Assistant Programme Policy Officer  –  WFP Centro de Excelência contra a Fome – Brasília, DF  


About the Centre of Excellence against Hunger
WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil is a global hub for South-South Cooperation and capacity development in the areas of school feeding, food security and nutrition. It is an innovation that seeks to respond government demands for technical support to strengthen their national capacities and knowledge on sustainable school feeding and other food security programme and to support them in the design and implementation of these programmes.

About the World Food Programme
WFP is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Our mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every single day, we work 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.

Are you interested in international organizations and humanitarian work? Do you have experience in international development and project management? Do you want to know how can you contribute for the Sustainable Development Goals?
If yes, this opportunity is for you.
At WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, we are looking for talented professionals to join our Programme team in Brasilia. As Assistant Programme Policy Officer, you will work under the general supervision of the Centre´s Director and reports directly to the Head of Programme. In this position you are expected not only to provide specialised programme and policy support to senior management, but also to assist project development and mid-level management services, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work.

Location: Brasília, Brazil
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration of Contract: 06 months (renewable)
Level: SB-4/1
Number of positions: 02
Application deadline: April 19th , 2020

Duties and Responsabilities
Within delegated authority as Assistant Programme Policy Officer, you will support WFP Brazil in
the following duties:
• Provide specialised technical assistance to partner countries through programme and
policy analysis and advice in home-grown school feeding, school health and nutrition,
social protection and related areas through South-South Triangular Cooperation and
capacity development.
• Support readiness of WFP staff and other national partners to prepare for and respond to
school feeding and related areas, e.g. through providing capacity support on the ground
and remotely.
• Analyse and prepare a range of programme and operational documents to assist partner
countries in improving social programmes’ design, monitoring, evaluation and
• Produce material and evidence to subsidize WFP Brazil and other WFP divisions and
offices’ technical assistance activities and methodologies.
• Develop and coordinate data gathering, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting systems
ensuring that rigorous WFP’s and donors’ quality standards are maintained.
• Lead knowledge production and knowledge management activities to generate evidence
and advocacy material for school feeding programmes (e.g.: policy briefs, 2-pagers,
webinars, etc).
• Support the identification, development and prepration of potential partnerships, leading
to improved food assistance packages and resource mobilisation.
• Liaise with partners and donors to ensure effective collaboration, as well as to guarantee
sound planning, timely and accurate reporting on project activities and joint events.
• Other related tasks allocated by the Head of Programme.

Qualifications and experience
• University degree in International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Social Scienceor International Development. A Master’s degree in related fields will be considered an asset.

• At least 3 years of professional experience in international development, including at least
one of the following topics: South-South Triangular Cooperation, capacity development,
school feeding programmes, food security and/or social protection.
• Experience in project preparation, design, management, monitoring, evaluation and
reporting of school feeding programs and policies. Experience in drafting advocacy, policy and communication materials for an international
• International professional experience, preferably in Africa, Asia and/or Latin American
• Experience in multicultural environments and working with staff from other cultures and
• Experience in working with UN agencies, Development Partners, High level authorities, local
governments and civil society organizations;
• Oral and written fluency in Portuguese, English and French is required. Working
knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
• Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
• Ability to work in a team and multi-task as needed.
The candidate must have Brazilian Nationality or be legally authorized to work in the country.

Se interessou? Clique aqui para se inscrever.

O mais completo site brasileiro sobre o mercado de trabalho em Relações Internacionais.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here