WFP – The United Nations World Food Programme, is a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.
At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.
- WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
- WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
- WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
- A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
- We offer an attractive compensation package
External Relations and political advocacy
- Lead the advocacy and the political ownership component of the capacity building programme for the region, ensuring there is an adequate buy-in for countries to join the pool.
- Support and guide ARC current and prospective countries in accessing premium financing from relevant financial partners.
- Interface with partner agencies, governments, NGOs, donor partners, and lead institutions in climate change and disaster risk management at the country and regional level, and guide the Policy and Technical services unit in fostering partnerships with relevant institutions.
- Aim to take a strategic view across programme components and make linkages between them and the greater risk management and food security context in which ARC is operating
- Advise ARC’s senior management on strategic advocacy in relevant forums
- Travel regularly all over East and Southern Africa to support CEMs in their ARC activities
- Develop country-level budgets and monitor fund consumption. Ensure that any anticipated financial challenges are reported in a timely manner. Liaise with the Chief Operating Officer on implementation of any programming changes that might be necessary.
- Ensure the development of relevant Country Strategy Notes for all countries in East and Southern AfricaMonitor Country Engagement Managers travels and ensure coordination and continued information flow between management and government services team.
- Manage and assist Country Engagement Managers in managing relationships for the Secretariat
- Ensure that the strategic objectives of the Agency are clearly communicated to all staff members under supervision, and
- Guide Country Engagement Managers under supervision in regular work planning
- Ensure that staff, resources, and all program support functions in the Johannesburg office are effectively managed.
- Effective preparation of countries that wish to participate in the insurance pool in 2015, including finalised and validated ARV Customisation Reports, Risk Transfer Parameters and ARC Operations Plans;
- Ongoing reporting on the in-country capacity building programme for participating and prospective ARC Ltd member countries;
- Availability for ongoing support to the Chief Operating Officer and senior ARC staff.
QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS
- Advanced University degree (or Master’s equivalent) from an accredited academic institution in International Development, Development, Economics, Rural Development, Business Administration, or any other related field to international development assistance.
- At least eight (8) years’ progressively responsible professional experience, preferably both in the field and Headquarters, in public sector management, financial risk management, development projects, emergency assistance, or in any other related field.