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Programme Policy Officer Vacancy at UN World Food Programme

Programme Policy Officer Vacancy at UN World Food Programme

The purpose of the assignment advertised is for to provide support to WFP activities in field operations by heading the unit responsible for the development and management of partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations and for supervising WFP field staff as per the organization’s effective and efficient management of WFP programmes and activities.

Programme Policy Officer Vacancy at UN World Food Programme

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JOB TITLE Programme Policy Officer- Field Operations and Cooperating Partners
TYPE & Level of Contract:NOA
REPORTS TODeputy Country Director


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

WFP’s Regional Bureau for the Middle East and Northern Africa (RBC), based in Cairo, Egypt, provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in 16 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen. These country offices aim to assist roughly one-third of all of WFP’s beneficiaries (approx. 30 million) in some of the most critical humanitarian emergencies of our time. RBC is also active in the ‘Changing Lives’ side of WFP’s mandate, helping national governments and local communities improve nutrition, livelihoods, school feeding, social protection, climate and disaster risk reduction and other programmes that build resilience and support development.


Under the new Country Strategic Programme 2023-2028, WFP is committed to continuing to support the Government in addressing nutrition and food security challenges within the framework of Egypt’s updated Vision 2030 roadmap to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, leaving no one behind. The main objectives of the Programme focus on emergency support to refugees and other crisis-affected populations and building the resilience of vulnerable populations especially in synergy with the ”Haya Karima” presidential rural development initiative through a locally based, integrated approach.

WFP operates in partnership with a network of governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in selected governorates with a focus on Upper Egypt and frontier governorates.  WFP also benefits from the presence of field staff located in these governorates who follow up on the efficient implementation of activities and plans in the field and ensure WFP rules and regulations and procedures are followed by the cooperating partners.

The purpose of the assignment advertised is for to provide support to WFP activities in field operations by heading the unit responsible for the development and management of partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations and for supervising WFP field staff as per the organization’s effective and efficient management of WFP programmes and activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Manage a team of Field Coordinators (10) providing advice, guidance, and on-the-job training, to ensure individual and team contribution to the implementation of integrated food assistance programs at the governorate level, in line with national priorities. 
  2. Liaise with Programme, Monitoring & Evaluation units, and other internal counterparts on the coordination of the programme of work and activities of Field Coordinators in support of field operations.
  3. Conduct regular field missions and coordinate meetings with Field Coordinators, provide regular feedback, and report on key findings, challenges, achievements, and lessons learned from field operations.
  4. Identify and maintain a repository of national and international NGOs and other potential partners working in Egypt at the national and local level
  5. Establish and maintain a regular dialogue and coordinate with potential partners.
  6. In close coordination with programme leads, support the development and management of potential partnerships with national and international NGOs and other partners, to strengthen the implementation of integrated food security programs.
  7. In close consultation with Programme managers, facilitate the negotiation, review, and finalization of Field Level Agreements (FLA) with NGOs and legal agreements with other cooperating partners.
  8. Act as the Secretariat of the Country Office Cooperating Partnership Committee for the management of Field Level Agreements.
  9. Provide support and technical guidance to programme leads for cross-functional changes to corporate processes directly affecting engagements with NGOs and other partners, this includes cross-functional training and other facilitation roles as necessary (Anti-Fraud Anti-Corruption and Policy for Sexual Exploitation & Abuse). 
  10. Provide continuous and structured capacity strengthening, training, and work-planning to national and international NGOs and other partners, with a view to moving forward the localization agenda. 
  11. Act as a focal point for UNCT and interagency engagement with national and international NGOs and provide regular feedback to programme leads.
  12. Provide input for corporate reporting and planning, including Annual Country Reports, Risk Management Exercises, External and Internal audits, and Management Assurance reviews.
  13. Act as the Country Office focal point for corporate reporting on beneficiaries reached by the operations.
  14. Any other task as required.


  1. Has extensive experience in implementing humanitarian and development programmes.
  2. Has extensive experience in M&E and for field operations.
  3. Has extensive experience in managing partnerships with NGOs.
  4. Has strong relationship management and diplomatic skills
  5. Experience managing teams


  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of experience    
  • Experience Knowledge & Skills: At least 3 years of professional experience in implementing development and/or emergency programmes.    
  • Languages: Fluency (level C) in English and Arabic languages.    


WFP offers a competitive compensation package including:

  • Attractive salary in accordance with industry standards. Please visit United Nations Salary Scales for more details.
  • Attractive pension plan
  • Child allowance
  • Language allowance (subject to passing language assessment)
  • Medical coverage for staff and eligible dependents
  • Variety of leave entitlements, including but not limited to 30 days annual leaves per year, maternity/paternity leave, and special leave arrangements

DEADLINE: 01 September 2023

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