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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 11, 2021
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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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    Programme Policy Officer (Mobile Money Transfer)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Transfer Management Team Leader and overall supervision of the Head of Programme, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    1. Ensure that mobile money transfers and related processes within Somalia Country Office are managed according to WFP corporate guidelines, standards and procedures;
    2. Contribute to the establishment and refinement of SOPs, internal controls and procedures related to mobile money transfers
    3. Offer adequate support to WFP Area offices and Cooperating Partners to ensure good quality registration data in SCOPE in line with mobile money transfer requirements.
    4. Strengthen the capacity of WFP and CP staff in implementing mobile money transfer programmes
    5. Contribute to new innovations for mobile money transfers (mobile money with biometrics, automation of transfers) in coordination with finance and SCOPE IT
    6. Coordinate with TMT Area offfice Focal points to receive Payment Advice Files for mobile money transfers and submitting these to the Supervisor
    7. Liaise with CP unit Focal Points and Finance teams to ensure funds for mobile money transfers are advanced to Financial service providers timely
    8. Coordinate with finance unit to ensure all PAFs are uploaded in the right formats according to the different FSP portal requirements
    9. Cross check all PAFs to avoid duplicate transfers
    10. Follow up with Finance unit to ensure transfers are released to the beneficiaries, and reports downoaded from the portal and shared with TMT Focal Points
    11. Coordinate with CP unit and Finance to ensure reconcilliation of all mobile money interventions
    12. Participate in coordination meetings with  mobile money Financial service providers to discuss and document best practices, challenges and way forward.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Education: University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Development Studies, International Affairs, Economics, Business administration, Social Sciences, or any other field relevant to International development Assistance
    2. Experience:At least one year’s experience in cash-based transfers programme implementation and monitoring
    3. Language:Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

    Knowledge & Skills:    

    1. Knowledge and experience in delivery of cash-based interventions;
    2. Understanding of mobile money transfer programme in humanitarian/development contexts
    3. Ability and willingness of frequent travel and stay in the field (Somalia)
    4. Ability to write quality reports and policy documents;
    5. Knowledge and experience of the use of SCOPE is desirable
    6. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
    7. Experience in collaborating across functional units and externally with cooperating partner entities;
    8. Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems;
    9. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing area of work.

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    Programme Associate (Mobile Money Transfer)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the programme Officer (mobile money transfers), and the overall supervision of the Transfer Management Team Leader, the Programme Associate will be responsible for the following duties

    1. Offer adequate support to WFP Area offices and Cooperating Partners to ensure good quality registration data in SCOPE in line with mobile money transfer requirements.
    2. Strengthen the capacity of WFP and CP staff in implementing mobile money transfer programmes
    3. Receive mobile money validation files from Transfers Management Team (TMT) focal points and submit these to supervisor for onward transmission to Mobile money Financial service providers for validation purposes
    4. Coordinate with SCOPE IT and TMT focal points in providing the original SCOPE generated enrolment files to enable payment instrument (mobile number) verification/validation
    5. Coordinate with TMT focal points to receive  SCOPE generated Payment Advice Files (PAFs) for mobile  money transfers
    6. Crosscheck that all received PAFs are in the correct formats, edited and renamed according to each of the 3 WFP Somalia Mobile Money FSP portal requirements
    7. Crosscheck all PAFs to avoid duplicate transfers
    8. Liaise with CP unit Focal Points and Finance teams to ensure funds for mobile money transfers are advanced to Financial service providers timely
    9. Coordinate with CP unit and Finance to ensure reconcilliation of all mobile money interventions
    10. Participate in coordination meetings with  mobile money Financial service providers to discuss and document best practices, challenges and way forwrad
    11. Perform other duties as required by the supervisor.

    Minimum Qualification

    1. Education: Completion of secondary School Education. A post – secondary certificate in one or more of the following disciplines: Development Studies, International Affairs, Economics, Social Sciences, or any other field relevant to International development Assistance is desirable.
    2. Experience:One or more years’ experience in cash based programme implementation and monitoring 
    3. Language:Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

    Knowledge & Skills:    

    1. Knowledge and experience in delivery of cash-based interventions;
    2. Ability to write quality reports and policy documents;
    3. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
    4. Knowledge and experience of the use of SCOPE is desirable
    5. Understanding of mobile money transfer programming in humanitarian context is desirable
    6. Ability and willingness of frequent travel and stay in the field (Somalia)
    7. Experience in collaborating across functional units and externally with cooperating partner entities;
    8. Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems;
    9. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing area of work.

    Method of Application

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

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