Programme Associate – Beletweyne

  • Full time
  • 11 months ago
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Job Information

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    Posted On Oct 20 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 5 years

Job Description

Organizational Background:

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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, Safety nets including unconditional safety nets and school feeding, nutrition, and livelihoods related activities through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates; female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the technical supervision of the Head of Beletweyne Sub-Office and the overall supervision of Mogadishu Area Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinate the implementing partners and actively monitor progress, performance and ensure project deadlines and targets are met;
  • Support and train the Training of Trainers (ToT) and farmers on the post-harvest loss (PHL) reduction and access to the markets;
  • Review social and behavior change messages for broadcast using various communication channels;
  • Regular engagement with smallholder farmers, producer groups and agro-dealers to ensure smooth communications and anticipate possible challenges
  • Coordinate and liaise with internal counterparts on a range of complex matters to enable effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders;
  • Provide specialized project management support to ensure technical support is provided as per the WFP’s policies and procedures;
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within a specific technical area;
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certification in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Market Information Systems, Environmental Engineering, Food systems or other related field is desirable.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in programme work with a good understanding of agriculture value chain, post-harvest losses, market linkages with smallholder farmers or a field related to programme functions in a humanitarian context is desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.​​​​​​

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Sound knowledge and ability to interpret and apply programme policies, operational processes;
  • Understanding of agriculture value chain, post-harvest losses and market linkages with smallholder farmers;
  • Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, excel among others;
  • Hands on programme experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.

Applications Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.