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Programme Policy Officer (Climate Change and Resilience)

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023


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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.


The job holder will work under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Programme and Strategic Outcome Manager, receiving guidance and regular feedback from the Head of Programme and senior management as and when necessary. The incumbent will work closely with the different technical units (school feeding, nutrition evidence generation and analysis units among others) in the Country Office, two Field-Offices in Dhangadhi and Surkhet, and Field-based staff in various locations involved in resilience, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction related interventions.


To provide technical and operational support to environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation and disaster resilience/risk-reduction related programmes and capacity strengthening in line with WFP Nepal Country Strategic Plan (CSP) strategic outcomes and Government policies and programmes. To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


WFP Nepal’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for 2019-2023 constitutes five Strategic Outcomes (SOs) that are aligned to five Strategic Results of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). WFP Nepal is in the process of formulating another five-year CSP for the period 2024-2028.


Position Title: Programme Policy Officer (Climate Change and Resilience)
Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
Level: SC-8 (Equiv to NOA)
Contract Duration:12 months (renewable)
Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
Vacancy Number: 829458
Date of Publication: 13 Sept 2023
Deadline of Application: 26 Sept 2023

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary plus a medical insurance (

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Programme Policy Officer (climate change and resilience) will be directly supervised by the Deputy Head of Programme and Strategic Outcome Manager (SO 3). S/he will ensure that WFP’s ongoing and upcoming programmes and projects under the CSP are implemented effectively and efficiently contributing to resilient livelihoods, sustainable food systems, ecosystem and community-based climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. The key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the implementation of WFP Nepal’s Country Strategy Plan (CSP), corporate policies and programmes aligned with national policies (such as the Agricultural Development Strategy, Climate Change Policy, Nationally Determined Contribution, National Adaptation Plan etc) and wider UN strategic focus areas related to environmental sustainability, climate, and disaster resilience.
  • Support in analysis of technical and policy documents, strategies and programmes, and relevant data and information including for example, trends and developments, approaches, impacts, lessons, and good practices related to climate change adaptation (CCA), resilience building and disaster risk reduction (DRR) and translate them into WFP’s thematic focus areas.
  • Provide technical support in business development or developing/designing project concepts/proposals for climate finance mechanisms i.e., Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund and other multilateral and bilateral donors and contribute to resource mobilization for relevant CSP activities.
  • Support in developing and reviewing information materials, technical papers and guidelines related to WFP’s work on CCA, resilience, DRR; digital solutions/technologies, innovations, public-private partnerships etc.


  • Coordinate and support in establishing strategic and operational partnerships with the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), other relevant ministries and departments related to climate change, resilience DRR and other like-minded public and private sector organizations and provide technical assistance as required.
  • Contribute to the appraisal of capacity building needs of partners and beneficiaries related to the CCA, resilience, DRR; and contribute to developing training materials/courses and provide technical guidance for field staff, cooperating partners and communities in CCA-related project management.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of programmes and projects related to CCA, resilience and DRR; as required by the Country Office ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance, CSP and SDG targets and ensuring annual performance and work plans are consistent with WFP corporate policies and strategies.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straightforward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that comply with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management of the projects specifically as they relate to CCA, resilience and DRR. Support in result-based management of relevant CSP activities including accurate and timely results reporting and knowledge management.
  • Contribute to the organization of and/or participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, consultations, and field visits as needed; contribute to building collaborations and partnerships.
  • Provide technical support to other units within WFP (nutrition, school feeding and others) in making sure WFP’s CCA and resilience programmes are nutrition-sensitive and coherent.


Education: Advanced University degree (Masters) in environmental science, climate science, forestry, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali language.


  • At least one year of relevant professional experience after an advanced university degree in climate change adaptation climate finance, resilience and disaster risk reduction-related project/programme design, implementation and management is required. More years’ of experience in the relevant field is highly desirable.
  • Has experience in liaising with government partners, has good negotiation skills and ability to communicate effectively, and has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
  • Has experience in business development/project/programme design and management.



  • Sound understanding of climate change, resilience and disaster risk reduction-related national and international policies, frameworks, programmes, and approaches in Nepal.
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documents with short deadlines, with multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to perform well in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procedures in the area of work is an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be familiar with MS Office;
  • Nepali Typing skill is an asset;
  • Driving skills with a valid license is an advantage.


Leads by example with Integrity
Drives results and Delivers on commitments
Fosters inclusive and collaborative teamwork.
Applies strategic thinking
Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships



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

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