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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 5, 2019
  • 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 (Protection) - NOA

    Requisition: 107682
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Mainstreaming Protection into Country Office Programs and Interventions

    • Assist the Protection Advisor in providing technical guidance in how to integrate protection into programming to ensure safe and meaningful access to WFP and implementing partner assistance;
    • Undertake and contribute to research if necessary;
    • Assist in drafting briefs and reports on protection and accountability to affected populations in WFP.

    Organizational Context

    • The United Nations World Food Programme is one of the largest humanitarian agencies fighting hunger worldwide. Due to its global commitment to its policies on Protection and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), WFP mainstreams protection and AAP in its food assistance response in Nigeria
    • The Protection Officer will be based in the Area Office in Maiduguri with frequent travel and overnight stays in WFP field sites across Borno State (including Monguno, Dikwa, Bama, Pulka, Damasak, Ngala, Damboa)
    • The selected candidate will report to the Protection Advisor and will be responsible for supporting the integration of protection and accountability to affected populations (AAP) within the context of all of WFP’s operations in Borno State
    • The Protection Officer will work closely with Programme Units as well as Logistics, Supply Chain and in close coordination with the Gender Focal Point
    • When required to the Protection Officer might also be asked to support missions to Yobe and/or Adamawa state and provide feedback on technical guidance to Program Units to undertake conflict sensitive programming.

    Job Purpose
    Training and Related Activities:

    • Develop and implement training sessions for WFP and Cooperating Partner staff on protection, accountability to affected population (APP) and gender;
    • Undertake field travels to WFP Field locations to conduct on the job mentoring of implementing partners and ad-hoc training when required;
    • Support training on humanitarian principles and other themes as required for security and other humanitarian actors.


    • Assist in strengthening inter-agency understanding of WFPs protection policy and referral pathways between Protection Actors and Food Security Actors specifically at the field level;
    • When required attend protection sector, GBV sub sector, child protection and respective working group meeting on behalf of the Protection and AAP unit.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
    Specific Tasks related to Protection Mainstreaming:

    • Work with the respective Units, HUB Teams in coordination with Protection Advisor to conduct rapid and comprehensive protection risk and gender analysis assessment;
    • Conduct regular field visits to implement protection monitoring missions in close collaboration with partners’ protection personnel as required;
    • Follow-up on the implementation of protection and gender related recommendations/outcome of protection risk, gender analysis and protection monitoring missions;
    • Provide regular information on protection concerns and trends as identified through protection monitoring and protection risk assessments;
    • Contribute in developing tools and guidelines for specific Program Units to mainstream protection based on WFPs policy;
    • Alternate focal point for implementing partner designated protection officers and assistants;
    • Coordinate with the Protection Advisor to support the implementation of the WFP Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) Standard Operating Procedures.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
    • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
    • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
    • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


    • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
    • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
    • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
    • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


    • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
    • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
    • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
    • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


    • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
    • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
    • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
    • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

    Functional Capabilities:

    • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
    • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
    • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
    • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
    • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Gender Studies or other fields relevant to international development/ humanitarian assistance
    • A Master's Degree is an asset.


    • Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of one out of the two local languages Hausa and Kanuri/ Shuwa Arabic is required.

    Other Specific Job Requirements
    Technical Expertise:

    • Practical understanding of protection and protection mainstreaming tools
    • Knowledge about international humanitarian/SPHERE standards and policies, especially those centered around food-insecurity
    • Familiar with tools to conduct protection monitoring, safety audits, rapid gender analysis and protection risk assessments at the community level
    • Knowledge of Child Protection & Safeguarding and mainstreaming Gender-based Violence in Emergencies is desirable


    • Motivated to work on protection mainstreaming in WFP operations (nutrition, General Food distribution, livelihood activities and support services)
    • Team player keen to take initiatives and collaborate with other WFP technical teams and implementing partners
    • Ability to multi task while working under pressure
    • Ability to maintain and establish professional working relationships with a variety of actors

    Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

    • At least 3-5 years of professional experience relevant to the position in integrating or mainstreaming protection issues in humanitarian responses in Borno
    • Demonstrated experience working with community-based structures conducting focus group discussions, key informant interviews, awareness-raising and training initiatives at the field level
    • Experience in developing and delivering training sessions on protection related thematic for men and women from the affected population, implementing partner and WFP personnel
    • Knowledge of protection mainstreaming in food security 
    • Experience in drafting protection risk and gender analysis
    • Understanding of how to map, identify and communicate information on protection (including GBV and Child Protection referral pathways.

