Thursday, March 30, 2017

WFP,Programme Assistant Jobs in Rwanda



SC Level 5

ABOUT WFP
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Every day, WFP works worldwide to ens
ure 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.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). The job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or the designate.
At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.
JOB PURPOSE
The Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project (SZHC) is implemented in three districts in Rwanda: Nyamagabe, Rutsiro and Karongi districts in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, local authorities, One UN and non-governmental organizations.
The Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities project aims to improve food security, increase living standards and reduce poverty in vulnerable communities (reduce hunger, assets creation & livelihood support activities) by combining WFP’s asset creation and livelihoods model with Republic of Korea’s Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement) approach to rural development.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer that manages SZHC Project, and overall supervision of the Head of Programme WFP Rwanda, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for gathering and analyzing cooperating partners’  reports under SZHC and process related cash transfers.  
The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Contribute towards assets creation & livelihood support activities through SZHC projects plans development and processes, ensuring alignment with the programme policies and WFP guidance.
  • Follow data gathering and monitoring systems with consistency and ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Gather and review CPs’ monthly and quarterly reports in the provided formats
  • Analyze and process the cash requests and transfers from/to CPs
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on SZHC activities
  • Conduct cost-efficiency analysis for cash-based activities where necessary.
  • Prepare bi-monthly updates on cash transfers status for the project as required.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Good understanding of rural development and livelihoods, computer skills, good knowledge of data collection, database management, identifying & anticipating needs, resolving accounting/cash discrepancies. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
People
  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
Performance
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
Partnership
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
  • FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
Capability Name
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Strategic Management
Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
Performance
Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
Be Decisive Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical
Data Analytics, monitoring and review
Collects and summarizes programme/reports data (outputs, outcomes, processes), including information on cash distribution per site, the status of beneficiaries planned and reached for project asset creation & livelihood support activities’ assistance modalities.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: University degree in one of the following disciplines: development studies, economics, agribusiness, or other relevant field to rural development..
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda. A good working knowledge of French is an added value.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • At least three years of progressively responsible support experience in rural development projects and operational aspects of commercial transactions.
  • Proven experience in cash transfers and operational reporting, preferably with an international organization
  • Experience in collaborative work with national governments, international NGOs, and/or UN agencies
  • Prior experience with accounting and cash-based interventions is an added value
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This vacancy is open to qualified Rwandese Nationals Only.
WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In the pursuit of WFP’s mission to feed the hungry poor, WFP employees must uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct at all times. WFP has zero tolerance for fruad & corruption, sexual exploitation and discrimination.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applicants are required to create their personal account and fill in the profile form with his/her personal details in WFP Career Web-Site through the links provided below.
Applicants must ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching the CV, answer the pre-screening questions and  agree on legal statement prior to submitting the application.
External applicants - Interested external applicants can apply on WFP Career Site: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings
Internal Applicants - Intereseted internal applicants can apply through the E-Recruitment tool: Learning Management System: www.lms.wfp.org
Quailfied female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply not later than 12 April 2017, 23:59 GMT Apply to this job now...

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