Brief Details About Food Security Sector Coordinator Job at WFP in Bangladesh:
- Job Title: Food Security Sector Coordinator
- Grade: CST-II
- Type of contract: Regular Consultancy
- No. of Position: 01
- Duration: 11 months
- Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
- Date of Publication: 21 May 2023
- Deadline of Application: 03 June 2023
The World Food Programme is an international organization within the United Nations that provides food assistance worldwide. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the leading provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, WFP is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.
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Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Engagement, establishment, and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms with all humanitarian partners on a coherent and robust humanitarian response for the food security sector;
- Coordination with national/local authorities (RRRC, DC, UNOs), state institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors as needed;
- Provide leadership in the organisation of food security sector and Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting including Livelihoods WG, Energy and Environment WG and Entitlement Transfer WG.
- Capacity building of FSS members (UN agencies, national and international NGO) partners on priority matters related to the food security response;
- Participating and supporting food security and interagency needs assessment and analysis;
- Undertaking planning and strategy development particularly leading on the Humanitarian Needs overview and Humanitarian/Joint Response Plan – including project proposals reviews as needed;
- Advocacy and fundraising on behalf of the sector and partners and for the FSS coordination team;
- Management of information for the sector and staff, ensuring the timely collection and dissemination of FSS data to all stakeholders (supervision of IMO);
- Ensure that cross-sectoral issues such as protection, gender, age, early recovery, environment, accountability to affected populations, protection, and HIV & AIDS are mainstreamed and appropriately reflected in all FSS programmes;
- Participate in any relevant meetings on information management, cash working group and needs assessment.
- Provision of assistance or services as a last resort subject to access, security and availability of funds.
- Provide any other relevant duties as regards food security sector coordination and/or assigned by the supervisor.
- Work closely with VAM Unit and FSS members for need assessment, monitoring, etc.
- Liaise with FSC coordinator based in Dhaka and ensure that the national FSC is update on the coordination issues at Cox’s Bazar level.
- Perform any other duty related to gFSC as required on relevant issues.
- S/he will work closely with the Emergency Coordinator and Deputy Emergency Coordinator for Programme in WFP Cox’s Bazar as well as the National Information Management Officer and will work impartially with all members of the Food Security Sector in Cox’s Bazaar, serving and representing the group as a whole, not an agency.
Required Skills, Education and Experience:
Education: Advance University degree in food security, economics, politics, international relations or related field. Global Food Security Cluster training attendance is an advantage.
Experience: At least 8 years of professional experience in humanitarian response.
• Experience in the food security sector/cluster.
• Strong Experience in emergency and with influx of refugee.
Languages: English (written, spoken): proficiency
Knowledge & Skills:
- Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills, as well as ability to work in a multi-cultural environment while responding to tight deadlines with resource constraints.
- Demonstrated understanding of refugee crisis and needs especially in a refugee camps context
- Strong understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including coordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action, and funding mechanisms.
- Experience of coordination an communication with officials (government, army, etc.)
- Experience on chairing meetings, prepare emergency meetings, discussion and action oriented consensus;
- Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, develop consensus, and support joint working.
- Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.