WFP Programme Policy Officer (Zimbabwe)

Closes: 13 April 2023

WFP (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 will support informed decision making on food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe, and will integrate nutrition, gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan. WFP will establish new partnerships and leverage existing ones to their full potential, including those with the other Rome-based and other United Nations agencies.

WFP Zimbabwe’s July 2022-December 2026 CSP focuses on the below areas;

  • Social and humanitarian assistance for food-and nutrition-insecure populations in targeted rural and urban areas.
  • Support to urban food insecure households for resilient livelihoods.
  • Support to rural communities for climate resilient livelihoods, sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced participation in local markets and value chains.
  • Collaboration with national actors to enhance capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well-informed, effective and equitable actions for achieving food and nutrition security.
  • Services to humanitarian and development actors in Zimbabwe so they can implement their programmes and provide support to their beneficiaries in an efficient, effective and reliable way at all times, including during crises

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To enable WFP to meet its commitment to integrate gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan, through provision of strategic direction, support programme design, guide implementation and work closely with WFP staff, partners, and donors.

Host NationZimbabwe
Official Website
Closing Date13 April 2023
Eligible CandidateDegree
WFP Job Summary

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide project management support to the Stop Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE) project and other projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Identify best practices of the SAFE project and formulate strategies for their replication and up-scaling in other activities of the country office and in WFP at large.
  • Collaborate with NGO partners, government line ministries and WFP Field Offices to disseminate lessons learnt from the SAFE project in other Social and Humanitarian Assistance as well as resilience building activities.
  • Research and analyze policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the identification, development, and management of potential partnerships to further develop the work of the country office on gender and protection.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and government stakeholders to develop and implement protection sensitive initiatives, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide support to the implementation of WFP Zimbabwe gender action plan.


Advanced University Degree in one (or more) of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Development, Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights, Political Science or related, possibly with a strong research focus. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience can be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree.

At least 4 years of relevant Professional work experience in a humanitarian organization part of which should include leadership of implementing gender, protection sensitive and inclusive humanitarian programmes in urban areas.

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