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• *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.**

General Information

- **Title of Post: Programme Policy Officer - Livelihood**
- **Grade: CST II**
- **Supervisor: Head of Al Mukalla FO**
- **Unit: Programme**
- **DUTY STATION (City, Country):** **Yemen Operation, Al-Mukalla, Yemen**
- **Duration of Contract: 06 months**

• The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.*
• WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is one of the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. As of Q3 2023, WFP* delivered vital food assistance to *13.2* million *people... in need, *provided nutrition support to 2.9 million children and women, and* also contributed to education through its school *feeding programme reaching 2 million schoolchildren.*


WFP Field Office (FO) in Mukalla covers operations in the four governorates in the eastern part of Yemen namely Al Maharah, Socotra, Hadhramaut, and Shabwah. Mukalla FO currently implements a wide range of Life saving and life changing interventions such as General Food Assistance (GFD), School Feeding, Food For Assets (FFA) and Nutrition support activities.

FFA is a powerful tool in efforts to contribute to achieving SDG 2 and can ensure lasting environmental benefits by reducing erosion and desertification or improving soil condition. By increasing productivity and promoting sustainable agriculture, FFA can strengthen and diversify incomes and livelihoods. FFA’s community centered approach empowers communities to work together to develop strategies out of hunger and can also promote improved gender equality and women's empowerment, nutrition, protection, and climate change adaptation.

In three of the four governorates covered by the FO (namely Socotra, Hadramaut and al Mahra) WFP has initiated a transition process from general food assistance to livelihood and resilience building approach. This is being done by changing the operational systems around FFA from fund responsive to a multiyear planning approach and by increasing the focus of available FFA funds to these three governorates.

Broadly, Programme Policy Officer (PPO Livelihoods and Resilience) will lead all Livelihood focused programme activities under the Mukalla Field Office including the transition process while continuously seeking new entry points to utilize the WFP toolbox and corporate knowledge to support communities in recover their self-reliance. S/he will report to the HoFO and will work closely with extensively work with relevant colleagues in the Aden and CO Programme teams. S/he will manage a team of junior national colleagues including staff hired through third parties. The Consultant will coordinate and work closely with other UN agencies, NGO cooperating partners, local authorities and other stakeholders in the area of responsibility.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Lead the Field Office livelihood support progamme activities, including coordination with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
2. Actively seek identification, development and management of potential partnerships/complementarity with NGOs, community-based organizations, private sector partners, authorities and United Nations partners in the area of responsibility.
3. Manage variety of activities including food assistance for assets, food assistance for training, livelihoods grants, smallholder producer support programmes, disaster risk reduction activities, early warning and anticipatory actions and related capacity strengthening interventions.
4. Liaise with governorate and district level authorities to coordinate the design, planning, and implementation of livelihood support activities in the region, update them on WFP’s plans and support them in the development of their own plans highlighting areas for potential WFP support.
5. Ensure alignment of Field Office activities with subnational and local authority plans, WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (ICSP 2023-2025) and related activity country-wide guidance.

6\. Ensure that asset creation plans are developed based on the Community Based Participatory Planning (CBPP) approach and are technically feasible/appropriate; Supporting partners in conducting CBPP and translating CBPP into early programme roll out and asset creation commencement.

7\. Work closely with the Area Office and CO prgoramme teams, including the Engineering Unit in Yemen CO, to ensure quality and cost efficiency and minimie negative environmental impact of WFP-created assets.

8\. Support the Head of Field Office in the management of the relevant Cooperating Partners, including day to day operations, development and review of Field Level Agreements with Cooperating partners, proposal reviews, reports, evaluations, capacity building and relations in general.

9\. Provide inputs to the Sitrep and other reports or communications products.

10\. Any other tasks as needed.

• *Education**: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Food Security, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, or other fields relevant to international development assistance, Natural Resource Management, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
• *Experience:** For holders of an advanced degree, 5 years of relevant work experience, and 7 years for holders of first-level university degree of progressively responsible experience in managing food security/assistance programmes or other development-related fields, preferably with experience in design and management of livelihood and economic recovery interventions.
• *Language**: Fluency (level C) in the English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese is an added advantage.

• *Lead by example and with integrity**
• *Upholds WFP values, principles and standards:**

Demonstrates the WFP values, principles, and standards.
• *Respect others and value diversity:**

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to the same
• *Stay focused and calm under pressure:**

Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same
• *Demonstrate humility and willingness to learn:**

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and pursuing opportunities to develop
• *Drives results and delivers on commitments**
• *Delivers maximum impact results:**

Identifies and aligns objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or otheres accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact
• *Delegate tasks appropriately:**

Delivers responsibly and provides appropiate support empowering others to deliver results
• *Adapts readily to chance:**

Responds readily to change in different contexts and adapts accordingly
• *Foster inclusive and collaborative teamwork.**
• *Is inclusive and collaborative:**

Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by encouraging colleagues to collaborate by sharing ideas and openly raising issues.
• *Gives timely ad constructive feedback**:

Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback
• *Builds And shares new perspectives:**

Seeks out, trusts and listens, attentively to diverse views to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives.
• *Applies strategic thinking.**
• *Communicate and fulfill WFP's vision:**

Communicates and fulfils WFP´s vision and operational otucomes to deliver meaningfuk solutions.
• *Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things:**

Demonstrates curiosity and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant
• *Analyses and evaluate the data:**

Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making
• *Consider the consequences of any decision:**

Implements decision considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects and other initiatives.
• *Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships**
• *Builds partnerships:**

Inititates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit.
• *Collaborate to achieve common goals:**

Collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives by sharing information and working together on agreed solutions.

• *Capability Name** **Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level** **Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance** Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools. **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 ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches. **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.


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


1. Previous experience working in a UN agency desired, previous work experience in WFP is considered an advantage, including experience in food for assets design and management.
2. Proven experience in building partnerships with government authorities, NGOs and UN agencies.
3. Demonstrated ability to present information and ideas and to communicate effectively.
4. Demonstrated analytical and writing skills.
5. Sound leaderships skills that stress inclusion, collaboration and respect.


- The applicant shouldn't be a Yemeni national.
- This position is required for a period of consecutive 6 months with a possibility of extension subject to the operational needs and availability of funding in Yemen Country Office.
- Consultancy contracts will be subject to a mandatory break in service after a period of service of 11 continuous months.
- WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with WFP HR Manual.
- Applications must be submitted online with:

1. Use English language only
2. Indicate all your job TOR
3. indicate clear years of experience with each job (Month/Year)

- By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
- ***Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.***


15 May 2024


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
• WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.*

WFP is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment process is inclusively crafted to welcome candidates of all backgrounds, celebrating diversity and ensuring a respectful environment for all. We aim for an accessible and fair recruitment journey. Should you need any reasonable accommodations or have accessibility concerns, please reach out to us confidentially at . Our DEI team is here to ensure your full participation in our recruitment process


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