World Food Programme (WFP) Recruitments


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for World Food Programme (WFP) Recruitments.

World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. According to the WFP, it provides food assistance to an average of 91.4 million people in 83 countries each year. From its headquarters in Rome and from more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who cannot produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its executive committee. It’s the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Protection & Accountability to Affected Populations Advisor-Head of Unit)

Ref Id: 110347
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • Under the direct direction of the Head of Area Office and the technical oversight of the Deputy Country Director (Operations), the Protection and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) Advisor – Head of Protection and AAP Unit (below referenced as HoProt) will be responsible for providing strategic orientations in protection and AAP.
  • This includes overseeing the implementation of protection and AAP activities in WFP’s operations in Nigeria, supervising the CO protection and AAP personnel and coordinating the partner protection and AAP officers and assistants hired within the context of field level agreements with WFP.
  • This will include providing operational and programmatic advice on the operational integration of the WFP Nigeria CO Protection and AAP strategy and working closely with WFP technical units including support services and respective sectors (Food, Logistics, Communication) to mainstream protection & AAP throughout WFP operations in North-East Nigeria.

Job Purpose/Description

  • The Protection and AAP Advisor also plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the WFP Gender Policy 2015 to 2020 in coordination with the WFP Gender Focal Point and the WFP CO Strategy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (draft) in collaboration with the WFP Senior SEA Focal Point.
  • The HoProt leads the protection team which is composed of two national protection officers and one international protection officer and works in close coordination with the Head of the Programme Unit, as well as with the Heads of Nutrition, Livelihoods, Vulnerability Assessment Mapping (VAM), M&E, Communication, Compliance, Security and Supply Chain so that protection is effectively integrated at various levels of WFP’s response, including in operational support-related activities, as well as ensure that staff is trained accordingly.
  • The HoProt is responsible for the overall yearly implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Nigeria CO Protection and AAP Strategy and the protection component of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2022.
  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Leadership & Advocacy on Protection and AAP-Provide leadership on protection related policy issues to the Nigeria Country Office including on the choice of protection objectives, policies and context-based priorities, including by ensuring alignment of the HCT/OHCT-endorsed policies with WFP Nigeria Protection, Gender and AAP policies and strategies.
  • Define and Oversee the Implementation of the Nigeria CO Protection Component of the Country Strategic Plan and respective Policies on Protection and AAP- Manage a team of three protection officers across three locations Yobe, Adamawa and Borno and provide the technical framework for the scope of work of WFP’s implementing partner protection officers & assistants.
  • Advice WFP and Partners on the Integration of Protection and AAP into WFP Operations in Nigeria-Develop and define strategic and operational measures to integrate the findings from the protection analyses of issues that are impacting WFP beneficiaries and their communities and the linkages to food security and food assistance. Work will all relevant staff and in collaboration with the Head of Area office to develop responses, ensuring that these are integrated in WFP’s programming and operational activities at the country office level.
  • Integrate Protection Considerations Relevant for WFP Operations in Nigeria into WFP’s tools and Processes-Coordinate and provide technical leadership to assessments, analysis and to design, formulate, implement and monitor the integration of protection, AAP and gender into WFP food assessment programmes. Draft or review country strategies & approaches as required to ensure protection is mainstreamed and AAP is integrated.
  • Safe Delivery of Assistance-In collaboration with the Head of Progamme Unit, Access Unit, CIVMIL (Logistics Sector), Head of Logistics and Head of Security provide advice, guidance and follow-up on measures to ensure safe distributions. Ensure that protection integration is consistent with WFP policies Executive Board and other operational and protection guidance.
  • Contribute to the Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning for the integration protection considerations and arising protection issues and other coorporate and donor reporting requirements.
  • Staff Training and Capacity Building-Provide WFP protection officers, the relevant technical units and the and cooperating partners with active guidance on the integration of protection and AAP within the context of WFP operations in Nigeria by developing and overseeing the implementation of a training and on the job mentoring scheme.
  • Inter-agency coordination and representation-Assist WFP to coordinate with other UN humanitarian agencies, NGO, INGO partners and other relevant interlocutors on assessments of current and emerging protection issues and response planning and explore strategic partnerships that . Represent WFP in the inter-agency protection fora (Protection Working Group, GBV and Child protection sub-working groups, the civil-military taskforce), as well as individual protection actors to ensure complementarity with the overall strategy on protection.
  • Complaints and Feedback Mechanism and Reporting System for Protection-Support the roll-out of the WFP Nigeria Complaint and Feedback Standard operating procedures and the development of relevant tools and guidance. Provide advice, guidance and follow-up in relation to protection aspects of the complaints and feedback mechanism and continue to explore how a systen of reporting protection issues within the context of WFP’s operation in Nigeria can be established and sustained.
  • Perform other duties as required.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.


