Programme Assistant at WFP, Qamishli, Syria

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Deadline: 27 March 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant (Livelihood & VAM) in Qamishli, Syria. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Assistant is responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Programme Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Conduct vulnerability and food needs assessments according to guidelines provided by the Country Office.
  • Gather relevant food security information from key sources in difficult to reach areas through innovative means and according to guidelines provided by the Country Office.
  • Verify data reliability and support data entry of food security assessments and market prices.
  • Coordinate regular collection of market prices according to specifications provided by the Country Office.
  • Prepare regular food security updates on areas of operation under the Field Office.
  • Support the development of livelihoods and resilience programming in the area of operation.
  • Liaise with the concerned authorities, partners and other stakeholders on livelihoods and resilience building projects.
  • Undertake project identification, development, monitoring and technical supervision of livelihoods projects.
  • Assess the training needs of relevant partner staff and support the design and implementation of appropriate capacity development training.
  • Prepare regular implementation progress reports on livelihoods projects.
  • Contribute to documenting lessons learnt and best practices in livelihood and resilience building programming in area of operation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • 4 years of progressively responsible programme or operations field work in community, or area development, of which at least 1 year was closely related to food security, local development, early recovery, livelihood or environment programme functions.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and Arabic language.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at WFP.

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