Ended National Programme Officer (Safety Nets and Livelihoods)

The Job

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and Professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Female and qualified applicants encouraged to apply

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO ‐ WFP/YEM/2019/11 (Requisition # 106054)

Organizational Unit:  WFP Yemen Country

Functional Title: National Programme Officer (Safety Nets and Livelihoods)

Functional Level: NOA

Duty Station:

Ibb, Yemen

Unit: Programme

Contract Type and Duration:

Fixed Term for 1 year with possibility extension


Date of Issue:

07 July 2019


Closure Date:

21 July 2019



Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving Lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
In 2019, WFP is scaling up its Yemen operations aiming to provide 12 million people with monthly food assistance through direct food distributions, vouchers or cash and nutritional support to nearly 3 million pregnant and nursing women and children under 5.


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.

JOB PURPOSE: To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


  1. The applicant should be a Yemeni national
  2. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted
  3. Applications must be submitted online with:
    • Use English language only
    • Indicate all your job TOR
    • indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)
  4. WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  5. WFP staff on FT contracts must have completed one year in the current position to be eligible to apply for another FT position.
  6. By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.


  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • Language: Fluent (level C) English and Arabic in both oral and written communication
  • Experience: one or more years of post-graduate professional relevant work experience (Programme Management). Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%


  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


  1. Contribute  towards  the  development  of  a  limited  number  of  projects,  plans  and  processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  2. Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  3. Follow  data  gathering  and  monitoring  systems  ensuring  that  rigorous  quality  standards  are maintained.
  4. Research  and  analyze  policy  and  operational  issues  to  support  senior  colleagues  in  the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  5. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  6. Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  7. Support   the   identification,   development   and   management   of   potential   partnerships   to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  8. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  9. Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  10. Other as required.


  1. To conduct and provide leadership in the above duties safely in the highest risk category of the UN system.
  2. Maintain and update maps of the current programme situation in the field.
  3. To lead WFP and partner assessment missions into complex locations.
  4. Contribute to, supervise others and maintain accurate and accessible record keeping of programme activities in the areas of responsibility.
  5. Build and maintain strong links with FAO, Food Cluster, IBB University and Governmental Agriculture departments.



  • Understand  and  communicate  the  Strategic  Objectives:  Helps  teammates  articulate  WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Assesses  own  strengths  and  weaknesses  to  increase  self-awareness  and  includes  these  in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Commits  to  upholding  individual  accountabilities  and  responsibilities  in  the  face  of  ever- changing country or functional priorities.
  • Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Demonstrates  ability  to  understand  and  appropriately  respond  to  and/or  escalate  needs  of external partners.
  • Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Demonstrates ability to analyze and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialized fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming

Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high- quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

How to Apply

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  • Employer: WFP
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Ibb
  • Posted on: 7 July 2019
  • Deadline: 21 July 2019