UN WFP Somalia Social Protection Officer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

UN WFP Somalia Social Protection Officer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

The WFP Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

WFP has been engaged in the Social Protection and Safety Nets agenda since 2017, supporting the government to develop their Social Protection policy and implementing a shock responsive Safety Net since 2018.

The Social Protection Officer will be supporting WFP Somalia further develop the Social Protection and Safety Net agenda, as well as, managing the current programme, under the supervision of the Head of Programme and in close coordination with partners and donors. The role will require regular travel to Somalia.

This position is open to Kenyan nationals only and based in the Nairobi Liaison Office.

Female candidates are particularly and highly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the strategic development and guide the implementation of the WFP Somali Safety Nets;
  • Be the primary point of contact of WFP Somalia for partners on Social Protection and Safety Net;
  • Further develop WFP Somalia’s agenda on Social Protection;
  • Translate Corporate WFP programme policy on Social Protection and Safety Net into country level practices;
  • Provide technical advice and support to offices in Somalia and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent and compliant with WFP policies;
  • Conduct assessment and analysis on activities, transfer modalities, the deployment and testing of innovative strategies to support government efforts to implement Social Protection;
  • Establish and maintain operational partnerships, as well as identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives;
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in various forums through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials on Social Protection and Safety Nets;
  • Work closely with other UN agencies, donors and government to support the development of social protection in Somalia;
  • Conduct regular research and evidence building on emerging issues to Social Protection;
  • Prepare and share reports, publications
    and a variety of information products for internal or external use;
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts, follow up and monitor available resources for key relevant projects;
  • Provide technical/functional training for capacity building of WFP staff and partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with three (3) additional years of related work experience.
  • Experience: At least five (5) years of post-graduate experience in handling complex programmes, including several years on programmes related to Social Protection and Safety Nets, preferably within the UN/INGO sector.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

    Knowledge & Skills:
  • Professional experience in the field with ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Experience working with donors and establishing creative partnerships;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in
  • English. Reports and policy documents writing skills;
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating workshops with various partners at national and subnational levels;
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems.
  • General Knowledge of UN systems and policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration;
  • Knowledge and experience in WFP interventions in Somalia is an added advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN WFP Somalia Social Protection Officer Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

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