Programme Associate – (School Feeding) Seconded to BoE of Adama, G6( #140786) at United Nations World Food Programme – WFP Ethiopia

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  • Company: United Nations World Food Programme – WFP Ethiopia
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: - adamaOromia
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Provide technical support to the regional Bureau of Education and assist in the implementation of school feeding activities at region level
  • Provide project management support to the school feeding program to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets, policies and procedures
  • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis related to school feeding activities and highlight issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data on school feeding activities and consistency of information presented to stakeholders
  • Liaise with external and internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of school feeding activities
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, NGOs and regional government mainly the BoE to perform analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of the programme
  • Collaborate with the regional education cluster and regional disaster risk management in the preparation of emergency school feeding response plan and advocate the agenda within the region
  • Create a good system for the school feeding activities at the regional BoE to ensure government ownership and smooth transition of programme
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems with regards to the school feeding activities.
  • Providing practical advice and guidance, to delivering programme objectives to the agreed standards and deadlines
  • Providing advice and guidance to the regional counterparts to attain the objectives programme as per the agreed standards and deadline
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP and the government are able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected children at the onset of the crisis
  • Coordinate school feeding activities to ensure effective implementation in the region
  • Advise the SIP Directorate at regional level to enable government led school meal programme agenda are incorporate in the regional BoE plan and implement at scale
  • Organize field visits, analyses the situation in collaboration with the regional BoE and WFP Sub Office to identify challenges in the programme implementation to take timely correction actions and recommend possible solutions
  • Provide support to the region in preparing the annual and bi-annual plan, implementing of the school feeding, facilitating food procurement, delivering of the commodities on time, provision of Non-Food Items, and the school kitchens and fuel-efficient stoves construction etc
  • Regularly monitor, update and track data related to the school feeding issues, commodity pipelines, follow the timely delivery of commodities and ensure effective implementation of the programme
  • Identify school feeding capacity gap in the region and provide training to the region, district and school level to ensure effective programme management
  • Facilitate and led the monthly and quarterly school feeding coordination meetings with government and partners
  •  Lead and facilitate the school feeding network forums and AU Africa Days of School feeding in the assigned region
  • Work with BoA, BoFEC, cooperative unions, regional cooperatives agency and other key stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of smallholder farmers to supply for Home Grown School Feeding and ensure development food procurement system is in place
  • Ensure satisfactorily any additional duties, as required by the supervisor

Job Requirements

Education:  University Degree in the related functional area.

Experience:  Six (6) years of progressively responsible support work experience in school feeding programme operations, nutrition, emergency responses, or education-related programme including at least three years at preferably at the regional level. Experience working on capacity building and technical assistance to the government and prior coordination role will have an added advantage

   Language:  Fluency in both oral and written communication in English required. Language knowledge of the duty place is required.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 19th March, 2021

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