The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (CBT Operations) NOB

Requisition # 57761
Location:  Maiduguri

Organizational Context

  • This job is found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
  • Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.

Job Purpose

  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Accountabilities  (not all-inclusive)

  • Within delegated authority and in close coordination with Programme, Finance and Supply Chain, the Programme Officer – CBT will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Assist the Cash Team Leader with the planning of registration and distribution exercises, and with reporting of achievements against plan as required;
  • Assist the Cash Team Leader to prepare registration and distribution exercises and ensure all equipment, material, CP staff/Volunteers, security/crowd control arrangements and transport required for the duration of each exercise.
  • Liaise timely with all parties concerned with registration and distribution exercises (Government counterpart, CP, IOM, community leaders, security etc.) to ensure coordinated implementation.
  • Ensure all registration and distribution team members are adequately prepared and trained for the registration and distribution tasks at hand.
  • Be present during registration and distribution exercises as much as possible and submit daily registration/distribution reports including issues/risks arising and achievements;
  • Assist with beneficiary authentication and verify that beneficiary complaints mechanism is working;
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of beneficiary numbers reached against payment lists;
  • Assist in the implementation of agreed risk mitigation measures as per the approved Risk Matrix, as required;
  • Recommend improvements in implementation SOPs, internal controls and Programme design, for review and approval by the Cash Team Leader;
  • Assist in cost analysis, assessments, transfer value reviews etc. as required;
  • Carry out any other official business assigned to you by the Cash Team Leader.

4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name:

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance 

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

  • 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.

Capability Name:

  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

  • Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Capability Name:

  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Capability Name:
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

  • Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

Capability Name:

  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

  • 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 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.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Punctual, proactive, motivated and detail-oriented;
  • Good Planning skills;
  • Good numerical skills;
  • Computer literate;
  • Able to operate effectively and efficiently in a high-pressure and fast-paced department in which often involves rapid change;
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to follow-up with individuals and departments in order to achieve goals;
  • Able to operate with compassion and impartiality and demonstrate a high level of sensitivity and respect towards beneficiaries of all ages, locations and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Able to live and operate in field locations with very basic infrastructure and amenities.

Terms and Conditions
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Only Nigerian national are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications to be made online and in English only.

Application Closing Date
15th July, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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