Programme Policy Officer, NOA
World Food Programme (WFP)
Borno
4d ago
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  • 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.

    Requisition # : 84793

    Location : Maiduguri, Borno

    Organizational Context

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Resilience, the Programme Assistants (Resilience) are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of programme support activities requiring interpretation of standard guidelines / practices.

    Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to more junior colleagues.

    Job Purpose

    To deliver a wide range of programme support processes and activities for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    Collate information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.

    Respond to standard queries and provide timely and accurate guidance.Process and manage routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resourcesManage and maintain records and databases, to ensure information is organised and readily available for staff.

    Maintain relationships with a range of individuals through provision of programme support to assist in information sharing and service delivery to staff.

    Proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc., making changes in line with established guidelines where appropriate.

  • Work closely with all partners including NGOs, government institutions, communities etc. and assist in assessment, planning, design, technical material preparation, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of planned projects;
  • As one of the main functions, spend much of your time in closely monitoring activities planning and implementation in the field and report progress periodically to the head of section for his / her information, reflections and actions;
  • Others as determined by the hiring manager.

    4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities

    Purpose :

    Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.Be a force for positive change : Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

    Make the mission inspiring to our team : Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

    People :

    Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.Create an inclusive culture : Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

    Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.Create an I will / We will spirit : Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

    Performance :

    Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

    Focus on getting results : Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

    Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

    Be Decisive : Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

    Partnership :

    Connect and share across WFP units : Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.Build strong external partnerships : Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

    Be politically agile & adaptable : Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

    Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    Functional Capabilities

    Capability Name : Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency levelProgramme Lifecycle & Food Assistance : Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.

    Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) : Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

    Knowledge of Specialized Areas : Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.

    Emergency Programming : Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

    Strategic Policy Engagement w / Govt : Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education : Completion of secondary school education. A first University Degree () in Natural Resources Management, Livestock, Agronomy, SWC, Hydrology, Water Engineering and Rural Development is desirable.

    Language : Fluency in both oral and written communication in English Language.Experience : Minimum of 3-5 years experience.

    Knowledge & Skills :

    Knowledge of specialised common programming methods and skills gained through relevant technical training and experience.

    Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a range of individuals in order to provide a high quality support service.

    Ability to carry out basic data analysis and independently rectify problems requiring attention.Ability to monitor and report programme activitiesGood communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.

    Ability to maintain confidentiality.

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role :

  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (& resilience, VAM, protection, nutrition etc.).Has contributed to implementation of programmes particularly linked to livelihood & resilience building projects / activities such as crop, livestock, natural resources, water resources, social infrastructures, income generating small businesses and skills development mainly linked to rural communities;
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

    Requisition # : 84805

    Location : Maiduguri, Borno

    Organizational Context

    This job is 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)

    Reporting to the Programme and Policy Officer (first level) & the Head of Programme Unit (second level), the National Programme Officer will carry out the following responsibilities :

  • Assist in the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working, leading to improved food assistance packagesSupport the lead Partnership Programme Officer to develop and sustain liaison with key professionals and NGOs engaged in the field of food and nutrition security;
  • Assist in the research and analysis of potential partnerships for WFP assistance programmes / projects to support colleagues in the development programmes and activitiesAssist in liaising with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing partnershipAssist in identifying the capacity gaps and support the capacity building of partners to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs.

  • Support in managing partnership, and performance evaluation process on biannual basis ensuring that rigorous qualify standards are maintained;
  • and ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and proceduresAssist in the preparation of Field Level agreements (FLA), Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) of all approved partnership proposals, and submit to the lead Partnership& FLAs Officer for review before final submission for approval to managementContribute to the preparation of periodic and timely reporting on NGOs and other partnerships that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

  • Assist in the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes;
  • Assist in the design and maintaining of databases of all partnership agreements including FLAs, and MOU relating to WFP projectsSupport in providing guidance to support staff / units / sections, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queriesSupervise the day-

    to-day activities of junior staffs within the section as assignedPerform any other duties as requested

    Expected Results

  • Well prepared, analytical work; well managed projects, programmes and / or operations.Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills;
  • ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing;Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.

    Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.

    Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

    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.

    Functional Capabiliyty

    Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance :

    Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

    Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) :

    Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (, market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

    Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (, 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 capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

    Strategic Policy Engagement w / Government :

    Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (, government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education :

    University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines : Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.

    Experience & Skills :

    Language : Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and any other in use at the duty station.

    Experience : At least one year of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, development, administration or food aid support.

    Knowledge : Training and / or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems.

    General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.

    Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role :

    Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (, etc.).Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.

    Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

    Ref Id : 84681

    Locations : Gwoza, Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Monguno, Damasak, Banki & Rann, Borno

    Organizational Context

    This job will be based in the following Hub locations / Duty stations : Gwoza,Bama, Dikwa, Ngala, Monguno, Damasak, Banki & Rann.

    Job holders are based in Radio Rooms and typically report to an Information Technology Officer, Security Officer, or the designate.

    At this level, job holders work in a team under minimal supervision and are expected to produce organised and accurate reports and technical work.

    As required, they may work with UNDSS Radio Room, especially in case of security incidents. These jobs may require to work different shifts and report for duty on short notice.

    Job Purpose

    To support telecommunications services in order to facilitate efficient implementation of security processes and procedures.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    Coordinate with WFP Security staff and / or UNDSS Radio Room, to facilitate accurate and efficient security-related information flow following established standard operating procedures.

