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Programme Policy Officer-Homs FT NOA



From 19 March 2017 to 02 April 2017


Type: Fixed term contract

Duration: One year


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP pursues a vision of the world in

which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. The Office of the United Nations World

Food Programme in Syria is currently seeking a qualified candidate for Programme Policy Officer FT NOA in Homs


These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy


Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular

feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.

  2. Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.

  3. Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.

  4. Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.

  5. 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.

  6. Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.

  7. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.

  8. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.

  9. Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.

  10. Other as required.


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: Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible professional post graduate (i.e. after obtaining the first University degree) work experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.), implementing programmes, and providing input into designing operations, policy discussions and decisions.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and Arabic language.


Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once applying.

Only Syrian and Syrian/Palestenian nationals can apply for this vacancy

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

WFP Staff
External candidates

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.

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  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Syria
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-02

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