Closing date: Tuesday, 4 April 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue: 22nd March 2022 Closing Date: 4th April 2023

About WFP.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Why join WFP?

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

What will you do?

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Garowe Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Support to implementation and management of Climate-Smart Food Systems projects and related activities, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures. Provide specialized project management support to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures Act as a focal point for intervention proposals from cooperating partners (CPs). Prepare a range of reports and highlight trends ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. Ensure timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work and consistency of information presented to stakeholders. Coordinate beneficiary data management platform (SCOPE) to facilitate assistance to beneficiaries. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing programme activities Coordinate and communicate with stakeholders to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance related activities. Coordinate and liaise with stakeholders on identification of innovative programmes and delivery strategies including developing action plans with partners and communities. Support and facilitate, and coordinate capacity building initiatives for staff and government entities to strengthen skills and competencies to deliver quality Climate-Smart Food Systems project activities and desired results. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems. Identify and strengthen Food Systems programmatic partnerships with relevant Puntland Ministries and stakeholders to improve effective delivery of WFP projects. Perfom any other duty as required.

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. A post-secondary school certificate in the following fields is desirable: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, or any other field relevant to international development assistance


  •  Six and above years of experience in climate-smart, disaster risk reduction and resilience programmes designing, implementation and monitoring, and coordination with government and development actors
  •  Proven experience and ability to work under pressure and independently on technical matters with minimum supervision
  •  Experience in safety nets programming is desirable
  •  Knowledge and experience of the use of beneficiary data management systems like WFP’s SCOPE is desirable
  •  Understanding of cash-based programmes in humanitarian context
  •  Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement.

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali required

Terms and Conditions

Contract duration: 12 months (initial)

Application Instructions

Deadline: 4th April 2023

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.