World Food Programme (WFP)

Regional Programme Policy Officer (Csp Coordination/Programme Cycle Unit)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Are you a Programme Policy Officer interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Would you like to join WFP, a highly reputable organisation bringing positive change to lives of people affected by hardships? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people? If your answer is yes, then this is a great opportunity for you to become an integral member of a diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to beneficiary assistance. About WFP The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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.  With more than 18,000 colleagues worldwide, WFP works 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. Why you should join WFP?
  • WFP assists more than 86 million people around 83 countries. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people

  • The way WFP serves hungry and affected people – including women, minority groups, children and elderly, is truly important for their safety and dignity

  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have a chance to exchange your experience and expertise with your colleagues

  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities

  • Our team is growing internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!

  • We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section)

WFP Regional Bureau Cairo, Country Strategic Plan Coordination/Programme Cycle Unit The Programme Division of the WFP Regional Bureau Cairo is seeking to fill the position of Programme and Policy Officer (CSP Coordination/Programme Cycle Unit) at the P4 Level, based in Cairo. The position will report to the Head of Programme Performance and Measurement, work in close coordination with other Programme colleagues and other Regional Bureau functional units, and will technically support and coordinate with Programme and Policy Officers at field office level. The Role This position leads the coordination of country strategic planning processes and guides WFP Country Offices in their Programme Cycle processes.  It coordinates the development of the second-generation Country Strategic Plans of WFP, of programme revisions due to COVID 19 or other changes within the country settings. This position guides country offices in the development of the United Nations Development Cooperation Framework (UNDCF) and Common Country Assessment (CCA) processes at country level. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for the following: 1. Coordinate and support country offices in the development of second generation (interim) country strategic plans, and on UN reform processes such as (United Nations Development Cooperation Framework (UNDCF) and Common Country Assessment (CCA) processes •    Provide strategic and process related policy guidance support to WFP country offices engaged in the UNDCF/CCA processes and the formulation second generation (interim) country strategic plans. This will require analysis of policy documents and guidance materials, clarification of any outstanding issue with WFP Headquarters, support to effective and timely communication and information sharing with Country Offices. •    Work closely with the different Regional Bureau Programme teams and the Partnership and Programming & Budgeting units to ensure regular information sharing about the UNDCF/CCA processes. Support is provided to Country Offices in identification of consultants or other support needed at Country Office level. 2.  Coordinate overall Programme cycle Management
  • Provide guidance to the Regional Bureau and County Offices on the Programme Review Process and Programme design. Support country offices in the revision of the (Interim) Country Strategic Plans, including assisting Country Offices in the drafting and editing of the documents and the submission for the Programme Review Process (PRP).

  • Ensure strategic and technical feedback from the Regional Bureau and Headquarters and feedback from Executive Board (EB) members have been adequately addressed and incorporated into the (Interim) Country Strategic Plans.

  • Provide Country Office support to drafting the Country Office Management Plan (COMP) and coordinate quality review and assurance within the Regional Bureau.

About You
  • The ideal profile is a professional who is highly adaptive and is able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences who might not share the same technical knowledge

  • The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who is truly committed to support a wide range of programmatic aspects in the complex and challenging environment of WFP’s operations in the Middle East, North Africa, Central and Eastern European region. The ideal candidate has operational experience in humanitarian as well as development settings, and is able to adapt corporate policies and principles to the realities of complex country settings, is able to engage, coordinate and communicate with different stakeholders.

Qualifications & Key Requirements
  • University degree in Law, Political, Social and Economic Sciences, Social Work or a related field;

  • At least eight years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and/or development work of the United Nations, other international governmental or non-governmental organisations;

  • Strong knowledge and experience of country strategic planning processes;

  • Strong knowledge of coordination and Programme cycle management;

  • Proven experience in coordination and interagency work in crisis response;

  • Proven communication skills and ability to communicate and adjust communication style to different audiences.

Additional/Nice have requirements:
  • Familiarity with the UN System

  • Familiarity with displacement and refugee assistance as well Capacity Strengthening of Government,

  • Familiarity with stakeholder relationship building and ability to engage different stakeholders,

  • Knowledge of UN reform processes such as UNDCF and CCA is a strong asset,

  • Previous experience in the Middle East, including knowledge of political dynamics of the region is an asset

  • Knowledge of Arabic language an asset, but not a must have.

  • 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

CLOSING DATE: 04 July 2020 VA Number: (122965) Terms and Conditions Mobility is, and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed-Term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details, please visit Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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