Programme Officer – Head of Field Office – FT – NOB

WFP - World Food Programme

World Food Programme is recruiting a Programme Officer - Head of Field Office - FT - NOB, to be based in Manica.

  • Effectively manage the Field Office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and
    high performing team
  • Plan and manage WFP field operations within the area of assignment to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food assistance and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays
  • Ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and are in line with agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the Area/Country Office
  • Hold accountability for the security of WFP staff, operations, premises and assets in the Field
    Office to ensure that WFP security and safety standards are locally set and followed. Actively
    participate and contribute to the Area Security Management Team (ASMT)
  • Conduct timely monitoring and evaluation of activities and prepare accurate and comprehensive
    reports on WFP’s operations and performance with regular and timely submission for
    Area/Country Office review to inform efficient operational planning and decisions
  • Build effective and collaborative relations with the local authorities and contribute to the
    expertise sharing and capacity building for effective preparedness and response to food
    assistance needs
  • Build partnerships to improve assistance packages, develop and sustain liaison with local
    government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, civil societies, beneficiaries
    and other partners and media engaged in the field of food security
  • Ensure extensive and frequent presence at project areas, distribution sites and centres
  • Other as required
  • Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Social
    Sciences or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of
    related work experience and/or training/courses
  • Typically three years or more of postgraduate progressively responsible professional
    experience implementing programme strategies in humanitarian, transition and
    development contexts, and translating them into implementation modalities and
  • Experience managing staff and improving performance
Knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of humanitarian assistance and development practices
  • Good understanding of project lifecycle, humanitarian principles and tools,
    programmes and transfer modalities
  • Familiarity with planning and implementing humanitarian assistance
    Ability to explain strategies and projects to field counterparts and communicate
    with local governments and partners clearly and effectively, both orally and in
  • Ability to provide technical advice, or mobilise technical expertise, on a range of
    programmatic, operational and support areas
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff for efficient and effective delivery of
  • Ability to assimilate and analyse complex issues using independent judgment and
    anticipate potential impact on operations
  • Negotiation and motivational skills
  • Good understanding of business principles and processes and the ability to
    quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety
  • Tact and ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and
    cultural background
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and problem solving skills
  • Language: 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
National Professional
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s
    language, if different
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
This vacancy is no longer accepting applications


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  • Published 09.06.2015
  • Expires 19.06.2015
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