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The Gambia

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  • Organization: WFP
  • Location: Gambia
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Research, Assessment, and Monitoring Assistant
  • Close on:  7 Mar 2023

About Organization

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the top humanitarian agency within the UN, delivering yearly food aid to almost 80 million people in 80 different countries. By gathering and delivering food to disaster zones, it assists those afflicted by war and other conflicts as well as those who have been affected by natural and man-made disasters. Moreover, WFP works with communities to promote resilience and better nutrition.

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About UNjobs-Research, Assessment, and Monitoring Assistant

Through investments in fields related to Sustainable Development Goal 2, the WFP Gambia Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019–2021 seeks to assist the government in achieving the objectives of the National Development Plan (2017–2021). In order to improve the national transition process, this CSP positions WFP as a facilitator for the Government and combines direct implementation and capacity assistance. In accordance with the National Development Plan, the National Social Protection Policy, and the UN development assistance framework for 2017–2021, WFP support includes direct operational support, knowledge transfer, and technical assistance. It also contributes to WFP’s Strategic Results 1, 2, and 3 and Results 1, 3, and 5.

The CSP focuses on creating resilience in vulnerable populations by providing social safety nets that are gender- and nutrition-responsive for children in primary and early childhood education, pregnant and lactating women and girls, children under the age of five, and livelihood support to smallholder farmers (Strategic outcomes 2, 3, and 4), as well as capacity building to make it easier for national policing to be aligned (Strategic outcome 5).

Support for the creation of a social protection system that mainstreams the national school meal program as a national safety net, food fortification, and south-south and triangular collaboration will be crucial new focal areas. To guarantee conformity with corporate standards and procedures, the country office (CO) seeks to streamline all planning and implementation processes.

UNjobs-Research, Assessment, and Monitoring Assistant Requirments

Education:

  • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Experience:

  • a minimum of six years of progressively responsible work experience managing public sector initiatives or projects connected to development aid.
  • It will be a huge benefit to have participated in the data collecting for projects, initiatives, or assessments.
  • Expertise in implementing government partnerships and providing technical help will be valued highly.

Languages:

  • Working knowledge (proficiency level C) of English

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