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.
August marked three months since the first Maano transaction. In three months, the Maano app has helped smallholder farmers in 28 rural communities sell 120.65 metric tons of their produce, worth 377,000 kwachas.
As a result of supplementary funding from the Government of Zambia WFP will be able to scale Up the Home-Grown School Meals from the current 1, 060, 770 children to about 1,500,000 children by 2018. This will result in about 15 additional districts being included on the HGSM programme.
From January to August 2017, WFP assisted 144,500 beneficiaries including 17,000 through cash-based transfers (CBT), and 127,500 through in-kind food assistance.
Humanitarian access to NGCA remains challenging, WFP continues to operate through local and international partners addressing the needs of those severely food insecure. In Luhansk NGCA, activities will be terminated in mid-September due to imposed limitations by de-facto authorities to conduct monitoring of food assistance as per WFP requirements.
WFP has issued eight contracts to small-scale farmer groups to supply 340 metric tons of maize grain through its first direct food purchase in Uganda.
WFP is running out of funds to provide food and nutrition assistance to 1.2 million refugees.
Despite the continued support from traditional and new donors, and new contributions received in recent months, the operation requires USD 51.2 million for the next six months (October 2017 - March 2018).
In September 2017, the ESSN programme reached the milestone of assisting more than one million vulnerable refugees with 120 Turkish Liras each of cash assistance.
WFP’s support to refugees in camps reached more than 144,000 people.
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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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS From 9 October 2017 till 23 October 2017
Contract Type/Duration Type: Fixed term Duration: One year Duty station: Damascus
ABOUT WFP The United Nations World Food Programme 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 most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
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.