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CBT Consultant - CST-II, Islamabad - Pakistan

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Friday, November 10, 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: CBT Consultant 

Grade:  CST Level II                 

Type of contract:  International Consultant        

Duration:  11 Months           

Duty Station: Islamabad

Vacancy Number: 830224

Date of Publication: 10 November 2023

Deadline of Application: 24 November 2023

This vacancy announcement is for internationals only.

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 strengthen and lead the cash-based transfers function of the WFP Pakistan office, in line with WFP corporate guidance and requirements. 


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme and the overall leadership of the Country Director, the Programme Policy Officer (CBT) will: 

1.    Lead the CBT function for Pakistan CO including convening, representing and actively participating, both strategically and technically, in the internal and inter agency cash working groups.

2.    Coordinate the CBT work across different functions at the CO level and with the POs/field teams. 
    a.    Providing guidance, 
    b.    Ensuring that the units follow to corporate procedures, including assurance
    c.    Enhance the capabilities of the WFP team, cooperating partners and financial service providers. 
3.    Follow up and work with Country Office teams to close outstanding CBT-based recommendations from various oversight missions 
4.    Implement specific recommendations from the recent multi-functional oversight report which the Country Office will receive in the coming weeks.
5.    Draft a work plan for 2024 for the new Programme Policy Officer (CBT) highlighting the key priorities to ensure alignment to corporate standards and guidelines.  
6.    Lead the work in CBT programming for Pakistan CO, including capacity development of staff in the country office and field offices. 
7.    Review work and strengthen engagement with financial service providers, working closely with the Risk Management Officer, Finance Unit and Programme teams. 
8.    Work with M&E team to strengthen learning and accountability around use of CBT in programmes. 
9.    Investigate ways to digitalize all CBT functions, in cooperation with SCOPE team and RBB and HQ units. 



• Advanced University degree (recognised by in one of the following fields: social sciences, statistics, 
  development economics, finance, technology or other related fields, or First level University degree (recognised by
  with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
• Should you not find your university degree in this link, kindly note that it will be your responsibility to obtain a formal letter from your Ministry
  of Education stating their recognition of the university and degree.


• A minimum of five years of relevant postgraduate professional-level work experience in development or humanitarian work such as cash-based transfers, 
   programme/project design and/or management, etc.
• Out of the minimum five (5) years of the above-mentioned experience, at least two (2) years of strong professional experience specifically in the areas of CBT
• Experience in using a variety of WFP-supported CBT tools, methods and approaches.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Good knowledge about the integration of gender, equity, disability, protection, human rights, and other inclusion issues as appropriate in CBT work.
• Good understanding of results-based management principles and practices.
• Solid practical knowledge of how data is collected, compiled, analysed and presented for management decisions, programme adjustment and donor reporting for CBT. 
• Ability to work with relevant technology, and procedures (e.g., web-based databases, other statistical applications) to produce in-depth analysis and develop and share quality reports and visualizations around CBT. 
• Good knowledge of programme design, implementation and operational challenges in food and nutrition security.
• Has solid knowledge of human rights and gender equality and is able to ensure that evaluation design, questions and analysis incorporate this knowledge.

Languages: • Fluency (level C) in English language.

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 (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, 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 section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.


WFP Pakistan is finishing the first year of its Country Strategic Plan 2023-2027 which was primarily focused on responding to the needs of people affected by the massive flooding that took place in the latter part of 2022, through provision of food and cash support for flood response and then transitioning to flood recovery actions for most of 2023.  WFP Pakistan also implements one of the largest stunting prevention programmes in the world, for the Government of Pakistan, which provides nutritional and financial support through the first 1000 days, targeting pregnant and breastfeeding women and children less than 2 years of age.  The CO also supports several smaller cash-based programmes including an upcoming pilot project with the Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to provide cash stipends to girls attending secondary school.  
As the flood response is diminishing, the Country Office is now focusing more on the enabling lives agenda, continuing the work with the Benazir Nashonouma stunting prevention programme and support to auxiliary activities being implemented through that infrastructure under a social protection lens, support to build resilience to climate shocks in targeted communities, and piloting various forms of school-based programmes for provincial governments.  The CO developed capacity to implement cash-based programmes in the flood response and recovery and would like to strengthen their processes and systems moving forward into the second year of the CSP.  In addition, WFP Pakistan has been identified as a High Priority country office, which requires additional focus on strengthening systems and operational oversight and accountability. 


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.