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ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language:  National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Work experience: 8 years of progressively responsible in any area relevant to evaluation of projects. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The RuralIvestment consultant work in close collaboration with the lead consultant to determine data requirements for the investment analysis.
  2. Develop work plan for conducting the investment analysis for the fresh food markets in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. 

BACKGROUND AND JOB PURPOSE

In 2016, the Kalobeyei settlement was opened 3.5 kilometres away from the Kakuma camps, to promote the self-reliance of refugees and the host population and deliver integrated services to both. Its development is guided by the Kalobeyei Integrated Social and Economic Development Programme (KISEDP), which offers a range of innovative, market-based approaches to refugee protection that diverge from the conventional aid model implemented in Kakuma.

In alignment with KISEDP, WFP from the outset provided general food assistance to refugees in Kalobeyei through cash. In Kakuma a dual approach of in-kind and cash assistance is used. Alongside the cash-based assistance, WFP introduced the Kenya Retail Engagement Initiative (KREI), a holistic approach to support and develop the food retail market. The objectives of KREI were to ensure that beneficiaries get the best value in terms of price, quality selection and service, to develop the retail sector and provide visibility to customers’ needs.

A study done by WFP and the University of Oxford in 2018 provided insights into how markets in Kakuma and Kalobeyei had emerged in the process of transitioning from in-kind to cash-based assistance. It also highlighted the factors the determined entrepreneurial success in the refugee market. However, the role and impact of KREI was not fully explored.  In addition, from 2019, WFP invested in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei markets through infrastructural development for fresh foods. This was aimed at improving the supply of and access to good quality fresh foods.

WFP Kenya would like to assess the role and impact of KREI interventions in relation to the fresh food market. A key component of this assessment is to analysis the investements that WFP has made by buidling market infrastructure for fesh foods.  This analysis will be instructive in guiding any such investments by WFP in other parts of the country, as well as inform county governments on such investments.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. The RuralIvestment consultant work in close collaboration with the lead consultant to determine data requirements for the investment analysis.
  2. Develop work plan for conducting the investment analysis for the fresh food markets in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.  
  3. Conduct the investment analysis using the data provided by the lead consultant . This should include the following outputs – an analysis of operational income and costs and the operational sustainability.
  4. Assist WFP and the Turkana County government to take into account key issues to be addressed in ensuring sustainability of the investments that have been made so far
  5. Hold meetings with project stakeholders (traders, consumers, Turkana County Government Department of Trade ensure that the analysis is participatory and iterative. 

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

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.

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.

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.

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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) 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.
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.
Emergency Programming Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

Deliverables at the end of the contract

  • RuralInvest Analysis report.
  • Presentation given to WFP staff on the rural invest analysis with recommendations on areas that should be improved to enhance the return on investments.
  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Experience in managing a range of investment facilities, and demonstrated experience in conducting the FAO RuralInvest Analysis.
  • Knowledge of the parameters that are required to conduct both income and non-income generating projects
  • Knowledge of the parameters that are required to conduct both income and non-income generating projects

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This is s local consultancy limited to working in Kenya. The successful candidate will be paid in local currency (Kenya Shillings). 

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

20 December, 2021

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.

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