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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 6, 2020
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  • The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
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    HR Intern (Internship)

    Job Description

    WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

    Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

    Closing Date:             8th November 2020

    Organizational Background:

    The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates/students across the globe. The programme will provide selected candidates/students with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote better understanding of WFP Somalia’s mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    WFP Somalia’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. You will be part of a dynamic team that effectively identifies, monitors, evaluates, and manages the organization’s strategic, operational, fiduciary and financial risks in support of WFP’s country strategic plan for Somalia.

    This position is open to all qualified candidates, and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the guidance and supervision, the Deputy Head of HR, the intern will be required to undertake the following:

    • Provide full support to recruitment specialists within the organizational alignment exercise;
    • Help create attractive Vacancy Announcements and leverage WFP’s Employer Value Proposition. Create relevant content to integrate into the Vacancy Announcement;
    • Support with the administration of day-to-day recruitment operations like responding to candidates’ queries, schedule the tests/interviews with the applicants, circulate documents for signatures, etc;
    • Maintain information up-to-date in the e-recruitment system and in the HR Recruitment tracker to enable accurate and timely reporting and data analysis;
    • Assist in the design and the development of diverse new HR employer-branding projects in the field of employment fairs, university relationships, onboarding, talent acquisition among others;
    • Conduct data analyses to measure effectiveness of HR recruitment processes, solutions and suggest some process efficiencies;
    • Help communicate HR information to stakeholders, external vendors and/or client groups;
    • Perform any other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education:The Internship Programme is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:  

    • Enrolled in a graduate programme (eg. a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree) at a recognized university, studying in the area of Human Resources Management or/International law, economics, sociology or human sciences. 
    • Candidate must be enrolled in school/studying for at least two years or graduated in the last 6 months. 

    Knowledge & Skills:    

    • Desire to learn about and develop key skills in the field of HR, and more specifically, in HR projects and HR processes.
    • Flexible work style and approach based on client needs.
    • Cultural sensitivity.
    • Team player and problem solver.
    • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills; high attention to details.
    • Ability to think, plan, and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized way.
    • Technology savvy; ability to think out-of-the box and to come up with innovative ideas.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package, particularly of Excel and PowerPoint.

    Language:Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement. Additional UN language is an added advantage.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • Upon selection, a proof of enrolment stating that you are currently enrolled in a course of study and your expected date of graduation and if you have graduated, a certified copy of your degree.
    • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP.
    • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.

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    Nutritionist P1/NOA

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Advanced university degree in nutrition, public health, social sciences or first degree with 2 additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.

    Experience: At least three years professional experience in designing and implementing nutrition programmes, and contribution to policy discussions and decisions. Experience in capacity strengthening, advocacy and HIV/TB programming preferred.
    Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Programme Policy Officer will support the design and implementation of the Kenya Country Office nutrition capacity support initiatives. These will include the gradual MAM programme handover as well as support to the HIV and Nutrition programmes.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    Under the supervision of the senior Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) and in close coordination with the Country Capacity Strengthening Unit, the Programme officer will be responsible for the following:

    • Contribute to the strengthening of national and county nutrition initiatives including the development of policies related to nutrition, as well as nutrition strategies, action plans, protocols and guidelines in compliance with national and international guidance and current evidence;
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of initiatives for a) handover of WFPs responsibilities for the treatment of Moderate of Acute Malnutrition programmes and b) Integration of HIV and Nutrition approaches;
    • Support to the identification, development and management of potential partnerships, including inter-sector collaboration, to ensure broad and evidence-based approaches to address malnutrition;
    • Manage partnership agreements with various Institutions including support to preparation and implementation of contractual agreements;
    • Support to ensure WFP and GOK staff are empowered to implement capacity strengthening processes;
    • Prepare accurate and timely reporting and learning, contributing to knowledge that informs decision making for WFP and other stakeholders;
    • Represent WFP in coordination and technical forums for HIV/TB and the Joint UN Team on AIDS, as well as national, regional and international meetings to contribute to technical discussions, exchange experiences, advocate for nutrition interventions and identify areas for potential collaboration.

    FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

    Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
    Knowledge of Nutrients Utilizes knowledge of vitamins and nutrients to understand the causes of malnutrition, the relationships between the different types of malnutrition, and is able to articulate the UNICEF conceptual model.
    Situation Analysis and Evidence Assessment Able to appropriately interpret the nutrition situation, analyze primary causes of malnutrition, define limitations to the analysis (e.g. seasonality) and prepare an overview of the food security and nutrition situation in country.
    Knowledge of Public Health Has foundational knowledge of the core public health sciences (i.e., biostatistics, epidemiology, social science, environmental health, and prevention of chronic and infectious disease and injury) in order to assess a country’s/region’s health situation.
    Knowledge of Food System Ability to analyze how food systems influence the diets of vulnerable groups and identify how and where food systems may contribute to specific nutrient gaps.
    Applying Programme & Policy Standards Leverages nutrition knowledge to provide technical advice to governments to design and implement country nutrition programmes that follow international and WFP agency standards and guidance.

    OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Successful accomplishment of the assignment requires regular travel in project areas in Kenya.

    DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

    • Experience and exposure to implementation of national/international development programmes.
    • Experience working in public health/food security/ nutrition related activities.
    • Experience identifying and defining nutrition issues/problems within a country.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    This position is open to qualified Kenyan nationals only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    Apply by 28 October 2020.

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    Procurement Officer

    JOB PURPOSE

    To collect, analyse and report on information to maximise efficiency of procurement operations and activities. 

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work

    Working Experience:  3 – 5 years’ work experience in procurement, public and government funds, with experience in conducting cost analyses, working with vendors and or the partners.

    Language: Fluency in English, both oral and written. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    • Knowledge and understanding of the supplier network and business needs to effectively select vendors that meet the selection criteria.
    • Strong understanding of procurement systems, Corporate operating System and tools to conduct range of analyses and generate reports to drive decision making
    • Ability to collect, collate and report records relating to ethics and compliance to assist in the analysis of audit findings.
    • Ability to establish and manage small contracts/ portions of larger contracts that enhance the value WFP obtains from its engagements (e.g., cost, efficiency, quality

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    1. Contribute towards the development of procurement plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider procurement policies and WFP standards.
    2. Support or manage procurement programs and operational activities, (e.g. issue tenders, evaluate offers and negotiate/award contracts), following standard processes to contributing to successful procurement of food and non-food commodities or services.
    3. Track and analyse data to provide recommendations for process improvement.
    4. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports of procurement activities, to contribute to a WFP wide view that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, leading to performance optimization.
    5. Collate information and draft appropriate responses to recommendations to support auditing of procurement activities and ensure conformity with compliance rules.
    6. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners including suppliers, superintendents, companies, etc to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
    7. Support training of WFP staff to take a strategic and proactive approach to the procurement of food and non-food commodities and services, for example designing and reviewing training materials.
    8. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
    9. 9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed goods and services to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
    10. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    11. Other as required.

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    Engineer FT , NOB (128181)

    JOB PURPOSE

    To provide construction and engineering expertise and contribute to the efficient delivery and quality outputs.

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: First University degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline. Hold or be eligible for Accreditation to Registered or registrable with Engineers Board of Kenya ( EBK) and/or institution of Engineers or Kenya (IEK).

    Working Experience:  3 – 5 years’ work experience in public/private Civil Engineering or other related field.

    Language: Fluency in English, both oral and written. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    1. Contribute to the implementation of WFP Policies, standards, norms and practices ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies, procedures, guidelines and operations.
    2. Provide engineering and project management services, apply best practises, standards and innovative technologies that comply with WFP standards and processes.
    3. Contribute towards the analysis of project proposal to enable effective decision making on project technical feasibility.
    4. Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on measures to improve WFP facilities suitability to operational purpose, safety, and efficiency of structures and equipment.
    5. Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting on outputs to facilitate informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to the stakeholders.
    6. Provide technical guidance that support a successful construction procurement process.
    7. Participate in technical or design review, exchange of knowledge and experience, keeping abreast of construction and engineering technologies, to facilitate implementation of innovative engineering solutions.
    8. Support the capacity building of engineering staff to facilitate the continued development and high performance.
    9. Establish and maintain partnerships with internal and external clients to effectively meet clients’ expectations.
    10. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of risks.
    11. Other as required.

    DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

    • Has worked effectively under supervision on a large number of varied design and construction projects and taken responsibility for work elements which have been assigned.
    • Has attained advanced academic qualifications relevant to engineering.
    • Has contributed to projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering specialisations in relation to fire safety, seismic blast or environmental requirements.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer FT, NOB (128264)

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is expected to support the development and implementation of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. They may also support the formulation of country monitoring and evaluation strategies and contribute to policy development and various initiatives 

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

    Working Experience: Minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience including monitoring and evaluation activities.  Experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods. 

      Language: Fluency in English, both oral and written. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    What you will do:

    • Provide inputs to the development of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP evaluation and monitoring requirements. 
    • Budget for M&E costs and advocate through line manager for both appropriate financial and human resourcing. 
    • Provide feedback on the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies and support their operationalization.
    • Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
    • Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
    • Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
    • Provide inputs to line manager regarding the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks, including United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.
    • Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men. 
    • At Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage, support the Head of M&E or Head of Programme in developing a Theory of Change outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.  
    • Support line manager in ensuring that CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).
    • Draft regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.
    • Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
    • Manage or support senior officer in the management of decentralized evaluations in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails managing or supporting evaluation processes from planning to completion: sourcing, hiring and supervising external evaluators; engaging stakeholders appropriately in the evaluation process and managing communications and budgets. 
    • Support centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint UNDAF evaluations and donor-led evaluation in country. 
    • Other duties as required

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Applicants are required to submit online applications through E-recruitment.  

     

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

     

    WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

    No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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