The United Nations World Food Programme is hiring Senior Programme Associate (Early Warning Systems and Social Protection), for Maputo.
The role of the Senior Programme Associate is intended to facilitate and support the work of INAS-IP in managing and leading the participation of the Institute in linking social protection programmes with disaster risk management, to strengthen shock responsiveness as well as to integrate current shock responsive social protection programmes with innovative tools and methodologies like anticipatory actions, forecast-based financing and sovereign insurance schemes. This will include bringing forward the technical work, joining various multi-stakeholder and inter-disciplinary platforms (e.g. technical working groups, etc.) and supporting the bilateral relations with other Government institutions at the central and sub-national levels, especially INGD. The Senior Programme Associate will be seconded to INAS-IP in Maputo, as this is the entity responsible for leading the agenda on the integration of social protection programmes to Early Warning and Anticipatory Action planning and implementation systems being developed in Mozambique.
The Senior Programme Associate will ensure that the partner (INAS-IP) receive operational and technical support to ensure the timely implementation of a workplan agreed between INAS-IP, INGD and WFP, as well as, but not limited to, that the work plan is achieved as expected by liaising and working with other government and non-government partners, as needed. The role has a national and sub-national reach, also working and building capacities of the provinces and district authorities, especially in the Social Action Sector. The Senior Programme Associate must have theoretical knowledge and proven working experience in operational approaches related to adaptive social protection, FBF, and disaster risk management. The Senior Programme Associate must be a dynamic individual, that can lead innovative approaches and seek strategic opportunities to expand and upscale WFP and the government engagement in anticipatory actions and strengthen its linkages with social protection. Previous understanding of Government procedures is an added value.
The Senior Programme Associate will work as a technical focal point within INAS-IP Central and will act as liaison officer for WFP with the INAS-IP to support the Government to develop emergency social protection programme(s) and to proactively prepare and respond before, during and after an emergency, including: (i) support the planning, design and implementation of social protection programmes in Anticipatory Action Planning, in the context of INAS-IP/MGCAS role in the disaster risk management cycle, including support the participation in the technical working groups established for early warning systems (eg. GTT SAP-Seca) and (ii) Support the elaboration of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to guide coordinated responses in emergencies, especially in disaster preparedness & contingency planning.
Under the supervision of the Director of INAS-IP and WFP Social Protection Unit, the Senior Programme Associate will be responsible for:
Education: University degree in the areas of Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, disaster risk management, climate sciences, or another related field;
Experience: Six years of professional experience, with specific experience working on social policies or disaster risk management, anticipatory action, contingency planning, forecast based finance and other disaster risk financing instruments;
Language: Fluency (level C) in both English and Portuguese Language.