Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Food systems & Smallholder Farmers Support Coordinator)
Job Type: Fixed Term
Job Location: Damaturu, Nigeria
- Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
- National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Provide technical guidance to the WFP Area and Sub Office in strategic planning and implementation of Food Systems and Smallholder support initiatives.
- Act as the organizational focal point for northeast cross-sectoral initiatives related to Food systems and SHF support interventions.
- Represent WFP in coordination forums with states, level governments and other governance systems and networks related to food systems transformation agenda.
- Support in designing, implementation and coordinating specific SHF support interventions through ensuring work plans and activities are formulated, implemented, and monitored based on LGA’s specific risk profiles, conflict analysis, partnerships, government capacity and programme priorities.
- 5. Work with other partners to identify and advise on ways to strengthen the capacity of smallholder farmers and their organizations, including management structure and processes with a particular focus on building marketing and operational capacity
- 6. Collect, synthesize and report on seasonal production and marketing data (acreage, volume and price) of food crops, mainly sorghum and millet in locations where WFP has SHF interventions
- Contribute to strengthen capacity and learning for WFP in programming for food systems, SHF support, resilience and the triple nexus. 8.
- Oversee and support the area office on knowledge management and lessons learnt arising from implementation through drafting/finalizing key documents, reports, updates and briefing notes and knowledge/information exchange to ensure continued generation of evidence from supported interventions
- Coordinate closely with other UN agencies, development partners, and state government counterparts, and targeted communities in the area of responsibility to ensure alignment and complementarity of SHF support and food systems interventions.
- Any other task assigned by the supervisor
1. Timely progress reports
2. Regular coordination with technical leads in CO/AO with other functional units during implementation
3. Documented lessons and success stories emanating from activities’ implementation
4. Strengthened partnerships around food systems transformation and SHF support initiatives
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in food and nutrition security, Natural Resource Management, International and Rural Development.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
•Exposure to and experience with food systems, food and nutrition security programmes and safety nets desirable.
• Strong coordination and negotiation skills especially in implementing multisectoral projects
• Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description. Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and experience in using geographic information systems is an advantage.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Only Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply for this position.
- Applications are to be submitted and received 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.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for the submission of this application is 26th September 2022 11:59pm Nigerian Time.
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