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JOB TITLE: Programme Policy Officer (Water Resources Management)
CONTRACT TYPE: Service Contract Level 8
UNIT/DIVISION: Programme & Policy
DUTY STATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
DURATION: 12 months
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.
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against hunger. We save lives by getting food to the hungry fast. But WFP also works to help prevent hunger. We do this by supporting vulnerable communities in building productive assets, increasing financial inclusion, and supporting climate adaptive transformation of local food systems. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in more than 123 countries, globally.
Water and food security are inextricably linked. Water quality and quantity, whether too much or too little, affect food production, accessibility, availability, and utilization. In Ethiopia, WFP is working with the Government and humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of people, communities, and systems and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. Our interventions are highly contextualized and adapted to the specific needs of our beneficiaries, including smallholder farmers, pastoralists, refugees, and host communities who are most vulnerable to climate shocks.
WFP-supported resilience-building interventions in Ethiopia are focused on supporting vulnerable beneficiaries with integrated, context-relevant climate-smart packages that include cash for work, financial inclusion services, disaster risk reduction, restoration of degraded agricultural and range lands, support for increased agricultural productivity and market access, and livelihood strengthening activities. We simultaneously focus on strengthening the capacities of national and local institutions for improved early warning systems, gender transformation, and climate-resilient diversified food systems.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Knowledge & Skills:
Languages: Excellent written and spoken English (level C) is a requirement; working knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.
To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Qualified female candidates and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply!
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.