The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization, the largest one focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, it is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.
Mission and objectives
The United Nations MAC Pow Programme (WFP) 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 the most vulnerable. particularly women and children. can access the nutritious food they need.
WFP Nepal’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2019 and became effective from 1 January 2019. It aims to contribute to live Strategic Outcomes (SOs) that are aligned to five Strategic Results of Sustainable Development Goals (50G) 2 (Zero Hunger) and 5DG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). A total of ten Activities are being implemented to achieve the contributions to the six SOs. The six Strategic Outcomes (SO) are:
S01: affected populations in Nepal have timely access to adequate food and nutrition during and in the aftermath of natural disasters and/or other shocks.
Nepal is among the world’s poorest countries, ranking 148th out of 189, with a Human Development Index (HDO score of 0.574 in 2019. Challenging geography. chi unrest and a lack of infrastructure complicate efforts to improve livelihoods, establish functioning markets and transport food.
Assisting more than 90 million people in 83 countries each year. the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving Eves and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
WFP has been working in the country since 1963. supporting the Government to develop greater food security among vulnerable communities and bud resilience to disasters. WFP’s work in Nepal primarily targets the most food insecure. those in the hard-Wreath districts of the Mid- and Far-Western Hills and Mountains. For more info: www.wfp.org/Nepal: www.twitter.com/WFP_Nepal
Um:et :he direct supervision of the Head. Communications Unit. the National UN Youth Volunteer will be provided with close mentoring. guidance. and technical supervision and shall carry out the following tasks:
Furthermore. UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
1 years of experience in Communications is desired: Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others: Good interpersonal. networking and communication skills: Willingness to contibute and work as part of a team: Flexible and open to learning and new experiences: Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures. environments and living conditions: Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture. (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded: Computer skills (i.e. Word. Excel. PowerPoint. social media, and others).
Area(s) of expertise:
Required education level
Bachebr cegtee or equivalent in Communications. Journalism. International Development or any other relevant field: Competencies and values
Living conditions and remarks
Kathmandu. the capital of Nepal. lies under the Phase III of the UN Security classification. but is subject to change depending on the development of the security situation. Living conditions in Kathmandu are good. Comfortable inexpensive flats (furnished and unfurnished) are available in Kathmandu. Both imported and local foods and clothing are abundantly available. There is a short supply of water while it is also not safe to drink without treatment. Public transport is easily available and generally reliable though traffic congestion is extremely high. Kathmandu has a temperate climate with coldest temperature reaching just above zero at the night during the winter and mild but humid during the monsoon period. mid-June to end September.
Nepal is a unique country and WFP Nepal is a unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment. but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness. as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make We comfortable and affordable. Therefore. flexibility and the abiity and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions. involving physical hardship and little comfort are essential.
Special Note: Young female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV. all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination. and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality. ethnic origin. sexual orientation, disability. pregnancy, age. language, social origin Of Whet status.
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