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Programme Policy Officer - Cash Based Transfer (CBT) NOB

yaounde

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: yaounde
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Legal - Broad
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Political Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-28

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         Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based Transfer CBT) - NOB

Post Title: Programme Policy Officer - CBT

Location: Yaounde

Duration: 12 months

Contract Type: Fixed-Term

JOB PURPOSE: Support monitoring and evaluation activities within the Cameroon Country Office, ensuring that the World Food Programmes (WFP) generate quality evidence on the outputs and outcomes of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme and the overall supervision of the Deputy Country Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the design, planning and implementation of Programme activities supported under the Country Strategic Plan for Cameroon.
  • Contribute/provide technical support to the implementation of the Country Office food security assessment, beneficiaries targeting, monitoring and evaluation plans to ensure WFP’s effectiveness and appropriateness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food security status, Programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.).
  • Contribute to the development of Programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and recommendations on food assistance modality among others to effectively address the food needs of vulnerable population among refugees, IDPs, returnees and local population.
  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of CBT projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance;
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined CBT programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures;
  • Support and perform actions related to the implementation of the CBT Business Process Model in all phases; from the design of the project response, to the intervention set-up, the implementation and project closure
  • Develop and sustain liaison with UN agencies, International and local NGOs, and institutions engaged in the field of Cash Based transfer activities;
  • Coordinate the Cash Working Group for Cameroon and ensure WFP priorities are considered.
  • Plan; allocate activities, deliverables and timelines for the implementation of the CBT modality in Cameroon.
  • Provide technical advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security strategies, policies, programmes, and facilitate the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes.
  • Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of the Cash Based Transfer Programme modality in accordance with Country Strategic Plan.  
  • Develop internal (WFP staff) and external capacity (partners) with the aim of empowering the field office to effectively and fully manage CBT plans.
  • Conduct ex-Ante analysis of cost efficiency effectiveness and externalities. Using Omega value tool, assess the full cost of delivering either food or cash/vouchers with equivalent nutrient values (NVS).
  • Conduct ex-post analysis of cost-efficiency, effectiveness and externalities. Examine the actual project costs, data collected from monitoring, and the outputs/outcomes achieved during the implementation and verify, whether the chosen modality is the most appropriate and if the operation achieved its objectives.
  • Support the CBT and all WFP assisted beneficiary registration in SCOPE.
  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of CBT projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance;
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined CBT programmes and projects of considerable size/complexity, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures;
  • Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to food assistance and cash-based transfer, protection, gender and partnership;
  • Coach of junior staff;
  • Any other duty related to WFP Cameroon overall programme portfolios.

 Educational Requirement  

  • Advanced university degree (Master II or DESS/DEA) in Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development, Food security, Project Management, Nutrition, Agriculture, Economics,  Development Economics and International Development or First University Degree with 7 years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Essential Experience

  • At least Five years of professional experience in food security and nutrition programmes management, monitoring & evaluation, program analysis and monitoring, or Programme Coordination in a humanitarian/ development context with UN Agencies, NGO, government or private sector.
  • Experience with a UN agency would be an asset.
  • Experience managing staff and improving performance.
  • The incumbent will have direct knowledge and experience of refugee emergency operations including programming and management aspects, working, and coordinating complex projects with different entities and government authorities. 

Working Languages

  • Fluency (level C) in both English and French language

Critical success Factors

  • Ability to travel frequently and to work in difficult environments. 
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, leadership and teamwork abilities, good analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to engage effectively with a wide range of actors including those in the international humanitarian community and governments;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Good understanding of the theory and application of food security and safety net programmes
  • Good computer knowledge and skills;
  • Proactive attitude towards partnership;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple tasks in an autonomous manner;
  • Ability to handle any other additional tasks as requested by his supervisor.
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate internal control tools to address fraud and abuse.

 Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Application’s deadline: 05/02/2019

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