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Call for applications: Programme Policy Officer SC8 (Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv)

Kyiv | Dnipro | Odessa | Lviv | Kharkiv

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Kyiv | Dnipro | Odessa | Lviv | Kharkiv
  • Grade: Consultancy - SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-28

Всесвітня продовольча програма (ВПП ООН) - це гуманітарна організація ООН, яка надає продовольчу допомогу у вигляді грошових коштів, сертифікатів або продуктів харчування громадам, що постраждали від війни. У своїй діяльності ВПП керується гуманітарними принципами нейтралітету, неупередженості, гуманності та незалежності. Спираючись на пристрасть, відданість та професіоналізм наших 24 000 співробітників по всьому світу, Всесвітня продовольча програма (ВПП) працює в понад 123 країнах і територіях, щоб доставляти життєво необхідну їжу людям, які залишилися переміщеними внаслідок конфлікту та знедоленими внаслідок катастроф. Крім того, ВПП допомагає окремим особам і громадам знайти кардинальні рішення для багатьох проблем, з якими вони стикаються, будуючи краще майбутнє. 


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. 


🚩Vacancy Announcementn°:831990

📢Job Title: Programme Policy Officer 

📌Type of Contract: Service Contract 

➡️Unit / Division: Programme Unit / WFP Ukraine  

📍   Duty Station:Multiple duty stations (Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv) 

➡️Duration: 12months(renewable) 

The position is only open to Ukrainian nationals.  


About WFP  


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

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.


What will you do in this position? 


Contribute towards the development of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance and the WFP Ukraine Strategic Plan. 


Why work with us?  


The war in Ukraine has had drastic consequences, both for people inside the country and for those around the world dependent on its huge grain supplies. It is inflicting untold suffering on civilians, displace families, and disrupt supply chains and food production. It has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 6 million Ukrainians are still living as refugees across Europe, and almost 5.1 million are internally displaced. Many have lost their homes and livelihoods. As food production and supply lines are disrupted by fighting, many families in the east and south do not have reliable access to nutritious food. 

WFP uses a flexible mix of food and cash assistance to support communities affected by the war wherever they are. This includes working with local partners to distribute food rations in areas near the frontline and providing cash transfers wherever people have access to banks and markets to buy food. Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.4 billion meals to families displaced and affected by the war, partnering directly with local responders. 


 ➡️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.

How can you make a difference? 


In this position, you will have to:   

  1. Provide project management support to projects ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  2. Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  3. 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.
  4. Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  5. Support the identification, development and management of partnerships with private sector, civil society, and local and national government bodies to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  6. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs,
  7. Provide guidance to support staff and assist them with analysis and queries.


To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have: 


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

Experience: At least 1 year of postgraduate relevant progressively responsible professional experience in the humanitarian and/or development sectors, or equivalent sectors.

Language: Fluency (level C) in both in English and Ukrainian languages. 


Before you apply... 


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  

We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Ukraine.Qualified women applicants are especially encouraged to apply.  

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. 


How do you apply... 


To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP’s recruitment portal. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language. 

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.  

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.    

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.