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Programme Policy Officer for Cooperating Partners Management SC8

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023


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Job Title: Programme Policy Officer for Cooperating Partners Management
Grade: SC 8
Type of contract: Service Contract
Duration: One year, renewable
Duty Station: Cairo
Vacancy Number 827273
Date of Publication: 18th May 2023
Deadline of Application: 1st June 2023

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Egypt


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 15 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Yemen. These country offices (COs) 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.


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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Contribute to the design of process models to improve efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of WFP’s projects, as part of Country Offices' (COs) Cooperating Partners (CP) management SOPs, taking into consideration corporate guidance, CO size, resources, context, and risk appetite.

2. Support the development of country-level strategies for operational partnerships, including ensuring WFP meets its commitment to the grand bargain agenda and developing updates and position papers on the progress of the localization agenda.

3. Support the rollout of the Partner Connect digital platform in RBC COs, in close coordination with HQ, and ensure integration within CO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

4. Provide day-to-day support to regional focal points, and information sessions, on emerging issues/queries related to FLA management and ensure the tracking and recording of Frequently Asked Questions.

5. Provide oversight support and ensure that internal control systems in-country offices are in line with corporate guidelines and standards.

4. Build a knowledge base on CP management lessons learned/best practices in the region and facilitate peer-to-peer learning among country offices, this includes mapping of support needs/gaps based on risk profiling and oversight observations.

5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of the digital and regional initiatives (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Finance, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc.)

6. Support a strategic engagement with key NGO partners at the regional and country level, including through conducting stakeholder mapping and facilitating systematic engagement with NGOs

7. Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior management in the development of policies, programmes, and activities. This includes identification and analysis of key issues that require policy decision-making and conveying those to HQ.

8. Support the identification, development, and management of potential partnerships for collaboration

9. Others as required.


Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role-modeling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.



Advanced University degree in Business Administration, or other relevant field related to international development assistance, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Work Experience

Minimum of 3 years' experience managing partners/NGOs and contracts (including budgets and amendments) in various operational contexts

Knowledge & Skills

Previous experience in designing process models and quality assurance.

Knowledge of WFP’s NGO guidance, partnership principles, and modalities, and understanding of WFP’s corporate planning processes at HQ, RB, and CO levels.

Experience in Emergency Programming.

Experience in strategic policy engagement with Government.

Experience in risk management and compliance.

Client-focused and builds strong relationships to improve processes and support the strengthening of the Country Office Cooperating Partners Management function.

Willingness to travel frequently, including to ‘deep field’ locations. 30% Travel requirement.

Experience in leading remote teams and people not under direct supervision.


Fluency (level C) in the English language both oral & written. Intermediate knowledge of French is an asset.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational 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, Joint 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.