Deadline: 3 March 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Coordinator in Bangkok, Thailand. The duration of this post is 2 years.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Emergency Coordinator will perform the following functions:
- Assess requirements for (non-operational) coordination and/or technical support to government and partners in areas of WFP’s humanitarian mandate, including Food Security, Logistics and Telecommunications;
- Ensure the delivery of such (non-operational) coordination and/or technical support as is determined necessary and as agreed by the Country Director (CD)/Deputy Country Director (DCD);
- Assess emerging requirements in consultation with Programme, Operations and Heads of Field Offices and the feasibility of incorporating it in the emergency response, as determined by the humanitarian situation and needs, government and partner capacity, national government and donor support and considering risks to WFP;
- Ensure effective contingency planning as determined necessary and as agreed by the CD/DCD;
- Oversee effective operational mobilisation, coordination and management of risks to WFP, its staff and beneficiaries;
- Support the establishment of any field-level agreements (FLA) with partners in coordination with concerned Strategic Objective (SO) Managers, work plans and staffing plans for the emergency response as may be required for review and approval by the DCD/CD.
- Ensure WFP meets corporate Operational Information Management requirements at the country level in accordance with the endorsed information management flow; monitoring the national emergency security situation and support Programme and Operations Teams to develop appropriate responses;
- Where appropriate, build capacity of WFP, cooperating partner(s) and counterpart staff through field missions and online support;
- Ensure necessary preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis/management and contingency planning are undertaken, in coordination with Programme Unit, periodically monitored, updated and reported in a timely manner;
- Conduct field visits, assess gaps and assist in applying appropriate solutions;
- Participate in Inter-Agency Working Groups/Task Forces as assigned by CD/DCD;
- Any other tasks assigned.
Applicant must have:
- 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.
- At least 6 years of continuously progressive work experience in the field of international development or humanitarian assistance, in various field locations, with at least 4 years of direct relevant experience in Operations Management activities at Country Office/Field Offices;
- Has in-country operational experience in fragile/emergency contexts;
- Has worked with government and non-government agencies and gained policy experience;
- Proven experience in leading, motivating and developing high-performing teams;
- Has led a country office programme team or a substantial component of a complex programme, with coordination and field support responsibilities;
- Has gained direct experience of different programme approaches and food assistance modalities;
- Has led team in strategic discussions;
- Has participated in design and implementation of WFP programmes focusing in food security;
- Ability to quickly develop and cultivate networks and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Driven to continuously improve processes, systems and products expected from the unit.
- Fluency (Level C) in both written and spoken English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.