Programme Assistant (Nutrition) Job at the United Nations World Food Programme

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.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Programme Assistant (Nutrition) – G5
Requisition # 60562
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Organizational Context

  • This job is 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Purpose

  • To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
  • The job holder will be responsible for the completion of a range of Nutrition specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holder should be able to entry/update even manage database, organize food assistance where direct implementation is needed, monitor field activities.
  • He/she will work under the supervision the head of Nutrition Unit and a minimum supervision of the Nutrition associate, should perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Assist in the identification of NFIs and liaise with supply chain/Admin/finance to procure
  • Update on daily basis the nutrition data base
  • Ensure supply to CPs / FDPs of essential NFI (communication and demonstration, registers) for the implementation of programmes
  • Provide support to entry of monthly distribution report in COMET
  • Liaise with supply Chain and LGSs Nutrition Focal Persons (NFPs) to ensure that the total amount of food is provided at FDPs and to beneficiaries on time
  • Prepare the budget of BSFP distributions in the WFP Implementation LGAs
  • Provide support to the preparation of Monthly nutrition report for the Regional Bureau
  • Liaise with LGAS NFP to ensure that Daily/monthly reports provided timely
  • Compile MUAC assessment data and highlight trends/issues
  • Make all logistics arrangements for organization of training workshops for BSFP field level distribution Staff
  • Liaise with Finances to ensure that payments to community and health workers in WFP implementation LGAs made on time
  • Provide support for secondary transportation of BSFP (budget and follow up) of BSFP commodities in the WFP Implementation LGAs
  • Organize and make all required arrangements with NFPs for BSFP distribution in WFP implementation LGAs
  • Provide support to entry of monthly FRNs in COMET and shared with Supply Chain
  • Provide support to the preparation of the 5W template of the NiEWG
  • Other duties and task as prescribed by the unit manager.

4PS Core Organizational 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:

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance (Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level):

  • Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Transfer Modalities, Food, Cash, Vouchers (Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level):

  • Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas (Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level):

  • Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming (Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level):

  • Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt (Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level):

  • Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Standard Minimum qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Health, Nutrition, social science or related technical field is required.
  • Knowledge: Good knowledge of computers including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other software (WORLD, EXCEL, ENA, ACCESS, etc.);
  • Work experience: At least one year working experience contributed to implementation of programmes with government agencies, local authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of health and Nutrition. Field work experience in emergency context preferable.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Desired Experiences For Entry into the Role:

  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian National (or holders of valid Nigerian residency and work permits) are eligible to apply.
  • Applications are to be submitted online (and in English) only.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted at each stage of the recruitment process. Canvassing of any form is strictly prohibited.
  • Applications of candidates found to be canvassing will be disqualified from further processing.

 

Application Deadline: 7th August, 2017.

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