Post Title : Programme Policy Officer CBT NOC
Duration : 12 months
Contract Type : Fixed-Term
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 Manager / Team Leader 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.
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.
The WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan CSP (2018 2021) endeavours to ensure that targeted food-insecure and vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable and inclusive food systems and increased resilience to shocks to meet their food and nutrition needs.
Under this CSP, WFP will design and implement interventions to address food and nutrition security challenges, from production through to consumption.
and d) increase resilience by focusing on food systems rather than access to food, through development of integrated solutions that can be scaled up by Government and the private sector.
Reporting to the Head of Programme, the National Programme Policy Officer (Cash based Transfers CBTs) will work in close collaboration with all Programme activity managers (crisis response, nutrition, resilience), Heads of other technical units including vulnerability assessment and mapping (VAM), M&E as well as Heads of WFP Field Offices in Maroua, Bamenda, Bertoua and Ngaoundere.
This position is required to provide overall leadership, management and coordination of WFP Cameroon’s CBT portfolio in promoting food and nutrition security, resilience and livelihoods, capacity strengthening and social protection as guided by the CSP.
Specific activities include design, implementation and management of appropriate and transformational food and nutrition security, livelihoods assistance and social protection programmes, capacity strengthening of national and regional governments, prioritisation and management of resources including financial flows from multiple funding sources, provision of normative guidance to field operations for effective and efficient delivery, among others.
This also involves developing corresponding programme operational guidelines with proper control mechanisms to ensure consistency between corporate and country-level policies and field operations.
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Understand and communicate the
Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
Be a force for positive change
Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
Make the mission inspiring to our team
Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions
Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
Create an inclusive culture
Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback
Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
Create an I will / We will spirit
Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and / or scenarios)
Encourage innovation & creative solutions
Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
Focus on getting results
Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and / or organizational roadblocks.
Make commitments and make good on commitments
Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in highpressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
Connect and share across WFP units
Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
Build strong external partnerships
Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
Be politically agile & adaptable
Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships
Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES :
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 the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
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.
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.
Minimum requirements for the position
Proof of coordination leadership and / or experience is a plus.
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
Application deadline : September 21st, 2020
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.