Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, continually responding to emergencies. Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.
WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ethiopia in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) Ethiopia are currently piloting an innovative project “Towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services “, through strengthened linkages between humanitarian food distribution and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) in the Somali Region (2018-2020). The project offers an innovative strategy and approach by establishing coherence between humanitarian food assistance and access to information about family planning (FP) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) , ensuring access to all family planning services and making all modern methods available at intervention sites within the overall framework of promoting SRHRs. The project is being implemented in two zonal administrations of Siti and Fafan (i.e. eight districts and Jigjiga city council) of the Somali region which are known to have humanitarian food distribution spots and host Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) settlements.
The innovative approach and collaboration between WFP and UNFPA will create a platform for nexus planning and building resilience for both organizations. It has therefore been necessary to establish a new way of working together to ensure coordination and integration of activities to ensure strong nexus programming and resilience planning.
Under the overall guidance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) National Humanitarian Coordination based in Addis Ababa and in collaboration with the Regional Program Officer in Jigjiga, the incumbent will support project implementation, ensuring coordination of activities between UNFPA, WFP and Implementing partners, thus facilitating timely execution of the project. The incumbent will support the NDDP in the dialogue with the regional health offices in coordinating the project activities within the project engagement document, results framework and the framework of regional strategies and policies and needs. The incumbent will work closely with the sub-national and food clusters and assist in establishing partnerships with other stakeholders, including Government counterparts, Non-Governmental Organizations, and United Nation agencies.
The incumbent will ensure all project activities are done in a gender and protection sensitive approach of creating positive impact over beneficiaries by uphold protection principles, including the principle of do no harm. All the activities under the project should be done in line with the anti-corruption, Accountability to Affected population and Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and abuse ensuring safety, dignity and welfare of the project participants/beneficiaries.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced university degree in public health, including SRHR, human rights, management & organisational development studies, social work, or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience
Experience: Minimum of 5 years, of which 3 years are in a field post, working experience within Family Planning and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) in emergencies
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and ability to work in Somali language is an added advantage
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)