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.
WFP has a strong track record of delivering food assistance and managing supply chains during crises, while building resilience to shocks among vulnerable communities. The July 2022-December 2026 Country Strategic Plan (CSP) provides a road map to promote shock-responsive social protection and sustainable and resilient food systems.
The July 2022-December 2026 articulates collaborative efforts to better anticipate future needs, improve data and forecasting and strengthen livelihoods and local capacities to withstand, respond to and adapt more readily to sudden or chronic stresses.
WFP will support informed decision making on food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe, and will integrate nutrition, gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan.
WFP will establish new partnerships and leverage existing ones to their full potential, including those with the other Rome-based and other United Nations agencies.
WFP Zimbabwe’s July 2022-December 2026 CSP focuses on the below areas:
- Social and humanitarian assistance for food-and nutrition-insecure populations in targeted rural and urban areas.
- Support to urban food insecure households for resilient livelihoods.
- Support to rural communities for climate resilient livelihoods, sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced participation in local markets and value chains.
- Collaboration with national actors to enhance capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well-informed, effective and equitable actions for achieving food and nutrition security.
- Services to humanitarian and development actors in Zimbabwe so they can implement their programmes and provide support to their beneficiaries in an efficient, effective and reliable way at all times, including during crises.
To contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).
- Contribute towards the development of VAM systems, processes and plans, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance.
- Provide technical guidance and support to WFP, the government and its partners on matters pertaining to food security and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and facilitate the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with the WFP standards and processes.
- Strengthen the Country Office’s knowledge base and the understanding of food security and vulnerability issues at country level, contributing to a better preparedness and response capacity to protect the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities.
- Providing technical support to the field offices and cooperating partners in maintaining a functional market monitoring and food security monitoring systems.
- Contribute to the designing and implementation of assessments i.e. tools design, from planning, organizing, data collection, data cleaning and report writing.
- Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
- Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on the progression of food security to enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Conduct spatial analysis, producing maps and catalogues to improve information management.
- Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
- Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and knowledge of any local language.