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Programme Policy Officer (Field Level Agreement Partnership Management) International CST II

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023

🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 827015

📢 Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Field Level Agreement Partnership Management), Accra, Ghana

✨ Contract type and Grade: Regular Consultant Level II

📧 Duration: 11 Months

✅ Unit / Division: Programme Unit

📍 Duty Station: Accra, WFP Ghana Country Office

Closing date: 27th May 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operates in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger. At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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The NGO FLA Partnerships Management Officer will be responsible for overseeing the management of all field level agreements and contracts between WFP and its NGO partners. The Officer will ensure that all agreements are in compliance with legal and organizational requirements, and that they are implemented effectively and efficiently in the field.

This is a new position in the Country Officer and over the duration of this consultancy, the staff will be responsible for setting up the unit; recruitment and building the capacity of national staff who will then take over the role.

Background: This role is crucial in ensuring the success of WFP's programs in the field, particularly as the organization expands its work in the local context and requires strong partnerships with NGOs. The staff will report directly to the Deputy Country Director/Head of Programme.


  1. Provide guidance on partnership issues and procedures to staff from various units as required.
  2. Follow-up on different tasks jointly implemented by partnership, programme technical teams (General Food Distribution, Livelihoods, Nutrition, VAM, CBT) and Partners.
  3. Assist in the finalization of the proposals and budgets review by technical teams in line with the CSP standards.
  4. Follow-up on Partnership contractual documentations and approval processes with Technical Review Committee (TRC) and Cooperating Partner Committee (CPC); compliance and management.
  5. Review of FLAs documents, Amendments and Extensions.
  6. Follow-up on completion of partnership documentation in WFP corporate systems.
  7. Follow-up on invoices submission, processing, and payments
  8. Undertake Cooperating Partners (CP) Performance evaluations and Due Diligence (Capacity assessment);
  9. Support on organization of the WFP – CP periodic coordination meetings with Cooperating partners; meeting set up and taking minutes of meetings.
  10. Lead Cooperating Partners' capacity building through refresher trainings and bilateral guidance.
  11. Consolidate partnership reports and circulate on a monthly basis.
  12. Assist in any other business in partnership unit in particular and programme in general.


  1. NGO FLA Database
  2. Unit structure including a National Officer and Programme Associate.
  3. Cooperating Partner Agreements signed, up to date and compliant in WFP corporate systems.
  4. Regular reports on status of implementation of contracts and up to date performance evaluations.


Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.


  1. Experience in Partnership and FLAs processing
  2. Experience working in collaboration with NGO and Government stakeholders
  3. Experience in reporting, planning and analysis of programme output and

outcome data1. Typically, five years or more of postgraduate professional

experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in

international humanitarian development.

  1. Specialized knowledge of policy communication, partnerships with some

understanding of resource mobilization.

  1. Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and

report writing skills


International Professional : Proficiency (level C) in English.


This is a Regular Consultancy Contract. A Regular Consultancy Contract is offered for a maximum period of 11 months after which the consultant will proceed on one (1) month mandatory break-in- service and will have the contract renewed when his/her services is required and paid at the agreed monthly salary.

Deadline for application: 27th May 2023

WFP Value Proposition

  • Meaningful and impactful careers - Our day-to-day work makes a difference

in the lives of the people we serve.

  • Continuous learning and training - We provide learning tools for our staff to

continually develop their careers.

  • Multicultural and stimulating working environment - We encourage gender

and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.


  • All employment decisions are made based on organisational needs, job requirements, merit and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Join Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance
  • WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
  • WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  • All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment.

Special recommendation:

Before you apply, please confirm that both (i) your on-line profile and CV are accurate and up to date, (ii) your CV should include your employment history, academic qualifications, and language skills.