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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 6, 2021
  • 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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    National Programme Policy Officer (Partnership) NOB

    Job ID: 142796
    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Employment Type: Full-time

    Organizational Context

    • This job is found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
    • Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.

    Job Purpose:

    • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

    Key Accountabilites (Not all-inclusive)

    • 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.

    Other Specific Job Requirements
    This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

    Responsible to support / supervise partnership program assistants:

    • Actively participate and coordinate Technical Review Committees (TRCs) and Cooperating Partners Committees (CPC);
    • Internal & external coordination; capacity building of staff and partners;
    • External communication & CP meetings;
    • Ttechnical support on TRCs & CPCs; working closely with Damaturu Head of Programme in different operational matters related to partnership
    • Accountable for the FLA management for all CPs/Govt partners at Sub Office level.
    • Accountable for Invoicing and reconciliation of the monthly invoices raised by all Cooperating Partners at the Sub-Office.

    Standard Minimum Qualification

    • 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.

    National Professional:

    • Fluency (level C) in English language is compulsory. Knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa is desirable

    Desired Experiences:

    • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
    • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
    • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

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    Deputy Food Security Sector Coordinator

    Job ID: 142481
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Organizational Context

    • The Food Security Sector (FSS) in Nigeria is led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) at the Federal level and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MANR) at the State level. The Food Security Sector is co-led by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme.
    • The FSS provides an action-oriented forum for bringing together national and international humanitarian partners to improve the timeliness and impact of appropriate humanitarian food security assistance to food insecure population and communities in North-Eastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States).
    • Specifically, the FSS helps to ensure coherent, coordinated, and integrated humanitarian responses, driven by the assessed food security needs of the affected population. This is achieved through the following specific activities:
      • Regular sector and technical working group meetings held once at Abuja (Federal level co-ordination), twice a month at state level (state-level co-ordination), and through Mini Coordination Groups.
      • Evidenced-based assessments achieved through the Cadre Harmonize and joint food security assessments.
      • Information management and dissemination-coordinating the who, what, where, when, and for whom (5Ws) translated into maps and gaps analysis, which are shared with partners on regular basis; and
      • Inter-sectorial co-ordination - coordinating with OCHA and other sectors such as

    Function Purpose

    • The Food Security Sector and coordination in Nigeria is operational at the Federal (Abuja) and State level in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States, in the North-Eastern part of the country, where the humanitarian needs and operations are highest, as well as the presence of food security sector partners. Humanitarian Hubs and co-ordination mechanisms have been established. This has been strengthened through the deployment of additional human resources capacity including the Office of the Deputy Humanitarian Co-ordinator.
    • According to the increasing scale and complexity of food security response operations in North-Eastern Nigeria, the position of Food Security Sector Deputy Coordinator is conceived to strengthen the exiting capacity of the Food Security Sector, providing support to the Sector Coordinator and sector partners in matters of strategic direction and operational coordination, joint assessments, priority setting, gap analysis, monitoring and reporting.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the direct supervision of the Food Security Sector Coordinator and the administrative supervision of the Deputy Country Director, WFP, the Deputy Coordinator will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Support the FSS Co-ordinator to ensure strategic direction and operational coordination of partners that are involved in food assistance activities, including Government, especially in setting priorities for intervention, operational response planning, overall food assistance response monitoring, gap analysis and reporting.
    • Support the FSS Coordinator in promoting and coordinating joint needs assessments, leading strategic joint analysis of the available information and maintaining a database of all partners’ assessments that can be relevant to food security programming.
    • Advise the FSS Coordinator on standards for food assistance interventions (either in-kind or CBT) and promote harmonization of targeting criteria, food baskets/amounts of CBT and distribution modalities.
    • Undertake advocacy and resource mobilization for the Food Security Sector.
    • In the absence of the FSS Coordinator, represent the Food Security Sector in all relevant meetings and for a.
    • Maintain close contact with partners and support reporting including the humanitarian Periodic Monitoring Report, Situation Reports, FSS Bulletins and Dash Boards.
    • Support the FSS Coordinator in planning and organising the Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe Food Security Sector Working Group (FSWG) Meetings; and
    • Undertake any other duties as requested by the FSS Coordinator.

    Qualifictations and Competencies

    • Postgraduate Master’s degree in Social Sciences or in a discipline relevant to the mandate of the Organization.


    • Experience in humanitarian response at a mid - or senior level including in the Food Security Sector.

    Position Specific Competencies:

    • Ability to establish strategic partnerships.
    • Ability to work and plan at strategic as well as operational levels.
    • Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including co-ordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action, and funding mechanisms (e.g. Strategic Response Plan process, Central Emergency Response Fund and Flash Appeals).
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders, including government actors and build consensus.
    • Coping with pressure: ability to work productively under and to maintain visibly high levels of morale in difficult circumstances.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and to adapt to communication style according to audience; and
    • Strong experience in Cadre Harmonize/IPC.


    • Working knowledge of English Language.


    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Good written communication skills, including in emergency settings.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, make appropriate recommendations, effective decisions, including in emergency settings.
    • Strong foundation in programme formulation, planning, implementation, management, and evaluation.

    Method of Application

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    Terms and Conditions

    • Only Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply for this position. 
    • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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