National Programme Policy Officer – Joint Resilience Programme (El Fasher) – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleNational Programme Policy Officer – Joint Resilience Programme, SC9- El Fasher AO (167602)
Requisition ID167602 
LocationSudan – El Fasher 
Posted Date22 June 2022
Closing date06 July 2022

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. 

 Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s experienced and talented team to plan and manage field operations to ensure the effective and efficient deployment of food assistance programmes and use of allocated resources in order to change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

 At WFP, we are looking for a talented National Programme Policy Officer- Joint Programme to support our programme team in El Fasher, Sudan, to be hired on Service Contract at level 9.


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 Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally, is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).


Sudan has experienced decades of deeply entrenched social inequalities, environmental vulnerability, armed conflict and violence, and poor governance, challenges that are only further compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic. And, while the establishment of the Transitional Government, and signing of the Juba Peace Agreement provided renewed optimism in the country for peace, economic and social development, and further integration into the global community— the realization of hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese depend on much needed political and economic reforms which struggle to keep pace with everyday challenges, such as rising prices of petroleum and food baskets, limited access to land and water, competition over basic services protracted displacement, and rising criminality, among others.

With Sudan, the Darfur region, in particular, has experienced armed conflict, tribal disputes, and humanitarian emergencies since 2003. Much of this region remains in a conflict to post-conflict setting and while the overall security situation had recently improved, nearly 60 percent of the population are living in extreme poverty— an amount that reached 90 percent across some locations. The former has now opened opportunities to focus on longer-term approaches to move from humanitarian assistance towards strengthening resilience and social cohesion across diverse community groups and between local authorities and communities.

Based on this, on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW Development Bank is financing a new a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder and multi-annual approach, to the tune of EUR 100 million for a period of four years, in selected parts of Darfur to tackle the manifold challenges. This new programme, aimed at strengthening social cohesion and the wider resilience in a context of multiple shocks and stresses related to conflict, climate change, natural hazards and economic downturns, will be led by UNICEF and WFP Sudan and in partnership with targeted communities, local governance, native administration and civil society organizations, among others.

Seeking to strengthen self-reliance, resilience, and social cohesion across vulnerable population groups, especially youth and women, and structures and systems of local government, key elements of this Joint Program include:

  • enhancing food systems, resilient livelihoods and increasing access to and utilization of quality basic social services and protection.
  • strengthening systems and institutions at locality and community levels for enhanced efficiency, inclusiveness, and protection of rights.
  • fostering trust and interdependence through building on the culture of inclusive social dialogue, ownership and engagement in community processes and outputs.
  • participatory monitoring and collaborative learning mechanisms to inform programme implementation, provide evidence for advocacy, programme adaptation and input to a broader learning.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall direction of the Area Office and direct Supervision of the Field Programme Coordinator, the National Programme Policy Officer undertakes the day-to-day implementation of the KfW programme on the ground.

The candidate is responsible for the following duties.

  1. Initiate and coordinate the day-to-day planning, implementation and monitoring of the Joint Programme in accordance with the agreed WFP/UNICEF programme document and work plan. 
  2. Coordinate the joint programme, including during inception period and programme implementation period through project work plan, ensuring alignment with UNICEF/WFP programme policies and agreements. 
  3. Be the technical focal point to the Area and field offices in the development and implementation of activities and overall monitoring.
  4. Analyse operational community issues in the development of programme activities by using corporate tools such as the 3PA to identify the needs of the community. 
  5. Facilitate internal UNICEF/WFP unit coordination to ensure effective collaboration, monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects.

       6. Assist in coordination and liaison with state government counterparts, development partners and communities to ensure effective delivery of the programme, and to strengthen government and community ownership.

       7. Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to ensure that the monitoring and oversight of the programme outputs and outcomes is useful and accurate for accountability, evidence generation, reflection, adaptation, and learning.

      8. Lead the preparation of accurate and timely analytical reports on the joint resilience programme activities, allowing for informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to donors and stakeholders.

       9. Lead gathering and reviewing of CPs monthly and quarterly reports in the provided formats, ensuring data consistency.

      10. Support in the development and implementation of functional training to enhance the capacity of Area/Field Offices and cooperating partners to deliver an effective integrated resilience programme in accordance with UNICEF/WFP program policies and agreements.

       11. Other duties assigned by supervisor and Field Programme Coordinator.      


  Education: Advanced University degree or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience.

  Experience: 5 years or more experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in humanitarian development and/or equivalent years of experience.

  Language: Fluency (level C) in both English and Arabic Language.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated high moral integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards, impartiality and discretion and proven capacity of initiative, discretion and autonomy.
  • Sectorial planning, results-based management, reporting and facilitation skills.
  • Able to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes and projects, as well as resource mobilization skills.
  • Consistently approaches work with the energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner.
  • Ability to travel under harsh conditions within the country whenever required.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback.


To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc. 

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing date: 06 July 2022

 Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

WFP has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status.

This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals.

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