Localité : Mozambique / Maputo Domaine : Statistique Niveau : Non precise
Recrutement de 01 Senior Programme Associate (Early Warning Systems and Social Protection) G7
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 6 ans
Expire le: 24-08-2022
World Food Programme
Opportunités de carrière : Senior Programme Associate (Early Warning Systems and Social Protection) G7, Fixed Term - Maputo (171381)
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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.
Mozambique, with an estimated population of 32,979,871 people, is classified as a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 180 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index.
Mozambique is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. While the southern and central regions regularly experience droughts, floods occur every two to three years along the major river basins and in poorly drained urban settlements.
The regularity of these events perpetuate a cycle of vulnerability and emphasize the need for adequate disaster preparedness, prevention and management. Two decades ago, Mozambique was one of the most impoverished and capacity-constrained country in the world. Over the past decade, Mozambique, has ranked amongst the top ten fastest growing economies in the world, however strong and steady economic growth has not been translated into a proportionate reduction of poverty.
The overall objective of WFP in Mozambique is to support the government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture). Based on national development priorities, the previous WFP Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2021 as well as the current CSP 2022-2026 aim to address the immediate needs of crisis-affected populations, to support long-term recovery and resilience and contribute to addressing the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition in Mozambique.
Mozambique CO is also implementing an integrated risk management approach to strengthen national and local capacitates to better manage the impacts of climate change, enhancing resilience of vulnerable and food insecure communities to climate change hazards. In particular, the Mozambique CO is supporting capacity strengthening of government institutions to anticipate disaster by supporting the use of a Forecast-based Financing system for drought and supporting the Government in the development and establishment of an Early Warning system for drought based on anticipatory action.
Through joint efforts by INGD, INAM, and MADER, supported by WFP, a drought early warning system (EWS) has been established to support the activation and financing of forecast-based early actions, that help reduce and/or mitigate the impacts of agrometeorological drought on the livelihoods and food security of the most vulnerable. In this framework, the integration of social social protection programmes to EWS is considered as a key instrument in mitigating the effects of crisis, especially if implemented in a timely manner.
In the current context, to ensure all given support is provided to the government partners, and especially to foster government ownership and accountability, the main national actor for social protection programmes design and implementation, INAS-IP, requires additional support in the implementation mechanism of social protection programmes in early warning system, including the integration of this initiative with technical working groups in the sector (eg. Grupo Técnico de Trabalho para o Sistema de Aviso Prévio a Seca – GTT SAP-Seca, led by INGD/DARIDAS).
The role of the Senior Programme Associate is intended to facilitate and support the work of INAS-IP in managing and leading the participation of the Institute in linking social protection programmes with disaster risk management, to strengthen shock responsiveness as well as to integrate current shock responsive social protection programmes with innovative tools and methodologies like anticipatory actions, forecast-based financing and sovereign insurance schemes. This will include bringing forward the technical work, joining various multi-stakeholder and inter-disciplinary platforms (e.g. technical working groups, etc.) and supporting the bilateral relations with other Government institutions at the central and sub-national levels, especially INGD. The Senior Programme Associate will be seconded to INAS-IP in Maputo, as this is the entity responsible for leading the agenda on the integration of social protection programmes to Early Warning and Anticipatory Action planning and implementation systems being developed in Mozambique.
The Senior Programme Associate will ensure that the partner (INAS-IP) receive operational and technical support to ensure the timely implementation of a workplan agreed between INAS-IP, INGD and WFP, as well as, but not limited to, that the work plan is achieved as expected by liaising and working with other government and non-government partners, as needed. The role has a national and sub-national reach, also working and building capacities of the provinces and district authorities, especially in the Social Action Sector. The Senior Programme Associate must have theoretical knowledge and proven working experience in operational approaches related to adaptive social protection, FBF, and disaster risk management. The Senior Programme Associate must be a dynamic individual, that can lead innovative approaches and seek strategic opportunities to expand and upscale WFP and the government engagement in anticipatory actions and strengthen its linkages with social protection. Previous understanding of Government procedures is an added value.
The Senior Programme Associate will work as a technical focal point within INAS-IP Central and will act as liaison officer for WFP with the INAS-IP to support the Government to develop emergency social protection programme(s) and to proactively prepare and respond before, during and after an emergency, including: (i) support the planning, design and implementation of social protection programmes in Anticipatory Action Planning, in the context of INAS-IP/MGCAS role in the disaster risk management cycle, including support the participation in the technical working groups established for early warning systems (eg. GTT SAP-Seca) and (ii) Support the elaboration of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to guide coordinated responses in emergencies, especially in disaster preparedness & contingency planning.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the supervision of the Director of INAS-IP and WFP Social Protection Unit, the Senior Programme Associate will be responsible for:
• Act as INAS-IP Focal Point of Anticipatory Action and Social Protection and represent INAS-IP in relevant fora, meetings, technical groups, workshops, etc.
• Support Mozambique’s government staff to elaborate and review working relevant technical documents and presentations related to support to the working areas above-mentioned.
• Develop documents and guidelines alongside government and WFP technical teams.
• Support the design and implementation of an action plan to promote coordination activities between INAS-IP and INGD for the inclusion of social protection programmes in Anticipatory Action Plans and other technical documents.
• Support the systematization of policies and other guiding instruments related to anticipatory action and social protection.
• Lead workshops and trainings with WFP, Government and other key stakeholders aimed to instruct the elaboration of emergency response guides and technical reports.
• Lead workshops and technical work with WFP, Government and other key stakeholders to design the programme and its technical documents.
• Document meetings and exchanges related to the work.
• Ensure flow of information from central level to local levels, and vice versa.
• Work in collaboration with WFP Social Protection/Resilience Programme Officers for constant update and review of proposed activities.
• Participate in strategic conversations at WFP and Government’s meeting to define the scope of the social protection programmes and their potential integration in EWS and Anticipatory Action Plans.
• Support logistics and administrative processes pertaining to workshops, missions, and other events that are part of INAS-IP work plan for the EWS agenda.
• Liaise with relevant WFP units to support the assigned work.
• Weekly catch-up meetings with WFP for any updates and adjustments.
• The candidate is envisaged to work 80% at INAS-IP premises and 20% at WFP.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT
1. Workplan with targets and timeframe for developing the emergency social protection programmes with the government.
2. MoU and operational annex plan that are the official endorsement and legal framework under which an actual response would take place.
3. Guidance note for including social protection in Anticipatory Action planning processes.
4. Anticipatory Action Social Protection Plan with details of beneficiary targeting, transfer value, transfer mechanism etc.
5. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the programme that define roles and responsibilities among relevant Government ministries.
6. Design the M&E plan and impact evaluation for the programme.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: University degree in the areas of Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, disaster risk management, climate sciences, or another related field.
Experience: Six years of professional experience, with specific experience working on social policies or disaster risk management, anticipatory action, contingency planning, forecast based finance and other disaster risk financing instruments.
Language: Fluency (level C) in both English and Portuguese Language.
Knowledge & Skills
Disaster risk management and/or disaster risk financing.
Experience working with Mozambican national institutions.
Experience working in a team environment, involving people of different nationalities and/or cultures.
Excellent reporting skills.
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK - OUR BEHAVIOUR MATTERS
Leads by Example with Integrity
Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments
Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork
Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
Applies Strategic Thinking
Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Position Title : Senior Programme Associate (Early Warning Systems and Social Protection) G7
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Number of positions : 1
Contract Duration : 12 months
Duty Station : Maputo
This position is applicable only to Mozambican Nationals.
Female and qualified applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
24th August 2022
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