Program Policy Officer- Kathmandu

World Food Programme
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-07-14 Deadline: 2015-07-21
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Advanced University degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Program Policy Officer-1(pos)

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

 

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

  •  Contribute towards the development 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 small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures. 
  • Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained. 
  • Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in 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. 
  • 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 project management support of learning initiatives. 
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries. 
  • Other tasks as required. 

General Requirements:

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE: 

  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs 
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations. 
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions. 

 

STANDARD MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

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 http://www.un.org.np/jobs/locals 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 vacancy.nepal@wfp.org or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Programme Policy Officer” and coding the VA number in the following address No later than 21 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

 

Organization Summary

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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