Recrutement de 01 Programme Policy Officer -NOC Livelihood, Agriculture and Climate Change

Localité : Egypte / Caire
Domaine : Communication
Niveau : BAC + 3
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Programme Policy Officer -NOC Livelihood, Agriculture and Climate Change
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 7 ans
Expire le: 10-12-2023

World Food Programme
Cairo, Egypte
Opportunités de carrière : Programme Policy Officer -NOC Livelihood, Agriculture and Climate Change (830483)

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.

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.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading Humanitarian Organization fighting hunger and changing lives worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. In Egypt, WFP is committed to supporting the Government’s priorities towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. WFP’s current five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2028 is designed to fully support Egypt’s Vision 2030 and ensure food and nutrition security for all Egyptians.

The CSP focuses on three interrelated thematic areas:

Support the crisis-affected populations through food assistance and resilience building;
Improve the resilience of vulnerable Egyptian populations especially in Haya Kareema villages;
Provide capacity strengthening to the Government and support South-South cooperation between Egypt and neighboring countries.
WFP Egypt is currently implementing a number of resilience building climate-smart interventions in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation in about 160 villages and is planning to expand this programme to more than 400 additional villages mostly in Upper Egypt within the Haya Kareema Presidential Initiative.
The Incumbent would therefore be expected to provide leadership to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs especially as they pertain to integrated, climate-adaptative agriculture and the resilience building of rural and Bedouin communities in Egypt.
The Incumbent would serve as the programme manager for climate-adaptive rural development programmes in the Country Office leading a team for the design, management, coordination, implementation, and review of all Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Building initiatives in the WFP Egypt Country Office.

Job holders are likely to manage a moderate portfolio of activities that may include contribution to and/or direct management of programmes in COs of moderate complexity, or contribution to policy formulation and provision of technical advice at RB or HQ level for a defined area of expertise. Job holders operate with considerable independence in their specialities and may manage a substantial team of junior professional and support staff


Advanced University degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Food Science, Social Sciences or other field related to climate change adaptation and/or international development or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience preferably with the UN or donor-funded programmes.


National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English & Arabic languages

To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Reporting directly to the Head of Programme and with the overall guidance of the WFP Egypt Deputy Country Director, the incumbent is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities :

1.Contribute to the formulation of WFP-wide climate-adaptive rural development programme policies in line with both organizational strategy and the practical realities of operating in the field; or translate programme policy into Country level practices. Developing programme guidance and implementation modalities and operations, to ensure a clear and strong connection between HQ and field operations.
2. Design and manage the implementation of Programme Policy operations on rural development issues ensuring that operations are consistent with WFP policies, Executive Board decisions, and other relevant guidance.
3. Provide technical advice or mobilize technical expertise on programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and appropriate food products, the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
4.Reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
5. Advice counterparts in the Government of Egypt and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and subnational levels.
6. Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
7. Enhance WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to area of specialism, for example food security, nutrition, livelihoods, resilience or engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct participation, briefings, information products and other materials

8. Manage operational research and evidence building on issues relevant to food assistance, climate change, sustainable agriculture and rural development.
9. Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, publications, and a variety of information products or proposals for internal or external use.
10. Contribute to resources mobilisation efforts for WFP projects, including clearly articulating the need for food assistance and related programme opportunities, and follow up on the resource situation of projects including commodity and cash availability, seeking advice from senior colleagues where necessary.
11. Build knowledge capabilities for WFP staff members and partners by designing and delivering effective food assistance programmes.
12. Lead, motivate and develop a team of staff to enable high performance.
13. Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within assigned budgets.
14. Contribute to Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning in order to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
15. Others as required

1. Lead climate resilience portfolio to promote the resilience of smallholder farmers vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
2. Act as the main liaison with the Government of Egypt in the design and implementation of resilience building programmes.
3. Support government efforts to strengthen adaptive capacities of national systems and local communities through providing technical assistance and forging strategic partnerships with national and international technical partners.
4. Lead a core team responsible for integrated rural development and climate-adaptive activities in the Country Office.
5. Ensure a cost-effective use of the financial and human resources allocated to the climate-adapative resilience building programme.
6. Monitor the programme budget and prepare regular expenditure plans.
7.Represent WFP in different United Nations and other working groups pertaining to climate change and rural development.
8. Report on climate change impacts and mitigation measures of different programmes

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas

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 ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches

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..

At least 8 years of professional relevant managerial experience managing programmes for UN agencies, government entities, or civil society in the fields of rural development/ food systems/ climate change and/or environmental sustainability;

Experience in the management of relevant programme from inception to implementation and assessment.
Proven ability to lead a team.
Proven ability and experience in the development of interagency networks, partnerships, strategies and initiatives

Has experience working across Program portfolio.
Has led a programme team or a component of a country office programme portfolio.
Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.

Fixed-term Appointment: An appointment for a continuous period of one year and shall have a specified expiration date and be subject to a probationary period of one year, which may be extended to 18 months.
Annual Net Pay Salary: as per the established salary scale with then the country
Staff Assessment :A staff assessment, comparable to national income tax, shall be applied to the gross salaries and such other payments as are computed on the basis of salary, The assessment shall be calculated at rates set forth in the FAO Administrative Manual.
Dependency allowances: applicable to children up to 18 years of age, or up to 21 years in full-time school attendance
United Nations Joint pension fund a deduction of 7.9% from the pensionable remuneration will be made from the net salary, the WFP will contribute of 15.8%
Medical Insurance : mandatory for the staff member and can be extended to dependents in a cost-sharing
Annual leave: 2.5 days per month Sick leave: 2 days per month

Deadline for submitting the online applications will be on the 10th of December 2023

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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