Programme Policy Officer (Head of Programme) at WFP, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Deadline: 22 September 2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The Programme Policy Officer will be design and manage programmes of moderate size and complexity that effectively meet food and nutrition needs, contribute to improve livelihoods or strengthen resilience of food insecure, undernourished people.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Policy Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Contribute to the formulation of the Country Office’s strategy.
  • Develop implementation modalities, models and general programme guidance to ensure a clear and strong connection with other colleagues and particularly those in the field.
  • Provide expert advice and support to colleagues and the Country Director on issues of livelihoods and resilience to climatic shocks, community-based participatory approaches and gender- and nutrition-sensitive programming.
  • Clarify ambiguities and ensure that activities and operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
  • Provide technical advice or mobilize 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 the Government 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, 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 in fora relating to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience to seasonal shocks and climate change through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
  • Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • 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 trainings/courses.
  • Experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.
  • Fluency in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
  • Nationality is Côte d’Ivoire.

 How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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