Deadline: 8 November 2020
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer in Bangkok, Thailand.
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:
- Provide technical leadership and management oversight on selected activities.
- Lead strategy, policy and coordination support.
- Examine and articulate how WFP can support strengthening governments social protection systems in region to become more responsive to shocks, help to eliminate hunger, and improve nutrition – and articulate the strategic direction for RBB.
- Lead the design and implementation of operational research, multi-country social protection and cash-based transfer (CBT) analyses, and other evidence generation initiatives.
- Prepare or oversee the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products and proposals on social protection and CBT for internal or external use.
- Coordinate social protection initiatives within the region and identify opportunities for exchange of knowledge and learnings.
- Enhance WFP leadership status in different forums on social protection and CBT and related issues through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
- Lead and advocate for resource mobilization and strategic engagement on social protection and CBT interventions with donors, the United Nations system, international financing institutions, non-governmental organizations, private sector entities and other bodies at the regional level.
- Support partnership with host governments and United Nations country teams.
- Develop and maintains strategic partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and innovations to improve social assistance packages, including cash transfer values and delivery modalities (e.g. digital payments) and support advocacy work.
- Advocate and support country offices in the prioritization of resources to foster efficient and effective use of WFP resources in meeting social protection needs, whether with cash, vouchers, in-kind food, or other forms of assistance, in the region.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in public policy, public administration, international development, international relations, sociology, or other fields relevant to social protection.
- University Degree with additional year’s of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- 8 year’s experience in social protection and related areas, preferably contributing to food security and/or nutrition objectives.
- Experience working in developing and middle-income countries is required, preferably with some experience in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Experience using data and evidence to advocate and advise governments on social protection programme, policy and system changes and the design advocacy strategies for policy audiences.
- Experience in setting cash transfers values or advising on targeting, cash amounts and delivery mechanisms is preferred.
- Knowledge of current trends and developments in social protection and one or more of the following content areas social assistance, social insurance, public policy, health and nutrition, economic/social/gender equality and inclusion, and poverty reduction.
- Ability to translate analysis into social protection policy and programme options.
- Ability to weigh pros and cons of different options and identify which is best to recommend based on government and stakeholder needs.
- Ability to identify most effective entry points for social protection policy advice based on an understanding of national planning and budgeting, regulations and structures.
- Fluency (level C) in English language is required.
- Knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language (Chinese, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP working language, Portuguese) is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.