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Expression of Interest Call - Strategic Learning Advisor, Resilience Food Security SC10/CST1
World Food Programme (WFP)
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Job Expired 4 Oct 2021
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Job Description

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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.

Female qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

ABOUT WFP

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 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is seeking applications for funding for a Resilience Food Security Activity in Mozambique (Fiscal Year 2022). The main goal of the intervention is to improve nutrition outcomes for children under 2 in Zambezia.

World Food Programme (WFP) is recruiting for a Strategic Learning Advisor (SLA) for an anticipated USAID-funded project that will work at the individual, household, community and institutional levels to address the underlying causes of food insecurity, malnutrition and strengthen transformative opportunities. This includes a focus on improving food access and incomes through agriculture and other livelihoods initiatives; enhancing ecosystem services through natural resources management; combating under-nutrition, especially for children under 2 and pregnant and lactating women; and reducing and mitigating disaster impact through early warning and community capacity building and preparedness activities.

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JOB PURPOSE

The SLA will work closely with all staff, to ensure principles of collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) are recognized and acted on as core elements of RFSA operations. These responsibilities include:
• Ensuring activities include active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions;
• Incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation;
• Improving community engagement, peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity- based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement;
• Working with the COP and technical staff to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field or Bachelor’s degree with 7 additional years of required professional experience.

Experience:

  • 5 years post post-graduation professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations
  • Experience in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences
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Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language and Portuguese at a minimum,

Elomwe language speakers have an added advantage for National candidates

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, and field experience in low-resource environments
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The SLA will work closely with all staff, to ensure principles of collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) are recognized and acted on as core elements of RFSA operations. These responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring activities include active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions;
  • Incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation;
  • Improving community engagement, peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity- based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement;
  • Working with the COP and technical staff to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

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Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)
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Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The World Food Programme Mozambique Country Office calls for an Expression of Interest from qualified individuals both National Officers - Service Contracts and International Consultants.

  • All applicants who meet the selection creteria will be contacted for further assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability.
  • Successful candidates will be placed on a roster for short-term opportunities on a need - basis
  • This position is open to both Nationals and International Professionals

Duty Station: Maputo, Quelimane

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

4th October 2021

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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.

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