Programme Policy Officer (CSTII – Roster)

January 11, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

the United Nations World Food Programme (UN 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (CSTII – Roster)
Requisition ID: 280371
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Short Term
Department: Programme & Policy
Organizational Context

These roles are likely found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). Job holders are likely to report to the relevant Director or more senior programme post.
Job holders are likely to manage a moderate portfolio of activities that may include contribution to and/or direct management of programmes in COs of moderate complexity, or contribution to policy formulation and provision of technical advice at RB or HQ level for a defined area of expertise. Job holders operate with considerable independence in their specialities and may manage a substantial team of junior professional and support staff

Job Purpose

To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.
To lead the Partnerships sub-unit at the Maiduguri Area Office, Nigeria CO

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

Contribute to formulation of WFP-wide programme policies in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate programme policy into Regional/Country level practices. Developing programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between HQ and field operations.
Provide advice and support to COs on moderately complex issues to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
Provide technical advice or mobilise technical expertise on programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate food products, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Assist counterparts in governments and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and sub-national levels.
Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance.
Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
Contribute to resources mobilisations efforts for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
Advice and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes.
Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a moderate budget.
Contribute to Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
Other as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education:

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.

Language:

International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

National Professional:

Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Deliverables at the end of the Contract:

All TRC are conducted and recommandation provide to the CPC for the endorsement of the CPs budget and proposals.
CPs coordination meetings are regularly conducted and action points followed up for implementation
PACEs are initiated and completed on time for all staff members in the partnership sub unit
CP invoices are received and processed within 21 days for payment
A weekly CP/FLA report is prepared and shared with the HoP

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role:

Has experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.
Has led a Sub Office or a small country/area office programme team or a component of a country office programme portfolio.
Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions

Knowledge & Skills:

Very good writing and communication skills
Can work under pressure and with minimal supervision
Able to prioritize activities and meet deadlines
Excellent team player with very good soft skills.

Application Closing Date
24th January, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Terms And Conditions

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only internationals are eligible to apply for this position. 
Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

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