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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 2, 2023
  • 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. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to t...
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    Programme Policy Officer (CS) - National Home-Grown School Feeding Program - NOB

    Requisition ID: 290043 
    Department: Information Management & Reporting

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    • The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks and responsibilities:
    • Contribute to the policy development on Nigeria NHGSFP and its revision when necessary.
    • Provide project management support and technical advice for the implementation of the NHHGSFP in Nigeria.
    • Provide capacity strengthening to the NHGSFP team on implementation, menu design and ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
    • Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring and evaluation systems ensuring will ensure tracking achievement and progress in the NHGSFP pillatr of the SIPs.
    • Research and analyse a range of policy and operational issues to inform the improvement of the government-led NHGSFP.
    • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration towards providing effective technical support to the NHGSFP – RBs, HQs School Based Programs, etc
    • Other as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Advanced University Degree in International Development, International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Research Methods or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.


    • 3 or more years of relevant postgraduate professional experience related to food security and/or nutrition and revolving around school feeding policy and implementation.


    • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

    • 3 or more years of relevant postgraduate professional experience related to national development programmes, policies, strategies or plans and institutional structures, preferably in relation to food security and/or nutrition and revolving around school feeding policy and implementation.
    • Has deepened technical knowledge of CCS in different domains through exposure to technical teams;
    • Has taken leadership of implementing SF programmes;
    • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions, on or related to SFP;
    • Has experience carrying out methodical thematic research and analytical work;
    • Has experience in establishing contacts and liaising with partner organisations/companies.

    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Solid understanding of Agenda 2030 and of SDG2 and SDG17 and respective targets and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them
    • Knowledge of current thinking and development in school feeding programs, country capacity development and effective knowledge transfer models, concepts and principles relevant to humanitarian/emergency contexts
    • Familiarity with WFP’s mandate, Country Strategic Planning process, intervention modalities, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable.
    • Solid knowledge of key national and regional contexts and issues;
    • Demonstrated data collection and analytical writing skills, including ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information to understand national capacities across a wide range of policy and programme areas and identify gap and needs, as well as WFP’s entry points.
    • Good operational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written outputs and ability to present English and/or in the language of the region.

    Soft Skills:

    • Excellent ability to develop and maintain networks with a variety of stakeholders
    • Strong facilitation skills for strategic/analytical workshops and group discussions
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to convey an informed and professional demeanour toward internal and external partners and stakeholders
    • Flexibility to adapt individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from colleagues and internal/external changes
    • Ability to participate in open dialogue and value diverse opinions, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment
    • Willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work;
    • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner
    • Ability to work in a team and multi-task as needed.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on to apply

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