Programme Policy Officer (CBT) NOB- Maputo

Programme Policy Officer (CBT) NOB- Maputo
Programme Policy Officer (CBT) NOB- Maputo

6 Outubro, 2020


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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the guidance of the Programme Policy Officer, the incumbent will support and lead key components of the design, delivery and assurance of CBT programming in Mozambique:

CBT Design:

  • Coordinate and ensure the implementation of CBT programmes in line with global WFP guidance and manuals, including supporting necessary shifts to the most appropriate food assistance modalities, whether in-kind, voucher or cash, across WFP areas of operation;
  • Ensure that programmes using CBT are designed taking into account markets (including monitoring), needs assessments (Essential Needs Analysis), Minimum Expenditure Basket, targeting/ prioritization, sectoral assessments, transfer value, and modality analysis.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of vulnerability (gender, inclusion) and protection analysis, including PSEA for all CBT delivery mechanisms, throughout the CBT cycle.
  • Identification and monitoring of CBT Specific Risk Registers and assessments.


  • Support the digitization of cash delivery and liaise with the SCOPE team to ensure that processes are in place to for  staff to be adequately trained and oriented on different instruments, and that delivery, payments and reconciliation take place following principle of segregation of duty.
  • Ensure that Human Resources working on CBT are oriented and trained in core functional areas on CBT concepts and specific systems and procedures;
  • Assist in development of retailer engagement strategy in liaison with supply chain division and identify ways of improving CBT interventions in the country;
  • Working with the AAP team, support the development of communication with beneficiaries on entitlements, redemption and CFM.


These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity. At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.JOB PURPOSE

Mozambique, with an estimated population of 25.8 million people, is classified as a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 180 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index. Mozambique is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world; while the southern and central regions regularly experience droughts, floods occur every two to three years along the major river basins and poorly drained urban settlements. The regularity of these events perpetuates a cycle of vulnerability and emphasize the need for adequate disaster preparedness, prevention and management. Two decades ago, Mozambique was one of the most impoverished and capacity-constrained country in the world. Over the past decade, Mozambique has ranked amongst the top the fastest growing economies in the world, however strong and steady economic growth has not been translated into proportionate reduction of poverty.

The overall objective of WFP in Mozambique is to support the government in achieving the sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2 – End Hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture). Based on national development priorities, WFP Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2021 aims to support long-term recovery and resilience and contribute to addressing the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition in Mozambique. In line with its corporate strategy, WFP Mozambique strives to meet the needs of the 1 million beneficiaries it serves with the most effective support, be it in-kind food, cash, vouchers or a combination of all three.ABOUT WFP

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.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.


  • Sound experience in project management in a related field.
  • Experience in project implementation and coordination among several teams.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyses and interpret complex information;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, able to clearly articulate insights to different audiences.
  • Good networking skills and capacity to build and maintain professional contacts;
  • Leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skill. Ability to lead and motivate.
  • In-depth understanding of WFP programs, objectives and strategic priorities.
  • Willingness to travel extensively to field;
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Familiarity with digital CBT systems, and ideally WFP corporate systems.


• Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
• Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food AssistanceDisplays 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 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 ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
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.


Type of contract: Fixed Term NOB



No later than: 12.10.2020


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