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Job Title: Programme Associate (SCOPE- Transfers Management) Grade: G6 Type of contract: Fixed Term Duration: 12 Months (Extendable) Duty Station: Kabul Vacancy Number: 588645 Date of Publication: 08 Mar 2023 Deadline of Application: 22 Mar 2023 This vacancy announcement is for Afghan nationals only and WFP encourages especially Afghan females and Afghans with disabilities to apply.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapidly, with over half the country’s population of 40 million now facing acute food insecurity—the highest number the humanitarian community has ever seen in Afghanistan. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.
Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month on month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.
WFP Afghanistan began implementing SCOPE — WFP’s beneficiary and transfer management system in 2016. Since that time, WFP has managed to register more than two million beneficiaries with the system and implement end-to-end cash-based transfers. With this in mind the Afghanistan CO is seeking to hire a Programme Associate to support the use of SCOPE, WFP’s corporate beneficiary information and Transfers Management platform and provide timely support to Programme.
Based in the CO, the Programme Associate will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (Operations Support) and under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (SCOPE). The incumbent will be supporting the team in setting up of interventions and management of transfers, reconciliations, and distribution reports.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The main responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Overall responsibility of digitalization of transfers delivery to beneficiaries using digital solutions (SCOPE in particular) for cash-based transfers, commodity voucher and in-kind assistance interventions
- Support field offices in selection of proper delivery mechanisms as required based on the type of modality and transfer mechanism
- Support setting up of assistance interventions for cash-based transfers, commodity vouchers and in-kind assistance in SCOPE in close consultation with field offices
- Supporting field offices in enrolments, approvals and setting of entitlements in SCOPE
- Supporting the field offices in SCOEPCARD, SCOPECARD light, Bank account, mobile money, and other type of interventions to ensure consistency with standard operating procedures
- Supporting field offices in management and troubleshooting of payment instrument tracking
- Supporting field offices on SCOPE based distribution and redemptions. Troubleshooting any issues and errors that may arise during distribution
- Coordination with SCOPE Service Desk and Regional Bureau for resolution of problems and errors in SCOPE
- Digitalize reconciliations for direct cash interventions with various financial service providers in SCOPE
- Support field offices in reconciliations and settlements of retailers and investigate any issues or discrepancies in the invoices
- Regularly deliver capacity building sessions around SCOPE transfers management, distributions, and payment instruments to field offices, cooperating partners and financial service providers
- Regularly conduct field visits to support field offices in interventions setup and distributions
- Lead and manage SCOPE equipment management with CO ICT. Assess needs for SCOPE equipment well in advance and coordinate wit ICT and procurement for purchase of the equipment
- Keep an updated inventory of SCOPE equipment together with ICT and follow-up on equipment needs with Field Offices
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- University degree in the fields of business administration, computer science, public administration, or any other relevant field.
- At least 6 years of experience in management of digital solutions, humanitarian response, identity management, information management, or any other relevant field
- Experience in digital solutions for assistance delivery is an advantage
- Demonstrated experience management of databases and MIS, and user support
- Demonstrated experience of delivery capacity building sessions around information systems
Knowledge and Skills:
- Familiarity and user experience of information systems and strong data skills
- Possession of combination of broad business skills coupled with familiarity with management information systems
- Strong written and oral communication skills Experience working in a United Nations agency, and preferably with WFP.
- Ability to write and speak in English, as well as Pashto and Dari
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings).Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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