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.
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: Fluency (level C) in English language and Portuguese.
Mozambique is extremely vulnerable to climate change and is among the countries most exposed globally to multiple natural hazards, with tens of millions impacted by droughts, floods, cyclones, earthquakes and secondary hazards arising from these events over the past 50 years.” The country has suffered from 68 natural disasters, which have killed more than 100,000 people and affected up to 28 million. Worldwide, Mozambique ranks 43 out of 173 countries for disaster risk. The World Bank estimated the relative impact of various shocks on poverty: floods and cyclones were estimated to have the strongest impact at the household level, reducing expenditures by about 32 percent and contributing more than 2 percentage points to the poverty rate. It is therefore critical to enhance the resilience of the communities to cope with those successive shocks.
The overall objective of WFP in Mozambique is to support the government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture). Based on national development priorities, WFP supports three key strategic areas, namely: 1) human and social development; 2) market access; and 3) disaster response and risk reduction.
Since the beginning of the emergency response to cyclone IDAI, WFP, under the leadership of the government of Mozambique, has worked in collaboration with INGC, provincial and district government authorities and other humanitarian partners on providing food assistance to the affected populations. About 1.6 million people in the four disaster-affected provinces (Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete) has received this assistance so far. The affected population will require food assistance, at least until the next harvest as a contribution to address the current crisis and prevent further deterioration of conditions, especially for the already affected population. WFP has designed a post-cyclone recovery and resilience strategy, which aims to support the recovery, reconstruction and resilience building efforts among of the affected communities.
Based on the context presented, WFP and its cooperating partners will be implementing low-risk, low-cost interventions that requires low technology, and the use of simple, well-defined and light work norms, to create or rehabilitate up-to-standard assets. The assets activities include the rehabilitation of agricultural and livestock production areas, access roads, rehabilitation of water sources, houses or latrines, etc.
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance||Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.|
|Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)||Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.|
|Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)||Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.|
|Emergency Programming||Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.|
|Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government||Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.|
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