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Organization: WFP – World Food Programme

Career Opportunities: Programme Advisor (Consultant) (73721)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Type of contract : Consultancy

Duty Station : Kathmandu, Nepal

The duration of contract : 11 months, Renewable (multi-year project)

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency implementing programs to fight hunger and is part of the global community working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.


JOB PURPOSE

To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Country Director, the Programme Advisor will report directly to Head of Programme Unit.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Oversee select Programme Activities including School Meals and Policy Coherence and ensure excellence in project design and implementation;
2. Build strong partnerships with key government counterparts, strengthen ownership by government and sustainability of WFP Activities;
3. Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to food security, school meals, livelihoods, resilience;
4. In coordination with the Evidence, Policy and Innovation Unit, manage or oversee operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to select Programme Activities;
5. Position, advocate and prepare funding proposals for resources for relevant sector Activities;
6. Lead, motivate and develop a substantive team to enable high performance.
7. Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a significant budget.
8. Other as required.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Experience :

• Eight years of experience in a related field;
• Experience managing School Meals Programme, Literacy or Non-formal Education is an asset.
• Strong team management capability.
• Experience in policy development is an asset.
• Knowledge of the Nepal country context required;
• Knowledge of Nepali language an asset.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s level or equivalent in Education, Health, Agriculture/Agriculture Economics, Social Sciences, Rural Development, or related field;

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language is required. Proficiency in Nepali is desirable.


Last date to apply: 21 January 2018

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The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome — the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) — as well as other government, UN and NGO partners. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 82 countries each year.  11,367 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.
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