Application Deadline: 30 May 2022(Midnight Beijing, China) Type of Contract: Fixed-Term Contract
Languages Required: English, Chinese
Expected Duration of Assignment: One year, renewable on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance & availability of funds
Duties and Responsibilities:
Contribute to the design and roll-out of South-South/Trilateral Cooperation(SSC) country projects with a focus on identifying, sourcing and facilitating the sharing of expertise and technical assistance from China, in line with the WFP’s mandate and WFP China’s and WFP’s global SSC priorities;
Make preparations and arrangements for the roll-out of technical cooperation for the SSC country pilot projects in full consultation with stakeholders concerned. This includes the preparation of reports/ briefings on SSC country pilot projects conducted, with in-depth analysis and innovative suggestions;
Conduct case studies to identify and document successful experiences and best practices developed in China to support SSC knowledge sharing platform.
Provide inputs to SSC databases and update on information related to country pilots to replenish and maintain the database;
Contribute to relevant SSC knowledge management initiatives related to country pilot projects, and review the related content for monthly highlights, inputs for newsletters, WeChat articles and SSC Quarterly, etc,.
Maintain an online community of individuals and organizations promoting and maximizing the exchange of information and data flow with regard to the country pilot projects through SSC knowledge-sharing platform;
Support to promote RBA SSC collaboration on knowledge management;
Perform other duties as and when required.
Education: Advanced University degree (Master or above) in Agricultural Economics, Ecological agriculture, Environmental Sciences, International Development/Politics/Relations, Development Economics, or other relevant fields.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in food security, international development, or related fields. Minimum 5 years of experience working in capacity strengthening with developing countries in agriculture, food security or nutrition. Minimum 5 years of experience with international development and cooperation agencies.
Skills and competencies:
Sufficient knowledge about the development and food security challenges in developing countries.
Adequate knowledge about China’s agriculture and rural development experience and related technologies in food security and nutrition.
Sufficient knowledge of South-South Cooperation and capacity strengthening principles.
Good knowledge about regional and international mechanism for agricultural cooperation, financing channels and partnership network for South-South Cooperation.
Sufficient knowledge about principles for MOU/ Partnership Agreement text preparing.
Sufficient knowledge about program/ project preparing process and text framework.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Timely reports and other correspondence with ability and commitment to meet deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure and willingness to meet challenges.
Professional background about website construction or development would be a merit.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Chinese.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your profile. We strongly recommend that you ensure that the information is accurate and complete including employment record, academic qualifications and language skills.
All female and male candidates are equally encouraged to apply for this position which is open for Chinese nationals only.
To apply please send us the Personal History Form (P11) no later than 30 May 2022: