Programme Officer at WFP, Khartoum, Sudan

Deadline: 27 June 2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in Khartoum, Sudan. The duration of this post is 11 months.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Coordinate WFP Sudan’s Resilience programmes including project design, review, appraisal, and implementation of activities (including FFA, FFT, income generating activities and the Safe Access to Firewood and Alternative Energy (SAFE) project)
  • Support WFP staff and Cooperating Partners (CPs) in planning and formulating quality FFA projects that address the underlying causes of food insecurity for various target groups using community based planning processes.
  • Provide technical assistance to AOs in shifting current eligible WFP beneficiaries to FFA and income generating activities based on results of IDP profiling exercise.
  • Liaise with WFP AOs and CPs including visits to FFA project sites in order to ensure that activities are implemented on timely basis and to the required quality standards.
  • Support the design and development of WFP’s Safety Nets programme in Sudan, with a focus on design, delivery and partnerships for productive safety net programmes.
  • Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes.
  • In liaison with the WFP Monitoring and Evaluation Unit ensure the FFA baseline information is compiled and ensure continued monitoring reports are made and shared regularly.
  • Support the development of outcome monitoring and evaluation reports for implemented activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree, preferably at an advanced level, in Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other fields related to international development assistance.
  • At least 5 to 8 years (of which 3 international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in public sector management, community-based development; experience in project management and operational implementation a must, while experience with WFP is strongly desirable.
  • Strong experience in formulating programme strategies and activities in humanitarian and transition contexts, drawing upon full range of food assistance tools, and translating them into implementation modalities and operations.
  • Proven experience in designing and managing resilience programmes.
  • Fluency in oral and written English.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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