April, 20222, 11:59 (GMT+1)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.

OIM & Performance Reports Officer NOB

Requisition ID: 159815
Location: Abuja
Grade: NOB

Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs), and report to the Regional/Division/Country Director or the designate. Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, are likely involved in activities and analytical work of a high complexity, and contribute to Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting improvement. 

Job Purpose

  • To support all Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities and contribute to the establishment and presentation of standard and consistent operating picture of WFP operations and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation. 

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support staff in assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
  • Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
  • Collate and assist in the dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
  • Collate, analyse and communicate the ‘Essential Elements of Information’, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at country, regional and corporate level.
  • Contribute to the implementation and further development of the SPR Intelligent Next Generation system (SPRING). Support the preparation of Standard Project Reports (SPRs) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions by coordinating to ensure coherence and quality of performance information.
  • Collaborate with counterparts internally and with other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
  • Support the enhancement of the capacity of WFP staff and partners to effectively manage operational information and performance reporting through assisting in the delivery of the OIM & PR training on core competencies.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff as required, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Support COs or RBs in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
  • Contribute to identifying Corporate Performance Reporting Improvements.
  • Support the drafting of, and contribute to, any OIM & PR related normative guidance as required. Contribute to initiatives for developing improved, streamlined, and harmonized OIM & PR.
  • Support the development, implementation and assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
  • Other as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University Degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training / courses.
  • Experience: Typically three years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Specialised knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills.
  • Able to supervise and support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
  • Language: 
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Application Closing Date
21st April, 20222, 11:59 PM Nigeria Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted online and in English only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Note

  • 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.

Programme Policy Officer (Grant Management)

Requisition ID: 160524
Location: Abuja
Grade: NOB

Organizational Context and Job Purpose

  • Under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of Subunit, the Programme Policy Officer – Grants Management will assist in the management of Programme activities of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs and provide technical advice or oversight on programme implementation.
  • The position will focus on the management of funds from budget preparations, monitoring of expenditure plans and technical oversight of funds management during activity implementation.

Key Accountabilities (Not all-inclusive)

  • Provide support to the head of subunit to lead funds management workstream for all programme related costs, ensuring that timely actions are taken for efficient utilization of allocated resources .
  • Provide guidance and technical support to the CO programme team on FLA budget development process and review budgets before CPC.
  • Tailored support is provided to programme team, activity managers and partnership sub-unit in what relates to funds management and budgeting
  • Ensure quarterly expenditure plans for programme are consolidated on timely manner and actions are taken for making funds available across relevant activities and cost categories.
  • Fund management support is given to activity managers, including full cost recovery calculations, maximum number of beneficiaries covered over time for specific contributions.
  • Contribute to maintain the efficiency of funds management including grant and open items monitoring and allocation of expenditures
  • Establishing systems to monitor, track, clear and report on invoice processing in coordination with the overall partnership unit
  • Monitor WINGS FLA costs utilization against expiring grants, coordinate the clearance of open items, advances and provide regular reports.
  • Coordinate and contribute to preparation of WFP’s inputs to the Humanitarian Response Plan in Nigeria, including engagement at relevant inter-sectoral planning events/discussions.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s level in Development, Economics, Finance / Accounting, Social Sciences, Business and/or relevant fields.
  • Experience: 5 years and more.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficient knowledge of the WFP Programme cycle
  • Projects funds management, and report quality writing and editorial skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software and research skills.

Languages:

  • Fluent English both written and spoken (Level C).

