Programme Policy Officer Entry Level

World Food Programme
Salary: Negotiable
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  • Working Position : Entry Level
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  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

Programme Policy Officer(PRRO)-1(pos)

Within delegation of  authority, Programme Policy Officer will be responsible and accountable for the following duties:

  • 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. 

General Requirements:

Education:   University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, international affairs, business administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. 


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in commerce, business administration, development, or food aid support. Total eight or more years professional experience is desirable;    
  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams;
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes;
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions;
  • Has experience in liaising with government partners, has good negotiation skills and ability to communicate effectively and is a team player;
  • Has excellent drafting and writing skills using grammatically correct English;
  • Has ability to manage programmes and /or operations;
  • Has  ability to prepare analytical work;
  • Has training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard software packages and systems;
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of work is an advantage.



Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English and Nepali language. 

How to Apply:

How to apply:  Interested and qualified Nepalese nationals must complete UN Personal History form (P-11). The P-11 form can be available on A letter of interest must be submitted with the  updated P-11 form as addressed to the Representative, WFP Country Office Nepal, Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal. Please submit your application by email at clearly marking the Position Title and the VA number in the subject of your email.

Deadline for application: The application should be submitted No later than 9 September 2016 in the following address.


The Representative,

WFP Nepal Country Office

Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road

Lalitpur, Nepal

P.O. Box 107