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Date of Issue: 30th January 2023 Closing Date: 20th February 2023
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.
The Market & Value Chain Specialist will provide technical assistance on WFP’s agriculture-based food systems interventions, including the production, post-harvest loss management program and market access strategy, and support overall implementation of the Climate Smart Food Systems strategic outcome 3 of the WFP Somalia Country Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025, which aims to enable the consumption of healthy diets for all. The candidate is expected to work autonomously while ensuring close collaboration with Country, Area and Field Office based staff as well as external stakeholders.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
DO YOU MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE?
Education: Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Business, Market Information Systems, Environmental Engineering, Food Sciences, or other fields relevant international
development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses
Experience: + 5 years of relevant professional experience
Languages: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language an added advantage.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
11 months (initial)
Eligibility: This position is open to international candidates only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment. Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 20th February 2023
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.