Climate Advisor - Programme Policy Officer

Localité : Sénégal / Dakar
Domaine : Environnement
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 8 ans
Expire le: 14-12-2023

World Food Programme
Dakar, Sénégal
Opportunités de carrière : Programme Policy Officer (Climate Advisor) P4 - Senegal, Dakar (830479)

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.

Are you an experienced Programme Policy Officer with background in climate change adaptation interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you!! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 14 December 2023 (11:59 PM CET).


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using foodassistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section)


Climate change multiplies existing threats to food security, hunger and malnutrition. Even more in the West Africa region where the risk of hunger and child malnutrition are higher, it makes natural disasters more frequent and intense (mainly droughts but also floods), land and water scarcer and more difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve. WFP has been supporting the governments and the communities in finding solutions to climate change and strengthen resilience of the most affected.


The Programme Policy Officer (Climate Advisor) will play a key role in supporting Country Offices in the RBD region on climate resilience for food and nutrition security. S/he will directly support Country Offices providing technical backstopping for the operationalization of the RBD climate road map S/he will provide strategic, design and implementation support of WFP’s food security-related climate change and climate risk management project portfolios. S/he will support the integration of climate in the Integrated Resilience Programme and other initiatives in the RBD region. S/he will work in close coordination with the Country Office relevant teams, the PRO-C and PRO-RF teams as well as external partners working on climate change and relevant resilience programming in the region. S/he will work with governments to develop and implement climate change and resilience strategies (including support to access climate finance).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Translate WFP-wide programme policy into Regional/Country level practices, programme guidance and implementation, to ensure a clear and strong connection between HQ, RB, and field operations.
Provide advice and support to Country Offices for an integrated climate resilient food systems approach and in developing partnerships with donors and various stakeholders in the area of climate change adaptation and climate risk management including joint initiatives.
Support COs in documenting good practices and lessons learned from the RBD region’s food security-related climate change adaptation and climate risk management projects.
Design knowledge sharing events for COs to share information and experience on project and programme implementation related to Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund, etc.
Provide technical advice or mobilise technical expertise, on a wide range of programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, project activities, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Assist senior stakeholders of governments with technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of strategy and policy development in Climate Change related fields.
Develop operational partnerships and maintain established strategic partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to climate change and other related issues through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials.
Manage or oversee operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to climate change.
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.
Advocate for resource with key focus on Climate Finance
Advice and support the development of functional training in areas of climate/disaster risk financing to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partner to design and deliver effective programmes.
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.
Take responsibility for an equitable and inclusive workplace which incorporates all dimensions of the WFP diversity and inclusion framework.
Strategic Support: Provide support to the COs in integrated resilience building approach and designing 2G CSPs (2nd Generation Country Strategic Plans) to integrate climate resilient food systems approach.
Other as required.



Advanced University degree (Master Equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Environmental studies, Agriculture and Food Security, Development studies or related area with special focus on Climate Change or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.


At least 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience in food security analysis, policy and/or, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, risk financing or related area.
Previous experience working specifically in climate and knowledge of climate finance procedures and guidelines with the UNFCCC Green Climate Fund & Adaptation Fund are required.
Experience in project management as well as writing project documents, country reports and publications.
Proven experience building partnerships with international organizations, governments, and the private sector in developing countries for incubation of new projects and programs.
Familiarity with donor priorities, IFIs, multilateral funds is required.
Prior experience in Western Africa region is desirable.


Fluency (level C) in English language.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French language.


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Applies Strategic Thinking

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures  external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.

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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