UN World Food Programme Head of Sub Office - Kasulu Jobs in Tanzania

UN World Food Programme Head of Sub Office - Kasulu Jobs in Tanzania

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.

Qualifications Required


  • Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Social Sciences or other related field, or First University degree with years of professional work experience and/or training/courses.


  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English and Swahili Languages.

    Organizational Context

    These jobs are found in relatively small Field Offices where the range of implemented programmes and activities are limited. Job holders work under close supervision of the Head of Area Office, or Deputy Country Director, or the designate

    Job Purpose

    To plan and manage field operations to ensure the effective and efficient deployment of food assistance programmes and use of allocated resources.

    Key Accountabilities(not all-inclusive)

  • Effectively manage the Field Office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing team.

  • Plan and manage WFP field operations within the area of assignment to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food assistance and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays.

  • Ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and are in line with agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the Area/Country Office.

  • Hold accountability for the security of WFP staff, operations, premises, and assets in the Field Office to ensure that WFP security and safety standards are locally set and followed. Actively participate and contribute to the Area Security Management Team (ASMT).

  • Conduct timely monitoring and evaluation of activities and prepare accurate and comprehensive reports on WFP’s operations and performance with regular and timely submission for Area/Country Office review to inform efficient operational planning and decisions.

    Key Accountabilities Continued

  • Build effective and
    collaborative relations with the local authorities and contribute to the expertise sharing and capacity building for effective preparedness and response to food assistance needs.

  • Build partnerships to improve assistance packages, develop and sustain liaison with local government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, civil societies, beneficiaries and other partners and media engaged in the field of food security.

  • Ensure extensive and frequent presence at project areas, distribution sites and centers.

  • Lead coordination of WFP and inter-agency initiatives to support livelihoods of host population, including UN Joint Programmes.

  • Other as required

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

  • Ten years’ experience in similar position.

  • Has developed, or supported in the development of, single discipline work plans to support the achievement of WFP strategic aims within a defined area.

  • Has gained some exposure in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency.

  • Has field experience via field rotations or working in a sub-office, and through field postings.

  • Gained experience of analyzing local political situations and assessing risk accurately.

  • Gained broader exposure across areas within a function (i.e. policy, programme etc.).

  • Has gained experience managing small to mid-size financial budgets, balancing priorities effectively.

  • Has experience leading a small to mid-size team to ensure the effective delivery of objectives.

  • Participated in a vendor/government/ partner negotiation within area of focus.

  • Participated in a small emergency operation/ development programme.

  • Has experience with security co-ordination and compound management within a smaller area.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Head of Sub Office - Kasulu Jobs in Tanzania

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