Programme Policy Officer

World Food Programme

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Agriculture


WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • 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.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  • Other as required.


Programme M&E and data analysis:

  • Provide technical support to the Programms teams to ensure that the country office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual workplan and programme performance plan(s).
  • Provide expertise to project, programme, activity related data analysis and production of analytical products for programme advocacy and communications.

Technical assistance to the government for M&E system strengthening:

  • Support the capacity strengthening of national and sub-national government partners to enhance data and information system, M&E systems and related policies and tools for national policies and programmes.
  • Liaise with the government partners to conceptualize, innovate and nurture WFP’s technical assistance activities to strengthen the government system, process and institutional capacities.
  • Provide technical support to design, formulate, implement and track success of M&E technical assistance to the government, especially in the areas of food security and nutrition/food systems, education (school feeding), Climate/DRR.

Country Capacity Strengthening (CCS)

  • Provide technical support to the design, elaboration and on-going improvement of the WFP monitoring and evaluation of country capacity strengthening (CCS) activities.

Evaluation management

  • Manage and oversee implementation of decentralized evaluations and reviews ensuring these are managed, designed and carried out in line with existing quality standards and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audience.
  • Contribute to monitoring and tracking of the evaluation management responses and recommendations


  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, M&E or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English. Fluency in Khmer language.