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 the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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 emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance and providing technical support to 12 Southern Africa countries including, Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Kinshasa Declaration on Rural Transformation provides clear guidance and mandate to AUDA-NEPAD and WFP to support African Union member states in their efforts to achieve sustainable rural development through the implementation of the Africa Rural Futures Programme to tackle socio-economic challenges of rural communities post-COVID19.
This position will be based in Botswana and hosted by the SADC.
The position aims to coordinate the WFP and AUDA-NEPAD Joint Implementation Project Team (JIPT) Secretariat in the implementation of the Kinshasa Declaration on Rural Transformation, the Rural Futures Programme and to advance the developmental imperatives in the SADC region. Additionally, the Coordinator of the JIPT Secretariat will serve to promote and facilitate South-South Cooperation within Southern Africa through engagement and SADC facilitation.
The position will be selected upon consultation with the AUDA-NEPAD and appointed by the host agency, WFP. Will have an employment contract with WFP and thus remunerated by WFP with joint supervision of AUDA-NEPAD and WFP.
The Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the WFP Regional Director for Southern Africa and Director, Programme Innovation and Planning of AUDA-NEPAD
Strategy and Analysis
Knowledge Management and Coordinate South-South Cooperation
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance||Leads a technical team through the programme lifecycle in highly complex contexts to strengthen the Governments’ capacity to address hunger through interventions that are fully integrated into long-term strategies.|
|Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)||Demonstrates the ability to make well informed, strategic decisions surrounding every aspect of transfer modalities at WFP (e.g., modality type, strategic opportunities, and areas for change) to improve long term programme effectiveness.|
|Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)||Demonstrates ability to engage and advocate for technical programmes and for WFP role in technical areas, and to build strategic partnerships in technical fields.|
|Emergency Programming||Demonstrates ability to lead a technical team through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and operations that address hunger problems in a range of highly complex emergency situations.|
|Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government||Position WFP as a partner of choice with influence on a wide set of policy dialogues directly relevant to food and nutrition security that strengthen national government hunger related strategies.|
Advanced University degree in Political Science, Public Administration, International Development, Development Studies, Development Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Twelve years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, particularly senior level experience in engaging with governments as well as a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
Fluency (level C) in both spoken and written English language.
This Vacancy Announcement will close on Thursday, 06 October 2022 at 11:59pm Johannesburg time.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.