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.
A major impetus to India’s development cooperation overseas came post liberalization of Indian economy in 1990s. India’s flourishing economy resulted in a more proactive foreign policy and propelled it to seek weightage in the global economy. By 2003-04, India had added host of initiatives to its practice of development cooperation. These included provisions of loans, grants, and project assistance to countries in South Asia, Africa and Latin America, cancellation of debt from highly indebted countries, and relief assistance to southern partners. In 2012, the Indian government also established the Development Partnership Agreement (DPA) housed within the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Additionally, other ministries have a cell for International Cooperation to facilitate such development opportunities.
WFP India’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP, 2019-2023) outlines its commitments to contribute to the efforts of Indian government in achieving their targets under SDG 2. WFP works with a variety of state and federal ministries to take this agenda forward. Realizing India’s growing willingness and potential to provide technical and financial support in the area of food and nutrition security, including disaster management, Activity 4 in the CSP focuses on supporting India’s engagement in South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC).
Facilitating South-South cooperation is a strategic opportunity for WFP India to (1) adopt more effective programme approaches by tapping into empiric evidence on localized solutions; (2) expand their tools and modalities to implement their CSPs by mobilizing additional technical and capacity development support from other countries; (3) promote country ownership and advocacy on SDG 2 by engaging host governments not only as recipients, but also as providers of SDG 2 solutions; (4) scale up local innovation; and (5)expand their financial resources by engaging with triangular and emerging donors on this topic.
The objective of the position is to support the SDG manager prepare and implement a SSTC strategy for India CO with specific objectives of:
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Advanced University Degree in, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences or related field.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Hindi.