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ABOUT WFP

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP assists almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.

In emergencies, WFP is often first on the scene, providing food assistance to the victims of war, civil conflict, drought, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, crop failures and natural disasters. When the emergency subsides, WFP helps communities rebuild shattered lives and livelihoods. We also work to strengthen the resilience of people and communities affected by protracted crises by applying a development lens in our humanitarian response.

WFP is governed by a 36-member Executive Board. It works closely with its two Rome-based sister organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. WFP partners with more than 1,000 national and international NGOs to provide food assistance and tackle the underlying causes of hunger.

JOB PURPOSE

This position will be based in the Regional Bureau Cairo (RBC) which covers WFP hunger-relief operations in 17 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The post-holder will report to the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) in charge of Programme Strategy and Performance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Operational

  • Support the DRD in the implementation of outreach strategies to WFP partners in the region including host governments, donors, UN and development partners, and organizations and other organizations of strategic importance to WFP;
  • Monitor the main success indicators for WFP operations in the region, particularly major emergencies, including the impact of COVID-19, (through situation reports, dashboards, pipeline reports, etc) and highlight issues for the DRD’s attention and resolution;
  • Accompany DRD on duty travel within the region or beyond when required and coordinate the organization of the DRD’s missions with designated focal points in WFP

Country Offices

  • Coordinate and manage preparations for RBC-hosted meetings, when required, such as RBC Country Directors Meeting;
  • Accompany DRD to meetings within and outside the organization, ensuring that DRD has necessary briefing material, talking points, and updated and relevant agenda;
  • Stay abreast of WFP operations, public policy trends and issues which impact hunger and food assistance in the region, conducting research where necessary, to contribute to horizon scanning of important developments socio-economic, environmental or political developments

Knowledge management

  • Contribute to the organizational management of the RBC Programme Division, including ensuring that essential data and information is protected, archived and updated
  • Developing and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and templates – as required

Reporting and briefing

  • Review and ensure a high quality of corporate and donor reports, correspondence, briefings for WFP Executive Management and other documents, prior to DRD’s clearance and approval;
  • Assure the quality of briefing notes that are provided to the DRD;
  • Support the DRD in meetings, workshops and conferences and note for the record as required;
  • Draft talking points, briefings, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, and outcome reports for the DRD for meetings, conferences, Executive Board, and other high-level events;

Administrative

  • Help to manage the DRD’s time, calendar and daily action follow-up required to the DRD
  • Ensure that Teams is up to date and utilized effectively across the Programme Division Perform other duties as required
  • Work closely with staff from other divisions across RBC and undertake other duties not listed here as required.

DELIVERABLES

  • Clear analysis and succinct, well-written reports on a range of issues, drafted from a range of sources
  • Assurance of fact-checked and comprehensive briefs for the DRD’s clearance
  • Ability to work independently or in an international team
  • Ability to help prioritise and manage the overall DRD portfolio – to ensure that adequate support is provided up and down the office for overall effectiveness of the DRD Office

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced university degree in International Affairs, Economics, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.

Experience:

At least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Knowledge & Skills:

Understanding of the UN system, strong political analysis skills and excellent English writing skills. Experience supporting senior management.

Languages:

Fluency (Level C) in English language

WHY WORK AT WFP

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES ⤠Make a difference, the world will notice. We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY 🌠Build bridges that unite people across the world. Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives. How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels.

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES 💡 Unlock possibilities you never thought you’d find. WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE â­Â Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential. WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely to find in many other organizations.

Join us to make a difference Watch this video to know more about us!! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzGbaRAhz8&feature=you

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title: Special Assistant to Deputy Regional Director (Programme) Type & Level of Contract: Consultancy Agreement Duration & Start Date: 11 months with possible extension Unit/Division: Management – Programme Duty Station(City, Country): Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC), Egypt Reports To: Deputy Regional Director

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application no later than Saturday 18 July 2020

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.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.

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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

WFP was first established in 1961[4] after the 1960 Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Conference, when George McGovern, director of the US Food for Peace Programmes, proposed establishing a multilateral food aid programme. The WFP was formally established in 1963 by the FAO and the United Nations General Assembly on a three-year experimental basis. In 1965, the programme was extended to a continuing basis.

Organization

The WFP is governed by an Executive Board which consists of representatives from 36 member states. Ertharin Cousin is the current Executive Director, appointed jointly by the UN Secretary General and the Director-General of the FAO for a five-year term. She heads the Secretariat of the WFP. The European Union is a permanent observer in the WFP and, as a major donor, participates in the work of its Executive Board.

Its vision is a "world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life."

The WFP has a staff of about 11,500 people, the majority of whom work in remote areas.

