Program Policy Officer – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleProgramme Policy Officer (NOA)
Requisition ID153525
LocationSudan – El Obeid
Posted Date02/12/2021
Closing date15/12/2021

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 1 Programme Policy Officer – Head Of Resilieicne position for our office in El Obeid in Sudan.

 This is a  Fixed Term, NOA–  position  located at WFP El Obeid Area Office covering North/South/West Kordofan and White Nile states.


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 7.8million 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).


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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Responsible for the overall management & coordination of Resilience and Safety Net activities across the AO operations including focus on cash-based transfers, climate change adaption, resilience (PSN, PHL) and related activities such Sudan Family Support.
  2. Develop and sustain professional relationships with key Government, UN and NGO partners engaged in the field of Resilience and Safety Net issues and programmes.
  3. Support coordination, information management, visibility efforts and identification of synergies/linkages/opportunities for complementarity between activities of humanitarian actors at the field level.
  4. Contribute to formulating a strategic approach, prepare project documents/concept notes/proposals/strategies aligning with the government’s policies and strategies across AO locations as well as under the WFP’s corporate framework and policies.
  5. Review & support WFP Cooperating Partners (CPs) planning and formulating quality projects that address the underlying causes of food insecurity in various livelihoods.
  6. Provide technical advice on design and implementation of Assets Creations/Income generating activities.
  7. Assess Partners’ capacity gaps and organize capacity building programmes (workshops, training, exchange visits etc.) to fill these gaps.
  8. In liaison with the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping unit, Monitoring & Evaluation and Performance Management Unit, Resilience and Safety Nets unit conduct impact studies for the various activities being implemented.
  9. Ensure available funds are well planned, prioritised, monitored and fully utilised, in line with the plans.
  10. Assist in the preparation/update of the early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning across AO locations.
  11. Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes.
  12. Participate in field missions to monitor ongoing resilience activities and provide support to SOs as and when required.
  13. Work with the service units (Procurement, Logistics, and Finance) to ensure that quality non-food items are purchased and supplied to the communities for effective implementation of projects.


Education: University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Agriculture, International Affairs, Business Administration, Social Sciences Development Studies or another field relevant to international development assistance, with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

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

Experience/knowledge:  3 to 5 years of postgraduate professional experience in the relevant fields.


• 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.


This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals.

Applicants who are not Sudanese are not eligible to apply and will therefore not be considered for this position.


  • 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 up-to-date CV or UN P11 form, 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.


This vacancy announcement closes on 15th December  2021.

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