Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection & Climate Resilience) NOB, FTA at WFP April, 2024

JOB TITLE: POGRAMME POLICY OFFICER (SOCIAL PROTECTION & CLIMATE RESILIENCE)
   TYPE OF CONTRACT: FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT
   GRADE LEVEL: NOB
   DUTY STATION (City, Country): ARUSHA, TANZANIA

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced University degree in Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences or other fields relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language:

Fluency (level C) in English language and Swahili.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection and Climate Resilience) will report directly to the Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection/Cash Based Transfer) and will work under the overall management of the Head of the Programme. The Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection and Climate Resilience) is expected to operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. S/He will also be involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity and is expected to contribute to performance improvement.

JOB PURPOSE

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Key responsibilities include:

– Support efforts to design and implement integrated approaches to anticipatory action and shock-responsive social protection.

– Work closely with local government, communities, and other stakeholders for programme implementation, including through representing WFP in multi-stakeholder coordination platforms.

– Support the implementation of guidelines and protocols for cash-based transfers through the national social protection system.

– Support the implementation of innovative digital solutions for national beneficiary data management and payment systems.

– Provide technical assistance to Local Government Authorities and other relevant stakeholders for operationalizing horizontal and vertical expansion modalities.

– Support overall project management, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.

– Coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.

– 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.

– Assist with coordination, management, and oversight of additional WFP project activities in regions covered by the Arusha office, including the implementation of climate smart public works and livelihoods activities.

– Any other duties, as required.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Advanced technical knowledge on shock responsive social protection and cash-based transfers
  • Capacity to translate operational knowledge and expertise into systems building for government
  • Advanced project management, analytic, advocacy and communication skills
  • Strong skills of collaboration and partnerships-building

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience working on social protection and/or climate resilience programmes. Experience working with Tanzanian government ministries on Social Protection and Disaster Management programmes is a distinct advantage.
  • At least 5 years of proven ability to lead coordination of partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only Tanzanian Nationals should apply for this role.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for the applications is 26 April 2024.

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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