Goals and strategies

United Nations C-130 Hercules transports deliver food to the Rumbak region of Sudan.

The WFP unloads humanitarian aid at the Freeport of Monrovia during Joint Task Force Liberia.

A WFP armored vehicle.

The WFP strives to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, with the ultimate goal in mind of eliminating the need for food aid itself.

The objectives that the WFP hopes to achieve are to:

"Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies"

"Support food security and nutrition and (re)build livelihoods in fragile settings and following emergencies"

"Reduce risk and enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food and nutrition needs"

"Reduce undernutrition and break the intergenerational cycle of hunger"

WFP food aid is also directed to fight micronutrient deficiencies, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat disease, including HIV and AIDS. Food-for-work programmes help promote environmental and economic stability and agricultural production.

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ABOUT WFP

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP assists almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year. WFP's efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.

In emergencies, WFP is often first on the scene, providing food assistance to the victims of war, civil conflict, drought, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, crop failures and natural disasters. When the emergency subsides, WFP helps communities rebuild shattered lives and livelihoods. We also work to strengthen the resilience of people and communities affected by protracted crises by applying a development lens in our humanitarian response.

WFP is governed by a 36-member Executive Board. It works closely with its two Rome-based sister organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. WFP partners with more than 1,000 national and international NGOs to provide food assistance and tackle the underlying causes of hunger.

JOB PURPOSE

This position will be based in the Regional Bureau Cairo (RBC) which covers WFP hunger-relief operations in 17 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The post-holder will report to the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) in charge of Programme Strategy and Performance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Operational

  • Support the DRD in the implementation of outreach strategies to WFP partners in the region including host governments, donors, UN and development partners, and organizations and other organizations of strategic importance to WFP;
  • Monitor the main success indicators for WFP operations in the region, particularly major emergencies, including the impact of COVID-19, (through situation reports, dashboards, pipeline reports, etc) and highlight issues for the DRD's attention and resolution;
  • Accompany DRD on duty travel within the region or beyond when required and coordinate the organization of the DRD's missions with designated focal points in WFP

Country Offices

  • Coordinate and manage preparations for RBC-hosted meetings, when required, such as RBC Country Directors Meeting;
  • Accompany DRD to meetings within and outside the organization, ensuring that DRD has necessary briefing material, talking points, and updated and relevant agenda;
  • Stay abreast of WFP operations, public policy trends and issues which impact hunger and food assistance in the region, conducting research where necessary, to contribute to horizon scanning of important developments socio-economic, environmental or political developments

Knowledge management

  • Contribute to the organizational management of the RBC Programme Division, including ensuring that essential data and information is protected, archived and updated
  • Developing and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and templates - as required

Reporting and briefing

  • Review and ensure a high quality of corporate and donor reports, correspondence, briefings for WFP Executive Management and other documents, prior to DRD's clearance and approval;
  • Assure the quality of briefing notes that are provided to the DRD;
  • Support the DRD in meetings, workshops and conferences and note for the record as required;
  • Draft talking points, briefings, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, and outcome reports for the DRD for meetings, conferences, Executive Board, and other high-level events;

Administrative

  • Help to manage the DRD's time, calendar and daily action follow-up required to the DRD
  • Ensure that Teams is up to date and utilized effectively across the Programme Division Perform other duties as required
  • Work closely with staff from other divisions across RBC and undertake other duties not listed here as required.

DELIVERABLES

  • Clear analysis and succinct, well-written reports on a range of issues, drafted from a range of sources
  • Assurance of fact-checked and comprehensive briefs for the DRD's clearance
  • Ability to work independently or in an international team
  • Ability to help prioritise and manage the overall DRD portfolio - to ensure that adequate support is provided up and down the office for overall effectiveness of the DRD Office

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced university degree in International Affairs, Economics, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.

Experience:

At least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Knowledge & Skills:

Understanding of the UN system, strong political analysis skills and excellent English writing skills. Experience supporting senior management.

Languages:

Fluency (Level C) in English language

WHY WORK AT WFP

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES ⤠Make a difference, the world will notice. We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people's dreams of a brighter future.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY 🌠Build bridges that unite people across the world. Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives. How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels.

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES 💡 Unlock possibilities you never thought you'd find. WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE â­Â Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential. WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you're unlikely to find in many other organizations.

Join us to make a difference Watch this video to know more about us!! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzGbaRAhz8&feature=you

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Job Title: Special Assistant to Deputy Regional Director (Programme) Type & Level of Contract: Consultancy Agreement Duration & Start Date: 11 months with possible extension Unit/Division: Management - Programme Duty Station(City, Country): Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC), Egypt Reports To: Deputy Regional Director

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application no later than Saturday 18 July 2020

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.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.

2020-07-19

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