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8+ Year
Master Degree

Here in UNjobs.Asia, you can apply for the latest UNjobs in Asia and the Pacific from various UN-based organizations and other international organizations.

Brief Details About These UNjobs in Asia

  • Organization: WFP – World Food Programme
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Mid level – P-3, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2023-01-25

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Key Responsibilities of These Unjobs in Asia

1. Oversee the implementation of WFP’s Beneficiary and Transfer Management Systems including both SCOPE and Building Blocks operation, but also design of new tools as required. 2. Ensure that various digital solutions or platforms are interoperable and coherent with each other in a way that ensures coordinated programming, both internally for WFP programs and externally with other key agency systems and programs. 3. Oversee SCOPE business and operations, including SCOPE prioritization, multi-wallet partnerships, long-term plans, budgets, and staff. 4. Support Building Blocks expansion (particularly in terms of acting as an intermediary between the Building Blocks team and Programme units). 5. Oversee scale-up of existing solutions (e.g., SCOPE, Building Blocks, SugarCRM, Farm2Go, Moda, conditionality tracking, etc.). 6. Work with the Technology (TEC) units in headquarters (HQ) and Regional Bureaus to ensure that custom developments are coordinative through TEC and within the Field Software Development Network (FSDN). 7. Identify focus areas for system improvement and development of additional features and functions. 8. Conceptualize and execute strategic visions for how programmatic and operational requirements can be improvingly by using digital solutions. 9. Work with business units to clearly define business requirements and translate them into practical digital solutions.

Other Responsibilities

10. As an agile coach, coordinate efforts of multiple stakeholders to pilot and scale up identified solutions (e.g., Programme, support units, HQ TEC, Regional Bureau (RBB), etc.). 11. Manage the delivery of an interagency platform for the common cash system pilot, in consultation with HQ and regional bureau technical colleagues, from design through to implementation, including desired features and installation options, aligned with the available budget. 12. Manage the Data Unit to consolidate data management across programmes and operations ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintainable, and data-drivable decision-making is supported 13. Oversee data sharing agreements, and implementation of those agreements, with key agencies, particularly UNHCR 14. Act as project coordinator/manager for the WFP-UNHCR Biometric Interoperability project 15. Work closely with Gender and Protection units to ensure that unique risks associated with any given digital solution are identified and mitigated (e.g., data protection; the ability of vulnerable individuals to engage with a particular solution; etc) 16. Support with the provision of technical assistance to the Regional Bureau and COs on enhancing the use of data (improving systems for routine data collection, improving the data visualization and analytics of routinely collected data and strengthening data use for decision making) for the purpose of strategic monitoring and oversight. 17. Perform any other duties related to digital solutions, as needed.

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Required Qualifications for These UNjobs in Asia

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Business Management, Development Studies, Economics, Computer Science, Information Technologies or other relevant fields, or a bachelor’s degree in the above field(s) with additional years of related work experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Overall 8 years of progressive professional experience in the field of international relief, recovery, or development. Project management skills and experience are required. At least 3 years of experience in working with digital platforms in the areas of Beneficiary Information Management, Entitlement Transfer and Digital Partnerships. WFP Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) experience is highly desirable.

LANGUAGE: Fluency (level C) in the English language, both written and oral, and excellent presentation skills. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language (Chinese, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese) is an asset.

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Other Requirements

Strong analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative) are required. •    Experience in executing strategic visions and designing innovative projects. Experience in planning and implementing pilot projects with digital solutions preferred.

•    Experience in managing a team and building effective partnerships with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds in humanitarian and development contexts. •    Experience in planning, designing, and implementing humanitarian and development programs with

Desired Experience

• Demonstrate effectively managed IT projects and supervised project team members. • Own analyzed and translated user requirements into new business processes and applications. • Represent formed strong partnerships with relevant parties to help meet WFP’s IT requirements.

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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.

We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at coxsbazar.hr@wfp.org to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have. 

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