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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations World Food Programme
AJIRA MPYA TANZANIA 2022 | NAFASI MPYA ZA KAZI 2022
Career Opportunities: Innovation Associate SC-6, Dar es Salaam Country Office (170962)
ID 170962 – Posted 02/08/2022 – Short Term-SC WFP – Africa, Central
& Eastern – Tanzania, United Republic of – Dar-es-Salaam – Working
Job Language (1) – OTHER
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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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent.
least two years of professional experience preferably in startup
advisory, innovation services, the food system ecosystem, agriculture,
technology, or related field
Knowledge & Skills:
with human-centered design methodologies. Strong business writing and
professional verbal communication skills. Highly organized with the
ability to multitask and prioritize. Microsoft Office Suite knowledge.
Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of Kiswahili is a must.
Tanzania is implementing its new Country Strategic Plan (CSP)
2022-2027, which focuses on supporting the Government of Tanzania in its
effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular
the Zero Hunger 2030 agenda.
The Tanzania CSP aims to
progressively shift the focus of its work from direct implementation of
food assistance programmes toward capacity strengthening and technical
assistance to national partners.
As part of the new CSP, WFP
Tanzania is mainstreaming innovation by identifying, conceptualizing,
testing, and piloting new solutions across all operations for the
achievement of the SDGs by 2030. Tanzania works in close collaboration
with the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich (INCA).
Tanzania field innovation unit has been in place since May 2017 with
promising results. During this time, the unit has helped source, test,
refine and look to scale relevant global innovations that can further
Tanzania’s strategic objectives.
Tanzania Country Office is
therefore seeking an Innovation Project Associate to support the growth
of the Innovation Unit and help in identifying and managing new
Under the direct supervision of
the Programme Policy Officer Innovation, the programme associate will
support the Country Office in managing innovation projects and
innovation services offered by the Innovation Unit.
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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
New concept design & Project management
- Provide support for innovation scoping in coordination with internal units and external stakeholders
design, and develop new concepts as per operational needs. This
includes background research, concept design, and feedback collection
- Assist in managing innovation projects and related activities in coordination with other units
Capacity building & communication
in managing training, and workshops on various innovation methodologies
including Human Centric Design, design thinking, etc.
- Document best practices from internal and external ecosystem and share with teams on a regular basis
- Provide support for the monthly report, case studies, documenting projects, etc.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (continued)
engagement Mapping and networking with country-level food system
innovation ecosystem. This includes startups, innovation hubs,
universities, innovation labs, etc.
- Engage potential partners from the innovation ecosystem to foster innovation activities at the country level
Coordinate with existing partners innovation project management
- Coordination & Event Management Regularly coordinate with internal units and external innovation ecosystem partners
- Support in planning, coordination, and executing WFP innovation-related events
with internal units including administration, procurement, etc. for
smooth functioning of innovation unit and related activities
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OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
mindset: You have a high affinity with the Tanzanian innovation space,
and you ideally have some startup-related experience
- Food system: You are familiar with the food system innovation ecosystem.
self-starter: You are full of initiative and great ideas. You need
little guidance, are comfortable working independently but are also a
great team player.
- A multi-tasker: You like variety in your work and are willing to tackle different challenges when the opportunity arises.
organizer with great attention to detail. Nothing slips past you; you
are a meticulous planner but are flexible enough to change course when
the situation requires you to do so.
- Driven by impact; Achieving
impact through your job is important to you, and you are passionate
about working towards achieving zero hunger.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Duration: 12 months.
This position is open to Tanzanian Nationals only.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for receiving applications is 15 August 2022.
employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job
requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to
providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and
abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual
harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates
will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of
the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
(ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance
Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection
Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system
with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and
within three years of ceasing that service.