Deadline: 25 May 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer in Harar, Zimbabwe.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Policy Officer will perform the following functions:
- Provide oversight, management, and support toward the implementation of all project components, plans and processes for the GCF project in alignment with WFP and Government of Zimbabwe policies and guidance.
- Lead liaisons with government agencies, UN agencies, international financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations to ensure synergies with the GCF project and to engage in project implementation and/or joint programming where possible.
- Develop a standard operating procedures package, inclusive of guidance on potential partner roster methodology; approaches to planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of the GCF project; and evaluating mid-term and final performance of all partners involved.
- Ensure the preparation of accurate and timely reports (especially using primary data from monitoring) on GCF activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information.
- Ensure strong collaboration with public, private, and/or civil partners leading to improved GCF project outcomes.
- Co-ordinate the capacity building of WFP country office and field staff, partners, and government counterparts for all components under the GCF project.
- Support the implementation of the WFP Zimababwe Country Strategic Plan by ensuring cross-cutting efforts such as nutrition-sensitivity, gender and diversity inclusion, protection and accountability, and linkages with other projects, including R4, FFA and Zambuko, SAMS, Savings and Loans are integrated with the GCF project.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines economics, finance, agriculture, geography and environmental sciences, agriculture, insurance, disaster risk management.
- At least 5 year’s postgraduate experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and development of contingency plans.
- Knowledge of global climate change policy frameworks and climate finance mechanisms such as GCF and Adaptation Fund are an asset.
- Strong experience working with UN agencies, government entities, or civil society in the fields of climate change, resilience and/or environmental sustainability.
- Experience in managing multi-donor projects and policy engagement with governments required.
- Climate change adaptation experience in the Southern African region is desired.
- Experience in the establishment of partnerships with public and private sector actors and an understanding of key climate change related-policy issues.
- Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.