CBT Coordinator/ Functional Advisor P4, Regional Bureau Cairo at World Food Programme

Programme Policy Officer (Livelihood & Resilience) at the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees. We encourage qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Are you a Programme Policy Professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you!!! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Monday, 17 July, 2023 (11:59 PM CEST).


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operates in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section)


WFP’s Regional Bureau in Cairo for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe regions (RBC) is looking to strengthen its support to Country Offices (COs) in their use of Cash Based Transfers (CBT) for emergency preparedness and response, national social protection systems and other humanitarian and development programmes.

RBC provides strategic guidance, support and direction, assurance and oversight to WFP operations and activities in Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen.


The post is responsible for co-creating, activating, and enabling functional support to maintain emergency preparedness and activate emergency response, and providing strategic guidance on CBT design and implementation. It provides a liaison function between WFP country offices, the regional bureau and HQ and makes sure required support is provided to COs to strengthen their CBT operations. The function is part of the RBC programme division but works cross-functionally and in close coordination with other divisions and services teams in the regional bureau. It requires a strong CBT expert, abreast of the latest developments in CBT and social protection. S/he needs to have good partnership and coordination skills and experience in setting up CBT operations, including in emergencies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Supervising the support to COs in defining their CBT strategies, design and implementation through leading an RBC cross-functional support team and in collaboration with relevant staff from HQ CBT teams.
  • Facilitating and coordinating the provision of functional support and capacity strengthening (training, knowledge exchange, etc.) to COs to improve the overall quality of CBT programmes in the region.
  • Working with COs in ensuring that CBT operations meet the WFP corporate cash assurance requirements.
  • Supporting COs to ensure CBT emergency preparedness actions are in place, providing technical recommendations and guidance, and monitoring the management of functional risks to enable WFP, governments, and other partners to quickly respond and deploy resources at the onset of the crisis.
  • Recognizing the corporate accountabilities in sudden onset emergencies, activate essential CBT support for immediate emergency response and scale up.
  • Advising COs on beneficiary identity management, payment platforms and other CBT related functions in support of national social protection systems.
  • Engaging with RBC Programme Team in planning, monitoring and reporting efforts including proactive and timely contributions to Country Strategic Plans.
  • Maintaining regular contact with HQ CBT division on the design, delivery, support and reporting on CBT operations in COs.
  • Establishing and implementing an annual functional oversight plan for RBC Country Offices and engaging with HQ CBT to draw down the required expertise/capacity to conduct oversight missions.
  • Other duties as required.


Education: You have

  • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Social Science or other field of relevance to international development assistance, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience

Experience: You have

  • At least eight years of professional experience in humanitarian sector demonstrating high performance and leadership capacity;
  • At least three years of working experience in CBT programming in diverse contexts;
  • Vast and strong experience in the design, set-up, implementation and evaluation of in-kind food, cash and voucher transfers;
  • At least one field experience to support the setting up and/or running of emergency CBT operations;
  • Proven capacity to initiate and lead innovation that strives for continuous improvements and leverages established partnerships;
  • Proven effective cognitive abilities, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Proven leadership capacity to build and foster inclusive and high performing teams;
  • Exhibited ability to communicate effectively;
  • Demonstrated exceptional partnership building skills with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proven strategic and policy engagement skills in international setting;
  • Deepened technical knowledge through exposure and the leading of technical teams;
  • Leading of policy discussions and decisions.

Languages: You have

  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Intermediate knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages). Fluency in Arabic and French is an asset.

Knolwedge and Skills: You have

  • Excellent understanding of the theory and application of food security and safety net programmes;
  • Excellent understanding of Project Cycle Management and its application;
  • Excellent understanding of CBT programming and proven ability to asses, design, implement and monitor CBT programmes, preferably in complex emergencies and protracted crisis situations;
  • Solid understanding of CBT programming related to food security and nutrition;
  • Strategy development, coordination, action planning and capacity development skills in order to implement a strategy
  • Solid and well-developed approach towards partnership
  • Proven/Excellent skills in strategic/analytical work


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • Leads by Example with Integrity – Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments – Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork – Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
  • Applies Strategic Thinking – Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships – Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.


• Has worked in a Country Office or equivalent level position within technical area.
• Has managed discussions with experts in vulnerability analysis/Nutrition.
• Has led a country / are office programme team or a substantial component of a complex programme.
• Has gained direct experience of different programme approaches.
• Has worked with government agencies and gained policy experience.
• Has led team in strategic discussions.
• Has worked in HQ or a Regional Bureau.


  • This is an International Professional position and is open to all nationalities.
  • Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org)_including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
  • The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Cairo, Egypt to take up this assignment.
  • Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at wfprecruitment@wfp.org in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

How to apply

Please apply via the following link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/


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