Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfers) NOB Maiduguri (4136)
- To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
- Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
- Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
- Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
- Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities.
- Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
- Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
- Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
- Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
- Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
- Other as required.
- Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience is required in:
- Taking leadership in implementing programmes.
- Providing input into policy discussions and decisions.
- Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
- Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
- Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local languages is desirable.
02 December, 2016
- WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job.
- Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills.
- WFP will only consider academic credentials and degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
- Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.