  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance – Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) – Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) – Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming – Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches
  • 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..

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Human Rights, Political Science, or another related field


  • International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

Knowledge And Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian protection, sexual- and other forms of gender-based violence, accountability to affected populations, civil-military relations and international humanitarian policies, and its linkage with humanitarian assistance.
  • Strong analytical, writing skills, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of protection-mandated agencies
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice and in challenging and difficult environments.
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation

Desired Experiences For Entry Into the Role:

  • At least 5 years of solid, responsible and relevant work experience in a humanitarian organisation or with an organization/agency dealing with protection of civilians, human rights or gender-based violence in a humanitarian emergency context.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness to mainstream protection within general operations (specific to food security but also shelter, WASH, Camp management) bringing policies and strategies into the country context.
  • Proven experience developing and conducting capacity strengthening initiatives and developing guidance to mainstream protection and integrate accountability to affected populations.
  • Ability to lead a team and strong coordintion and communication skills to advocate for protection, AAP and gender across different fields and technical units.

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Non-Nigerian nationals are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Interested and qualified candidates should:


Job Title: Programme Associate (Livelihood & Resilience) – G6

Ref Id: 109085
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • This job is found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
  • 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. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.

Job Purpose/Description

  • The job purpose is to provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide technical support and assist in the implementation of various livelihood and resilience activities and processes; supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to livelihood and resilience programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends / issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to ensure efficient delivery of livelihood interventions.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government on WFP livelihood planning and designing tools among others.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Monitoring activities planning and implementation at the CO and provide support to the FOs and report progress periodically to the head of section for his / her information, reflections and actions;
  • Others as determined by the line manager.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will” / ”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name – Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level:

  • 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, Vouchers) – Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas – Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming – Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w / Government – Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school education, while a post-secondary certificate in related functional area such as International Development, Humanitarian Studies, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance will be of advantage.


  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years experience is required in the following:
  • Has experience in implementation of livelihood / development projects and emergency assistance.
  • Good level of understanding and familiarity with small-holders engagements
  • Demonstrated experience in asset creation and rural livelihood recovery programmes.
  • Good level of understanding and familiarity with Nigeria development plans – Agricultural Promotion Policy, Economic Recovery and Growth Plans, etc.

Desired Experiences For Entry Into the Role:

  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commision website:  (link:

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Job Title: Coordinator, Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (PSEA)

Job Code: 107723
Location: Abuja

Job Summary

  • WFP is supporting the UN Common System in Nigeria within the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Office to seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • While WFP will issue the related contract, the selected Candidate will report to the RC/HC Office and the position will be based in the same office.


