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UN World Food Programme – Somalia
 
Expression of Interest No. 002/07/2015
 
Post Title: Programme Assistant – mKormeer Database Manager
 
Contract type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
 

Post Grade: SSA 5
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Duration: 11 months
 
Date of issue: 29 July 2015
 
Closing Date: 04 August 2015
 
Organizational Background: The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.


This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Under the direct supervision of Head of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping office (VAM) and the coordination of the Head of Programme and in strong collaboration with the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Responsible for the database management and analysis of information collected through the different means under the Somalia Country Office ‘mKormeer initiative’;
  • Manage the database system and dashboard established to manage food security assessment and monitoring data;
  • Ensure that data collected is reviewed, cleaned and shared with the corresponding unit/section for follow-up;
  • Be responsible for the follow-up of all beneficiary support line incoming calls;
  • Ensure that any issue is passed on to the corresponding unit/person and all receive a satisfactory rand timely resolution, establishing a tracking system;
  • Ensure that Protection and Gender equality issues are well covered during all follow-up coming from Database system;
  • Ensure that reports and data analysis from Database system are timely done;
  • Link with ICT to make sure that all data tools form the Database resource box are running steadily;
  • Liaise with the Call Center to organize and prioritize activities under Beneficiary Assistance Line, Operator Calls, IVR and SMS modalities data;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
 
Education:
  • Secondary school education, preferably on technical college with IT major, supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities in connection to the post.
Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible support or secretarial work experience including at least two years in the field of accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations, information or database management, mobile technology data collection (preferably ODK based systems) or other related field. 

Knowledge or experience of operations in Somalia is an advantage. At least one year at G4 level or equivalent is preferable.

Language:
 Fluency in both written and spoken English, Somali language is a plus.
 
Knowledge: Experience utilizing computers, including MySQL based database management systems, word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages, in particular SPSS.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
 
All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link:http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc to be sent by e-mail to HR-SOM@wfp.org

Vacancy Announcement No. VA-018/2015 (Position No. 15-0017996)
 
Post Title: National Programme Policy Officer
 
Contract type: Fixed Term
 
Post Grade: NOB
 
Duty Station: Hargeisa
 
Duration: 1 year (initial)
 
Date of issue: 29th July 2015
 
Closing Date: 11th August 2015
 
Organizational Background: The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.
 

This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Participate in overall programme management, which includes implementation and monitoring of programme activities in the region;
  • Develop and sustain liaison with key professionals and NGOs in the field of food security;
  • Prepare and disseminate timely analytical and critical reports, including proposals for improvement in operation and the scope of the programme;
  • Assess the need for food in emergency and refugee/displaced person situations, draw up plans for its timely arrival in coordination with Government and other donors and monitor the implementation of these plans;
  • Assist the local authorities in identifying fields of development in the sector of food assistance;
  • Liaise with project implementing authorities and undertake visits to view projects outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places and points where WFP commodities are received in the country;
  • Design and maintain databases of indicators relating to food security and related WFP projects;
  • Undertake specific/technical rural inquiries directly linked to quality improvement in WFP projects;
  • Provide continuing liaison with bilateral food assistance programmes, with UN agencies and NGOs, providing the relevant assistance to WFP assisted projects;
  • Partner with Local Authorities and foster partnership with UN agencies and NGOs in the area of livelihoods, education and nutrition;
  • Develop strategies to involve and engage the communities in sustainable food assisted interventions;
  • Ensure a proper reconciliation of logistics and programme data and cross check transport contractor invoices to ascertain they match with compass figures;
  • Assist Area Office Management in preparation/update of the early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises. Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any action taken;
  • Supervise junior programme staff; provide training and technical guidance in their work;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
 
Education: University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Education, Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.
 
Experience: At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, business administration, development or food assistance, programme management with experience with national and international NGOs.
 
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
 
Knowledge:
  • Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet or other WFP software packages. 
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
 
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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