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Programme Policy Officer (Social and Behavior Change Communication) - NOA, Islamabad

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023


WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Social and Behavior Change Communication)

Grade: NOA

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Salary: Starting at PKR 378,000 per month

Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Islamabad

Vacancy Number: 829301

Date of Publication: 06th September, 2023

Deadline of Application: 20th September, 2023

This vacancy announcement is for Pakistani Nationals.

Note: This vacancy announcement will also be used to build a roster of prequalified applicants for future opportunities within same job profile at the current or lower level in Pakistan.


WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance of Head of Nutrition, the Programme Policy Officer- Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) is responsible to perform the followings:
1. Implement country specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP strategies.
2. Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience(s).
3. Maintain a contact list of journalists and media outlets and support the flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, in order to support regular and appropriate communications.
4. Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilising platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
5. Develop and Generate visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio, briefs and visibility material for use across a range of integrated online platforms and visisbility at facilitation centers, in order to support global and country fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
6. Monitor and analyse traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies.
7. To support the implementation of SBCC strategies with a clear roadmap in collaboration with the SBCC consultancy firm/consultant and partners and a detailed work plan for the implementation of the Nashonuma Programme and ensure effective and timely execution.
8. Coordinate with all other agencies and specialists working groups on the various communication and SBCC activities to ensure synchronization of communication work-plans and harmonization of materials and messaging.
9. Contribute to reports, knowledge products, prepare communication material and high-quality presentation material.
10. Develop detailed action plans (monthly, quarterly, and annual) pertinent to specific outputs of the project.
11. Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders.
12. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
13. Conduct capacity building activities to increase the effectiveness of relevant Government staff, Community Health Workers, Mother Support Groups, Community Leaders, and partners to implement demand creation programming for SBCC among key populations. 1.
14. Support capacity building ofWFP staff on all aspects of communication, provides advice and guidance within area and level of expertise, in order to ensure that all activities meet desired standards of consistency, quality and impact. For example the design and review of training materials.
15. Prepare and share the quarterly and annual reports concerning BCC activities in the provinces;and
16. Guide, assist, coordinate, and monitor all the BCC and related activities in the assigned province.
17. Coordinate with all partners for smooth implementation and reporting of the activities as per strategy and work plan.
18. Other as required.


Education: Advanced University degree in Mass Communications/Jounalism, International Relation, Public Relation, Nutrition/Health, Social Sciences or other fields relevant , orFirst University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses in Communication, Social Marketing, or Behavior Change Communications.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of professional/managerial level experience preferably with any International organization and/or UN system in preparing and implementing BCC programs in Pakistan including:
1. Utilizing specialist communications techniques and designing tools to enhance functional outputs.
2. Implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
3. Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
4. Experience in social behavior change, community development, and training of civil society organizations on communication and related SBC programming.
5. Experience in implementing and assessing innovative approaches and techniques on- demand generation.
Language: Oral and written communication skills in Urdu and English. Working knowledge of provincial language is an advantage.

Knowledge and Skills: Excellent knowledge of different provinces and their cultural contexts.
Excellent written Knowledge of the different thematic areas on social mobilization and awareness raising (Nutrition, education, grievance redress) is desired.
Development of work plans against strategy and monitoring.

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:

Leading by example with integrity,

Driving results and delivering on commitments,

Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,

Applying strategic thinking,

Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on:, cc’ing A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.


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.


This job is found in Country Office, Islamabad and job holder will report to Head of Unit or desigenate .
Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.


WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. 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.