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Programme Policy Officer (Protection & AAP) Niamey, Niger (Internation

Publiée le 08.01.2022


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Poste proposé : Programme Policy Officer (Protection & AAP) Niamey, Niger (Internation

Programme Policy Officer (Protection & AAP) Niamey, Niger (International Consultant).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not All-inclusive)

  • Support WFP Program Unit roll-out the WFP Niger Protection and AAP Action Plan 2021-2022 and the PSEA Action Plan;
  • In the framework of the school-feeding project “Bring Back Girls to Education”, ensure, in collaboration with the program teams that the results of the baseline protection and gender analysis are taken into consideration in the formulation or revision of project activities in order to eliminate barriers to the education of girls in the targeted areas; support teams in conducting focus group discussion and support the development of a child-friendly complaint and feed-back mechanism;
  • Integrate Protection in programme tools, as part of the protection action plan for the Country Office. The Protection Officer will work with relevant units in the Country Office to ensure the integration of protection considerations into relevant programme tools, including assessment, targeting, M & E, and reporting tools while ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive data;
  • Provide training/workshop and Supervision to WFP personnel and partners especially those who are field based, on protection mainstreaming, principled programming, accountability to affected populations, PSEA and their implementation throughout the project cycle;
  • Identify partnerships with other UN humanitarian agencies, National and International NGOs and other relevant actors on assessment and mitigation of current and emerging Protection issues, including SEA, and represent WFP in the relevant fora (clusters, working groups etc..);
  • Supervise and coach the national Protection and Gender officer;

Other as required.

  • 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.
Profil recherché pour le poste : Programme Policy Officer (Protection & AAP) Niamey, Niger (Internation


  • 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.


  • International Professional: Fluency (level C) in French language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) in English language.

The Protection Officer will be deployed to WFP Office in Niamey, Niger. She/He will report directly to the Deputy Country Director and she/he will work under the technical guidance of the Regional Humanitarian Policy advisor based in Dakar.
While based in Niamey, the Protection Officer will need to travel extensively to other regions and programmes sites in the country. She/He will receive a briefing at the starting of the mission and will provide a debriefing and a hand-over report highlight the progress and way forward for the outputs mentioned below.
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..

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role
Knowledge of UN policies and procedures
Field experience
Good analytical skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting
Experience of working with persons of concern desirable
Knowledge of Sahel region humanitarian and socio-economical contexts is a plus.
WFP offers equal opportunities to all.

WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions.
WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.
Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles
Contract Duration: 11 months (Renewable)
Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
Eligibility: WFP is an equal opportunity employer.Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Closing date of application: 10 January 2022

    Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Programme Policy Officer (Protection & AAP) Niamey, Niger (Internation
    Métier :
    Métiers de la santé et du social
    R&D, gestion de projets
    Secteur d´activité :
    Activités associatives
    Services autres
    Services collectifs et sociaux, services à la personne
    Type de contrat :
    Région :
    Agadez - Diffa - Dosso - Maradi - Niamey - Tahoua - Tillabéri - Zinder - International
    Niveau d'expérience :
    Expérience entre 2 ans et 5 ans
    Niveau d'études :
    Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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