Thursday, 1 December 2016

Programme Policy Officer at the United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill Programme Policy Officer (focus on Cash-based transfers) post at the NOB level, based in WFP Nigeria, Maiduguri Field Office. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you!

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfers) NOB Maiduguri (4136)

Description 

  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Responsibilities 

  • 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.


Qualifications 

  • 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.

Location: Maiduguri

Closing Date
02 December, 2016

Additional Information

  • 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.

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