Programme Policy Officer at The United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.  Every day, WFP works worldwide 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.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Programme Policy OfficerRequisition: # 62061Location: AbujaContextSustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 holds a prominent place among national prioririties of Nigeria and the Government views food security as a critical national objective, generating employment opportunities, particularly for the youth; promoting education through linkage to safety nets and home-grown school feeding programmes; and supporting women’s empowerement.In the recently adopted Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (2017-2020), the Government recognizes that Nigeria fares poorly, at the global level, on major socio-economic indicators for health, education, nutrition and jobs. Therefore, improving access to quality health services and promoting social protection investments are also ranked high on the Government’s national agenda and are linked  to achieving Zero Hunger.WFP is developing its Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018 - 2022 to support the government in achieveing Zero HungerJob PurposeUnder the general supervision and guidance of the Head of Programme, the Programme Policy Officer will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Country Startegic Plan, and will be responsible for the following key duties:Develop operational partnerships and maintain established strategic partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and advocacy  initiatives that support the implementation of the CSP;Translate the CSP activities into country-level practices and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong programme delivery;Ensure that policy and programme operations are consistent with the CSP, WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance;Provide technical advice or mobilise technical expertise, in line with the CSP requirements, on a wide range of programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate food products, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition;Support senior stakeholders in government and other partners in identifying where capacity strengthening opportunties can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of capacity strengthening programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and the effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at Federal and State levels;Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience, engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts, capacity strengthing and other related issues through direct participation in briefings, and the development of information products and other materials;Manage or oversee operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to the CSP;Manage or oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use;Advise and support the development of functional training in areas of expertise to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes under the CSP;Lead, motivate and develop a substantive team to enable high performance;Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a significant budget;Other as required. 

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