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  • Posted: Jan 16, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide...
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    Programme Policy Officer

    STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Education: 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.
    • Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
    • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

    • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
    • Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

    JOB PURPOSE

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

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    • Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
    • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
    • Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
    • Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
    • 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.
    • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
    • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
    • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
    • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
    • Other as required.

    4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

    Purpose

    • 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.

    People

    • 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.

    Performance

    • 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.

    Partnership

    • 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 stakeholders.
    •  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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on career5.successfactors.eu to apply
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