Job Title: Programme Assistant Cash Based Transfer (CBT)
Job Level: SC-5 (Service Contract) / National Position
Number of openings: 01
Unit/ Division: Programme
Contract duration: 12 months
Duty station: Bertoua
Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
Our mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
In Cameroon, the WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan [CSP] (2018 - 2021 endeavours to ensure that targeted food-insecure and vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable and inclusive food systems and increased resilience to shocks to meet their food and nutrition needs. Under this CSP, WFP will design and implement interventions to address food and nutrition security challenges, from production through to consumption.
In line with the CSP, WFP will apply its vast comparative advantages including experiences in delivery of food assistance to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable in timely, innovative, cost effective and sustainable ways, its deep field presence, logistics and supply chain, partnerships and relationships with national and regional authorities to; a) strengthen national systems and capacities to deliver food and nutrition security; b) contribute to greater efficiency in crisis response interventions; c) ensure access to nutritious food rather than provision while building the national capacities and systems for social protection, emergency preparedness and response and government-led programmes and services; and d) increase resilience by focusing on food systems rather than access to food, through development of integrated solutions that can be scaled up by Government and the private sector.
WFP in the East operates through its Field Offices in Bertoua and Batouri and, antenna in Garoua Boulai to ensure proximity with the beneficiaries. This position will be based in Bertoua.
What will you do?
At this position, you will provide effective specialized support in cash transfer modality and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
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Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):
Under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer, you are responsible in the field offices of the design, implementation and the monitoring of Cash-based transfer activities. The following are the key deliverables:
Qualifications and Key requirements
Education: Completion of secondary school education (GCE A Level or Baccalaureat). Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines is desirable; Project Management, Rural Development, Agriculture, Food Security, Inter-national Development, Development Economics, Micro Finance or Agricultural Economics.
Experience: At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, cash-based transfers, or Programme Coordination in a humanitarian/ development context with NGO, UN Agencies or private sector. Professional experience in CBT would be an asset.
Language & IT:
Deadline for application : Date: 20th January 2021 at 11:59 PM
This position open to Cameroonian citizens only
Terms and Conditions
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated. We aim to achieve parity in our teams in West and Central Africa.
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.