Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
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.
To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Since 1974, WFP has been using this approach to support the Government of Nepal with the provision of School Meals (SM) in food insecure districts of Far and Mid-West Nepal. School Meals Programme is recognized as a key School Health and Nutrition component of the School Sector Development Plan (SSDP), a policy framework for improving the overall education system, and a crucial strategy to increase access to school. The SMP is also included in the action plan to reach out of school children and is considered to be a critical intervention of the 2010 “National Framework for Child-Friendly Schools.”
Starting in 2015, WFP’s SMP expands on equity and access objectives to also integrate interventions that focus on improving the quality of education in schools. In addition to provision of school meals, complementary interventions are being implemented to work towards a more holistic approach, which include water, sanitation and hygiene activities (WASH), literacy programmes such as early grade reading (EGR), digital learning activities, and infrastructure development.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Duties and Responsibilities:
WFP’s is seeking to hire a committed, innovative and experienced education specialist to join the School Meals Programme team. The special focus of the Programme Officer will be to manage the literacy component of WFP’s school meals programme portfolio under the McGovern Dole grant for school feeding. The overarching aim of this position will be to guide improved quality of literacy instructions in schools and to integrate nutrition sensitive learning at school level.
The incumbent will report to the Programme Policy Officer-School Meals Programme, under the overall guidance and supervision of the SO2 Manager and Head of Programme.
Manage McGovern-Dole Literacy Activities
Support Monitoring and Evaluation Activities
Partnership and Networking
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS