Programme Policy Officer

WFP Nepal

The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization, the largest one focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, it is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Surkhet
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2-3 Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jun 05, 2022

Job Description

The LISP Pilot aims to pilot approaches to support inclusive planning and delivery of local infrastructure and green recovery job creation through the testing of incentive and co-financing-based mechanism and building capacity of local governments and promoting use of government monitoring and financing instruments. Hence, the LISP Pilot must collate real life lesson learning from implementation to inform the main phase of the LISP. Hence, the Pilot Coordination and Learning Documentation Officer should introduce innovative actions and capture real time learning from success and failures throughout the processes of the LISP Pilot implementation and consolidate them through monthly and trimester programme progress reports and share in the meetings with British Embassy and the Government.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Programme Policy Officer (LISP Pilot Coordination and Learning Documentation Officer) will be based in WFP Country Office, Kathmandu. The responsibilities will include collating real life lesson learning from implementation to inform the main phase of the LISP, by introducing innovative actions to capture real time learning from success and failures throughout the processes of the LISP Pilot implementation and regular coordination with the British Embassy, the Government, UNDP, and LISP Pilot team in the field. The incumbent will report to the LISP Pilot Team Leader based in WFP Country Office, Kathmandu.

The main role and responsibility of the position:

  • Facilitate systematic documentation and analysis of good practices, lessons learned, and measures adopted to overcome challenges in the delivery of the LISP Pilot.
  • Identify and document key learnings of the Pilot including  project successes, lessons, and best practices for learning and sharing with the entire programme stakeholder, including donors and government.
  • Regularly track the progress/performance of the project based on the plan, deliverables, and performance indicators.
  •  Coordinate and communicate with provincial and LG level TA team, WFP/UNDP field office team, BEK, MoFAGA, Department of Local in Infrastructure (DoLI) and other stakeholders for timely completion of pending actions.
  •  Participate in the project related meetings and harvest some lessons learnt and take notes and write meeting reports.
  • Collaborate with TA team, and ensure effective knowledge-sharing and lesson-learning
  • Provide technical support to the TA team for formulation, adoption and documentation of Pilot related processes, forms, and formats.
  • Ensure the timely submission of financial and operational reports and other field level updates/reporting as planned and requested.
  • Assist in data collection, compiling lessons learned, drafting of monthly and trimester progress and financial reports, logistics arrangement for Pilot Coordination Committee meetings and documenting the decisions etc.
  • Support in organizing review and reflect sessions at both center and field level.
  • Conduct regular quality checks and field visits and providing feedback and recommendations to relevant parties.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by Team Leader of LISP Pilot.


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


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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.

Required Qualification & Experience

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

Language:Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


  • At least 2-3 years of experience in field level programme management, coordination, documentation, monitoring, evaluation and learning focused on climate change adaptation, local infrastructure development, food security, disaster risk management, agriculture & livelihood, and humanitarian assistance.
  •  Experience of project management, implementation and monitoring of local/rural infrastructure, and Food Assistance for Assets/cash for work programmes.
  • Knowledge and experiences of result-based programme monitoring, reporting, research, and drafting reports and advocacy notes.
  •  Excellent writing and communication skills including ability to effectively communicate through multiple mediums.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, but also a team player with the willingness to learn and support the learning of others.
  •  Ability to work in complex environments under tight deadlines & changing donor requirements.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural setting with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be familiar with MS office.
  •  Nepali Typing skill is an asset

How to Apply


16 June 2022


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.