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Programme Policy Officer at WFP


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1 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: WFP – World Food Programme
  • Location: Mozambique
  • Grade: Junior level – NO-A, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal – Broad
    • Economics
    • Political Affairs
    • Banking and Finance
    • Security policy
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-31


The World Food Program (WFP) is the top humanitarian agency that provides food aid in dire situations and collaborates with locals to boost nutrition and resilience. The United Nations created it in 1961 to aid in reducing global hunger. 80 nations are home to WFP offices, which have its main headquarters in Rome. The biggest humanitarian organization in the world, it is also the main supplier of school meals. In order to promote nutrition initiatives, policies, and programs, such as school meals and food fortification, WFP collaborates with governments, other UN agencies, NGOs, and the corporate sector.


The duties for Programme Policy Officer at WFP are :

  • Guide the DRF programmes throughout the programme administration cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation), ensuring compliance with WFP standards and procedures.
  •  Guide strategic meeting of WFP Mozambique with relevant government institutions, especially the Disaster Risk Management Institute (INDG), the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) the National Metheorologic Institute (INAM), the Ministry of Agriculture and rural development (MADER) and other line ministries contributing to disaster risk administration and reduction.
  •  Provide specialized advice to government counterparts on a variety of disaster risk financing tools (anticipatory action and forecast-based financing, sovereign insurance, multi-hazard integrated early warning systems for drought, flood, and tropical cyclones).
  •  Lead capacity supporting initiatives at all levels and foster experience sharing, including through South-South and Triangular Cooperation on DRF.
  •  Correspond with other Programme teams and Units within WFP to contribute to integrated programming, boosting the integration of early warning systems and anticipatory actions into the shock responsive social protection approach and climate change adaptation initiatives.
  •  Guide internal capacity strengthening initiatives targeted to staff based at field and central level.
  •  Liaise with donors and further stakeholders within the Disaster Risk Management sector (Food Security Cluster, Disaster risk reduction Partners Group, UNSDCF Strategic Priority Area 3 Climate Resilience Group, etc) to mobilize funds and foster the establishment of partnerships.
  •  Contribute to the preparation of precise and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  •  Assure donor contributions are consumed in a timely fashion, in line with WFP’s internal rules and in compliance with clauses included in the contractual agreement with the donor.
  •  Provide direction to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  •  Other as demanded.

APPLY ALSO: Protection Associate at UNHCR Mozambique


The requirements for Programme Policy Officer at WFP are :

  • Advanced University degree in Disaster Risk Reduction/Management, Climate adaptation, Agriculture, Economics, Political Sciences, International Law, International Development, or meteorology, hydrology, environmental science studies, or First University Degree with at least three years of corresponding work background.
  • At least 1 year of progressive postgraduate professional background in Disaster Risk Financing/Disaster Risk Management sector.
  •  Background with anticipatory actions, forecast-based financing, macro or micro insurance, including being familiar with vulnerability and risk mapping, climate and weather forecast, and monitoring indicators and triggers.
  •  Background with government capacity strengthening.
  •  Background in the establishment of partnerships with public and private sector actors and understanding of policy issues.
  •  Proven background of working with governments, donors, UN agencies and NGOs is mandatory.
  •  Fluency (level C) in English.
  •  Fluency (level C) in Portuguese.


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