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Job Title: Programme Assistant (SCOPE)
Type of contract: Service Contract
Duration: 12 Months
Duty Station: Kabul, Mazar, Herat, Faizabad, Jalalabad, Kandahar
Vacancy Number: 547044
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 overall SCOPE operations including registrations, deduplication and transfers management.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The main responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Assist the SCOPE Lead in the Field Office to oversee beneficiary registrations across the provinces and ensure that registrations are progressing according to the plan
- Regularly check registrations data for data quality issues and follow-up with CPs for rectification
- Regularly extract the mobile import errors of registration data, analyse it and share it with CPs for corrective actions
- Update the registration tracker by adding new projects and updating it with registration and equipment data
- Regularly check SCOPE registration monitoring reports submitted by Third-Party Monitors for SCOPE related issues and timely follow it up with the CPs for corrections
- Support SCOPE field office team in deduplication by extracting duplicated identities and actioning it based on the deduplication SOP
- Support the SCOPE Field Office team in transfers management including setting up interventions, enrolments of recipients, SCOPECARD printing, and process of distribution cycle
- In coordination with Field office ICT, regularly provide SCOPE trainings to Cooperating Partners’ staff on SCOPE registrations, real-time biometric identification, data quality standards, redemptions, reconciliations, and other areas necessary for quality data collection
- Conduct field visits to ensure smooth SCOPE registrations and SCOPE based distributions
- Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor
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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