NGO Jobs At United Nations World Food Programme
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The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.
WFP has been present in Ghana since 1963. Our interventions in the country focus on direct food assistance using vouchers to improve the nutritional status of targeted populations, in line with national targets. WFP also aims to ensure vulnerable communities benefit from efficient and resilient food systems which support nutritional value chains, capacity strengthening interventions to manage food security, nutrition and social protection programmes and the Advocacy and coherent policy frameworks support to key cooperating partners.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Ghana introduced measures to contain the virus and mitigate its impacts. The epicentres of the pandemic were Accra in Greater Accra Region and Kumasi in Ashanti region. The immediate national focus was strengthening the healthcare system to cope with the spread of the virus while establishing measures to cushion the socio-economic impacts. As part of WFP’s Socio-Economic Response Plan for COVID-19, WFP collaborated with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to provide cash-based transfers to COVID-19 affected daily wage earners and smallholder farmers in epicentres to enable them to meet their immediate food and nutrition needs.
Oversight of the operations in the Ashanti region is from Accra and that for the Northern region from Tamale.
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At this position, you will lead and manage the Tamale Field Office to ensure the effective and efficient management of human and financial resources and delivery of WFP programs and activities. A large emphasis is placed upon building and maintaining relationships with local governments, UN agencies and other partners in the area to reinforce WFP’s visibility.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director /Head of Programme and the overall supervision of the Country Director/Representative, the position holder will be expected to perform the following duties:
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Closing Date : 26 May. 2021