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    Logistics Assistant (Food Quality & Safety) G5

    Requisition: 107715
    Location: Kano

    Organizational Context

    • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs) and Area/Field Offices. Job holders report to Logistics Officer, a Head of Unit,  or the designate.
    • At this level, job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all assistance modalities for both WFP and logistics common services
    • Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

    Job Purpose

    • To implement well-defined standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    • Under the direct supervision of the Food Technology Officer in Abuja, Nigeria CO and in close collaboration with the colleagues at the supply chain unit (in Maiduguri and Kano the incumbent will be under the supervision of the warehouses manager and in reporting line to the Food Technology Officer in Abuja, Nigeria CO).

    The Quality Control assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Monitor and inspect visually/ by using the appropriate devices the quality of the food commodities that received WFP’s warehouse;
    • Prepare regular reports on the food quality and safety incidents at WFP’s and (cooperative partners) CP’s warehouses;
    • To conduct regular visits to the supplier’s processing facilities/ warehouses (in Maiduguri/ Kano) to ensure compliance with WFP’s requirements for Food Safety and Quality Management Systems;
    • Establish and maintain collaboration with local laboratories (in Maiduguri/ Kano) to support utilizing the laboratory’s capacities to carry out test methods for analysis of humanitarian food aid commodities and to identify the potential area to strengthen the capacities;
    • Assisting on delivering the training courses on food quality and food safety topics to WFP staff, other stakeholders and food processors;
    • Conduct regular quality audit for the WFP’s, CP’s warehouses and suppliers based on WFP standards and requirements in terms of checking aspects related to hygiene, good manufacturing practices and others standards.
    • Monitoring the food quality and safety during storage in WFP’s warehouses and upon receiving.
    • Monitoring the food quality aspects at WFP warehouses to ensure compliance with WFP’s manuals and best practices of food quality and safety on storage of Special Nutritious Foods and fortified commodities
    • Monitor the fumigation practices at WFP’s warehouses and recommend improvements when applicable
    • Assisting on following up of the shelf life of foods in warehouses, notify and communicate a report to take action accordingly.
    • Prepare, update and circulate reports on food quality and safety incidents at the WFP’s and CP’s warehouses and propose the corrective and preventive actions.
    • Follow up the reporting and monitoring the performance of the services providers of the inspection and testing services.
    • Other activities as required

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
    • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
    • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
    • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


    • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
    • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
    • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
    • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


    • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
    • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
    • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
    • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


    • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
    • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
    • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
    • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    Functional Capabilities

    • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.
    • Planning, Project & Resource Management: Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
    • Information Management & Reporting: Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.
    • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
    • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
    • Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    • University Degree in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Food Science or relevant Degree

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience in Food Quality Management, preferably in medium-scale food processing enterprises in Nigeria
    • Experience on best practices of storage of different food commodities include nutritious and fortified food;
    • Knowledge of Food quality and safety aspects i.e. standards, conformity assessment, food testing, etc.


    • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

    Other Specific Job Requirements:

    • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job
    • Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
    • Experience using corporate systems to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims, and food stock.
    • Experience analysing data (on commodities, funds, etc.) and drafting reports.
    • Experience in measuring service providers’ performance against set KPIs.
    • Experience in assisting the preparation of contract documentation.
    • Experience in providing technical business support in corporate systems.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Terms and Conditions

    • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits 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 and will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
    • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
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