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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
Requisition # : 86056
Locations : Abuja, Lagos, Maiduguri & Damaturu
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs). Job holders report to the Administration Officer, Logistics Officer or the designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles or any other type of land transport.
They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types of watercrafts. The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office or stores.
To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and / or commodities.
Key Accountabilities (Not all-inclusive)
Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from / to the local language, and / or delivery of various items / commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-
efficiency.Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.
Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and / or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery / collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.
4ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.Be a force for positive change : Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
Make the mission inspiring to our team : Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.
Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.Create an inclusive culture : Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.Create an I will / We will spirit : Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.Focus on getting results : Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
Make commitments and make good on commitments : Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.Be Decisive : Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.
Connect and share across WFP units : Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
Build strong external partnerships : Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
Be politically agile & adaptable : Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license / certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.
Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, UN system or Embassy with a demonstrated safe driving record.
Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles.
Experience in defensive driving is desirable.
Knowledge & Skills :
Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads / waterways and conditions, and security issues.
Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.Knowledge of driving / boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.
Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Requisition # : 86410
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
The Food Security Sector (FSS) co-ordination in Nigeria is led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) at federal level and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MANR) at state level, co-
lead by FAO, WFP and co-facilitated by Action Against Hunger.
The FSS provides an action-oriented forum for bringing together national and international humanitarian partners to improve the timeliness and impact of appropriate humanitarian food security assistance to food insecure population and communities in North-Eastern Nigeria.
Specifically, the FSS helps to ensure coherent, coordinated and integrated humanitarian responses, driven by the assessed food security needs of the affected population.
This is achieved through the following specific activities :
Regular sector and technical working group meetings held once at Abuja (federal level co-ordination) and twice a month at state level (state-
Inter-sectorial co-ordination co-ordinating with OCHA and other sectors such as Nutrition, Health and WASH
The Food Security Sector and coordination in Nigeria is operational at Federal (Abuja) and State level in Maiduguri, in the North-
Eastern part of the country, where the humanitarian needs and operations are highest, as well as the presence of food security sector partners.
Humanitarian Hubs and co-ordination mechanisms have been established and fully functional. This has been strengthened through the deployment of additional human resources capacity including the Office of the Deputy Humanitarian Co-ordinator.
According to the increasing scale and complexity of food security response operations in North-Eastern Nigeria, the position of Programme Advisor is conceived to strengthen the exiting capacity of the Food Security Sector, providing support to the Sector Coordinator and sector partners in matters of strategic direction and operational coordination, in particular joint assessments, priority setting, gap analysis, monitoring and reporting.
Under the direct supervision of the Food Security Sector Coordinator and the administrative supervision of the Country Director, WFP, the Liaison Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities :
Support the FSS Coordinator in promoting and coordinating joint needs assessments, leading strategic joint analysis of the available information and maintaining a database of all partners’ assessments that can be relevant to food security programming.
Undertake advocacy and resource mobilization for the Food Security Sector;In the absence of the Sector Coordinator, represent the Food Security Sector in all relevant Maiduguri-
based meetings and fora;Maintain close contact with partners and support reporting including the humanitarian periodic monitoring report, sit-
Undertake any other duties as requested by the Sector Coordinator.
Qualification and Competencies
Minimum Requirements :
Working knowledge of English and another UN official language
Position Specific Competencies :
Ability to establish strategic partnershipsAbility to work and plan at strategic as well as operational levels;Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including co-
Ability to communicate clearly and to adapt to communication style according to audience.
Strong foundation in programme formulation, planning, implementation, management and evaluation.
Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of a second UN language is desirable.
Additional Information :
Candidates will be interviewed by a panel including staff from both lead agencies (FAO and WFP).Successful candidates might be recruited under a FAO or a WFP contract.
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