|World Food Programme (WFP)|
Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations World Food Programme
Career Opportunities: Head of Sub Office – Kasulu, NOB – Fixed Term Appointment (385052) Requisition ID 385052
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Kasulu
DURATION: 12 Months
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle
of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages
qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national
origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender
identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV
status or disability.
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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.
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.
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
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)
1. 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
3. Ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and
are in line with agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the
4. 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
5. 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.
8. 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.
10. Other as required
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Strategy & Planning||Applies strong understanding of key national and international
socio-political issues and the complexity and range of WFP programmes to
plan and oversee implementation of programmes in area of
responsibility, coordinating and monitoring to ensure effective
fulfilment of the area’s needs.
|Operations||Applies understanding of WFP’s operations within the area of
assignment to ensure optimal deployment of food aid and food assistance
programmes and the resolution of high impact operational issues that
Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of WFP programmes, supply chain and budgeting principles.
|Resource||Proactively builds profile of WFP within area of responsibility,
effectively leveraging this to lead fundraising initiatives. Utilises
understanding of WFP structure and delivery model and strong commercial
knowledge to effectively develop, manage and control budgets, with
frequently limited funding.
|Diplomacy||Applies negotiation, networking and diplomacy skills to develop,
nurture and sustain mutually beneficial external partnerships with local
government authorities, international and local NGOs, civil societies,
UN agencies, donors, beneficiaries and other partners/ media engaged in
the field of food security, to improve assistance packages.
Collaborates with governments and other partners to identify
opportunities for food assistance programmes in-line with WFP’s
strategic aims locally, and negotiates the optimal approach to delivery
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Ten years’ experience in similar position.
developed, or supported in the development of, single discipline work
plans to support the achievement of WFP strategic aims within a defined
- 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.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Only Tanzanian nationals should apply.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for applications is 13 February 2023.
has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual
exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and
discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to
WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous
background verification internally or through third parties. Selected
candidates will also be required to provide additional information as
part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information
provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or
termination of employment
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will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process
including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused
and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate