UN World Food Programme Farm To Market Alliance Country Coordinator Jobs in Zambia

UN World Food Programme Farm To Market Alliance Country Coordinator Jobs in Zambia

About WFP

  • 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.

    Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.

  • Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.

    Job Purpose

  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Develop a country implementation plan for the 2022/23 season by identifying appropriate aggregation models and risk mitigation tools based on existing structures and partners in the country.

  • Lead the country level implementation overseeing the project interventions and engaging with key value chain stakeholders: farmers, aggregators, buyers, input providers, financial institutions, extension service providers.

  • Engage and establish strategic partnerships with the requisite private and public sector actors including relevant MOUs and agreements, and with the government.

  • Jointly with the FtMA Managing Director and WFP Country Director, identify and pursue in-country resource mobilization opportunities.

  • Oversee the capacity building of Farmer Organizations, Cooperating Partners and other value chain actors to enable their engagement with structured food crops trade.

  • Build the skill capacity of and manage a locally recruited team to act as change agents to promote sustainable pro-smallholder value chains in multi-stakeholder contexts.

  • Lead the review of the country M&E system and oversee monitoring activities in coordination with regional M&E focal point to allow for timely identification of emerging issues and informing ongoing interventions for mitigation measures.

  • Oversee the production of high-quality reports and FtMA advocacy materials.

  • Link and collaborate with relevant WFP units within CO and HQ technical teams to create synergy to pursue the pro-smallholder goals

  • Provide regular updates to the FtMA Global, WFP Zambia CO management and Members and raise issues requiring management attention in a timely manner.

  • Serve as a daily focal point for the local and regional stakeholders.

  • Represent the interests of FtMA in agriculture-related forums.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/ Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

  • Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SMEs, pro smallholder procurement and commercial agriculture models.

  • Ability to explain strategies and projects to field counterparts and communicate with local governments and partners clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Familiarity with planning and implementing small-holder market support and capacity building programs at national or sub-national level.

  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate teams for efficient and effective
    delivery of results.

  • Ability to assimilate and analyze complex issues using independent judgment and anticipate potential strategic impact.

  • Negotiation and motivational skills, with the ability to influence at senior levels within and beyond the organization.

  • Tact and ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural background.

  • Resourcefulness, initiative and problem-solving skills, strong client orientation for value chain stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of various aspects of financial services and modelling is a bonus.

  • Experience with large international organizations preferable.

  • Ability to frequently travel within the country.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

    • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.

    • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.

    • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Farm To Market Alliance Country Coordinator Jobs in Zambia

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