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. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:: 

  • 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.

 

Language:

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 onhttp://www.un.org.np/jobs/locals. 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 vacancy.nepal@wfp.org 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