Job

Programme Policy Officer

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 23, 2020
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day

Description

Programme Policy Officer (Post-Harvest Loss & Market Access), Consultant-II Nairobi (118722)

Organizational Background:

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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, nutrition, food for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers and safety nets.

This position is open to qualified candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Experience Requirements

At least six years of professional experience in the design, and implementation of programmes on the agriculture value chain. Experience working on different programme approaches with government agencies and providing advice on the development of curriculums is desirable. Experience developing and delivering training programmes and institutional capacity building is required.

Job Responsibilities

Provide technical expertise on WFP’s post-harvest loss reduction initiatives (on cereals and fresh produce), including market linkages and access to markets;
• Develop and refine Training of Trainer (TOT) curriculums and farmer manuals for the rural Somali context, on the stages of post-harvest loss (PHL) reduction and access to markets, using both demonstrative and classroom-based teaching methods;
• Train and build the capacity of WFP, partners, and government staff on the fundamentals of post-harvest loss prevention, market information systems, the agriculture value chain, pricing, sales, and marketing;
• Review existing market information systems, map regional and local market outlets, and identify opportunities for linkages along the value chains;
• Develop social and behaviour change messages for broadcast using various communication channels;
• Review operational research around post-harvest loss prevention methodologies and equipment for both dry cereals and fresh produce, including access to finance, credit and subsidies;
• Support the development of an agro-dealer network to foster a local supply and production of PHL equipment;
• Draft timely analytical and critical reports, for internal or external use;
• Perform other related duties as required.

Education Requirements

Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Market Information Systems, Environmental Engineering, Food Sciences, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Skills

• Excellent writing and presentation skills in English;
• Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General Knowledge of UN systems and policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration;
• Hands-on relevant experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.
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