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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.
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    Social Protection (SP) and Cash Based Transfers (CBT) Officer (Re-advertisement)

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    Under the overall direction and guidance of the Head of the SP&CBT team, the officer will have the following key responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the implementation of the Regional CBT strategy and support the country offices in the region to meet operational requirements
    • Assist in reviewing Standard Operating Procedures for CBT in the COs.
    • Assist in supporting COs to set up delivery systems including participation in the due diligence process and contracts drafting for Financial Service Provider selection and contracting  
    • Track the advancement of key performance indicators of CBT portfolios in the COs in line with the Regional CBT Strategy. Also track the advancement of the maturity of CBT programmes and provide CO specific briefs.
    • Support social protection mapping exercises for the region, including tracking developments and providing regular updates.
    • Assess and document CO social protection capacity and learning needs, including in country learning activities.
    • Act as the team’s focal point on Knowledge Management (KM), by working with the regional KM team and ensuring high quality KM within the SP&CBT team (sound document and information management, facilitation of training sessions etc).
    • Support and coordinate research pieces and studies that the team is undertaking on subjects relevant to the workplan of the team.
    • Share content from external organizations internally for discussion, in alignment with regional SP and CBT strategy. In collaboration with evaluation, compile and maintain a team folder of relevant regional and global social protection and CBT research and evidence, including highlighting and sharing significant new evidence/ thinking.
    • Support the SP&CBT team with presentations and briefs.
    • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as requested by the supervisors.


    Education and Experience:

    • University degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Development, International Relations, Sociology, or other fields relevant to social protection and cash-based transfers.
    • At least three years of professional experience in international development, humanitarian assistance, social protection and/or digital assistance delivery.
    • Experience in planning, design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes with relevant work experience at the country or implementation level in developing countries;
    • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of cash and/or voucher transfer programmes is an asset.


    Technical Skills & Knowledge:

    • Basic understanding of the theory and application of food security and nutrition programme within an emergency context;
    • Knowledge of issues related to international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
    • Knowledge and understanding of UN’s role in humanitarian and development cooperation;
    • Understanding of social protection approaches, theory, and emerging evidence, including social assistance, social welfare, and social insurance programmes.


    • Good analytical, planning and KM skills.
    • Proactive, solution-focused and client-oriented.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English. Proficiency in French is advantageous.

    Closing: 9 June 2022

    Method of Application

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