UN World Food Programme Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya

Key account-abilities

  • Provide project management support for Agricultural Market Access and Linkage activities, ensuring a coordinated approach with other WFP programmes such as resilience building, school meals and supply chain interventions among others while complying with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Develop terms of reference and provide support in planning and conducting market assessments and related studies to determine the structure, conduct and performance of markets and to identify business opportunities for smallholders and appropriate areas for intervention by WFP.
  • In collaboration with WFP Field Offices, work with county governments to study the opportunities available for smallholders in each target county inorder to develop strategies for linking farmers to both private and public procurement opportunities.
  • Provide support to field offices and County government in market monitoring and provision of market information to farmers.
  • Promote leverage with other development partners’ production and marketing inputs through coordination at the county with partners such as County government, WFP’s cooperating partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), financial institutions etc. to achieve optimal results.
  • Manage Field Level Agreements with cooperating partners.
  • Ensure that reporting, data gathering and monitoring systems for AMAL are in place and maintain quality standards are maintained.
  • This will entail design of reporting and data collection tools and systems in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation unit, timely review and feedback on technical reports submitted by cooperating partners.
  • Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • 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.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  • Identify needs, plan capacity and support in building capacity for WFP staff, NGO and government county partners and national government.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  • Represent WFP during donor meetings and missions to field sites.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Agriculture/Agronomy, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Education
  • Range management, and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Served in comparable and relevant position in the public service or private sector with an
  • International Organisation for at least five (5) years.
  • Possess excellent communication skills with ability to discuss and train farmers in a respectful, clam and composed manner.
  • Good knowledge of key functions of the Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock, Water and irrigation and other related departments under agri-business including social services.
  • Skills and experiences in public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance and/or operational aspects of multilateral food assistance.
  • Advanced analytical skills, resourcefulness, maturity of judgement, negotiating skills and ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Outlook, Word,
  • Excel and PowerPoint.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 8th October, 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya

    UN World Food Programme Budget & Programming Associate Jobs in Kenya

    Key Accountabilities

  • Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
  • Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximise
    operational effectiveness.
  • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.
  • Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems
  • Review, compile and analyse data, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports.
  • Maintain communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


  • At least five(5) years of progressive experience in budget preparation, and monitoring resource support in supply chains
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Capacity to produce high quality products when working under pressure and with competing deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, and maturity of judgement.
  • Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
  • Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
  • Has assisted with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 9th October, 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Budget & Programming Associate Jobs in Kenya

    UN World Food National Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya Jobs in Kenya


  • Identify risk areas, assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities, creating a viable control environment and supporting the enhancement of internal controls;
  • Identify areas where corporate regulations and procedures are inefficient or ineffective within the context of the county office operations;
  • Facilitate accountability across functional units, prepare comprehensive reports and formulate sound recommendations on required actions in the area of compliance;
  • Contribute to the development of new compliance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and review existing ones and maintain an updated database of SOPs;
  • Conduct oversight missions to the field to monitor compliance with WFP rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Prepare comprehensive reports on findings and recommendations with the relevant managers for oversight missions to the field;
  • Liaise systematically with all oversight bodies to ensure that all compliance issues are understood, implemented, followed-up and escalated as appropriate;
  • Undertake timely follow-up of the implementation of audit and evaluation recommendations and associated management actions;
  • Lead the Compliance Task Force;
  • Act as the focal point for the Emergency
  • Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) contingency planning;


  • First university degree in business/Public Administration, finance, accounting, audit or other related field with training/course in audit, performance and risk management.
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in audit, investigation, administration or related field.
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual abilities;
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of internal controls and proper accounting procedures and systems to recommend improvements where necessary to address current weakness and mitigate risks;
  • Ability to lead enterprise risk management activities across HQ and Field operations;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify key audit issues;
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and the ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Highly developed judgement and interpersonal skills to deal with clients on difficult and sensitive matters;
  • Ability to organize, asses and coordinate the work of others;
  • Conducted risk analysis and developed risk mitigation strategies;

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 9th October, 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food National Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya Jobs in Kenya

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