Lowongan Programme Associate for Climate Change Adaptation di World Food Programme (WFP)
Over the past decade, Indonesia has witnessed an increase in climate-related hazards such as floods, droughts and storms. Their impacts are especially significant on vulnerable coastal and remote populations and are expected to affect agriculture and food security. The Government of Indonesia has identified climate change as one of the priority areas of work through the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024. Climate change is thus a priority for the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025 and the World Food Programme’s (WFP’s) draft Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2021-2025.
Drawing on WFP’s global and regional expertise, the WFP Indonesia Country Office is looking to expand its climate change portfolio, particularly in relation to adaptation to climate change and reduction of climate-related risks to food security and nutrition.
Under the overall guidance of the WFP Indonesia Country Representative/Director and Deputy Country Director, and direct supervision of the Programme and Policy Officer, the incumbent will support the Programme and Policy Officer to consult with relevant stakeholders for the development of high quality concept notes and proposals for different climate donors, including but not limited to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Provide technical support in developing WFP Indonesia’s climate change portfolio.
- Conduct a desk review to identify WFP Indonesia’s potential engagement in climate change adaptation with a specific focus on risks to food security and nutrition. The assessment would include, but not be limited to:
o a review of the climate change challenges and projected impacts, key factors of vulnerability, and barriers to adaptation in Indonesia.
o a review of national policies and priorities (including the Nationally Determined Contributions, the National Adaptation Plan, the RPJMN, etc.) and existing initiatives in climate change adaptation, particularly in the context of food security and nutrition.
o an analysis of stakeholders engaging in climate change adaptation.
o a matrix of potential partners, which would include Government, UN Agencies, donors, development banks, I/NGOs and research institutes.
- Based on a review of WFP’s climate and disaster risk reduction programmes, provide technical inputs to a strategy for the identification and engagement of partners, and monitoring windows of opportunities with Government and donors.
- Facilitate the organization of meetings between WFP management and partners to discuss climate change and its projected impact on food security and nutrition, and funding opportunities, including through preparation of content and reporting.
- Provide technical support to the drafting of concept notes and proposals for different donors, including for the Green Climate Fund.
- Facilitate the planning and organization of stakeholder consultations to collect information and data to inform the design of plans, concept notes and proposals.
- Within the specific area of expertise, undertake data collection and analysis, draft talking points, briefs and other relevant documents as needed.
- Support related briefings for WFP staff, government and other partners.
- Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration and synergies of climate change-related activities.
- Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical inputs on contingency planning, risk analysis and early warning related to climate change adaptation.
- Perform any other related tasks as applicable and requested.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
- Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
- Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
- Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
- Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
- Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)
Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas
Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government
Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES
- University degree in development-oriented fields, preferably in agricultural or environmental sciences.
- Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Bahasa Indonesia
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- At least 5 years of professional experience in development work, especially food security, preferably with a focus on resilience, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change.
- Worked with technical teams, preferably with focus on climate change and natural resource management.
- Contributed to implementation of programmes and has experience in project management, resource mobilization and partnerships. Previous experience in climate finance is an asset.
- Observed or assisted with policy discussions.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, good drafting skills, and ability to work in a team.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline of application submission: 7 June 2020.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.