Programme Assistant SSA5 (El Gadarif) – WFP

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JOB PURPOSE

To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.  

Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleProgramme Assistant SSA5 (El Gadarif) (131821)
Requisition ID131821 
Area of expertiseProgramme & policy
Type of contractShort term opportunities
LocationSudan – El Gadarif
Posted Date08/12/2020
Closing date16/12/2020

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). The job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or the designate.
At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Perform specialized and/or standardised processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
2. Provide project management and/or general office support following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
3. Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.
4. Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.
5. Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
6. Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
7. Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.  
8. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Experience: Four (4) years expereince in the related area.
  • Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

  • This positions is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals and those authorised to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations (please attach a valid work permit to your application).
  • WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process.
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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