Programme Policy Officer AAP (Accountability to Affected Populations) CST-II, Mogadishu at World Food Programme

Programme Policy Officer (Joint Resilience Programme Coordinator) CST-II, Mogadishu at World Food Programme

Post Title: Programme Policy Officer AAP (Accountability to Affected Populations)

Contract type/grade: Consultant-II

Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing Date: 12th May 2022

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages 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, physical or mental disability.

Organizational Background:

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.

This position is open to qualified candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide strategic and technical support for the integration of WFP’s relevant policies and related humanitarian and human rights normative frameworks across WFP operations in the Somalia context.
  • Provide input in the development and guide the integration of AAP into all key documents of WFP to guide implementation of programme activities.
  • Lead on reporting against and implementation of the WFP AAP commitments as well as the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) and Sphere Standards to all work developed and implemented in ways that improve accountability to affected populations.
  • Provide training support for WFP and Cooperating partners (CPs) staff on AAP Commitments.
  • Lead the development and dissemination of relevant guidelines in consultation with other clusters and partners
  • Work closely with programme teams and CPs to ensure the provision of clear, up-to-date communications on programme and beneficiary rights for affected communities as well as ensuring provision and awareness of accessible community feedback mechanisms.
  • Ensure timely liaison and referral of cases to CPs for action on issues raised by programme participants and affected population, leading action on more sensitive cases.
  • Produce regular reports and briefings to relevant teams on trends and status of issues raised through the Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) to facilitate timely programme adjustment and action as relevant.
  • Carry out joint field verification visits with CPs to follow up on critical and/or repeated issues raised
  • Actively participate in and provide technical support for Collective Accountability initiative that is, the Community Engagement and AAP Working Group for Somalia in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Actively participate as a resource person during the national co-ordination meetings to provide updates on cross-cutting issues (protection, AAP, Gender) as they pertain the Food Security Cluster
  • Provide training support for Food Security Cluster Vice Co-ordinators on cross-cutting issues with specific focus on AAP.
  • Analyse primary information from stakeholders (affected populations, INGOs, UN agencies and others) on the situation and experience of crisis-affected populations and propose solutions
  • Any other duties, as required

Standard Minimum Qualifications


Advanced University Degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Development, Political Science, Law or related field; have specialization in protection and/or human rights-related fields is preferred. Or, a First level university degree with additional years of experience.


At least 6 years or more of solid, responsible and relevant work experience in humanitarian organisations and operational implementation.

Knowledge and Skills

  • • Experience in humanitarian settings and in complex environments
  • • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation
  • • Knowledge of UN system policies and functions pertaining to promotion of protection, accountability and inclusion risk mitigation and good practice
  • • Strong capacity in establishing and sustaining relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • • Capacity to innovate solutions for protection, accountability and inclusion relevant to social, cultural and political norms at local and national levels

Language: Proficiency in oral and written communication in English.

Terms and Conditions

Contract Duration: 11 months

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

More Information

  • Job City Mogadishu, Somalia

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