Consultant Contractual Jobs at World Food Programme (WFP) and Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture

Deadline of this Job: 26 January 2023

The overarching responsibility of this role is to ensure BB’s on-the-ground operations run smoothly, are tuned to business needs, and meet KPIs.
• Lead scoping activities to evaluate BB’s potential application for WFP and partner operations across the globe.
• Create project documents to support BB’s deployment, scaleup, and maintenance for various global operations.
• Develop project KPIs, monitor progress against those KPIs throughout the project implementation, and make necessary adjustments.
• Continuously define and analyze potential risks, and ensure their proper management, including developing and maintaining risk registries and contingency plans, implementing best practices from the industry, implementing relevant frameworks, etc.
• Support operational roll-out and scaleup activities as needed.
• Support capacity-building activities, including hiring and training new staff as part of handing over ongoing BB operational responsibility to local operations.
• Lead the on-the-ground BB project teams using agile and other applicable methodologies to fulfill project deliverables.
• Identify underperformance and ensure it is managed promptly.
• Provide remote support to country office teams to ensure BB’s operations continue smoothly.
• Be accountable for the high-quality and timely output of necessary project documentation, including project proposals, SOPs, manuals, progress updates, evaluations, reports, and project history narratives.
• Ensure all stakeholders are updated on the project status at the right frequency and level.
• Assist in the development of new BB use cases.
• Other role-relevant duties as assigned.

• Product Canvas;
• Product Roadmap;
• Product Backlog well-structured in Epics, Features, and User Stories, with User Stories that pass the “Definition of Ready” as per the INVEST criteria


• University degree in business administration, project management, engineering, or a related field.
• PMP and/or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification(s) desirable.

• At least five years of related professional experience, including experience in:
• Delivering complex, field-level implementation of technical projects in humanitarian contexts.
• Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on business-critical matters.
• Developing and delivering on project KPIs
• Experience in coordinating/leading project teams.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:
• Continually striving to develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
• Highly autonomous and able to work with minimum supervision.
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
• High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to decide from incomplete information. • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems without precedent.
• Strong conflict resolution and consensus-building skills.

• Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese, is desirable

Deadline of this Job: 27 January 2023

CNFA is currently seeking applications for the following types of professionals with minimum 5 (five) years of experience in their respective technical or operational area of expertise to support this project. Please indicate the area(s) of expertise for which you would like to apply in your application:

• Business development services and capacity development, especially for SMEs
• Market systems development and private sector engagement, including public-private partnerships
• Household and market systems resilience
• Nutrition-sensitive agriculture
• Gender inclusion and women’s empowerment
• Positive youth development and economic inclusion
• Access to finance
• Enabling environment for economic growth
• Social and behavior change communication strategies
• Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Analysis
• Writing and communications

Job Requirements
Key Qualifications:

• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in respective sector or area of expertise;
• Bachelor’s degree in related field or higher is preferred;
• Experience working on USAID-funded development projects is preferred;
• Experience with the areas of expertise listed above in Kenya is highly preferred;
• Fluency in English and Swahili strongly preferred.