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The government of Angola is providing a response to the emergency caused by the drought that affects Angola and the rest of Southern Africa. According to the IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification) results released in July 2019 in eight municipalities in the provinces of Cunene, Huila and Cuando Cubango, it is estimated that a total of 421,174 people are considered food insecure (CPI 3, 4 and 5). This number is predictable to increase to 561,840 in October 2019.
At the request of Ministry of Health, WFP will provide support to develop a school feeding plan targeted to the drought affected Southern provinces based on locally produced and available food and products. The home-grown school feeding model will be further investigated which also can include sourcing from other surplus producing areas in the countries and does not necessarily have to only be from the four provinces. HGSF does not necessarily mean that the provision of all commodities will be sourced locally (as this may not be feasible in this context).
In parallel, WFP will support the Government of Angola to develop a National School Feeding Policy to guide the implementation of the current school feeding programme in Angola. This policy envisages a sustainable, efficient, cost-effective school feeding programme that will address key outcomes of different sectors, such as enrolment and retention rates, food and nutrition insecurity, health and hygiene practices. It also aims at enhance smallholder farmers’ capacity development and local economic development.
WFP is uniquely positioned to support the Government of Angola achieve the objectives of this contract. In May 2019, the Government of Angola signed a MoU with WFP requesting technical support to strengthen the current national school feeding programme.
To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
A school feeding plan is developed for the four drought-affected provinces of Cunene, Huila, Cuando Cubango and Namibe, including:
- Support the establishment of eight committees (one committee in two municipalities in each of the four drought-affected provinces);
- Identification of partners working with local producers who can provide regular inputs into a school feeding programme;
- In coordination with local committees, organize local, municipal-level workshops;
- In partnership with other institutions implement a series of trainings identified during the assessment.
- Develop a communication and dissemination plan to share the outcome with the community from the four districts.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
- Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
- Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
- Create an ‘I will’/’We will’ spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
- Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
- Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
- Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)
Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas
Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government
Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school certificate plus a Diploma/training in the related field.
Fluency (level C) in English and Portuguese languages
Five or more years of relevant experience working with governments on the development and design of public policies and strategies.
Experience in developing and implementing a change management strategy within or for a government or international organizations.
Experience carrying out and presentation of analytical work.
Experience in establish contacts and liaising with government officials, local stakeholders, organisations, companies, among others.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Understanding of Angola implementation arrangements for national, provincial, and municipal level interventions.
- Understanding of the Agenda 2030.
- Familiarity with effective knowledge transfer models, concepts and principles.
- Demonstrated quality data collection and analytical writing skills, including analysing and consolidating quantitative and qualitative information to understand national capacities across a wide range of policy and programme areas and identify gap and needs.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
- Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
- Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
SALARY & BENEFITS
- Gross Monthly Salary Range: $3,542-00 to $5,625-00
- Benefits: Medical Insurance
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
This vacancy announcement will close on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 11:59pm
Female applicants and qualified applicants who are Angolan Citizens 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.
- Job City Lubango, Angola