Programme Policy Officer at WFP

Website World Food Programme (WFP)

The WFP has published a job vacancy announcement on 1st February 2023 for qualified South Africa’s to fill in the vacant post of Programme Policy Officer to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

RecruiterWorld Food Programme (WFP)
PositionProgramme Policy Officer
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Total Vacant PostN/A
QualificationAdvanced University Degree
Experience RequiredMinimum 03 years
Application Deadline1st February 2023

WFP Job Vacancy 2023

Job Purpose: As the largest humanitarian organization addressing the challenges of global hunger and nutrition, WFP works with its partners to achieve the vision of zero-hunger. Its Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 affirms and deepens this commitment, aligning WFP’s work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. WFP’s entire portfolio of assistance within a country is defined in a Country Strategic Plan (CSP). CSPs outline WFP’s approach to strategic and programmatic planning towards medium- and long-term horizons, with strong links to nationally defined SDG targets. 2021 marked an important milestone for WFP: As the first generation of CSPs come to an end, WFP has commenced the process of developing second generation CSPs (2G CSPs). As of March 2022, four Country Offices in the Southern Africa region have developed 2G CSPs (DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe), with preparations due to begin in other countries. This transition comes at a critical time as WFP embarks on its new Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 and as the United Nations system moves towards the next generation of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) – now renamed UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) – and the Common Country Analysis (CCA). Development of the 2G CSPs presents a critical opportunity for WFP COs to re-position their strategic and programmatic offering along the humanitarian-development-peace nexus – from saving lives to changing lives – in alignment with WFP’s new Strategic Plan, the CCA and UNSDCF. Building upon WFP’s life-saving and development-enabling work, the 2G CSPs also allows for a renewed focus on strengthening national programmes and systems and enabling humanitarian and development actors to achieve the SDGs. Moreover, WFP recognizes that it is impossible to achieve zero hunger without addressing the structural drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, and that gender inequality is one of the most important causal problems. WFP is cognizant that to enhance efficiency, impact and fairness, it must work to properly incorporate gender equality and women’s empowerment within its entire programme portfolio.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Advanced University degree in social sciences, international development, development economics, international relations, political science, humanitarian studies or related fields, or First University Degree with a minimum of five additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.


  • At least 3 years of solid and relevant work experience in humanitarian assistance programmes.
  • Specific experience in strategy formulation, policy development, organizational change management, programme re-orientation, inter-agency coordination, programme management and project planning in a large multicultural institution in the field or headquarters is an asset.
  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills (including reviewing documents).
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is essential. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset.

Other Details:

  • Programme Policy Officer
  • Requisition ID: 328018
  • Posted: 18/01/2023
  • Short Term: Monthly – Africa,
  • Southern:South Africa,
  • The Rep. Of: Johannesburg
  • Deadline: 1st Feb 2023

How to Apply WFP Programme Policy Officer Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: 1st February 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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