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Application Closing Date
23rd April, 2022, 11:59 PM Nigeria Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted online and in English only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Note

  • 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.
  • 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

Programme Policy Officer – NOB (Livelihood) Damaturu 1

Requisition ID: 161135
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Grade: NOB

Job Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head of Programme, Damaturu Sub Office (SO), Yobe state, and technical supervision of the Head of livelihoods and resilience in Abuja, the Programme policy Officer – Livelihood will lead the activity management and provide technical advice on programme strategies regarding early recovery, livelihoods and resilience, and will support the Head of Programme in engagement with the Nigerian Government authorities and donor communities to ensure WFP programmes effectively meet food assistance and livelihood needs.
  • The job holder will operate directly supporting the Head of Programme (SO) and providing expert advice on a range of livelihoods and resilience building interventions.
  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Other Specific Job Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the distributions of the WFP assistance is reaching the expected number of beneficiaries in all the planned LGAs of Yobe during the period of the contract.
  • To ensure that the capacity strengthening activities are conducted to the beneficiaries in collaboration with the contracted local/international partners.
  • Support to CO in developing project proposals (technical aspects, activity selection and planning, timelines and budgets).
  • Support adoption of innovative solutions for low-cost livelihood technologies and approaches, including but not restricted to flood & gully protection structures, post harvest technologies, vegetable gardens, water harvesting technologies, low cost drip irrigation, aquaculture, IGAs and other social infrastructures
  • Support project implementation and coordination in CO in implementation of integrated resilience projects; Institutional development support to strengthen CO structures to sustain scale up dynamics.
  • Assist in advocacy and fundraising efforts to scale up, in general, the resilience and livelihoods activities in the country.
  • Participate and carry out online and on-the job FFA trainings on specific innovations.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Ensure effective management of livelihoods and resilience building activities of the Damaturu SO, including implementation management, aligning with the approved budget and reporting. 
  • Formulate a budgeted and sequenced ‘action plan’ articulating WFP’s transition from relief to livelihood recovery in Yobe state over the next 6 months (in line with the PCNI vision-Presidential committee on North East initiative and feeding into the WFP CSP-Country Strategic Plan).
  • Contribute to the CO’s efforts in building up WFP’s capacity to delivery against the action plan. Particular attention will be given to the setup of the technical expertise required for participatory planning, agricultural/environmental asset creation and smallholder farmers support activities in North East Nigeria.
  • Map NGOs/CBOs’ geographical presence and assess their technical ability to undertake livelihood interventions in the North-East. Identify potential partnerships.
  • Support donor missions to the field in recovery/livelihood intervention areas.
  • Support governments and other partners in identifying where livelihood and resilience programmes can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex livelihood and resilience programme to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of income generation and empowerment programmes at national and sub-national levels.
  • Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that support livelihoods, build resilience and support advocacy work.
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
  • Contribute to resources mobilizations effort for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for livelihood and resilience and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
  • Advice and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective livelihood recovery and resilience programmes.
  • Lead the development of sustainability plan and ensure the plan is implemented for all the interventions within the SO
  • Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
  • Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a moderate budget.
  • Support the RLU(Resilience and Livelihood Unit) to develop a manageable country level information profile (Country Fiches), descriptive of progress in the use of programing tools (3PA and 3A/FFA), coverage of institutional strengthening efforts, capacity of partners (Governments, NGOs), type, nature and level of partnerships (including RBA), monitoring and evaluation systems (e.g. ), and other of relevance;
  • Participate and support training on 3PA related tools, particularly CBPP and SLP.
  • Support the roll-out of the English version of the Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) programme guidance manual including guidance on asset creation and natural resource management for food security, context analysis, seasonal livelihood programming and community-based planning;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition / Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to International Development Assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • Language: National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language 

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role:

  • Exposure to and experience with water works and infrastructure implementation, agriculture and livestock, watershed management,
  • Natural Resource Management, International Development, Social Protection and planning, participatory approaches and community-led change projects; food security, nutrition programmes and safety nets desirable; 
  • Exposure to and experience with food security, nutrition programmes and safety nets desirable; 
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and experience in using geographic information systems is an advantage; 
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds; 
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; 
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Remuneration
WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

Application Closing Date
22nd April, 2022, 11:59 PM WAT.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms And Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

Note

  • 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.
  • 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.