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UN Jobs-Programme Policy Officer

Laos

Opportunity Deadline

11/03/2023

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Job Description

2 Year
Both
Bachelor Degree
Laos

Short Information:

  • Organization: WFp
  • location: Loas
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Programme Policy Officer
  • Close on: 14 Mar 2023

About Organization

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations agency that was established in 1961. Its primary mission is to combat hunger and malnutrition around the world by providing food assistance and promoting sustainable development.

WFP operates in more than 80 countries and provides assistance to approximately 80 million people annually. Its activities include emergency response to natural disasters and conflicts, as well as longer-term food assistance programs that aim to improve food security and promote economic development.

In addition to its food assistance programs, WFP also works to strengthen national and local food systems, promote social protection measures, and support education and nutrition programs. The organization is funded by voluntary donations from governments, private sector partners, and individuals, and operates with the goal of achieving a world with zero hunger.

About UN Jobs-Programme Policy Officer

Since 2022, WFP has been implementing a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2022-2026. The CSP is formulated around achieving 4 Strategic Outcomes, including WFP’s commitments on improving the nutrition of the most vulnerable populations in Laos.

The Agriculture for Nutrition project phase 2 (AFN-II), aiming at fighting malnutrition and increasing incomes amongst smallholder farmers families, will be implemented from mid-2023 onwards for a duration of at least 6 years. The nutrition activities under AFN-II will be implemented in a total of 15 districts in 6 provinces, 3 of them in the North and 3 in the South

The “Nutrition Programme” under the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure and Watershed Management Sector Project (SRIWMSP), with similar objectives, will be implemented from March 2023 onwards up to 31 December 2026. The nutrition activities under this project will be implemented in a total of 5 districts in 2 provinces, Xieng Khouang and Houaphan provinces. Whereas the activities in Houaphan province will be covered by SNV, the activities in Xieng Khouang province will be implemented directly by WFP together with the Government.

The position advertised will be based in the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) in Peak district, Xieng Khouang province and the successful candidate will work and coordinate closely together with the PAFO and other provincial counterparts to successfully implement the WFP-led activities under the AFN-II project and the Nutrition Programme of SRIWMSP.

UN Jobs-Programme Policy Officer  Requirments

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in a field related to international development aid, such as nutrition, public health, agriculture, environmental science, or the social sciences

Experience:

  • At least six years of relevant working experience in rural community development or equivalent is preferable;
  • Excellent word processing skills and excel skills;

Languages:

  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in Lao and English, the ability to speak at least one ethnic group language an asset, and fluency in both oral written communication in English and Lao

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