Programme Policy Officer at WFP, Mbabane, Swaziland

Deadline: 29 June 2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer in Mbabane, Swaziland.

The Programme Policy Officer will support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

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-

  • Plan and manage WFP field operations to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food assistance and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays.
  • Build effective and collaborative relations with the local authorities and contribute to the expertise sharing and capacity building for effective preparedness and response to food assistance needs
  • Coordinate with implementing partners and liaise with NGOs, local authorities, and other entities aimed at improving efficiency and timely food access to beneficiaries.
  • Analyse and prepare projections for food commodities, and non-food items to ensure timely call forward.
  • Ensure extensive and frequent presence at project areas, distribution sites and centres.
  • Liaise with Logistics section to ensure the programme requirements are met, including: review of the pipeline; meetings with logistics to allocate priorities for available commodities in order to fulfil the monthly distribution plan; in coordination with CPs, keep a close follow-up on the implementation of the plan.
  • Oversee the preparation of Monthly consolidated distribution reports, and provide inputs for all necessary reports related to the operations (Sitreps; briefing; etc.).
  • Other as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.
  • University Degree with additional years of related work experience and trainings/courses.
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate, progressively responsible, job related experience in development assistance projects, public sector management.
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook).
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English language and Siswati.
  • Nationality of Swaziland.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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