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.
The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also
support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.
WFP supports over 1.4 million people in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh including over 860,000 Rohingya refugees and host community Bangladeshi under the L2 emergency operation. WFP provides food and nutrition assistance to the entire refugee population in the world’s largest refugee camp as well as school meals, nutrition service, and livelihood support to host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
The World Food Programme is looking for a Project Officer to join the Emergency Telecommunications Sector team in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to support the Rohingya Refugee Response through the Services for Communities project. This position will focus on Community Engagement and developing appropriate solutions to community needs when it comes to communications, digital aid, technology solutions, and ensuring beneficiaries have the information and communications capacity they need to make informed decisions and are involved in the humanitarian response. This position will be responsible for leading a cross-sector programme aimed at engaging with communities and implementing the Service for Communities project in collaboration with the global ETC programme, by engaging with stakeholders to assess community needs, coordinate actors, advocate with key decision for the sector, developing and monitoring the project, and ensuring its provision of common inter-agency services includes those that directly benefit communities.
EDUCATION : Master’s/equivalent degree in Inernational Development, Community Development, Humanitarian Aid, Journalism, Media and Communications, or another related field or relevant experience is required.
EXPERIENCE: At least 8 years progressively responsible professional experience with minimum three years of managerial experience with humanitarian agencies (NGOs and/or the UN) in support of humanitarian services, and experience managing projects in community engagement – preferably in digital innovation, communications, or ICT projects.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Experience of research, conducting analyses, monitoring and evaluation of programmes
General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of field operations management
Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, under stressful and time-ritical circumstances
Demonstrated openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
LANGUAGE: Fluency in English & Bengali (both oral and written) is required
Contract Type : SC 8
Contract Duration : 12 months
Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Nationality : Bangladeshi only
No. of post : 1 (One)
Salary : BDT 207,253
Sunday, 28 November 2021 23:59 GMT
This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Nationals. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website: LINK
Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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.