Saturday, January 9, 2021

Senior Programme Associate (EPR), SC7 (Re-announcement)


 Phnom Penh  |    Deadline: 24/Jan/2021 |     Negotiation 

We are looking for qualified candidate to fill for the position below.

Announcement Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

This post is open to Cambodian Nationality only


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.


Since 1979, WFP has provided support to the Cambodian people to meet their emergency needs and enhance the long-term food and nutrition security of vulnerable households and communities. Across Cambodia, WFP has supported the building and rehabilitation of rural infrastructure and productive assets, implemented programmes to improve maternal and child nutrition, provided nutrition care and support for people living in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, supported humanitarian coordination and assisted disaster-affected households, and promoted children’s education and health through its school meals programme and scholarships to children from poor households.

The WFP Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) aims to complement and contribute to the Government of Cambodia’s efforts to achieve zero hunger through supporting school feeding programmes, strengthening resilient local food systems, enhancing government capacities on crisis management and disaster risk reduction, promoting digital transformation, enhancing food security, nutrition and social protection governance and providing supply chain services.

Announcement Positions

Senior Programme Associate (EPR), SC7

Exec. / Management, Social Work

  • Location:Phnom Penh Capital
  • Schedule:Full-time
  • Salary:N/A

Type of Contract: WFP Service Contract

Duration of Employment: 12 months, renewable

Grade: SC7 (Equivalent to GS-7)

Duty Station: WFP Country Office, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Reporting line: Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Officer


The Senior Programme Associate (EPR) will support WFP’s emergency preparedness and response programmes and assist Government and inter-agency disaster preparedness, coordination and response in Cambodia. This role will also serve to further define WFP’s actions within its mandate in Cambodia and implement emergency preparedness and response activities within the Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), including WFP’s role as co-chair of the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) and host of the HRF Secretariat.


  • The Senior Programme Associate (EPR) will be responsible for the following:

o    Programme management

§  Support the development of emergency preparedness and response programmes and action plans for WFP Cambodia within the scope of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), in consultation with the Government and partners and in line with WFP corporate policies.

§  Contribute to developing, monitoring and reporting on work plans and budgets for the emergency preparedness and response portfolio to track progress against objectives and targets, identify challenges and propose solutions.

§  Liaise across functional teams in WFP to ensure a well-coordinated and coherent approach.

§  Undertake field missions to support the implementation and monitoring of emergency preparedness and response programmes with a focus on ensuring and documenting the ownership, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

§  Contribute to knowledge products related to emergency preparedness and response, including situation reports, early warning information, assessment reports, dashboards, and presentations. Synthesize key findings and present these to internal and external audiences as required to inform decision-making processes.

§  Support partnerships for collaborative implementation of emergency preparedness and response activities, including with Government, UN agencies, development and humanitarian partners, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.

§  Contribute to the development of funding proposals for emergency preparedness and response programming in line with the Country Strategic Plan and priorities of the Government and partners.

§  Support WFP’s internal readiness and capacities for emergency preparedness and response, including trainings and workshops to ensure that the Country Office and Area Offices meet corporate standards. This includes updating/completing the Emergency Preparedness and Response Package and Business Continuity Plan in consultation with functional teams.

§  Contribute to corporate planning and reporting requirements, including the Annual Performance Plan, Annual Country Report and risk register, among others.

§  Ensure gender, disability and accountability to affected populations are considered throughout all areas of work.

o    Technical assistance

§  Support the National Committee for Disaster Management and line ministries in implementing the National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (NAP-DRR) as an instrument to guide and reinforce national priorities.

§  Support Government and partners to update national and subnational contingency plans for potential disasters.

§  Support the design, organization and facilitation of simulation exercises for specific hazards to test/practice contingency plans with stakeholders from the national and subnational levels.

§  Support the Government and partners to utilize the disaster management information system Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring (PRISM) for emergency preparedness and response.

§  Support the development of a capacity strengthening plan for emergency preparedness and response, including training to enhance national and subnational capacities in consultation with the Government, Cambodian Red Cross, Humanitarian Response Forum member agencies, and other stakeholders. 

§  Support efforts to formulate, integrate and/or implement WFP’s sector-specific and cross-sectoral areas of engagement, including the logistics preparedness working group, food security and nutrition sector group, and humanitarian cash working group, in the above initiatives, where appropriate.

o    Humanitarian coordination

§  Support WFP’s humanitarian coordination role as co-chair and secretariat of the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) in consultation with HRF sector lead agencies and members, national and subnational authorities and other stakeholders. Duties include the following: organize and facilitate routine and ad-hoc meetings, prepare and circulate minutes of meetings, maintain and curate the HRF website, update the 3Ws matrix, among other tasks.

§  Contribute to the review, update and potential redesign of the HRF architecture and processes, including terms of reference for co-chairs, sector leads and co-leads, and sector members; existing and proposed sectors; information management; contingency plans and other aspects of the HRF.

§  Participate in national and subnational coordination forums to ensure effective collaboration for emergency preparedness and response with the Government, Cambodian Red Cross, Humanitarian Response Forum member agencies, and other stakeholders, including the Joint Action Group (JAG) and Cambodia Humanitarian Forum (CHF)/Preparedness Partnership of Cambodia (PPC).

§  Support coordination of WFP’s sector-specific and cross-sectoral areas of engagement, including the logistics preparedness working group, food security and nutrition sector group, and humanitarian cash working group.

§  Any other duties as required.


o    Purpose

§  Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

§  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

§  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

§  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

o    People

§  Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

§  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

§  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

§  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

o    Performance

§  Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

§  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

§  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

§  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

o    Partnership

§  Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

§  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

§  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

§  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


o    Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

o    Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

o    Analysing and Using Information/Data: Leverages insights from multiple sources of data to identify trends, determine interrelationships among multiple issues and identify innovative solutions that impact partnerships. Leverages data-based narratives from across WFP engagements to add value to existing and new partnerships. Uses and promotes technology and digital tools to collect, collate, analyse and share data and data-based insights.

o    Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

o    Emergency Programming: Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.



o    Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

o    Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English


o    Has a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with increasing level of responsibility.

o    Prior professional experience in emergency preparedness and response.

o    Experience with organization and coordination of meetings, trainings and workshops.

o    Experience in organizing disaster simulation exercises for national/subnational stakeholders.

o    Able to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with Government partners and stakeholders.

o    Experience with early warning systems and disaster management information systems.

o    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex messages with stakeholders.

o    Has experience utilizing computers, including Microsoft Office package (e.g. Word, Excel).


Application Information

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to an inclusive working environment which values diversity

and has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and abuse of any kind.

WFP recognizes the positive potential of flexible working arrangements to enable staff members the opportunity to select and alter their work schedules to better fit personal needs and help balance work, personal, and family responsibilities whenever operationally possible.

WFP is committed to gender equality and parity (50% women and 50% men) and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities.

WFP offers an attractive salary and other benefits, including annual leave, parental leave and health insurance for staff and eligible dependents.

WFP Work Environment: WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behavior, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS and disability status. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services, and participation in decision making roles.

Interested candidates may send their CV(s) to us by using the information mentioned in the link below.

·         Create an account on the WFP Career Website link.

·         Under Filter By “Country”, type “Cambodia” and select the position you want to apply to.

·         The vacancy will be closed on Sunday, 24th January 2021 at 17:00 GMT+7