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(02) Programme Policy Officers

World Food Programme

Gao, Mopt, Mali
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Opportunités de carrière : Programme Policy Officers (02 positions) Gao & Mopti / Mali (156080)

JOB TITLE : Programme Policy Officers (02 positions)

TYPE OF CONTRACT  : International Consultancy Level-I


DUTY STATION (City, Country) : Gao & Mopti /Mali

DURATION : 11 Months

OPENING : 21.01.2022

CLOSING : 06.02.2022


Increasing insecurity in several parts of these regions has led to population displacements and undermined food and nutrition security, leading to a significant increase in the vulnerable population. The results of the 2020 Cadre Harmonisé indicate that 1.3 million people in Mali will be affected by food insecurity during the 2020 lean season, many of them in the northern regions. This situation could be further worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the effects insecurity has hampered access on the part of both WFP and partners, for both the delivery of assistance and monitoring.

Given this situation WFP would like to strengthen its current implementation capacity while being able to respond to the evolving situation. This requires staffing of the suboffices with staff members capable of context-specific strategic analysis and who can support the implementation of interventions based on this analysis, in the respect of the humanitarian principles and within the scope of WFP’s Country Strategic Plan 2020-2024.


Under the direct supervision of Head of Sub-office, the Programme Policy Officer will undertake the following tasks:

Provide operational delivery 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.
Support operational planning with respect to new displacement related to conflict or insecurity, with respect to initial assessment (done at the time of assessment) and articulation to a medium-term response (whether carried out by WFP or others)
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.
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 activities as required.
Expected Results

Efficient Leadership, direction and guidance are provided to all operation activity in the Sub Office
Effective management of resources allocated to the sub office is ensured
Partnership capacity building is strengthened
The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment


Education :

Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Law or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience :

3-5 years of professional experience in project and/or programme management, monitoring and evaluation or Nutrition/Public Health.

Languages : French/English



Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives - Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
Be a force for positive change - Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
Make the mission inspiring to our team - Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions - Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.


Look for ways to strengthen people's skills - Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP
Create an inclusive culture - Recognizes the contributions of teammates and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognize the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback - Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit - Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).


Encourage innovation & creative solutions - Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
Focus on getting results - Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
Make commitments and make good on commitments - Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
Be Decisive - Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.


Connect and share across WFP units - Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning.
Build strong external partnerships - Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships.
Be politically agile & adaptable - Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships - Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


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