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The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. In Burkina Faso, WFP supports the government in implementing a multi-sectoral, integrated community-based approach to building resilience and climate change adaptation. The package combines Food and cash Assistance For Assets (FFA) programmes with technical trainings, local purchases, nutrition interventions, support to the government-led school meals programme, as well as lean season assistance and awareness raising sessions on Key Family Practices. Special emphasis is put on strengthening partnerships with organizations such as IFAD, FAO, UNICEF as well as other UN agencies, along with government key institution counterparts.
The Resilience and Livelihoods Unit of Burkina Faso CO ensures that “resilience” is conceptualized and operationalized within a WFP context. The unit is responsible to coordinate WFP’s resilience and early programmes, support the roll-out of Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) to strengthen the design, planning and implementation of programmes in resilience building, productive safety nets, disaster-risk reduction and preparedness. Such programme will be based on community/participatory planning tools, technical and strategic work on livelihood assets creation (i.e. land rehabilitation, irrigation, etc.) and synergies with hunger-related safety nets, providing guidance material and direct support to country operations, and including capacity development efforts with government, partners and communities. The activities are implemented in conflict context taking into consideration conflict sensitivity and social cohesion.
The Operation in Burkina Faso, as part of the Regional Sahel Response, is classified as among the most severe emergency within WFP and is therefore an L3 emergency which exceeds U.N. World Food Programme regional support capacity, allowing WFP to use its entire global, or “corporate,” human or financial resource base to respond.
The Head of Resilience will service in a strategic position and will act as Deputy Head of Programme. WFP Burkina Faso is looking for a dynamic individual who has a broad understanding of all aspects of the programme cycle, as a strong field operational capacity and could build synergies across Programme units, with the capacity for team building, multitasking and inspiring colleagues.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme and working in close collaboration with the other activity managers of the Country Strategic Plan (School Meal, Nutrition, Social Protection and Capacity Strengthening, RAM, CBT, etc.), the Deputy Head of Programme / Head of Resilience will carry out the following duties:
• Resilience scale-up plan successfully launched and implemented throughout the country as operation requires.
• Financial resources allocated to the project effectively managed within the established deadlines.
• Updates on the implementation and financial situation of the activities
• A range of WFP integrated interventions in agropastoral areas are identified and implemented even in conflict prone areas
• Resilience scale-up plan activities are well integrated (internally and with partners’ interventions) leading to synergies among programme activities and design innovation in terms of food systems support in the country.
• Sound management of the programme sections under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Programme – Head of Resilience.
• New funding opportunities identified/secured to enhance the scale-up plan
An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Economics, Project Management, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance OR a Bachelor’s degree with relevant years of field experience with particular emphasis on managerial experience such as head of field office for the UN or NGOs.
At least 8 years of relevant work experience in Project Management, Natural Resource Management, International Development, Social Protection and Food Security and Nutrition. Particularly relevant is field experience and potential managerial positions in field office linked with humanitarian/development type of activities.
Fluency in oral and written English and French
This is an International Professional fixed-term position and is open to all nationalities. Visas required for relocation will be provided by the organization.
Deadline for application is Tuesday, 21 December 2021 (11.59pm CET)
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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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