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Programme Policy Officer (Agriculture and Livelihoods), FT NOB Mogadishu

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WFP seeks 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.

Posting Dates


Opening Date: 20 August 2020                                                                    Closing Date: 2 September 2020


Organizational Background


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.


WFP Somalia’s three year country plan 2019 – 2021 focuses on a new strategic shift towards strengthening resilience of communities; recognizing the interconnected nature of relief, nutrition, safety nets, food systems, capacity strengthening and partnerships, addressing some of the above causes within the context of chronic drought and frequent climate-related shocks.

A key focus area is on building sustainable food systems and value chains, to improve the availability, accessibility, affordability and consumption of nutritious and healthy diets in Somalia and to prevent and reduce the impact of man-made and natural shocks on vulnerable populations. This position will support, the development and implementation of WFP’s livelihoods and food systems projects, particularly working with smallholder farmers on improving agricultural value chains, introducing climate-adaptive livelihoods practices, and strengthening community and household resilience.


This position is open to qualified Somali candidates; female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Policy Officer (Deputy Head of the Unit), and the overall supervision of the Mogadishu Area Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


•    Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of food systems, agriculture and livelihoods-oriented projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance;
•    Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that technical support is provided or resourced following WFP’s policies and procedures;
•    Foster relationships and communications with relevant stakeholders, such as other operating partners, coordination mechanisms, government and community members;
•    Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor on-going projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery;
•    Coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained;
•    Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
•    Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved resilience packages;
•    Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within a specific technical area;
•    Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:  Advanced University degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Market Information Systems, Environmental Engineering, Food systems or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


Experience:  At least three or more years of professional experience in agriculture and livelihoods. Has leadership in implementing agriculture and livelihood programmes. Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


Language:  Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.


Knowledge & Skills:


•    Has developed relationships with local authorities, government and partners for successful project implementation.
•    Courtesy, tact and the ability to maintain effective working relations with internal and external partners;
•    Should have strong analytical and communication skills;
•    Hands on UN/INGO experience is a plus.



Application Instructions


Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.


Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


Mogadishu, Somalia
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