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Job Title: Programme Assistant (Deduplication)
Type of contract: Service Contract
Duration: 12 Months
Duty Station: Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Faizabad, Jalalabad, Kandahar
Vacancy Number: 546648
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 twenty-five million beneficiaries with the system and implement end-to-end cash-based transfers.
WFP Afghanistan has established a deduplication team in August 2022 to work on duplicated identities and resolve it. The team is hired through a cooperating partner and currently supervised by a TDY. Afghanistan CO is seeking to hire a programme associate who will take over from the TDY and lead and supervise the deduplication team.
Based in the field office, the Programme Assistant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of Field Office and under the direct supervision of the SCOPE lead in the Field Office. The incumbent will be supporting the field office in deduplication of beneficiaries on a regular basis and preparing weekly and monthly deduplication reports.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The main responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Check and extract data of duplicated identities from SCOPE regularly and analyze it for duplication scenarios
- Check and action the duplicated identities on a regular basis
- Follow-up with Cooperating Partners on duplicated identities that require re-registration or augmentation of their data
- Closely work with the SCOPE field office team to ensure the team is aware of any exclusion/inclusion of beneficiaries based on deduplication
- Regularly check the quality of the biometric data and follow-up with CPs on common duplication scenarios to avoid it in SCOPE registrations
- Provide capacity building support to field office programme staff as well as cooperating partners on duplicated identities, standard operating procedure (SOP) of deduplication and potential actions to be taken
- Closely work with CO SCOPE Deduplication team to avoid duplication of efforts as well as minimize wrongful exclusion/inclusion based on deduplication
- Generate weekly, bi-weekly and any other ad-hoc reports on deduplication progress in the field office and share the report with the SCOPE Field office and CO teams
- Contribute to updating the deduplication standard operating procedure to accurately capture duplication scenarios
- Manage and share referrals of cases to field offices and follow-up on a regular basis with CPs
- Support the Field Office SCOPE team on other SCOPE related tasks whenever needed
- Any other tasks as assigned by the SCOPE Lead in the Field Office
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- University degree in the fields of business administration, public administration, computer science or any other relevant field.
- At least 5 years of experience in humanitarian response, identity management, deduplication, information management or another relevant field
- Experience in SCOPE registration and deduplication is an advantage
- Demonstrated experience in project management, business management, and user support
- Demonstrated experience of drafting project management documents, standard operating procedures, and project implementation plans
Knowledge and 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.
- Field experience in Afghanistan.
- Computer skills in Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, typing English/Pashto/Dari
- Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and local languages (Pashto/Dari)
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings).
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