ROME – As leaders gather for the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Crisis in Geneva tomorrow, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, called for access and resources to alleviate the suffering of more than half a million people. WFP has provided food to the 580,000 people who have flooded out of Myanmar since August 25.
Most households in Torit are selling their productive assets, consuming inadequate food and resorting to other negative coping strategies.
Households in Yambio have poor food security and are frequently spending their savings to purchase food, as insecurity has prevented farmers from growing crops. Overall, negative coping strategies are more prevalent in urban areas.
In September 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 0.5% and 1.3%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.4% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.5% from the previous month (August 2017);
Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.75% from August 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.98% from the same month last year (September 2016);
La tendance des prix des céréales est en légère hausse par rapport à août 2017 (+4%). Comparé à septembre 2016, les prix sont en forte hausse pour presque toutes les céréales: +32% pour le mil, + 27% sorgho, + 16% maïs.
Voir le détail par marché sur http://foodprices.vam.wfp.org/ALPS-at-a-glance.aspx
WFP successfully migrated the SCOPE Platform (a digital beneficiary registration and management platform) to support the people residing at Tongogara Refugee Camp, culminating in 2,700 refugees redeeming their assistance using the SCOPE card.
2017 Productive Assets Creation cycle (PAC) registered an increase in the number of assets being created and rehabilitated from 55 in 2016 to 119 in 2017, as WFP gears up its resilience activities.
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Provide the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
Support the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and assist in setup and implementation of proper accounting procedures, systems and internal controls.
Monitor the daily cash position in order to optimize the use of surplus cash and maximize returns on
investment through the liquidity portfolio.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. In a joint UN collaboration, WFP is seeking to fill the Consultancy position of Data Analyst based in the UN Headquarters in New York, USA for a 3-month contract from 15 October 2017 – 15 January 2018.
Job Purpose: Programme Associate (GIS&VAM) will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs
Accountabilities: Within the assigned unit and delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Assist in cleaning and reviewing data from quarterly food security outcome monitoring, annual food security and vulnerability assessments and other data as needed.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
From 10 October 2017 till 24 October 2017
CONTRACT TYPE & DURATION
Type: Service Contract
Duration: Six months
Duty Station: Damascus
- Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating,
directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
- Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorised partners and
Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement.
Collecting primary data on households’ food security can be challenging, time consuming and costly ‒ particularly in areas with limited humanitarian access. Remote data collection is a flexible and efficient way to collect food security information and it allows for frequent food security monitoring in unstable areas without putting the enumerators at risk.
This course aims to give a clear understanding of what remote food security monitoring entails, when it is a useful tool, and how to implement a remote food security monitoring project.