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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

United Nations World Food Programme


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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.)?Programme Policy Officer (Partnerships)


Location: Borno

Deadline: 19th November, 2023.

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Partnerships)

Requisition ID: 830221
Location:?Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Short Term-SC


Organizational Context

  • In recent years, Northeast Nigeria has been grappling with a complex and devastating humanitarian crisis. The BAY (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) region has become a hotbed of violence, displacement, and despair.
  • This humanitarian context is characterized by a multitude of interconnected factors that have led to widespread suffering and a desperate need for assistance.
  • The extremist group Boko Haram emerged in 2009 and has unleashed a wave of violence, targeting civilians, schools, and infrastructure. Their attacks have led to the displacement of millions of people, forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in camps or host communities.
  • Furthermore, the conflict has severely disrupted the livelihoods of the population, exacerbating food insecurity and malnutrition. As farmers have been unable to tend to their fields and markets have been destroyed, the availability of food has dramatically decreased.
  • This, coupled with climatic variabilities, has resulted in a severe humanitarian crisis, with about 4.3 million people currently facing acute food insecurity (IPC 3 and above as per CH of March 2023).
  • The affected populations face multiple challenges including lack of basic services such as health care, education, adequate shelter, etc.
  • Addressing this humanitarian crisis requires a multi-faceted approach that goes beyond immediate emergency response. It is crucial to address the root causes of the conflict, promote peacebuilding initiatives, and ensure the protection of civilians.
  • Additionally, efforts must be made to towards durable solutions. The situation demands a comprehensive and sustained response. It requires strong coordination between humanitarian and development partners , the government and military actors.
  • Access to affected populations in conflict-affected areas, particularly in hard-to-reach locations, poses a significant challenge due to insecurity.
  • Borno State Government promotes a sustainable solution to the situation of IDPs in the State. Discussions are ongoing on how UN and other partners could support these initiatives ensuring that proposed solutions are sustainable and protect the people we serve.
  • Fighting Hunger Worldwide.
  • However, institutional challenges, such as differing mandates, bureaucratic processes, and limited capacity, often impede effective coordination and hinder timely and efficient response efforts.

Job Purpose

  • To deliver against the above, Nigeria Country Office is seeking an experienced national Partnership Officer (NOC) to act as a primary reference point between WFP and Borno State Government institutions.
  • Under direct supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will operate in close collaboration with all Head of Units/Subject matter experts (SMEs) as relevant.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)
Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Foster, strengthen and promote collaboration between Borno State Government and WFP through enhanced coordination, communication and capacity strengthening.
  • Provide technical support and expert advice to the Government teams in the areas of food security, nutrition and other relevant programmatic areas for better advocacy in resource mobilization and utilization, and service delivery;
  • Identify capacity gaps within government institutions and facilitate relevant training programs. Enhance the understanding of humanitarian principles and coordination mechanisms among government officials, fostering a more effective and coordinated response to ensure a cohesive approach;
  • Advocate for increased government engagement and support for humanitarian efforts. Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with relevant government departments, ministries, and agencies to enhance collaboration;
  • Proactively identify and highlight opportunities and propose the course of action to nurture a wide range of aspects of common interest;
  • Facilitate dialogue between the Government and WFP on issues pertaining the partnerships through preparation of briefing materials and joint field visits;
  • Using socio-political insights, prepare an engagement strategy and provide guidance on strategic alignment of WFP work with Government priorities and emerging issues to achieve impact;
  • Support convening of key stakeholders including the Government, Donors, UN Agencies, and Private sector to build coalition and synergies on critical matters of common interest (i.e. capacity strengthening, climate change, food security and nutrition, etc.) using existing coordination mechanisms;
  • Monitor the implementation of joint initiatives, ensuring compliance with agreed frameworks and guidelines. Prepare periodic reports on progress, challenges, and recommendations to inform decision-making processes;
  • Participate in key meetings with relevant stakeholders including civil military coordination;
  • Any other task as required.

4ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP?s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP?s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit?s goals to the broader context of WFP?s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an ?I will?/?We will? spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team?s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team?s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team?s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.


  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner?s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

Functional Capabilities

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 the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
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..

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University Degree in Political Science, International Development, International Relations, Communications, Sociology, Social Research Methods or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.


  • 8 or more years of relevant professional experience related to national development programmes, policies, strategies or plans and institutional structures, preferably in relation to food security and/or nutrition and revolving around national capacity strengthening and/or programme and knowledge management;
  • Deepened experience in technical coordination and operational support to state governments;
  • Has a good understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities and gained experience in developing multi-stakeholder partnerships;
  • Has gained significance experience in exploring new opportunities and providing inputs to design and develop solutions with prospective partners;
  • Has developed long-term partner relationships and expanded engagements across geographies and sector;
  • Strong analytic, communication and interpersonal skills, including training and facilitation skills and demonstrated experience in conceptual analysis, planning and organizational skills.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of Kanuri and/or Hausa languages.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Solid understanding of Agenda 2030 and of SDG2 and SDG17 and respective targets and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Knowledge of current thinking and development in country capacity development and effective knowledge transfer models, concepts and principles relevant to humanitarian/emergency contexts;
  • Solid knowledge of WFP?s mandate, Country Strategic Planning process, intervention modalities, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable;
  • Solid knowledge of key national and regional contexts and issues is essential;
  • Demonstrated data collection and analytical writing skills, including ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information to understand national capacities across a wide range of policy and programme areas and identify gap and needs, as well as WFP?s entry points;
  • Good operational, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written outputs and ability to present English and/or in the language of the region;
  • Moderate to proficient computer literacy

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent ability to develop and maintain networks with a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation skills for strategic/analytical workshops and group discussions
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to convey an informed and professional demeanour toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Application Closing Date
19th November, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2.)?Business Transformation Officer P2/NOB

Location: Abuja

Deadline: 18th November, 2023.

