Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Food Security at WFP, Rome, Italy

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Deadline: 15 December 2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Food Security in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 11 months.

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World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Food Security will perform the following functions-

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  • Coordinate the overall development of proposals with relevant WFP staff in headquarters, regional and country offices, including establishing a detailed timeframe for activities and ensuring deadlines are met by different contributors.
  • Review key policy documents (e.g., national communications, NDCs, NAPs, and national climate and DRR strategies/plans) and collect relevant data on climate change, disaster risk and environmental challenges and trends in specific countries/regions.
  • Identify information gaps and support WFP in carrying out (and contracting) the necessary environmental, risk and climate analyses and assessments.
  • Synthesise findings from projects to provide guidance on key environmental, climate adaptation and DRR challenges and opportunities, and potential activities and entry points in WFP country programmes.
  • Support country offices with stakeholder engagement processes at national, sub-national, and community level, including consultations with relevant government partners (such as the National Designated Authority to the GCF.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University degree in agriculture, food security, environmental sciences, earth sciences, geography, disaster risk reduction/management, climatology, environmental sciences, natural resource economics or related fields.
  • Demonstrated, progressively responsible work on designing and implementing interventions at national or community levels focusing on climate and disaster risk management, climate change adaptation.
  • Proven track-record of developing funding proposals (GEF, Adaptation Fund, GCF, EU) and mobilizing resources.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.