Tuesday, April 6, 2010

WFP, National Programme Officer (Re-advertised), Deadline April 06, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement No. 2010/TL-004 (RE-ADVERTISED)

WFP together with other UN agencies is receiving support through the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG F) to undertake a Joint Programme (JP) for the implementation of the project, Promoting Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in Timor-Leste.  WFP seeks to fill the position of National Programme Officer to work with the Project Manager to implement this project.

Post Title: National Prog Officer – (1 position)
Contract Type: Service Contract
Post grade: NO-A
Duty Station: Dili – Timor Leste
Duration: One year Service Contract (with 3 months SSA probation period) renewable.
Deadline of Application: 20th April 2010

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the overall supervision of the Head of Programme Unit, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to,  the following duties:
·         Responsible for overall programme implementation and monitoring of activities;
·         In coordination with project partners, lead and document coordination and reporting meetings for the Joint Programme (JP);
·         Liaise with project implementing authorities and undertake visits to view project outputs and beneficiaries in order to ensure that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives;
·         Liaise with Programme Officer for reporting of MDG activities related;
  • Compile regular reports for the Monitoring and Evaluation component of the JP and provide routine data and feedback to the relevant officer(s);
·         Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes;
·         Prepare periodic reports on the progress of operational projects and related government plans;
·         Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to food aid;
·         Assist Country Director and Programme Officers in all matters related to the delivery of WFP emergency assistance and bring to the attention of appropriate country staff any administrative constraints arising from rapidly evolving emergency situations in the field;
·         Supervise other programme staff; provide training and technical guidance in their work; and perform other related duties as required.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, agricultural economics or nutrition and 5 years of experience in related work.The candidate will also have good working knowledge of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as well as the Ministry of Health. The National Officer must be adept at building and supporting government and NGO partnerships.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of local languages.
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills are required. Skills in data base design and management as well as a basic understanding of statistics will also be a strong advantage.

Qualified candidates are requested to quote the Vacancy Number on the envelopes and send or hand deliver their application letter, enclosing their updated CVs together with copies of academic and professional certificates, names and addresses of three referees to:
Human Resources Unit                              
World Food Programme, Rua Balide, Mascarenhas,  P.O. Box133, Dili, Timor Leste
Post is open only to national of the country. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Date issue: 6 April 2010.


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