  • The in-Country PSEA Network in Nigeria was established under the guidance of the HCT in 2017, comprising the UN, INGOs and has recently been extended to the national NGOs. To date, the In-Country PSEA Network has developed key guidance document such as PSEA Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs); Inter-Agency SEA Referral Pathway; Community Based Complaints Mechanisms (CBCM) training; Provision of referrals to survivors to Victim Assistance response services; Training of PSEA focal points.
  • Working closely with the PSEA Network Co-Chairs, the PSEA Network comprises of Agency/Organisation Focal Points (FPs) from UN, INGO, NGO and through the PSEA Coordinator, reports directly to the RC/HC.  The humanitarian actors have yet varying capacities and experience in terms of compliance with PSEA standards and the oversight of PSEA minimum standards remains challenging.
  • The PSEA Coordinator will be contracted by the World Food Programme and will report directly to the RC/HC. Under the overall supervision of the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), the candidate will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the collective Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) activities of organisations in Nigeria.
  • H/she will be responsible for supporting and tracking progress of the implementation of the prevention of sexual exploitation & abuse (PSEA) network Action Plan and overseeing and supporting the collective PSEA activities of organizations in Nigeria, and to promote the United Nations’ (UN) Zero Tolerance Policy, key PSEA global commitments, including the Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13), the Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Non-UN Personnel (2006), the IASC Statement on PSEA (2015), and the PSEA Minimum Operating Standards.

Core Functions/ Responsibilities
Establish the PSEA in-country programme:

  • Support senior leadership in developing and implementing an in-country PSEA strategy.
  • Support senior leadership to establish an inter-agency PSEA Network for technical coordination on PSEA, consisting of membership from UN agencies, international, national and local organisations operating in Nigeria.
  • Support the Network to carry out a joint PSEA risk assessment in Nigeria to inform senior leadership on strategic decision-making.
  • Support senior leadership in developing and implementing PSEA Network ToRs and a Work Plan, based on the risk assessment.

Oversee the PSEA Network:

  • Oversee and support the inter-agency PSEA Network in coordination with the Network co-chairs [to be determined] in the fulfilment of its responsibilities under the PSEA Network TORs and Work Plan.
  • Represent the PSEA Network in the respective coordination bodies and leadership forums in Nigeria.
  • When the PSEA coordinator is unavailable the Network will be overseen, supported and represented by the organisations identified as co-chairs.

Strengthen PSEA Within Organizations:

  • Support PSEA mainstreaming during planning, policy development and programming, through participation in the Inter-Agency-Coordination Groups.
  • Establish a Code of Conduct and Whistleblowing Policy that clearly prohibits SEA, obliges reporting of such acts, enforces these clauses when breached, provides meaningful protection to whistle-blowers, and encourages safe reporting.
  • Implement SEA prevention, risk mitigation, response measures during planning, policy and project development, and programming in each department and in each technical sector.
  • Train staff on PSEA and the Code of Conduct, including appropriate conduct for aid workers and how to submit and receive complaints under internal and inter-agency reporting systems.
  • Ensure that internal HR practices are in place in human resource departments that guard against hiring persons who have a (pending) allegation of misconduct against them, and include PSEA content in staff induction, contracts and subcontracting, and job evaluation criteria.
  • Insert and enforce PSEA clauses in partnership contracts that clarify reporting and investigation responsibilities.
  • Establish and/or strengthen internal investigation protocols, including clear case handling responsibilities in-country, capacitated investigations staff, and ability to enact disciplinary measures where Sea is substantiated. Where Network members have dedicated investigation body in Headquarters, strengthen referrals to the dedicated investigation unit.
  • Establish and/or strengthen safe SEA-specific procedures for internal complaints and feedback mechanisms (CFMs) and referrals to survivor assistance, informed by good practice and community consultations.

Engage Stakeholders:
Community Engagement:

  • All activities to engage with the affected populations should be planned and implemented in close coordination with Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and/or Communicating with Communities (CwC) groups/actors in Nigeria.
  • As part of broader community engagement activities, support the Network to learn of community perspectives on behaviour of aid workers, and preference in dispute resolution, discussing sexual matters, and receiving and sharing sensitive information to inform the Network’s outreach and activities.
  • Support the Network to develop a collective communication strategy to raise awareness on key PSEA messages, including the rights of affected populations, the fact that assistance and services are never conditioned on sexual favours, and how to submit sensitive complaints.
  • Ensure that the implementation of the PSEA Network Work Plan is informed by community participation, contextually and culturally appropriate, based on the community’s needs.

