JOB TITLE: Head of Area Office TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultancy Level 2 UNIT/DIVISION: Programme DUTY STATION (City, Country): Port-au-Prince, Haiti DURATION : 11 months BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT: The Head of Area Office (HoAO) manages the WFP Sub Offices (SOs) and Port-au-Prince Field Office (FO) in Haiti, and reports to the Deputy Country Director (Operations). The HoAO supports the WFP operations and manages programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs or contribute to policy formulation, including partnership engagement and/or provide technical advice. Furthermore, a key aspect of this role is to oversight on programme strategy and implementation. It is worth to mention that the HoAO operates with a high degree of independence, to ensure effective programme operations, in coordination with Operations Units, support services units at CO, and he/she is heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work related to the SOs and FO under his/her responsibility. ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Within delegated authority, the Programme Policy Officer will: Manage and lead WFP field operations within the area of assignment to ensure timely and effective deployment of food assistance programmes. Hold accountability for the deployment of Country Office (CO) initiatives, policies and strategies in the Sub Offices (SOs) and the Field Office (FO) under his/her responsibility. Effectively manage the Sub Offices and the Field Office to ensure transparent and efficient resources management, where the HoAO support on the continued development of a cohesive and high performing teams. In coordination with HoSOs and FO, ensure efficient use of financial and assets resources for achievement of set objectives. Support the SOs and FO on security matters of WFP staff, on access to implement operations, premises and assets in the SOs and FO to verify that WFP security and safety standards are locally set and followed. Collaborate with local authorities and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully deployed at the local level and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of food assistance programmes, including advice on the context-specific transfer modalities (food, cash or vouchers). Assist when SOs and FO will develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems and support conducting timely monitoring and evaluation activities in coordination with CO Units. Contribute the SOs and FO when preparing accurate and comprehensive analysis and reports on WFP operations with regular and timely submission. HoAO reviews to identify programme support requirements and inform operational planning and decisions. Forge and nurture external partnerships to improve assistance packages and support complementary strategies; identify potential areas for collaborative approaches and initiatives. Develop and sustain liaison with local government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, donors, civil society, beneficiaries and other partners and media engaged in the field of food security. Facilitate technical decisions on program management and programme convergence and integration of the WFP programmes in the field, based on risk-basis analysis. Engage with beneficiaries, inspect storage places and points where WFP commodities are received, in order to ensure compliance with WFP policies and that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives. Keep the CO Management informed on social political development in the Area with proper analytical dimensions and advise the key issues might hamper the operation. Undertake/perform any other duties/tasks designated/delegated by the supervisor. DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT: Sub Office and Field Office teams are highly motivated and HoSOs and HoFO are coached and supervised periodically. Leadership Framework is applied in the SOs ad FO, and training plans are developed -tailored to the SO/FO needs- as well as its implementation. Sub Offices and Field Office, under the HoAO, implement the WFP activities in their territory, effectively, and they perform their duties/tasks in a constructive manner. Periodic reports to CO Management are submitted and HoAO will lead periodical meetings, when required, in coordination with Programme, RAM, Access and Security units in CO. Support to SOs/FO in case of force majeure events and HoAO will assist on administrative procedures, in coordination with CO-Support Services Units. Perform as HoSO a.i. in case of HoSO or HoFO absence CADRE DE LEADERSHIP DU PAM : NORMES COMMUNES DE COMPORTEMENT : Leads by Example with Integrity Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Respects others and values diversity Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Stays focused and calm under pressure Stays focused and calm when under pressure, encourages others to do the same, and offers guidance and support to manage difficult situations Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and pursuing opportunities to develop Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Delivers results for maximum impact Identifies and aligns objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact Delegates appropriately Delegates responsibly and provides appropriate support empowering others to deliver results Adapts readily to change Responds readily to change in different contexts and adapts accordingly Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Environment Is inclusive and collaborative Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by encouraging Gives timely and constructive feedback Supports development for others by giving Builds and shares new perspectives Seeks out, trusts and listens attentively to diverse views to capture, learn, build colleagues to collaborate by sharing ideas and openly raising issues timely and constructive feedback and share new perspectives Applies Strategic Thinking Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision and operational outcomes to deliver meaningful solutions Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things Demonstrates curiosity, designs and implements new ways of doing things when relevant Analyses and evaluates data Gathers data and different perspectives, shares knowledge and uses evidence to inform decision making Considers the impact of decisions Implements decisions, considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects and other initiatives Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships Builds partnerships Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit Collaborates to deliver common objectives Collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives by sharing information and co-creating innovative solutions with beneficiaries when appropriate QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Education • Advanced University degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. Experience • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the domain. • Has developed, or supported in the development of, multi-discipline work plans to support the achievement of WFP strategic aims within a defined area. Participated in a moderately complex emergency operation/development programme. • Has gained experience in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation. Has led a mid-size to large team to ensure the effective delivery of objectives. • Gained experience of analysing political situations, assessing risk accurately and supporting managers and leaders in decision making that is sensitive to this. • Gained broader exposure across areas within a function (i.e. policy, programme etc.); managed mid-size financial budgets, balancing multiple priorities effectively. • Participated in a vendor/government/ partner negotiation in support of broad function or Country Office requirements. • Has experience with security co-ordination, Access Operations tasks, and compound management within a mid-size area. Knowledge & Skills • Broad knowledge of diverse humanitarian assistance and development practices. • Tact and ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. • Good understanding of project lifecycle, humanitarian principles and tools, programmes and transfer modalities. Ability to assimilate and analyze complex issues using independent judgment and anticipate potential strategic impact. • Ability to explain strategies and projects to field counterparts and communicate with local authorities and partners clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. • Ability to provide sound technical advice, or mobilize technical expertise, on a broad range of programmatic, operational and support areas. • Ability to lead, coach and motivate large and diverse teams for efficient and effective delivery of results. • Broad commercial understanding, with the ability to leverage external partnerships to optimize resources for WFP. High caliber negotiation and motivational skills, with the ability to influence at senior levels within and beyond the organization. • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety Languages • Fluency (level C) in both oral and written communication in English and French Date limite des dépôts de candidatures