UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer Jobs in Kenya

About WPF

  • 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.

    Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Disaster Management, Agriculture, Economics, Nutrition, Development Studies, Environmental Science, International Studies, Policy Development, or related social sciences. A PhD will be an added advantage.


  • International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    National Professional

  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    Job Purpose

  • To design and manage programmes of moderate size or complexity that effectively meet food assistance needs, or contribute to policy formulation and/or provide technical advice or oversight on programme strategy and implementation.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    The Lead Consultant will perform the following duties:

  • Gather, consolidate and analyze key background documents on methodologies of existing resilience framework concepts, measurement and analysis to inform the development of the RPF inception report.

  • Arrange, plan and hold consultative meeting with the stakeholders. The stakeholders will include senior staff (both technical and non-technical) from the National and County Governments, donors, United Nations, NGOs, CBOs and private sector.

  • Respond to comments by the reference group that will be formed to guide development of the framework (as per attached Concept note and TOR for consultancy).

  • Develop various drafts of the framework (see outputs below) and present them to key stakeholders for validation and to gain consensus before it is finalised.

  • Develop the final RPF document as detailed in the section on outputs and deliverables.

    Functional Capabilities

    Capability Name

  • Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

    Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

  • Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to
    design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

    Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

  • Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.

  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

    Emergency Programming

  • Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches

    Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

  • Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes..

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of conceptual framework of resilience analysis.

  • In depth knowledge and good understanding of disaster (drought and non-drought) resilience concepts and livelihood systems in the Arid and semi-Arid areas of Kenya.

    Desired Experiences

  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant working experience in the field of humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, rehabilitation/recovery and development.

  • Demonstrated experience in policy/Strategy development.

  • Experience in working in Kenya ASALs is also an added advantage.

  • Previous experience with the United Nations and/or other multilateral, bilateral organizations and international civil society development partners is considered an asset.

  • Experience in working on Horn of Africa programmes, policies and strategies will be an added advantage.

  • previous experience with the United Nations and/or other multilateral, bilateral organizations and international civil society development partners is considered an asset.

    How to Apply

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

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