Closing date: Sunday, 9 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: 27th March 2023 Closing Date: 9th 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?

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates are especially are encouraged to apply

Duties and Responsibilities

Support to implementation and management of social protection activities, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures. Provide specialized project management support to WFP programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures. Support the development of a long-term vision and strategic approach for WFP’s engagement in social protection in Puntland. Contribute to the design and management of a portfolio of social protection programmes that effectively meet food security and nutrition needs Act as a focal point for intervention proposals from cooperating Partners (CPs). Ensure accurate, 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 guided by existing field level agreements with NGO cooperating partners Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing programme activities In collaboration with the Social Protection Unit at Country Office, assist stakeholders of government to identify and analyze policy problems, and mobilize support and technical expertise for the design and delivery of suitable social protection solutions 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 AO and stakeholders to strengthen skills and competencies to deliver quality social protection activities and results Identify and strengthen social protection programmatic partnerships with relevant Puntland Ministries and stakeholders to improve effective delivery of WFP projects Manage the preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports, and knowledge products for internal and external use that position and strengthen the credibility of WFP as a partner in social protection Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set social protection objectives

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. A post-secondary school certificate in the following fields is desirable: International Development Assistance/Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, or any other field relevant to international development assistance . Experience: Six and above years of experience in climate-smart, disaster risk reduction and resilience programs designing, implementation and monitoring, and coordination with government and development actors

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills:

  •  Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft word.
  •  Proven experience and ability to work under pressure and independently on technical matters with minimum supervision
  •  Use tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wider range of individuals.
  •  Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attentions.


Contract Duration: 1 year (initial)

Applications Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

N.B// WFP does not charge any application fee.


Closing Date: 9th April 2023

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.