Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition) NOA – Turbah Job in Yemen at World Food Program – Other locations

Job Description


This job is found in WFP Yemen Country Office, Turba and the incumbent will be reporting to the Head of Programme/ Head of Field Office.

Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity. 


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


  1. Contribute to the development of WFP Yemen nutrition projects and activities, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider nutrition policies and guidance.
  2. Provide project management support to specific and defined nutrition projects and activities, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  3. Develop and coordinate data gathering and monitoring/assessment systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  4. Track and analyse data to provide input into reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities that enables informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  5. Liaise with implementing partners (internal and external) to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness, and efficiency, and highlighting potential risks to project delivery.
  6. Support the identification of potential partners and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to meeting nutrition needs.
  7. Support the capacity building of WFP Yemen staff, partners, and national government to prepare for and respond to nutrition needs for example the production and review of training materials.
  8. Guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analyses and queries.
  9. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.



  • Prepare a memorandum of understandings and field level agreements with WFP partners and the Ministry of Public Health and Population. Conduct reviews and evaluations of all partnership agreements and recommend areas of improvement where applicable.
  • Assist with analysing gaps in programme coverage, identify potential partners, and liaise with partners to increase coverage and minimize overlap.
  • Manage the commodity pipeline and food distribution plans at the WFP Yemen Country Office level and advise management on the requirements of specialized nutritious foods and non-food for timely delivery. Review monthly distribution plans in a timely manner.
  • Compile weekly, monthly, and quarterly nutrition reports and provide any necessary support to WFP Yemen Country Office compilation of annual reports.
  • Ensure that effective monitoring, evaluation, supervision, and reporting system is in place and programme activities are implemented in line with the relevant project documents. Report on implementation bottlenecks and recommend corrective actions where necessary.
  • Represent WFP Yemen in nutrition cluster meetings and other relevant and strategic stakeholders/partners meetings, as required.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with government authorities, bilateral representatives, UN Agencies, NGOs, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.


Education & Experience: 1 or more years of relevant work experience in Programme & Policy, Project/Programme Management in a Humanitarian Context, Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (VAM), or other field relevant to international development assistance with an advanced educational degree (OR) first university degree with 3 or more years of relevant work experience (relevance as per defined in the Terms of Reference for the position)

Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.

Citizenship: Only Yemeni citizens are eligible for this position.



  • 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.

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Company: World Food Program – Other locations

Company Location:  Yemen

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