Deadline: 8 June 2020
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer in Yaounde, Cameroon.
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:
- Formulate parts of WFP-wide programme policies in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate WFP-wide programme policy into Country level practices, programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between HQ, RB and field operations.
- Develop operational partnerships and maintain established strategic partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work, with special focus on crisis response.
- Provide technical advice and support to programme activities to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies and other relevant guidance.
- Provide technical advice or mobilise technical expertise, on WFP’s programme and policy issues including the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
- Manage or oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical programme reports, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
- 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.
- Take the lead in the translation and operationalization of WFP’s programme strategy into country level practices, including development of functional training to enhance the capacity of WFP staff, government and partners to design and deliver effective crisis response programmes through knowledge exchange, and joint management of activities.
Applicants must have:
- Completion of secondary school education.
- Advanced University Degree in International Affairs, Economics, urban and rural planning, social sciences, agriculture, environmental sciences, agricultural insurance, project management and disaster risk management , Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.
- First University Degree with 8 additional year’s of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- 5 to 8 year’s of progressive professional experience in emergency assistance, agricultural insurance and/or diverse aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance.
- Experience working across diverse programme areas, including planning and implementation.
- Experience in leading teams.
- Programme experience at all levels from grassroots to management engagement.
- Experience in the establishment of partnerships with public and private sector actors; understanding of policy issues.
- Experience and performed the role of Government Liaison officer at national or provincial/regional level or with specific line ministries.
- Strong organizational skills with an ability to work independently, as part of a diverse team, work and to take an idea from theory to practice.
- Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet, project management and other standard WFP software packages and systems.
- Fluency in English (Level C) and French (level C).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.