Cash-based Transfer and Technical Innovation Project Officer

World Food Programme, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2019


Job Description

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

JOB PURPOSE

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 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. At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs. WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000 people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.

The WFP addresses food insecurity using in-kind, cash or voucher transfers, depending on the local context and market realities. To be able to deliver cash based transfers as well as in-kind food assistance, the organization is investing in enhancing internal capabilities as well as partnerships with strategic partners, key among them being national governments.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Programme, the National Programme Policy Officer (CBT and Technical Innovation Project Officer) will provide technical support and oversight function in cash-based programming and other technical innovations for Programme Unit in Nepal.

  • Work with the Head of Programme and other programme/activity managers to ensure that cash-based transfers (CBT), beneficiaries information and identity management and related processes within the Country Office are managed according to WFP corporate guidelines, standards and procedures.
  • Introduce and upgrade technical innovation for cash delivery mechanisms, beneficiary information management systems and other technical innovations that support Programme delivery such as shock-responsive social safety nets system, (ie national school meals and home-grown school meals programmes) and weather index-based insurance premium/compensation payment system.
  • Provide business innovations through continuous refinement of business intelligence. Develop business requirements and other system documentations to support development of bespoke applications in the country office.
  • Support any Financial Service Provider procurement process; establish and refine SOPs, internal controls procedures and work with M&E team on monitoring and evaluation of CBT related activities.
  • Represent WFP in the Cash Working Group and liaise with coordinating bodies, host government, humanitarian actors, UN agencies, private sectors and cooperating partners in relation to CBT and Social Protection System. Explore the potential opportunities to link CBT interventions with a national social protection framework.
  • Act as the focal point between Programme and IT in the implementation of SCOPE in cash and in-kind activities, contextualize business processes and delivery solutions to meet individual programme needs, while ensuring alignment with CBT across functions, and conformity with the wider programme policy and guidance. Ensure the documentation of SCOPE lessons learned, advantages and challenges.
  • Ensure WFP is able to maintain basic CBT and beneficiary management systems during disaster, quickly respond and deploy resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis and ensure preparedness for CBT delivery for seasonal disaster and support CBT/BIS in other EPR scenarios.
  • Perform other duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Information and Communications Technology, Software Engineering and product development, Business Innovation Management, , Statistics, Database administration or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • Language: Fluency (spoken and written) in English language and Nepali language.

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