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 in Pakistan is looking for a candidate to provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies under the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) that effectively meet food system needs, with specific focus on relief, recovery, livelihood activities, emergency preparedness, climate change adaptation and community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM).
The purpose of the role is to provide operational leadership and policy-level leadership in areas related to Relief, Resilience, Livelihoods, Emergency Preparedness, Climate change adaptation, and Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) to the WFP Pakistan office in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar) and to contribute strategically to the development and implementation of these programmes in support of the WFP Pakistan Country Office CSP in alignment with the provincial government priorities.
Master’s Degree or PhD in Climate Change, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Disaster Management, Sustainable Development, Social Protection, Economics, Agriculture, Water resource management or other field relevant to international development assistance in the area of Resilience.
Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in Relief, Resilience, Livelihoods (including Food Assistance For Assets and Food for Training), Climate Change, and Community Based Disaster Risk Management at both policy and implementation level.
Fluency (level C) in English language, Urdu, and other local languages
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The World Food Programme was created in 1961, as an experiment to provide food aid through the UN system. In 1965, WFP became a fully-fledged UN programme, to last for “as long as multilateral food aid is found feasible and desirable”. Today, WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP assists 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 70 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. In emergencies, WFP is often first on the scene, providing food assistance to the victims of war, civil conflict, drought, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, crop failures and natural disasters. When the emergency subsides, WFP helps communities rebuild shattered lives and livelihoods. We also work to strengthen the resilience of people and communities affected by protracted crises by applying a development lens in our humanitarian response. WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations, in 2016 WFP raised US$5.9 billion. WFP has more than 14,000 staff worldwide of whom over 90% are based in the countries where the agency provides assistance.