    Responsible for monitoring and channelling all radio communications including tracking of WFP vehicle and staff movement, to ensure efficient 24-

    hour coverage of telecommunications services.Produce regular and ad hoc reports including daily radio checks, and assist in preparation and dispatch of the summary of security incidents and other information to staff, to facilitate accurate, efficient and concise communication and information flow.

    Provide efficient support and training to users on telecommunications equipment and procedures including Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) requirements, to ensure effective use of telecommunications equipment.

    Maintain inventory and provide recommendations for potential improvements, to support efficient planning and keep WFP telecommunications equipment operational.

    Create and maintain databases (, addresses, telephone numbers, wardens, etc.), to ensure accurate information is available at all times.

    Follow established emergency response processes and procedures, to ensure prompt assistance in case of emergencies.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose :

    Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.Be a force for positive change : Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

    Make the mission inspiring to our team : Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

    People :

    Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.Create an inclusive culture : Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

    Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.Create an I will / We will spirit : Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

    Performance :

    Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

    Focus on getting results : Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

    Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

    Be Decisive : Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

    Partnership :

    Connect and share across WFP units : Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.Build strong external partnerships : Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

    Be politically agile & adaptable : Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

    Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    Functional Capabilities :

    N / A.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education : Completion of secondary school education. Technical training in communication equipment or other work related areas.

    Experience : Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in telecommunications / radio operations, information technology, or other relevant field of work.

    Knowledge & Skills :

    Good knowledge in the telecommunication operations and procedures and high standard computer literacy.Ability to operate and maintain telecommunications equipment including installation works.

    Good communication skills; ability to provide short briefings and communications clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

    Ability to multi-task, and respond simultaneously and in a timely fashion to demanding job requirements.Ability to prioritize a heavy workload, demonstrate judgement, initiative, alertness and emotional stability, especially in emergency situations.

    Good coordination and control skills to act swiftly and adequately in case of emergencies and resolve operational issues promptly.

    High sense of discretion and integrity.Client orientation and ability to establish effective working relationships in a multi-

    cultural, multi-ethnic environment.Ability to work in a team.Language : Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

    Other Specific Job Requirements :

    This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

    Ref Id : 84443

    Location : Damaturu, Yobe

    Organizational Context

    The Protection Officer will be based in the Sub Office in Damaturu but the position will require travel to WFP field sites in the outskirts of Damaturu within Yobe StateThe selected candidate will report to the Protection Officer and will be responsible for assisting the Programme Unit to mainstream protection and AAP as well as assist in providing technical guidance to Program Units to undertake conflict sensitive programming.

    Job Purpose

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

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    Specific Tasks related to Protection Mainstreaming :

    Work with the Program Units in coordination with Protection Officer to integrate protection concerns into the project management cycleUndertake research to assist in contributing to WFPs Nigeria context analysisProvide regular information on protection concerns and trends in Nigeria in WFP’s internal meetingsContribute in developing tools and guidelines for specific Program Units to mainstream protection based on WFPs policyCoordinate with the Protection Officer on mainstreaming protection into all WFP Programs

    Training and Related Activities :

    Assist in organizing and conducting protection mainstreaming / conflict sensitive program - trainings for WFP and Cooperating Partner staffUndertake field travels to WFP Field locations to conduct protection monitoring and integrate protection concerns into interventions through trainings, workshops and briefings at field level

    Representation :

    Assist in strengthening inter-agency understanding of WFPs protection policy and its operational impactLiaise with government authorities, Protection Cluster representatives, UN agencies and INGO staff on protection issue

    Mainstreaming Protection into Country Office Programs and Interventions :

    Assist Protection Officer in providing technical guidance in how to include protection into programming to safely deliver food beneficiaries, cash and vouchers to beneficiaries before, at and after the distributionUndertake and contribute to research if necessaryAssist in drafting advocacy notes and reports on protection in WFP

    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.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education :

    Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, International Affairs, International Law or other fields relevant to international development / humanitarian assistance.

    A Master's Degree in the above fields is a requirement.

    Language :

    Fluency (level C) in English language. Excellent English communication and writing skills.Knowledge of local languages of Hausa and / or Kanuri is an advantage.

    Experience :

    At least 3-5 years of professional experience relevant to the position in addressing protection issues in humanitarian responsesExperiences working in the field, in both development and emergency response, understanding the operational aspects of local, state and national level of food-

    security programs in complex conflict environmentsExperience in delivering trainings and debriefingsKnowledge of protection mainstreamingExperience in implementing protection programs in emergency contextsExperience in drafting reports and advocacy notes.

    Technical Expertise for Entry into the Role

    Technical Expertise :

    In-depth knowledge of protection and protection mainstreaming toolsIn-depth knowledge about international standards and policies, especially those centered around food-

    insecurityKnowledge of WFPs mandateKnowledge of WFPs protection and AAP policy desirableUnderstanding of procedures and policies of the Previous work experience with a Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is a plus

    Competencies :

    Initiative and maturity of judgmentGood analytical and negotiating skillsAbility to multi task while working under pressureAbility to maintain and establish professional working relationships with a variety of actorsAbility to gain cooperation of others in a team through technical inputs in a broad range of operational issues

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Terms and Conditions

    Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.Only Nigerian national (or residents with valid residence & work permits) are eligible to apply for this position.

    Applications should be submitted online and English only.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates found to be canvassing for the position in any form will be disqualified.

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