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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Programme Associate (Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping), SSA6
Ref Id: 106278
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Organizational Context

  • This job is found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
  • At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.

Job Description/Purpose

  • 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.
  • To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Within delegated authority, the Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM) Associate will be responsible for the following duties under the guidance and supervision of the VAM Officer, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Produce thematic maps based on the analysis such as: food insecure, vulnerability and livelihoods Maps; WFP assisted programs target areas; seasonal hazards and shocks map from monitoring reports; seasonal hotspot area maps and assessment findings
  • Participate in Vulnerability and Food security assessments, monitoring and verification
  • Process all Vulnerability and Food Security assessment data for analysis/verification by the VAM officer
  • Consolidate and analyse market price data coming from field and partners
  • Assist in regular timely dissemination of information among CO, AO/SO, NGO, UN agencies, donors.
  • Provide data collection and data base programme basic training to the WFP field and Cooperating Partner staff.
  • Co-ordinate with National Bureau Statistics to insure a standardisation of population figures and names.
  • Participation in food security sector meeting
  • Support the implementation of contextually appropriate targeting based on guidelines outlined in the targeting SOP
  • Perform other related duties as required

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • 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.

People:

  • 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.

Performance:

  • 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.

Partnership:

  • 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.

Functional Capabilities

  • 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.
  • Emergency Programming: 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

  • Education: University degree in Sociology, Economics, Agriculture, Geography, Nutrition, Rural Development and or similar relevant discipline.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri language considered an asset.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • Job holder should have at least 3 years of postgraduate progressively responsible experience in food security, vulnerability analysis or a closely related area, such as food security or early warning.
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.& Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

Remuneration
WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Logistics Associate (GIS & IM) G6
Ref Id: 106278
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureau (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). Job holders may either perform administrative support functions in the front office and report to the Business Support Associate, or provide administrative support to team(s) with the reporting line to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate. In cases where these positions support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit, Chief, or the designate.
  • At this level, work is carried out under minimal supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organized and accurate work, undertaking specific business support activities. They may offer guidance on standard practices to more junior staff in their area of work.

Job Purpose

  • To deliver information management and global information system support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.
  • The IMO will act as the focal point for collecting, analyzing and disseminating logistics information, in close coordination with logistics and information personnel of other UN organizations and NGOs involved in the humanitarian response, and national authorities.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Information Management (IM):

  • Produce Logistics Sector products/reports in Logistics Sector product formats or specific formats as required within the operation ensuring they are regularly revised/updated if required. Key products include: Situation updates, bulletins, snapshots, briefings, situation updates.
  • Liaise with Logistics Sector/Cluster partners, other Sectoral partners, and national counterparts to gather information for the production of daily sitreps and weekly bulletins, ensuring that challenges and concerns relating to the logistics operation are represented.
  • Support the Logistics Sector Coordinator as required in drafting donor proposals.
  • Manage content of Logistics Sector country operations page – in close coordination with Global Logistics Cluster support team in Rome.
  • Establish, moderate, and maintain the Logistics Cluster mailing list.
  • Standardize and execute quality control of logistics assessments and activity reports.
  • Provide reports internally to WFP with inputs on Logistics Cluster activities; Liaise regularly with reports officers in other agencies and NGOs.
  • Establish and maintain internal information sharing mechanisms, documentation formats, assessment formats, central file storage.
  • Recognize and assess the sensitivity of information obtained; Respect the confidential nature of sources of information where relevant.
  • Prepare and disseminate the agendas for Logistics Sector coordination meetings and trainings, compile presentation, and ensure meeting minutes are recorded.
  • Support the Coordinator in preparing, disseminating and consolidating the results of any necessary partner surveys.
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Data:

  • Identify the most appropriate methodology to source and map information that can be used for advocacy in addressing issues in partner logistics needs.
  • Establish priority special data collection/processing activities based on emerging information requirements.
  • Identify and validate information sources such as local civil authorities, military entities, international agencies and organizations, and international and national non – governmental organizations.
  • Ensure the smooth delivery of newly acquired special data from the field for cleaning and processing.
  • Establish and maintain a GIS database to maintain critical logistical information.
  • Receive and fill map requests for new map products for internal and external partners.
  • Determine data requirements for the production of agreed mapping products.
  • Produce maps in a standardized fashion for distribution in both hard copy and on the Logistics Sector website.
  • Produce updates to standard maps by incorporating updated data layers.
  • Produce a catalogue of map products, coordinate with the headquarters standards to keep the website updated.
  • Maintain inventory of maps and map making materials in the Logistics Sector office.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • 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.

People:

  • 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.

Performance:

  • 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.

Partnership:

  • 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 fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization – Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Mgmt – Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
  • Information Management & Reporting – Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution – Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management – Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
  • Technical Assistance and Coordination – Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: University degree in Social Sciences, Global Information Systems, Communications, Journalism or related field; or the equivalent combination of requisite education and experience.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency in oral communication in Hausa or Kanuri is an added advantage.
  • Experience: A minimum of three years of professional experience in an international context, preferably in Information Management, GIS, Data Collection or Cartography. Previous experience in emergencies is a plus.

Other Specific Job Requirements:
Training:

  • Organize logistics-related trainings, including collection and dissemination of training materials.
  • Provide GPS data collection training exercises among the humanitarian community in the field

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team;
  • Good communication skills; excellent written and analytical skills;
  • Basic knowledge of logistics operations and humanitarian reform/cluster concept;
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
  • Thorough knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop application.
  • Extensive knowledge of global information systems and cartography.
  • Willingness to work in challenging environments/field locations.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Driver, G2
Ref ID: 106469
Locations: Maiduguri (5), Damaturu (4), Bama (1), Ngala (1), Mongono (1), Dikwa (1), Gwoza (1), Lagos (1)
Organizational Context

  • This job are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs).
  • Job holders report to the Administration Officer, Logistics Officer or the designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles or any other type of land transport.
  • They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types of watercrafts. The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office or stores.

Job Purpose

  • To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Admin, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Drive the vehicle with due care at times, maintaining the highest level of consideration towards passengers other road users and pedestrians, and by obeying all national codes, driving regulations speed limits.
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles and engine checks; i.e., check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc. Arrange for repairs and servicing in a timely manner.
  • Prospective candidate support with Logistics movement i.e. field mission, timely pickups/drop offs and appropriately communicate any changes or issues such as vehicle breakdowns.
  • Prospective candidate maintains a file for each vehicle and keeps proper records.
  • Prospective candidate logs official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.
  • Prospective candidate required to drive the vehicle safely, practise defensive driving and refrain from reckless and careless driving.
  • Unattended vehicles for any period must be locked and parked in a safe and secure location with the handbrake applied and first gear engaged for manual vehicles and ensure vehicle is parked in its allotted WFP parking space.
  • Prospective candidate must be able to speak and understand the local language of the area of the duty stations.
  • Prospective candidate must be familiar to the area of the duty stations.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
  • Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
  • Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.
  • Experience: Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Remuneration
WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Important Additional Information

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commision website: http://icsc.un.org (link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/nigeria.htm).

 

Application Deadline 13th August, 2019.

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