Job Summary
National Programme Policy Officer

Duties And Responsibilities
Liaise with different WFP units (Logistics, Procurement, Programme, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Cash-based transfers (CBT), Finance and Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping (VAM) to ensure coordinated preparation and implementation of WFP’s urban intervention.
Provide technical advisory support to programme implementation in targeted urban areas in close coordination with the Field Offices and Cooperating Partners.
Support the design and implementation of a baseline urban vulnerability assessment within the new urban domains for beneficiary selection and targeting.
Support Cooperating Partners in designing and rolling out remote community engagement and training activities.
Support the ICT team, Field Offices, VAM and partners to ensure accurate data entry for beneficiaries in SCOPE.
Coordinate with Field Offices, CBT and partners for timely cash disbursement and mop-up cycles.
Coordinate with CBT and the financial service provider(s) for identification and resolution of issues affecting cash disbursement.
Support Field Offices in ensuring effective coordination with relevant government departments, local partners, and community stakeholders to ensure project buy-in.
Support the CO (Management, CBT, VAM, M&E, ITC, LSP, Supply Chain, Nutrition) and the Field Offices in identifying bottlenecks in project implementation and documenting lessons learned.
Provide regular updates to CO Management on progress, challenges and opportunities related to the successful implementation of the urban scale up.
Work with CO, RBJ, and HQ colleagues to develop WFP communications materials as appropriate.
Any other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications And Experience
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: University degree in Political Science, International Development, Urban Policy, International Relations, Monitoring and Evaluation or related fields

Experience: At least five years’ work experience required in a reporting and/or copy-editing role with WFP and/or the UN system. Humanitarian/development field experience is desirable as is working knowledge of reporting requirements of different donors including DFID, CERF, ECHO, SDC and/or USAID. Experience in food security, cash based transfer and resilience programming will be an added advantage.

Knowledge and Skills: Significant experience in information coordination and management; Knowledge of WFP and food security and nutrition issues; strong inter-personal skills; strong monitoring and evaluation skills with an understanding of reporting technical documents including VfM, logframe, budgets, risk registers; strong impact, outcome, output and activity based reporting, and Microsoft Publisher skills.

Language(s): Strong written and spoken English skills are required. Working knowledge of another UN language is an added advantage.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Please note that only applicants who are short-listed at each stage will be contacted;
These positions are open ONLY to nationals of Zimbabwe;
All applications should be submitted online through the E-recruitment. Applications received through any other avenues will not be accepted.
Qualified and experienced Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
NB: WFP DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING AND OTHER PROCESSES).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

How To Apply

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