Program Policy Officer-Jumla Entry Level

World Food Programme
Salary: Negotiable
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  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Advanced University degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

Program Policy Officer-1(pos)

Under the overall supervision of the WFP Nepal Country Director, and the direct supervision of the Head of Programme , the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:   


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, performed within delegated authority): 

  • Effectively manage the Field Office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing office. 
  • Plan and manage WFP field operations within the area of assignment to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food  assistance and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays. 
  • Ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and are in line with agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the Area/Country Office. 
  • Hold accountability for the security of WFP staff, operations, premises and assets in the Field Office to ensure that WFP security and safety standards are locally set and followed. Actively participate and contribute to the Area Security  Management Team (ASMT) if applicable
  • Conduct timely monitoring and evaluation of activities and prepare accurate and comprehensive reports on WFP’s operations and performance with regular and timely submission for Country Office review to inform efficient operational planning and decisions. 
  • Build effective and collaborative relations with the local authorities and contribute to the expertise sharing and capacity building for effective preparedness and response to food assistance needs. 
  • Build partnerships to improve assistance packages, develop and sustain liaison with local government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, civil societies, beneficiaries and other partners and media engaged in the field of food security. 
  • Ensure extensive and frequent presence at project areas, distribution sites and centres. 
  •  Other tasks as required.

General Requirements:


  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs. 
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations. 
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions. 
  • The background of Environmental Science is an asset.



Education : 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. 

Language :  National Professional: Fluency in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


How to Apply:

Interested and qualified Nepalese nationals are requested to submit an updated UN Personal History form (P.11), available on and from all the WFP offices in Nepal (Kathmandu, Damak, Nepalgunj & Dadeldhura) along with a letter of interest addressed to the Country Representative, WFP Country Office Nepal, Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal. The application can be sent either by email at or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Programme Policy Officer (HoSo/Jumla)” and coding the VA number in the following address No later than 25 July 2015.


          The Representative,

WFP Nepal Country Office

Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road

Lalitpur, Nepal

P.O. Box 107



“Qualified female candidates and candidates from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply”. 



Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and an interview. 

The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.