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Programme and Policy Officer (Num: 6999)

(Publiée le: 23 octobre 2017 à 11:12:23)

Programme Alimentaire Mondial PAM
Agriculture-Elevage-Mde Rural
Expirée depuis 123 jour(s)

Niamey (Niger)
Economics - Agriculture- Rural Development - International Affairs - Business Administration...
3 ans
Français - Anglais

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WFP is an equal opportunity Employer - Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Issuing Date: 11/10/2017

    Closing Date: 25/10/2017

req #:67886


POSITION TITLE: Programme and Policy Officer (Rural Development and Cash Based Transfers) 

CONTRACT : Fixed Term

DURATION : 1 year (Renewable)                                 

GRADE : NOB                                                 

UNIT : Programme                            

NUMBER OF POSITIONS : 01                       

Duty Station : WFP Niger Country Office – NIAMEY    

About WFP

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.

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 operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are 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 job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.

Job purpose

The Programme Officer  will be under the supervision of the Head of Programme with guidance from Deputy Country Director and  provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs. .  He/She will develop and deliver project management guidance on Cash Based Transfers (CBT) and asset creation plus livelihoods, provide implementation support, advice, facilitation and training to Niger Country office.

Further, Programme Officer will work closely with Program Team to carry out duties and accomplish the following activities under the initiative Enhancing WFP’s Capacity and Experience to Design, Implement, Monitor and Evaluate Vouchers and Cash Transfer Programs and Asset Creation + livelihoods under PRRO 200 961 and EMOP 200 777. 

Key accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide leadership & foster a collaborative working environment for the successful implementation of the food assistance (CBT or In kind) and asset creation activities;
  • Contribute to formulation of Niger Country office programme policies, strategies;
  • Coordinate and manage asset creation and livelihoods activities in Niger Country Office (CO);
  • Provide technical direction on the drafting of a Cash Transfer Programming documents, Food for asset (operational plan, SOP…);
  • Coordinate with other functional units within the CO and with the sub-offices  to ensure smooth management, planning, preparation, implementation, joint monitoring and evaluation of program activities and achievements;
  • Provide strategic direction and technical support for increased CBT and asset creation components in CO operations;
  • Monitor the progress made towards meeting PRRO and EMOP objectives and personal performance;
  • Ensure that the work plan is synergetic with key partner’s included and are in line with local capacity building;
  • Liaise with various  UN agencies, donors and key NGOs to ensure proper coordination and development of food assistance programmes;
  • Manage partnerships with strategic partners (UN agencies, Government) on synergies and complementarity on asset creation and livelihood, and ensure proper program operations;
  • In close collaboration with pipeline and logistics unit, monitor the resources and propose based on that different scenario of resources utilization.
  • Contribute to building capacity in the use of CBT in Niger country office, and encourage learning among staff, cooperating partners and others actors;
  • Lead the SCOPE implementation in Niger Country Office;
  • Participate in formulation/revisions of the project, including overall lead on CBT activities and Asset Creation activities through Food for Asset;
  • Research the opportunities and contribute to develop implementation plan/system for shifting from traditional distribution to e-transfers;
  • Contribute to strengthening staff and partners capacities and institutional tools and mechanisms for CBT and asset creation;
  • Support the M&E team to monitor and evaluate  CBT and asset creation activities;
  • Provide regular written project reports on project progress and evaluation;
  • Supervise and lead rural development team by promoting accountability, communicating expectations and providing constructive feedback via performance reviews


4Ps Core organisational capabilities


  • 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 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 capabilities

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.


Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

Emergency Programming

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

Standard minimum qualifications

Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Agriculture, Rural Development, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in French, at least Intermediate  (Level B) English

Desired experiences for entry into the role

  • At least 3 years of progressive level of responsibility related work experience in resilience-related/ rural development projects, emergency assistance.
  • Operational experience of national, bilateral or multilateral food assistance programmes, including experience with Cash and Vouchers and other social safety net programmes.
  • Work experience with Government, UN agencies, and NGOs.
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing cash-based humanitarian assistance programmes is an asset.
  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.  
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions



Voir les Conditions ci-dessous

Terms and conditions

Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

Eligibility: This VA is open ONLY to Nigerien Nationals.  WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to equally qualified female candidates. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified or contacted.

Deadline for applications

Closing date of application: 25th October 2017 at 5.30pm 

Applications should be sent only on-line through WFP recruitment website at :

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