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 diversity and gender balance.
All applications should be received no later than Thursday 30th September 2021
Eligibility: Non-Syrian nationals
Type of Contract: International Consultant (CST Level 1)
Contract Duration: 11 months
Duty Station: Qamishly, Syria
Number of employees required: 1
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. 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 2020, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to fight hunger globally, including its work during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families who require emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help to improve their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks at school, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects.
The Sub-national Food Security Sector Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Food Security Sector Coordinator to report all sectoral coordination requirenments from Qamishly hub, as well as widely liaise with partners to ensure inputs for all coordination purposes are met.
This post is based in Qamishly, Syria and will work under the direct supervision of the Food Security Sector Coordinator in Damascus, Syria.
The Sub-national Food Security Sector Coordinator plays a vital role in ensuring timely, coherent and effective food security interventions by mobilizing and supporting stakeholders to deliver a coordinated and strategic response to a humanitarian crisis. The person will lead food security coordination efforts along with the support team. The overall objective of this position is to strengthen the sub-national Food Security Sector coordination and to support partners responding in North East Syria through follow up, meetings and other coordination tasks required
Within delegated authority, the Sub-national Food Security Sector coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:
Education: Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Relations, Agriculture, Economics, Nutrition/Health, 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
Experience: At least 3 years of progressive postgraduate professional experience in humanitarian strategies and coordination preferably at International level. Knowledge of and experience in sector coordination in North East Syria desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Working knowledge of Arabic desirable
The contract offered provides a competitive base salary and favorable conditions such as medical insurance, flexible working arrangements, Rest & Recuperation and Danger Pay allowance currently in place at the Duty station.
Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.