Programme Officer Send to a friend Print Version
Expire date Friday, 06 December 2013
Contract type Fixed-term (NOB)
Agency WFP
Duration 1 year with possibility of extension
Place Osh
Terms of Reference

Supervision received: The National Programme Officer will be directly supervised by the Head of Sub-office and under the general supervision of the Head of Programme and Deputy Country Director.

 Accountabilities: Within delegated authority, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsible for overall programme management in the Sub-office which includes, implementation and monitoring of programmes and activities in the region;

Develop and sustain liaison with key professionals and NGOs engaged in the field of food security in the southern provinces of Osh, Batken and Jalalabad in close contact with the Country Office;

Oversee preparation and dissemination of timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in operation and the scope of programmes;

Assess the need for food in emergency and refugee/displaced person situations, draw up plans for its timely arrival in coordination with provincial and local government, and monitor the implementation of these plans in the geographical area of responsibility;

Assist the provincial and local government in identifying fields of development where food assistance can be usefully employed and give assistance in planning, formulating, and targeting recipients for new requests for WFP aid;

Liaise with project implementing authorities and undertake visits to view project outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places and points where WFP commodities and technical assistance are received in the country, in order to ensure that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives;

Design and maintain databases of indicators relating to food security and WFP projects, Act as Monitoring and Evaluation focal point for the Sub-office, including preparation of the M&E reports;

support design and implementation of the programme activities, including but not limited by the school meals programme, food/cash for asset/training in the areas of Osh, Batken and Jalalabad in close coordination with the programme unit at the CO level.

Provide continuing liaison with bilateral food aid programmes, with UN agencies and with NGOs at the Sub-office level providing technical or other forms of assistance to WFP assisted projects.

Liaise with logistics unit and at implementation level with the provincial and local government on the handling, transport, storage and distribution  of the commodities supplied by WFP;

Assist the programme unit and Head of Sub-office in the maintenance of all records, accounts and books and ensure that reports required for WFP are accurate and provided to government and respective stakeholders as required and as scheduled;

Prepare periodic reports on the progress of operational projects and related government plans;

Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures with respect to food aid;

Supervise other programme staff in the Sub-office; provide training and technical guidance in their work;

Perform other related duties as required.

 Expected Results:

 Well prepared analytical work; well managed projects, programmes and/or operations.

Critical Success Factors:

 Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different  national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description. Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

Minimum qualifications:


University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, agriculture, international affairs, business administration, social sciences, development studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.


 At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in commerce, business administration, development, or food aid support.


 Training and/or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.


 Fluency in English, Russian and Kyrgyz.



All interested candidates must send their P.11, CV, a cover letter in English and at least 3 references with indication of position title to  by 17:00, 6 December 2013. Applications without P.11 form will not be considered. Only suitable candidates will be invited for interview.

“Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply”

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Created Wednesday, 27 November 2013