Deadline: 07 May, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer.

WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


  • Conduct transfer modality assessments across the northeast states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY), leading to the production of key reports for decision-making on transfer modalities across LGAs
  • Support the management-level strategic cash task force in conducting a holistic assessment of how to streamline and strengthen the rigour of transfer modality assessments to determine the exact transfer ratio of cash to food
  • Channel CBT technical expertise and findings from assessments into the National Cash and Voucher Assistance (NCVA) policy task team
  • Assist in providing technical advice or mobilise technical expertise, in line with the CBT requirements, on a wide range of programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of objectives, activities, transfer modalities and the deployment and testing of innovative approaches and the development of strategies to support government efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition
  • Assist counterparts in governments and other partners in identifying where CBT assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and sub-national levels
  • Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work
  • Manage and lead WFP CBT operations within the area of assignment to ensure timely and effective deployment of assistance programmes and ensure efficient use of financial resources for achievement of set objectives
  • Hold accountability and/or prepare accurate and comprehensive analysis and reports on WFP CBT operations and performance with regular and timely submission of country office review to identify programme support requirements and inform operational planning and decisions
  • Forge and nurture external partnerships, including the national cash working group, to improve assistance packages and support complementary strategies
  • Identify potential areas for collaborative approaches and initiatives
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Advanced university degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or a related field
  • First degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses
  • Five years, minimum, of professional work experience in programme design and implementation
  • Experience in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation
  • Experience analysing political situations, assessing risk accurately and supporting managers and leaders in decision-making
  • Broader exposure across areas within CBT function
  • Experience managing mid-size financial budgets, balancing multiple priorities effectively
  • Experience leading a mid-size to large team, ensuring the effective delivery of objectives
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different
  • Nationality of Nigeria

To apply and for more information, click here.

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