PXB904 - Programme Policy Officer P1

PXB904 - Programme Policy Officer P1

13 Sep
World Food Programme
New Delhi

13 Sep

World Food Programme

New Delhi


The Programme Officer will be based at the WFP Country Office (CO) in New Delhi and will report to the Head, Supply Chain & PDS Unit (SO1). She/he will complete the assigned tasks in consultation with the supervisor and will be required to liaise with colleagues in other units, partners in Mission Shakti and the Head of the Odisha State Office(FO) on a regular basis, and other external partners as required. She/he will also be required to travel to Odisha FO or project sites.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head, Supply Chain & PDS Unit (SO1), the Programme Policy Officer will be responsible to perform the following duties: 

1. Programme implementation, management,

coordination, and support

a. Manage day to day coordination between WFP CO, FO and Mission Shakti.

b. Prepare detailed implementation plans to enhance coordination and monitor project activities at State, District and Block level on a regular basis. 

c. Provide monitoring, capacity building and handholding support for all programme activities, including capacity building, data collection, market linkage and other field activities. 

d. Design various innovative operating procedures, formats, templates, dashboards, etc. to enhance programme implementation and monitoring.

e. Support the Department in organizing workshops, seminars, and field visits

2. Knowledge management, analysis, information, and communication

a. Create a compendium of best practices on rural women’s livelihood initiatives from WFP and other external initiatives globally.

b. Analyse project data to document and monitor progress on a regular basis

c. Prepare periodic reports and provide timely progress updates for sharing within WFP (with senior management, regional office, or HQ), or with Mission Shakti or other partners as required.

d. Prepare articles, briefs or other communication material based on project activities.

e. Identify advocacy opportunities and engage with external partners to enhance project visibility and policy engagement and support the dissemination of project information through various communication media on a regular basis.

3. Other responsibilities

a. Provide background notes and data on programme themes and document project processes, as required. 

b. Participate in external partner meetings on the theme, as required, and support in related activities. 

c. Support in any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.



- 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.



Advanced University degree or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses from an institute of repute in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Project Management, Development Studies, Engineering, Rural management, and social science would be acceptable.


At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience working in project planning, coordinating and implementing large scale technology/e-governance solutions with government or a development agency, in the area of e-governance, systems design and development, implementation of computer / IT systems or below related areas. Experience in working on rural women’ livelihoods projects will be preferred.

Experience in working independently with minimum supervision, often in fluid and ambiguous situations will be required. 


Knowledge of the Indian Government bureaucracy and livelihood operations required. Sound Knowledge of project planning and management.


Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.


The post holder should have strong technical, analytical and problems solving skills; ability to think through complex issues to conceptualize, design and execute action plans. Demonstrate passion and motivation with the ability to manage complexities, multiple tasks with commitment to deliver against multiple, tight deadlines at work. Excellent team player with an ability to work collaboratively, share information and build strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds while focusing on impact and results. Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation and documentation skills with a focus on effective procedural documentation. Maturity and presence required to effectively participate and contribute in meetings with senior government officials.

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