20 Apr 2016

World Food Programme Jobs : Programme Policy Officer

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Duration: 1 year  (renewable)
Post Grade: NOB

Under the supervision of the Head of Programme and the overall supervision of Deputy Country Director, the successful candidate will perform the following duties:

Job Purpose:
To support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety 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 considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to ,inform 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 and external counterparts to ensure effective
  • collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  • 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 providing inputs into training materials.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with analysis and queries.
  • Other as required.

Required Skills or Experience

  • 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.
  • Desired Experiences For Entry into the Role
  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes
  • Has provided input into policy discussing and decisions

Fluency in  English Language

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae stating three (3) references in sealed envelope marked "Programme Policy Officer, NaB, Accra" and sent to the address below or hand-delivered to WFP Office, located after the Fire Service traffic light towards Flair Catering or Kumodzi Hospital. The Human Resource Unit, UN World Food Programme No.7, 7th Rangoon Close, Cantonments P. O. Box 1423, Accra, Ghana ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES MEETING THE CRITERIA WILL BE CONTACTED. QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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