Programme Policy Officer (Climate Change) – WFP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleProgramme Policy Officer (Climate Change) NOC, Khartoum (142097)
Requisition ID142097 
LocationSudan – Khartoum 
Posted Date29/04/2021
Closing date12/05/2021

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Programme Management team and enable the delivery of effective programmes? Are you ready to partner with managers and other stakeholders to deliver effective Climate Change solutions that will support WFP Sudan’s efforts to change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.

 At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Programme Policy Officer (Climate Change), to join our Programme team in Khartoum and to be hired on a Fixed Term Contract at NOC level.  


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.

WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food-insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 7.8 million people assisted in 2020. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).


Programme background

The Productive Safety Net Programme in Sudan is implemented in nine states, targeting over 500,000 food insecure famers through Cash Based Transfer (CBT) modalities, and implemented in partnership with local and international non-governmental organizations and the local government of Sudan. The Productive Safety Net and Food for Assets (FFA) Programmes aim at meeting short term hunger gaps while helping households to build resilience against future shocks and stresses through assets creation.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Policy Officer (Climate Change) will provide programme and technical assistance for the PSN Programme and environment resilience project in the WFP Sudan Country Office, in order to meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards assets creation support activities through PSN Projects plans and process, ensuring alignment with the Programme policies and WFP guidance.
  • Technical support and assistance to the area and field offices in the development and implementation of various activities under PSN
  • Analyze operational and community issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes activities.
  •  Contribute in the review of Field Level Agreement (FLA) document and budget process and collaboration with relative units as well as support staff in the interpretation of FLAs as necessary
  •  Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects and support the area offices with gathering and reviewing of Cooperating Partners’ monthly and quarterly reports in the provided formats ensuring data consistency  
  • Support the area offices with the analyze and process of the CPs cash requests and timely payments
  • Prepare regular updates on food and cash transfers status for projects as required and within the specific area of responsibility and also prepare a range of reports and data analysis
  • Support with organizing events such as training etc under the PSN programme and assist with stakeholder’s collaboration
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within specific technical area of responsibility
  • Other related duties as required


Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other fields relevant to international development assistance, or a First University Degree with seven (7)years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience: At least five (5) years’ experience in working on climate change programmes, or programmes related to environment and/or development issues, such as Natural resource management, biodiversity either in an NGO or the public or private sector

Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic.


  • Experience in climate change adaptation methodology or practices e.g. managing risk and uncertainty, supporting organisational change, developing community-based adaptation, or integrating climate change issues into the design, monitoring and evaluation of conservation and/or development projects and programmes
  • Ability to understand complex scientific issues and to communicate and apply them at project and programme level.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the linkages between ecosystems, biodiversity, human well-being and climate change.
  • Able to understand the various aspects of climate change adaptation, particularly frameworks, strategies and tools for implementation.
  • Experience in project and programme management with proven skills in their design, management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Demonstrable experience of an ability to integrate new and challenging issues into existing areas of work, including through educating, supporting and facilitating others.
  • An understanding of climate change and conservation challenges in developing countries, with the ability to recognise and work with local and national level priorities to identify linkages between policy and practice.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and facilitation skills.


To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your up-to-date CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.

Closing date: 12 May 2012

  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals or those authorized to live and work in Sudan according to Sudanese regulations. Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not be considered for this position.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.

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