Senior Programme Associate – Kapan Field Office

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Armenia (Philippines)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Deadline: 13/12/2021

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE)

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director and the direct supervision of the Head of the Food Value Chains Unit; the Senior Programme Associate (Food Value Chains) will provide effective coordination and technical support to a range of policy and programme activities (mainly but not exclusively food value chain activities) in Syunik and other marzes. Specifically, the Senior Programme Associate  will be responsible for the following duties (but not limited to):

Effective coordination and project management

-Provide specialized expertise and contribute towards the development of project activities, plans and processes within the specific technical area of work ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidelines. -Provide efficient coordination and specialized project management support to a range of specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established scope, budget, and time following WFP’s policies and procedures.

Technical support and team management

-Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare and contribute to a variety of elaborated reports and substantial data analysis (e.g. needs assessments, feasibility analysis, cost/benefit analysis. logical frameworks, work plans, resource utilization report, programme status, risk assessments, performance) and make recommendations to supervisors, ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. -Coordinate and liaise with internal counterparts on a range of complex matters to enable effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities. -Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the technical area of Food Value Chains, behavior change, marketing, and Food Systems.

Strategy and stakeholder engagement

-Support identifying opportunities for strategic investment in the supply chain network and food value chains that will build resilience along the whole chain and have a transformational impact on food systems. Present such opportunities to senior management in a well research way. -Lead and ensure accurate, timely recording of data within the food value chain unit, and for other projects within this positions portfolio and ensure consistency of information presented to stakeholders (both internal and external).

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the functional area is desirable.  A first level university degree in Business Administration, International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance would be an asset.
  • Experience: Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in direct implementation of Food Value Chain-related projects. Experience in programme implementation with increased level of responsibility. Experience in providing input to policy discussions.
  • Knowledge & Skills: Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team; ability to plan and organize work with minimum supervision; ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and Armenian languages; working knowledge (level B) of Russian language is desired.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Applications must be submitted online through WFP e-Recruitment System.
  • Internal WFP staff can access the VA through the internal WFP CAREER page via the link: http://newgo.wfp.org/services/e-recruitment.
  • Make sure that you answer all mandatory questions accurately and to upload your updated CV in English. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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