Deadline: 18 June, 2022

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

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.


  • Establish and manage private and public partnerships in post-harvest handling and storage (PHHS), markets and logistics’ domain with the private sector
  • Inform the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) managing director and acting FtMA Zambia country coordinator monthly on progress against a subset of agreed-upon target indicators, and make recommendations as needed to maximise achievement of outcomes and impact
  • Spearhead fine-tuning and mainstreaming FSC anchor model in PHHS, markets and logistics spheres, including aggregation
  • Provide PHHS support, markets and logistics operations, including online platforms and work with input providers
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of activities related to PHHS, markets and logistics pathway
  • Lead in designing and refining scalable, sustainable approaches and strategies suitable for PHHS, markets and logistics pathway operations
  • Liaise and be the link between FtMA and alliance partners on matters related to PHHS, markets and logistics
  • Conduct regular field monitoring and proactive troubleshooting visits to FtMA’s FSCs
  • Provide advisory support to cooperating partner field staff through the designated project manager
  • Attend and represent FtMA-Zambia in stakeholder meetings/forums
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of the project implementation process and progress
  • Provide insights and suggestions to the team, as required, to ensure project milestones are met
  • Contribute to the formulation of the annual work plans


  • University degree in Agriculture Economics or a related field
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field will be a plus
  • Eight years, minimum, of experience in agribusiness, either in private sector enterprises or in nonprofit value chain-related projects, with a strong exposure to the private sector
  • Fluency in both oral and written English language
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural economics
  • Field level experience with smallholder and pro-smallholder SMEs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of establishing, mentoring and coaching smallholder farmers into successful and profitable business entities, particularly in aggregation and markets
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PHHS, markets and logistics spheres with a strong sense of how to deliver success in these sectors
  • Proven success in building up scalable and sustainable crop aggregation business models
  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities and monitor own work plan with minimum supervision in close coordination with the geographically diversified FtMA team
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with results-oriented private sector partners as well as internal clients
  • Solid operational skills including problem-solving and project management skills
  • Good analytical skill
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiating skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to frequently travel within the country

To apply and for more information, click here.

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