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WFP seeks to recruit a Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based Transfers) FT-NOA, El-Geneina (104001), Sudan 

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WFP seeks to recruit a Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based Transfers) FT-NOA, El-Geneina (104001), Sudan

Job Posting Information

Opening date: 04 March 2019

Closing date: 18 March 2019

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 Programme team and enable the delivery of professional, beneficiary-focused programme services? Are you ready to partner with managers to deliver effective programme solutions that will 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 a talented Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based Transfers) to support our Programme team in El-Geneina Sudan, to be hired on Fixed Term Appointment at the NOAlevel.


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.

How to apply:

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 CV, 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.

Talented women are highly encouraged to apply

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

Job purpose

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

Key accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

The Programme Policy Office works in close coordination with Programme, Finance and Supply Chain. The incumbent will report directly to the Head of Office in El Geneina, and will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Assist in the planning of registration and distribution exercises, and with reporting of achievements against plan as required;
  2. Assist to prepare registration and distribution exercises and ensure all equipment, material, CP staff/Volunteers, security/crowd control arrangements and transport required for the duration of each exercise.
  3. Liaise timely with all parties concerned with registration and distribution exercises (Government counterpart, UNHCR, CP, IOM, community leaders, security etc.) to ensure coordinated implementation.
  4. Ensure all registration and distribution team members are adequately prepared and trained for the registration and distribution tasks at hand.
  5. Be present during registration and distribution exercises as much as possible and submit daily registration/distribution reports including issues/risks arising and achievements;
  6. Assist with beneficiary authentication and verify that beneficiary complaints mechanism is working;
  7. Ensure timely reconciliation of beneficiary numbers reached against payment lists;
  8. Assist in the implementation of agreed risk mitigation measures as per the approved Risk Matrix, as required;
  9. Recommend improvements in implementation SOPs, internal controls and Programme design, for review and approval by the AO/CO Programme;
  10. Assist in cost analysis, assessments, transfer value reviews etc. as required;
  11. Perform other tasks are required


Standard minimum qualifications

Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience: A minmum of one year’s work experience related to the role for holders of an advanced university degree and two years of related work experience for holders of a first level university degree.
Language: The incumbent must be fluent in both English and Arabic.

Desired experiences for entry into the role

  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
  • Experience in implementing CBT operations.
  • Experience with multi-functional approaches and coordination is welcome.
  • 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.
  • Able to operate effectively and efficiently in a high-pressure and fast-paced department in which often involves rapid change;
  • Strong communication skills and willingness to follow-up with individuals and departments in order to achieve goals;
  • Able to operate with compassion and impartiality and demonstrate a high level of sensitivity and respect towards beneficiaries of all ages, locations and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Able to live and operate in field locations with very basic infrastructure and amenities.

4Ps core organisational capabilities


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food AssistanceDemonstrates 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 ProgrammingDisplays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ GovernmentDevelops 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.

Deadline for applications

Closing date: 18 March 2019.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process

WFP has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status.


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