Consultant, Programme Policy- Resilience – WFP Rwanda

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WFP Rwanda 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.

JOB TITLE : Consultant- Programme Policy- Resilience

    JOB GRADE: Consultancy- Level II

    REPORTING TO: Programme Policy- SO2 Manager

    DURATION: 11 Months

    LOCATION: Kigali- Rwanda

ABOUT WFP

 

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.

ABOUT WFP Rwanda

 

WFP Rwanda works in partnership with the Government  and other stakeholders through the direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and will progressively shift towards building national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving zero hunger. In implementing its activities, WFP will bridge the humanitarian–development nexus and leverage its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in Rwanda over many decades in order to achieve four strategic outcomes. Strategic Outcome 2 focuses on ensuring that vulnerable populations in food-insecure communities and areas have improved access to adequate and nutritious food all year. This Strategic Outcome encompasses capacity strengthening and direct programme implementation in the areas of social protection, disaster management, vulnerability analysis, school feeding and climate-resilient livelihoods or food assistance for assets.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

Under the direct supervision of the strategic Outcome 2 Manager, the incumbent will carry out the following responsibilities:

Manage the development and implementation of project plans and activities, providing technical oversight and guidance to the team and colleagues, providing inputs into programmatic strategy and identifying opportunities for programme quality improvement and innovation.
– Lead the development of innovative monitoring and evaluation tools and approaches for the project, in close collaboration with the M&E unit, ensuring relevant and credible quantitative and qualitative data and evidence is generated and actively utilized to inform the activities.
– Ensure the analysis of qualitative information and quantitative programme data and trends and oversee consultative processes to identify lessons learnt. Coordinate internal knowledge management ensure lessons are used to inform programme design.
– Ensure implementation of annual surveys on data collection on agreed outcome indicators as well as effective monitoring of programme implementation and quality.
– Ensure quality and timeliness of data entered in the corporate beneficiary management and monitoring systems, particularly COMET.
– Plan, monitor, and prioritise resources to maximise their effectiveness in the delivery of the activities, providing reports to the donor and management in a timely manner.
– Manage key activity-specific operational partnerships with government and non-government partner entities and contracts with suppliers, ensuring compliance with the project plan and corporate standards.
– Develop programme reports and proposals drawing on the latest strategy and analysis.
– Manage, develop and motivate a team of supervisees, and ensure effective coordination with field offices and other country office units.
– Support policy and strategic engagement with government and strategic partners and represent WFP in key forums, actively sharing project experiences with Government of Rwanda, development partners and donors.
– Liaise with the donor (KOICA) as required.
– Perform other duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education: Advanced university degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or a first university degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: At least five years of relevant professional experience in development or humanitarian project or programme management. High priority given to candidates with strong monitoring and evaluation experience.

Languages: • Excellent written and spoken English; with fluent written and spoken Korean language skills is an added advantage.

KEY DELIVERABLES

 

–  Activity implementation strategies and budgets developed, implemented and reported in a timely manner and in line with WFP and donor standards.
– Resources well managed and reported on in line with corporate and donor requirements.
– Forward-looking M&E framework and tools developed and implemented in a timely manner and evidence proactively disseminated in key forums.
– Technical guidance and backstopping made available to both Kigali and field-based staff as well as partners to ensure high-quality programming.
– Operational partnerships established and well managed.
– Quality M&E processes and reports implemented and actively used for decision-making.
– Activity reviews and evaluations carried out and reports available.
– Quality project funding proposals and reports developed in a timely manner.
– Human resource requirements for delivery of the activity identified and well managed.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
HOW TO APPLY

 

• Internal WFP staff can access the VA through the internal WFP CAREER page via the link: http://newgo.wfp.org/services/e-recruitment

• External applicants are kindly requested to follow the link: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

 

Make sure you answer all mandatory questions accurately and please attach your most updated CV and cover letter in English.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

14 April 2020

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Qualified female applicants 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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