Under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (CBT) and with guidance from the Head of Operations, the incumbent will manage WFP s food assistance programmes in the form of Cash Based Transfers. The Programme Policy Officer will be based Erbil and traveling regularly to project sites, Country Office and Sub Offices. He/she will be involved in the formulation of the CBT strategy for the Iraq CO while providing support to the activity managers for the design and implementation of Cash Based Transfers, assuring WFP s representation at the interagency Cash Working Group as required.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Within the delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Contribute towards the development of a CBT strategy, operational plans and processes, assuring alignment with WFP s Iraq country strategy, programme policies and guidance.
• Support the mainstreaming of CBTs in all WFP programme activities, providing required technical support and guidance to colleagues.
• Ensure quality and timely provision of CBT assistance to beneficiaries.
• Liaise internally with finance, monitoring and evaluation, ICT, supply chain and security teams to ensure effective CBT operations and monitor ongoing projects.
• Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on CBT programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
• Maintain updated standard operating procedures for CBT, aligned with WFP corporate guidelines.
• Support the selection and management of cooperating partners to ensure improved implementation of CBT projects.
• Represent WFP at the national Cash Working Group, maintaining close contact with other UN agencies, INGO partners.
• Support the capacity building of WFP field staff and cooperating partners.
• Travelling to field locations to monitor the utilisation of CBT in all locations around the country regularly.
• Other duties as required.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
• 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.
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)
Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government
Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor s degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Work Experience :
• Has at least two years experience working across the programme portfolio. Experience in assistance to refugees would be an asset.
• Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.
• Fluency in the English language (level C) as it is the working language of the WFP Country Office. Fluency in the Kurdish & Arabic is also required in order to communicate well with government counterparts and beneficiaries.