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Programme Policy Officer : WFP

Last Updated on July 24, 2022

Programme Policy Officer (DRR), NOA, Cox’s Bazar at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (DRR)
Type of contract :  Fixed Term 
Grade:  NOA             
Duration: 12 Months 
Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar ; Bangladesh
Vacancy Number : 01
Nationality: Bangladeshi only 
Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale 

Date of Publication: 24.07.2022
Deadline of Application: 06.08.2022

JOB PURPOSE

WFP’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities alone will not achieve the whole resilience objectives in the local context. DRR should be further integrated into joint planning with the GoB including the District Development Plan (DDP), the World Bank-funded project (Safety Net System for Poorest (SNSP)), UN agencies and other key partners through using the Food Assistance for Asset (FFA) approach to allow different types of interventions and the activity areas under the new WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (CSP) from 2022. FFA can be scaled up to promote resilience, climate change and livelihoods for both refugees and host community. FFA needs close coordination with inter-agency initiatives such as Site Maintenance and Engineering Project (SMEP) and Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE PLUS) and make more synergies in close cooperation with UNHCR, IOM, FAO and UNDP. 
WFP has implemented a joint resilience-building project with the GoB since 2020, where Community Workfare component has been implemented by the FFA/DRR Unit. In 2022 FFA/DRR Unit will implement Youth Environmental Brigade as part of SNSP project. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

This job is located in Cox’s Bazar and reports to Head of FFA/DRR unit.

⦁    Lead and implement the Youth Environmental Brigades component of the World Bank (SNSP) project in close coordination with the GoB, the World Bank team and relevant partners, with focus on establishing robust governance structure and timely project implementation. 
⦁    Undertake frequent spot check visits for all FFA/ DRR programme field staff to quality implementation and on-job training given as and where required. 
⦁    Follow up the procedure of collecting, processing and compilation of monitoring information (e.g., no. of CFW participants engaged, resources utilization, assets created, cash distributed, gender segregated, programme status), etc. 
⦁    Managing WFP’s engagement with key NGOs and partners; review proposals and provide technical feedback to improve the deliverables under different DRR thematic areas. Build capacities of local NGO partners. 
⦁    Supervise, motivate and develop an effective FFA/DRR team to enable high performance. Advise and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff. 
⦁    Contribute to the development and adherence to FFA guidelines and standard operating procedures for the implementation of the FFA programme. Identify opportunities for WFP to contribute to the Government DDP, JRP and other key policy priorities. 
⦁    Support an effective implementation of WFP’s monitoring activities to ensure maximum achievement, in collaboration with field programme teams. Ensure consistent application of gender, protection and inclusion agenda, and mainstream accountability to affected population throughout the project cycle. 
⦁    Providing guidance in preparation  of project proposals for donors and donor missions and meetings in coordination with the management and relevant units. 
⦁    Perform any other duty related to FFA and the DRR interventions

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education : Master’s degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or  bachelor’s degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. 


Experience : At least 5 years of experience in humanitarian, development, and other relevant operations/programmes with minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the similar field.
⦁    Experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of DRR/FFA activities. 
⦁    Has deepened technical FFA/DRR knowledge through exposure to technical teams. 
⦁    Has strong leadership of implementing programmes and coordination capacity with the Government and partners. 
⦁    Has provided technical inputs into policy discussions and decisions. 


Language : Fluency (level C) in English language and Bangla dialect . 
 

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  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.

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to http://www.wfp.org/videos/zero-hunger

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

WFP provides life-saving assistance to more than 850,000 Rohingya refugees and over 300,000 most vulnerable households in the local communities. WFP implements a range of programmes including integrated food and nutrition assistance, school feeding activities, emergency preparedness, and tailored livelihoods programme to support the most vulnerable population.

For more on WFP  Cox’s Bazar World Humanitarian Day video 2021

As the assistance to Rohingya refugees enters the 5th  year since 2017, resilience-building in the camps become one of the main challenges among the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and the humanitarian community in Cox’s Bazar. In addition, as relations between refugees and host community become more complex, host community support is much more needed and social cohesion between the two communities become another main challenge for the GoB and partners. 


WFP’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities alone will not achieve the whole resilience objectives in the local context. DRR should be further integrated into joint planning with the GoB including the District Development Plan (DDP), the World Bank-funded project (Safety Net System for Poorest (SNSP)), UN agencies and other key partners through using the Food Assistance for Asset (FFA) approach to allow different types of interventions and the activity areas under the new WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (CSP) from 2022. FFA can be scaled up to promote resilience, climate change and livelihoods for both refugees and host community. FFA needs close coordination with inter-agency initiatives such as Site Maintenance and Engineering Project (SMEP) and Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE PLUS) and make more synergies in close cooperation with UNHCR, IOM, FAO and UNDP. 
WFP has implemented a joint resilience-building project with the GoB since 2020, where Community Workfare component has been implemented by the FFA/DRR Unit. In 2022 FFA/DRR Unit will implement Youth Environmental Brigade as part of SNSP project. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Saturday , 06 August 2022

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WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

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.




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