Programme Policy Officer

World Food Programme, Ankara, Turkey

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th July, 2018


Job Description

ABOUT WFP

There is an ongoing Regional Emergency Response in Syria and neighbouring countries to support displaced Syrians affected by conflict. In Turkey, WFP collaborates with the Turkish Red Crescent, Government of Turkey and other partners to provide assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees to meet their basic needs.

This post falls within the broad framework of operations for the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and ancillary programmes, all of which are components of the regional emergency response.

The post will be located in the WFP Ankara Country Office in Turkey with travel to the field.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience (in livelihoods, education, active labour market policies, cash assistance, economic development, resilience etc.) is required.
  • Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of relevant work experience.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Turkish. Arabic language skills desirable.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

JOB PURPOSE

To support policy and programme activities relating to the refugee assistance programmes, especially the ESSN.

The focus will be on researching and developing opportunities for livelihoods programming in the transition phase of the ESSN programme but could evolve later into more direct livelihood programming.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of livelihoods and social safety net transition programming, strategies and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that comply 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 reports on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration.
  • Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to support collaborative work leading to improved outcomes for WFP programmes.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government, 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.
  • Proactively incorporate gender, age, disability and protection perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation and equitable access to assistance for all beneficiaries.
  • Other tasks as required and assigned by the supervisor or senior management.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food: Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has experience in implementing technical programs, especially livelihood activities.
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

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