Overview

POSITION: FINANCE ASSOCIATE

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-relatted assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict- affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

Malawi is a small landlocked country in Southern Africa. With a population expanding rapidly at 3.percent per year and the majority of livelihoods dependent on agriculture, the population is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate-related disasters. Poverty is experienced by most rural families, with those headed by women suffering the most. Relying on small parcels of densely cultivated land for their livelihoods, rural Malawians are highly affected by climate change. Episodes of drought as well as severe flooding are increasing in frequency, intensity and unpredictability, giving the most vulnerable households inadequate time to recover.

Malawi’s challenges are also compounded by high rates of HIV infection (at 9.6 percent), low primary school completion rate (at 51 percent) and chronic under-nutrition (at 37 percent for children under 5). WFP continues to partner with the government, other UN agencies, NGOs, civil society and the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular emphasis on reaching Zero Hunger (SDG 2), addressing structural drivers of hunger wherever possible.

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to: http://www.wfp.org/videos/zero-hunger

WFP Malawi is seeking to recruit a Finance Associate as detailed through the links below:

Finance Associate- Surge Capacity Support SSA6 -8 Months – Lilongwe.

Internal Candidates: https://bit.ly/2VAakG0

External Candidates: https://bit.ly/2VluUTY

Deadline for applying is 24th August, 2021.

WFP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.

Well qualified candidates, particularly

females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Paper applications will not be accepted.