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Recrutement de 01 Career Opportunities: Programme Policy Officer (Climate Risk and Insurance Advisor)

Localité : Sénégal / Dakar
Domaine : Sociologie
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Career Opportunities: Programme Policy Officer (Climate Risk and Insurance Advisor)
Requisition ID 827723
- Posted 14/06/2023
- Fixed Term - Africa, Western
- Senegal - Dakar - Working Job Language (2) - PROGRAMME & POLICY
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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.



Are you a seasoned Programme and Policy professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?


If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.



DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS


Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 5 July 2023 (11:59 PM CET).



WHO WE ARE


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.



At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.



To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.



WHY JOIN US?


WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)


ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT


WFP’s Regional Bureau for the West and Central Africa (RBD), based in Dakar, Senegal, provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support, and direction to WFP operations and activities in 19 countries. The WFP West Africa region extends from Mauritania to Chad and along the coast from Cameroon to Senegal. It consists of Benin Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The West Africa Regional Bureau (RBD) is based in Dakar and provides strategic guidance, technical support, and direction to country operations in these countries.



The position will be reporting to the Senior Emergency Preparedness and Response Advisor.



JOB PURPOSE


This role main purpose is to support the technical and operational design of climate and disaster risk financing programmes, which includes insurance (at micro, meso and macro levels), but also other tools such as contingency funds mechanisms or even insurance applied to forecast based financing systems. When appropriate, this role will also support Governments of West Africa to build or improve their climate and disaster risk financing strategies. This role will help WFP sustain its regional strategy on disaster risk financing, and the articulation between the different available tools.



The incumbent will also be in charge of strengthening the capacity of each WFP country office in the region to technically review these products, and guide and support implementation of insurance, as well as the right articulation and integration with WFP’s programmes and country offices strategy. The post-holder, with country office clearance, will also be expected to directly engage with Governments when necessary to support the strategic and technical development of risk financing strategies and products to reinforce these strategies.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


Evaluate a country’s climate risk landscape, identify gaps and opportunities, and advise WFP Country teams and governments on options to optimize the management of risk through the use of different financing solutions and programmes, aligning and complementing Country Strategic Plans, and identifying synergies with (or pathways to) other components of it.
Provide technical advice and policy and programme advice to WFP country offices and governments in the region on the use of complementary climate and disaster risk financing tools and instruments for food and nutrition security;
Support the planning, formulation, deployment, implementation and mainstreaming of innovative climate risk financing solutions and good practices against hunger and malnutrition in WFP country programmes;
Contribute to formulation of WFP-wide programme policies in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate programme policy into Regional/Country level practices. Developing programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between HQ and field operations.
Provide advice and support to COs on moderately complex issues to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
Assist counterparts in governments and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and sub-national levels.
Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance.
Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
Contribute to resources mobilisations efforts for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
Advice and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes.
Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a moderate budget.
Contribute to Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
Other as required.


QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATION:

Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, 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 5 years of experience in designing and supporting programmes.


LANGUAGE:

Fluency (level C) in English language.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French language.


MORE ABOUT YOU


Has experience in working on risk finance and insurance solutions at macro or micro levels.
Has experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.
Has led a Sub Office or a small country/area office programme team or a component of a country office programme portfolio.
Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.


WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.



Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives



Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS


This is an International Professional position and is open to all nationalities.
Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Dakar, Senegal to take up this assignment.

REMINDERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION


We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
Please contact us at [email protected] in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified


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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment



WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.



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