Deadline: 19 March 2023
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Programme Policy Officer in Cairo, Egypt.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Senior Programme Policy Officer will perform the following functions:
- Formulate WFP-wide programme policies and guidance in line with both organisational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate WFP-wide programme policy into Regional/Country level practices and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure alignment between HQ and field operations enabling effective delivering of food assistance.
- Provide advice and support to a large number of COs operating in a variety of contexts, to clarify ambiguities and ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
- Provide solid technical and managerial leadership on a broad range of strategically important and complex policy and programme 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 senior stakeholders of 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 food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at global, national and sub-national levels.
- Identify, develop and nurture strategic and operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
- Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience, engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts and other related issues, through direct participation and/or through briefings, information products and other materials.
- Monitor and oversee operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance to advocacy for WFP and to strengthen policy and programme formulation.
- Monitor and oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use to present a consistent picture to internal and external stakeholders and enable informed decision-making.
- Advocate for resources for a broad portfolio of WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability.
Applicant must have:
- Master’s 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/or trainings/courses.
- At least 11 year’s of experience in formulating programme lifecycles and implementation modalities
- Experience shaping country-level operational strategies/partnerships
- Experience leading multidisciplinary teams
- Experience designing/managing operations
- Subject matter expertise in any of the following areas will be considered a bonus: emergency preparedness and response; resilience and climate change; cross-cutting issues (gender, protection, AAP and conflict-sensitivity) and cooperating partner management.
- Fluency (level C) in the English language;
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language).
- Preference is given to French and/or Arabic.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.