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World Food Programme hires Programme Policy Officer

World Food Programme hires Programme Policy Officer

Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 21 Aout 2017
Description de l’offre

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.



Advanced University 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 five (3) years of relevant working experience in humantarian, public sector management, development projects and/or emergency assistance, gained from reputable organizations;

Experience in agriculture resilience and livelihood programme related is an asset.

Language: Fluency in French and English (level C).


This job is found in Regional Bureau (RB) and the job holder reports to a Regional Programme Officer.

The Job holder operates with a high degree of independence, manages more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. He/She is usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level, the job holder is expected to contribute to performance improvement.

To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.

2. Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.

3. Support Country Offices (CO’s) in project implementation incuding rehabilitation of paddy field, water management, Food for Asset (FFA), rice, cultivation and post-harvest activities in
consideration of various site conditions and capability of implementing partners

4. Support CO’s in capacity strengthening on market access, resilience building activities and nutrition sensitive programme approach of farmer communities intarget countries of West Africa.

5. Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies, programmes and activities.

6. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

7. Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitorongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.

8. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.

9. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.

10. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.

11. Other as required.



• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

• Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

• Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

• Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within
individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to
upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the
face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

• Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual
activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in
times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


• Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand
and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and
preferred working styles.

• Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to
understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of
external partners.

• Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and
professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and

• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides
operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies
and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name /Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance->Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)->Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
->Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming->Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government->Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


• Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.

• Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.

• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


Position open to Senegalese nationals only

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted
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