Deadline: 7 November 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Resilience National Programme Policy Officer in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The duration of this post is 1 year.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Resilience National Programme Policy Officer will perform the following functions:
- 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.
- Develop 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.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University Degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.
- At least 5 year’s relevant experience in development or humanitarian work, preferably with specialized experience in resilience and/or livelihood projects.
- At least 5 year’s experience leading a team in the coordination and implementation of programs.
- Strong experience in managing multi-country or multi-component programmes, including experience in managing project budgets and quality control of implementation and financial reports.
- Proven ability and experience in coordinating inter-institutional networks, partnerships, communication strategies and initiatives.
- Fluency oral and written (level C) in English and French language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.