Policy Officer Program

World Food Programme, Congo

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th July, 2019

Job Description


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest country in Africa, with an area of ​​2.34 million km². The population is estimated at 71 million people. Although the country has vast resources, a large proportion of the population (about 63.4%) lives below the poverty line (less than US $ 1.25 a day) and is unable to meet basic needs.

The situation in the country is fragile and the development challenges are major. The DRC is ranked 152nd out of 163 countries on the 2016 World Peace Index. On the 2015 Fragile States Index, the DRC is categorized as a "major concern and emergency," with widespread conflict and insecurity caused by the struggle for control of natural resources, access to land, ethnic tensions and activism of armed groups forces.

Poverty, conflict, displacement and vulnerability continue to affect the food and nutrition security of a growing number of Congolese, especially women and children. Despite considerable efforts by national and international partners, the food and nutrition crisis is worsening, making it increasingly difficult to leave people behind and vulnerable.

The agricultural sector, pillar of the economy of the DRC, was destroyed because of the armed conflict. Today, the sector is mainly characterized by subsistence agriculture and small-scale farming on small and fragmented plots of land. Farmers have very limited access to credit, agricultural inputs and equipment and have little incentive to invest in surplus production.

To face these challenges, the World Food Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo has adopted new strategies to deal with shocks and

crises, so as to preserve the integrity of individuals, households and communities.

Since 2016, the World Food Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo has systematically intensified its efforts to strengthen resilience through the creation of productive assets, the P4P (agricultural value chain), and school feeding. The World Food Program aims to empower households and communities to reduce, mitigate and manage their risks in order to reduce the need for medium- and long-term emergency assistance for longer-term sustainability.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Food Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo is seeking the services of an experienced and versatile National Administrator to monitor functional literacy and gender dynamics and income generating activities in the provinces. North and South Ubangi. The National Administrator will work under the direct supervision of the Field Office Manager at Gbadolite.


Coordinate and carry out supervision and monitoring of functional literacy, gender dynamics and income generating activities and provide reports to support the effective implementation of women's empowerment and livelihood improvement activities. the woman .


  • Contribute to the development of the gender approach, ensure alignment with the policies and guidelines of the resilience and safety nets program.
  • Monitor data collection and monitoring systems on gender equality and women's empowerment by ensuring adherence to stringent quality standards.
  • Research and analyze strategic and operational issues to support coordination on the development of gender-related policies, programs and activities and women's socio-economic empowerment.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports on programs and activities that enable informed decision making and the consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Provide internal liaison between the resilience team to ensure effective collaboration and monitor the effective execution of the ongoing program
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships for collaborative work leading to better outcomes for the gender equality and women's empowerment component.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and the provincial government to meet the needs of the resilience program and social safety nets.
  • Providing guidance to support staff, serving as a point of reference and assisting them in their analyzes and queries.
  • Prepare project implementation and work plans and act as a focal point for functional literacy, gender dynamics and income generating activities and P4P activities;
  • Collect and summarize data for functional literacy, gender dynamics and revenue generating activities and P4P activities by collaborating with cooperating partners as needed, perform analysis and prepare reports to support program reviews and informative decision making.
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts working in functional literacy, gender dynamics and productive income generating activities and P4P activities to gather feedback and feedback to improve services related to generator activities income, functional literacy and gender dynamics;
  • Perform other task at the supervisor's request


Education: Advanced university degree in social sciences, andragogy, international relations, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, or any other relevant field or first university degree with additional years of professional experience and / or training / course


  • Experience of at least 2 years in the implementation of functional literacy, gender dynamics and income generating activities;
  • Has experience in collecting results and program results data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyzes and communicating results to the management team, partners and other stakeholders for the activities of functional literacy and gender dynamics and income generating activities;
  • Has experience in using the monitoring and evaluation systems and standards of the World Food Program.

Other experiences :

  • Good knowledge of issues related to food security, nutrition, and food assistance projects / programs;
  • Ability to perform detailed work and manage multiple tasks efficiently under time constraints;
  • Have a sense of courtesy and tact in the performance of your work;
  • Good organizational and communication skills;
  • Good computer skills
  • Knowledge of the mandate and mechanisms of intervention of the agencies of the United Nations System;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret a variety of data and maintain records in an orderly, accurate and precise manner;
  • Ability to work in a team, to identify and resolve differences of opinion and operational issues in a constructive, user-friendly and effective manner;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Languages: Mastery of French spoken and written. Fluency in English is an asset.


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