Engage Stakeholders:
Sector Coordination:

  • Engage and coordinate with the sectors in Nigeria to ensure PSEA mainstreaming during planning, policy development and programming.
  • Represent the PSEA Network and update on relevant PSEA activities during sector and inter-sector meetings.
  • Report back to the PSEA Network on sector developments and updates that may impact the PSEA Work Plan implementation.
  • Work closely with the GBV sub-sector, Inter Sector Working Group, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), member agencies and implementing partners to ensure coordinated referral mechanisms for victim services and implementation of General Assembly strategy on victim assistance. Develop and facilitate PSEA training modules for humanitarian staff, including UN, NGOs (national and international), International Organizations (IOs), implementing partners, CBOs and, as appropriate, community members on appropriate conduct for aid workers, international standards on PSEA, roles and responsibilities, and how to submit and receive complaints.
  • Support and maintain the nomination of PSEA focal points from humanitarian assistance agencies and implementing partners by organizing monthly meetings, acting as Secretariat to the PSEA network, enhancing communication and information sharing among FPs in the network and with existing coordination and complaint/feedback mechanisms.

Engage Stakeholders

  • Ensure that the identities of PSEA focal points and their contact details are disseminated to the humanitarian community, key stakeholders in their areas of operations, and to beneficiaries/affected populations.
  • Support the PSEA Network to hold inter-agency trainings on good practices in SEA complaint intake and referral for PSEA Focal Points, GBV and Child Protection actors, and all actors staffing CFM channels, so that all actors who may receive SEA complaints know how to recognise SEA and where to send allegations in the joint CBCM.
  • Support the Network to disseminate contact information of PSEA Focal Points amongst staff and the affected population, so that the entire aid community is aware and can reach out to the formal reporting mechanism for each Network member.

Complaint Review and Referral:

  • Carry out independent complaint review and referral to the concerned organisation and provide appropriate follow-up after the referral, in accordance with the SOPs.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Keep anonymized records of allegations received directly by Network members and other actors in-country to capture SEA trends and support stakeholders to adjust programs.

Promote Information sharing:
Proactive Outreach to External Partners:

  • Proactively reach out to relevant entities that are not participating in the PSEA Network or the joint CBCM to ensure that they are aware of the PSEA activities, and to foster linkages and information-sharing.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:
    • Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
    • Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)
    • Protection
    • Human Rights
    • Child Protection
    • Gender-based violence/Victim assistance
    • Staff misconduct and discipline
    • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum P4 Level (equivalent of minimum 7 years of work experience) and advanced University Degree.
  • Field experience in humanitarian and development settings.
  • Understanding of the international development and humanitarian architecture.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and global coordination structures (e.g. IASC).

Required Qualifications and Experience
Professional Experience:

  • Proven ability to implement an Action Plan.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with data protection and confidentiality measures is an advantage.


  • Coordination (experience in an inter-agency coordination role is an advantage)
  • Professionalism (proven integrity, objectivity, and professional competence)
  • Communication, facilitation, and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work with different stakeholders and build consensus
  • Advocacy across a wide variety of actors
  • Leadership (ability to lead technical network)
  • Leveraging (ability to engage at senior leadership level and secure buy-in)
  • Problem-solving (ability to know what needs to be done and identify the resources to do it)


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English Language. Knowledge of a second UN Language is desirable.

Behavioural Requirements:

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity, discrimination, and gender issues
  • Ability to interact in a sensitive manner with survivors
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Ability to delegate

Interested and qualified candidates should:



Important Information / Notice

  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service

Application Deadline   29th December, 2019.

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