Deadline: 16 August 2020
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Associate in Harare, Zimbabwe.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Associate will perform the following functions:
- Support development of contingency plans for anticipatory actions contributing to food security which are aligned with selected thresholds for the FbF intervention.
- Close collaboration with the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) and other relevant government ministries at national and provincial/district level, as needed.
- Liaise and build critical networks with experts and field officers in national, provincial and districts governments to ensure proper ownership of FbF within them.
- Support formulation of technical working groups at national and district levels and regularly engage with them.
- Liaise with technical service providers once procured to provide Zimbabwe-specific information for proper design and implementation of each FbF element including downscaled forecasts.
- Provide technical and operation support to ensure all partnership (e.g. MoUs) and procurement processes are done in a timely manner.
- Provide technical support for integration and layering of FbF with other risk financing tools.
- Support administrative matters for contingency plan development including travel plans, meetings, and workshop organization, amongst others.
- Provide ad hoc support for reporting, advocacy, and administrative matters, as requested.
Applicants must have:
- Completion of secondary education.
- University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines Economics, Finance, Agriculture, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Disaster Risk Management or a relevant discipline, will be a distinct advantage.
- 5 year’s of post graduate experience.
- 3 year’s must be in designing/implementing resilience building or climate change adaptation or improved livelihoods interventions are a must.
- Experience in developing contingency plans is a distinct advantage.
- Knowledge of climate services and other climate risk financing tools is desired.
- Experience in the establishment of partnerships with public and private sector actors.
- Technical knowledge of weather and seasonal forecasts is a requirement.
- Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language.
- Excellent work planning and project management skills, ideally demonstrated in a humanitarian or development context.
- Good communication skills, and excellent ability to coordinate across multiple units and organizations.
- Understanding of food security vulnerability and ability to link analysis to programme design, in the context of WFP programmes.
- Ability to facilitate workshops, negotiate agreements and contracts, and write publishable reports.
- Excellent skills in word processing, power point, excel and data analysis software.
- Nationality of Zimbabwe.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.