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Programme Policy Officer (Safetynet Reform) SC8 Dhaka |Bangladesh


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5 Year
Master Degree


Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Safetynet Reform) SC8 Dhaka Grade: SC8 Type of Contract: Service Contract Duration of contract: 12 months Vacancy Number: 174724 Date of Publication: 10 October 2022 Deadline of publication: 23 October 2022


No of Position: One (1) Duty Station: Dhaka Nationality: Bangladeshi only Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale


To provide technical assistance to Department of Women Affairs and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, MoWCA and potential other ministries in related with Safetynet programme policy and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Programme & Policy Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme & Policy Officer (NoB) safetynet reform and overall supervision of the Head Programme. He/she will be responsible for the following tasks: • Lead WFP efforts to strengthen overall management/ implementation of the Government’s Vulnerable Women benefit Programme (VWB) and ICVGD project through improving systems, guidelines, tools and staff capacities as well as providing support to policy and programme design; • Support to implement recommendations from Digital Financial Inclusion study in MCBP, VWB and ICVGD project. • Develop key documents (i.e., implementation plan and guidelines, SoPs, partnership strategy) to facilitate implementation of the VWB programme in line with national strategies and policies. • Develop evidence based strategic guidance for the government to expand the VWB programme in urban areas. • Identify scope of partnership with private sector in the VWB and ICVGD programmes for developing capacity and institutionalizing income generating activities of beneficiaries. • Identify gaps in capacity of relevant stakeholders for effective implementation of the programme and develop capacity development plans accordingly. • Coordinate evidence generation and advocacy actions (i.e. research, learning, assessment etc.) to ensure CSP II’s objective (nutrition sensitive social protection) is reflected in VWB and ICVGD. • Help government to prepare financial plans with strong justification for scaling up the VWB programme. • Coordinate WFP’s technical support for designing and implementation of improved systems (MIS, Monitoring & Reporting, GRS etc.) to enhance effectiveness of the programmes (VWB & ICVGD). • Contribute in WFP’s internal process (i.e., monitoring, reporting, budgeting, expenditure tracking, partnership management etc.) as and when necessary. • Develop Joint action plans with DWA for implementing VWB programme in line with approved policy documents and directives. • Review programme progress of ICVGD through joint monitoring and strengthen coordination with IMED, Planning commission, GED, ERD, MOWCA DWA, MSW through different progress review meeting and capture findings for further readjustment • Establish and oversee partnership with private sector in the ICVGD & VWB programmes as per the approved partnership strategy. •    Any other relevant tasks assign by the supervisor


EDUCATION: University degree and/or equivalent with Social Science, Statistics, Economics, and Masters in Business Administration, Development Studies or any related field. EXPERIENCE: 5 years’ progressively responsible experience, job related experience in design and implementation development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/ Government. LANGUAGE: Excellent written and oral/communications skills in both English and Bangla. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Interpersonal skills, analytical skill, consistency in follow-up, ability to work with diverse teams, capability to provide advice and independent ability to facilitate coordinated planning and subsequent follow-up on implementation and reporting, ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to work in team, flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.


– Understanding on national targets in improving food security and nutrition for the poor and vulnerable, particularly for women and children through social protection programme. – Knowledge of Government strategies aiming at achieving food security and nutrition targets ; – Familiar with key considerations of social protection and how to make social protection more nutrition sensitive and shock responsive – Possesses analytical skills, required to coordinate assessments/review and research; and – Ability work with government agencies, partners, civil societies and academia to advocate for change in programme design and implementation.


• Developed and managed productive working partnership with Government. • Negotiated Government commitment of timely resources allocation • Contributed to strengthen nutrition sensitive safety nets of relevant ministries. • Supported establishment of Vulnerable Women Benefit Policy by the MoWCA; • Prepared capacity strengthening plan for GoB and cooperating partners. • Written reports and submitted them as per deadline; and • Supported undertaking necessary assessment/review/research, along with dissemination of the findings.


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The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce. For more on WFP and what we do, please go to https://www.wfp.org/videos/zero-hunger The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.


At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer. 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.


This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team. In addition, we offer: Meaningful and impactful careers: Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve Continuous learning and training: We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers Multicultural and stimulating work environment: We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger Join our amazing team of vibrant women and men saving lives and changing lives in Bangladesh, watch this video to know more about us https://www.wfp.org/countries/bangladesh


23 October 2022


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment 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. We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead. Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


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