Job Title: Business Transformation Officer (P2/NOB)

Requisition ID: 830200
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Purpose

  • Partner with the business to understand their needs and operating environment in order to transform business requirements into solutions exploiting IT capabilities and focusing on business satisfaction.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Lead in the capturing, analyzing and documenting (i.e. through diagrams, flowcharts, data models, user experience designs, storyboards) business requirements for IT solutions and services following WFP policies, standards and strategies.
  • Function as the bridge between TEC product focal points and Business owners within WFP and external counterparts for IT solutions and services delivery.
  • Communicate business requirements to business counterparts, for a shared understanding of the requirements and effective implementation of strategies/plans.
  • Baseline and track business requirements through to implementation ensuring efficient management of change.
  • Project manage the deployment, implementation and scale-up of new solutions or new functionality with Technology Division (TEC) teams where applicable including testing and analyzing IT solutions and document the match against business requirements for quality and accuracy.
  • Establish and maintain close partnerships with business counterparts to effectively meet their needs.
  • Maintain up-to-date service catalogue of IT solutions offered to the business, including current, retired and those in the pipeline to ensure effective knowledge management.
  • Manage alignment of IT service levels with SLAs for solutions or services focused on the business needs. Conduct survey on business satisfaction with IT solutions and services.
  • Manage estimates, business cases, planning, risk identification, problem and issue management to ensure the effective delivery of IT solutions.
  • Adhere to processes, procedures and templates for the Business Relationship Management, Business Analysis, and IT Project Management functions to ensure compliance and consistency.
  • Ensure the provision of enhanced business intelligence (BI)/analytics to support CO decision-making and risk mitigation measures, including the development and delivery of standardized dashboard and reports.
  • Take full ownership of staff capacity building for the operation and maintenance of WFP-provided?applications, including identification of capacity gaps, planning and arranging training and onboarding for system support and maintenance staff.
  • Other accountabilities as required

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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/course.
  • Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP?s working language, Portuguese.
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station?s language, if different.

Application Closing Date
18th November, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3.)?Security Associate

Location: Yobe

Deadline: 16th November, 2023.

Job Title: Security Associate

Requisition ID 830165
Location:?Damaturu, Yobe

Job Purpose

  • To perform tasks related to the implementation and assessment of security measures and maintenance of equipment with a view towards providing updates and recommendations to facilitate informed decision-making and secure WFP staff, facilities and operations.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Review security threats and risks in detail and compile accurate reports on trends and situations that could adversely impact WFP operations, in order to ensure information is accurately collated and sent to senior security staff to support reporting and decision making.
  • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with local administration, security and law enforcement authorities, communities, UN/NGO security staff and other actors, to facilitate access for safe programme delivery and to mitigate potential risks against staff and other resources.
  • Plan and co-ordinate staff activities during field missions and perform security assessments within the area of responsibility to support safe and effective programme delivery.
  • Analyse security assessment reports following field missions and present detailed recommendations for risk mitigation to support security situation analysis and facilitate decision-making.
  • Assist in advising the Country Director on security risk management matters and safety issues in compliance with the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS).
  • Support the implementation of risk management mitigation measures, including Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) to ensure compliance.
  • Support the maintenance and management of security equipment and make recommendations to strengthen technology capacity in line with business requirements.
  • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Maintain and develop recommendations for improving emergency and contingency planning documentation including physical preparations and procedures, to support preparedness for a crisis.
  • Deliver security training to staff and review security training needs in order to develop measures to meet business requirements.
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job training to other staff supporting their development and high performance.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP?s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • ?Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team?s work processes and productivity.
  • ?Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team?s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • ?Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • ?Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • ?Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • ?Create an ?I will?/?We will? spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • ?Focus on getting results: Monitors team?s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • ?Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • ?Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • ?Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • ?Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP?s goals and objectives.
  • ?Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team?s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Specialised knowledge of the application of practical methods, techniques, procedures and systems used in security, typically gained through technical training and work experience.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of security logistics, security administration, risk assessment and co-ordination with local authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Training and experience in fire and related intervention/evacuation procedures.
  • Ability to manage emergency situations and remain calm.
  • Attention to detail and constant vigilance in order to promptly detect any breach in security measures.
  • Ability to interpret information, use judgement and inform supervisors of any incidents which might impact the UNWFP staff and operations.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to maintain frequent correspondence with both, internal staff and external authorities with regards to security advisories and security incidents.
  • Willingness to attend security trainings and comply with UNSMS standards.
  • Language: General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.
  • General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station?s language, if different.

Application Closing Date
16th November, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



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