Programme Policy

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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.

Career Opportunities: Programme Policy (Home-grown School Feeding), Service Contract Level 9 based in Kigali (104297)

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.

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Programme Policy, SC

Service Contract, Level 9

Programme Policy Officer (Home-grown School Feeding Project Manager)

12 Months renewable upon satisfactory performance and  availability of funds

Kigali

27 March 2019

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.

Leveraging its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in the country over many decades, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Rwanda works to build national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving Zero Hunger, by gradually shifting from being a direct implementer to being a catalyst and enabler. As an integral part of the United Nations ‘One UN’ agenda, WFP implements programmes which are in line with Rwanda’s national planning processes and development programmes.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This job is open in Kigali, Rwanda Country Office. The job holder will report to the Programme Policy Officer (Home-grown School Feeding Project Manager) and will operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. The job holder will be involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of considerable complexity and will be expected to contribute to performance improvement.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute to planning transition from operational assistance to capacity strengthening in school feeding.
  2. Consult with government counterparts to identify key programmatic entry points and challenges that help WFP align its thematic work.
  3. Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and coordinate monitoring and evaluation systems ensuring rigorous quality standards through working with internal and government mechanisms.
  4. Lead the process of setting up an M&E database with the government that allows storage and visualization of all school feeding related data.
  5. Research and analyse a range of national policies and vision documents to inform the WFP’s development of programmes and activities around school feeding.
  6. Exchange and understand updates on policy and working papers related to education and nutrition, specifically school feeding, kitchen gardens, health at schools, nutrition curriculum at schools, WASH, etc, with and from relevant stakeholders, including government and donors.
  7. Liaise with internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  8. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government through developing various training materials and documentation of best practices.
  9. Develop accurate and timely reporting and briefs that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  10. Lead coordination for incorporation of small holder farmer engagement strategy that seeks to connect cooperatives to schools with the dual objectives of providing food for school meals and improving smallholder farmer incomes.
  11. Participate in relevant sector working groups to ensure the HGSF agenda is well reflected.
  12. Support the HGSF manager to manage key partnerships.
  13. Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other fields relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Kinyarwanda language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French

Experience: At least five years of relevant professional experience in development. Experience with the Rwandan government, preferably in education and/or agriculture. Extensive monitoring and reporting knowledge.

OTHER SPECIFIC SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Technical Skills including operations, budget planning, performance review, project planning, task management and documentation. Knowledge of the Rwandan Education System and WFP School Feeding programmes. Courtesy, tact, and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher. Ability to adhere to timelines. Ability to deliver consistently high-quality results with speed despite stress and pressure. Spirit of initiative and capacity to work independently as well as being part of a team of people from a different national and/or cultural background.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS  27 March 2019. 

Qualified Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.