Nepal: Programme Advisor (Consultant)

Organization: World Food Programme
Country: Nepal
Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Type of contract : Consultancy

Duty Station : Kathmandu, Nepal

The duration of contract : 11 months, Renewable (multi-year project)

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency implementing programs to fight hunger and is part of the global community working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.

JOB PURPOSE

To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Country Director, the Programme Advisor will report directly to Head of Programme Unit.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Oversee select Programme Activities including School Meals and Policy Coherence and ensure excellence in project design and implementation;
  2. Build strong partnerships with key government counterparts, strengthen ownership by government and sustainability of WFP Activities;
  3. Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to food security, school meals, livelihoods, resilience;
  4. In coordination with the Evidence, Policy and Innovation Unit, manage or oversee operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to select Programme Activities;
  5. Position, advocate and prepare funding proposals for resources for relevant sector Activities;
  6. Lead, motivate and develop a substantive team to enable high performance.
  7. Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a significant budget.
  8. Other as required.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Experience :

  • Eight years of experience in a related field;
  • Experience managing School Meals Programme, Literacy or Non-formal Education is an asset.
  • Strong team management capability.
  • Experience in policy development is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Nepal country context required;
  • Knowledge of Nepali language an asset.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s level or equivalent in Education, Health, Agriculture/Agriculture Economics, Social Sciences, Rural Development, or related field;

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language is required. Proficiency in Nepali is desirable.

How to apply:

Deadline for applications: 21 January 2018

To apply, please visit http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

Qualified candidates are requested to Create an account in the e-recruitment system before applying.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

No telephone enquiries will be entertained.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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