WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
Are you a seasoned Programme Officer interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, February 19, 2023 (11:59 PM CET).
WHO WE ARE
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.
At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.
WHY JOIN US?
The WFP South Sudan Country Office manages one of the largest and most complex operations globally, covering a wide programmatic portfolio ranging from relief food and cash transfers and the treatment and prevention of malnutrition, to school based programmes, social protection, resilience and smallholder market support, and capacity strengthening for national and local authorities and civil society. In January 2023, the South Sudan Country Office launched a new Country Strategic Plan for 2023 – 2035 aimed at assisting 7 million people with the objectives of saving lives through humanitarian responses and scaling up investments to enhance community resilience to conflict and climate related shocks. The strategy is in line with the humanitarian, development, peace nexus approach, with an overarching focus of contributing to local peace initiatives and “leaving no one behind”. Additionally, WFP facilitates access for all other humanitarian agencies through its humanitarian air services and logistics support capacity.
The Head of Programme function plays a critical role as part of the Senior Management Team, overseeing the design and implementation of a range of programme activities, managing a diverse team of approximately 200 employees across a range of technical functions, and supporting 15 field offices across the country. Applicants are expected to have a background in programme and policy, with extensive experience in operations of high visibility and complexity, under volatile security situations and/or politically sensitive environments with rapidly changing needs and high risks.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS
MORE ABOUT YOU
You have broad knowledge in:
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.
Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives
Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Juba, South Sudan to take up this assignment.
REMINDERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action
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