World Food Programme -Programme Policy Officer 1166 views3 applications

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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: 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: Excellent oral and written proficiency in English and Nepali.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Must be familiar with MS office;
  • Nepali Typing skill is an asset;
  • Driving skills with valid license is an advantage.


  • 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.
  • Three to five years’ experience of programme design/planning, programme fund administration, financial and human resource management, coordination, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of food assistance or relief operations;
  • Has taken leadership of implementing development/humanitarian programme,
  • Has experience in the design and/or implementation of development programmes;
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions;
  • Has experience in liaising with government partners, has good negotiation skills and ability to communicate effectively and is a team player;
  • Has knowledge and experience of result-based management (RBM) methodologies and tools (project and programme management, design, monitoring and evaluation) and report writing;
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of work is an advantage.


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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 82 countries each year.  11,367 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.
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