Programme Policy Officer NOA (CCARB), Dushanbe At World Food Programme

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works 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.


WFP Tajikistan’s five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019 – 2024 focuses on supporting national social protection and safety nets, nutrition, resilience-building and disaster risk reduction, aligning WFP’s support to national priorities and in synergy with the action of other partners. By means of the CSP, WFP is undertaking a strategic shift from direct implementation to enabling and strengthening capacities of national and subnational institutions to deliver on their food security and nutrition priorities. WFP activities support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). The geographic scope of WFP Tajikistan operations encompasses the entirety of the country. In addition to the country office in Dushanbe, WFP has field offices located in Bokhtar, Gharm, Khorog, and Khujand to oversee operations in those specific regions.

While the CSP has five Strategic Outcomes (SO), it is SO3 that links to climate change adaptation and resilience, with the aim being “Targeted food-insecure communities in areas vulnerable to climate change have increased their resilience to shocks by 2024”. Under Strategic Outcome 3, WFP strengthens rural communities’ resilience to recurring shocks and rehabilitating community assets and contributes to alleviating and mitigating environmental degradation and its consequences through climate change adaptation activities in support of rural communities that are dependent on land for their livelihood and food.

There are numerous projects under SO3 however the cornerstone is the Green Climate Fund (GCF) supported 4-year project titled “Building climate resilience of vulnerable and food insecure communities through capacity strengthening and livelihood diversification in mountainous regions of Tajikistan”. The project takes a transformative approach to ensure food security and support communities to adapt to climate change through capacity strengthening and awareness raising of food insecure climate vulnerable communities and national actors for enhanced rural resilience and food security, and resilience building at household and community level through diversification of livelihoods and improved market access.


The above described initiatives require enhanced capacity at the country office level and strong coordination with internal and external stakeholders. The National Officer (CCARB) will support in the overall management and implementation of all climate change adaptation (CCA) and resilience building initiatives for WFP Tajikistan, including but not limited to GCF supported project.


Working within the CCARB team and reporting directly to the CCARB Coordinator / SO3 Activity Manager,the incumbent is expected to perform the following duties:

• Develop an operational plan and standard operating procedures, monitoring and reporting formats, and other guidance documents for WFP CCA programming;
• Coordinate effective and efficient implementation of CCA activities that support food security;
• Research, develop, and diversify CCA programming through sourcing and obtaining alternative funding streams, including through initiation of concept notes and proposals;
• Provide support to the field offices and cooperating partners to assist in initiating projects and ensure compliance with agreements and contracts, travelling to the field as necessary;
• Support the capacity building of WFP country office and field staff, partners, and government counterparts as relates to CCA and resilience building, travelling to the field as necessary;
• Ensure financial and narrative reports from cooperating partners follow WFP guidelines and transfers to beneficiaries are conducted in a timely manner;
• Initiate, design, and develop socio-economic assessments and desk reviews relating to CCA and/or food security issues, training relevant stakeholders on methodologies as required, and presenting outcomes and recommendations for adjusted or future programming;
• Provide direct supervisory support to junior staff in the CCARB team and serve as direct liaison for external technical staff or outsourced service providers supporting the CCARB portfolio;
• Manage documentation of negotiations and agreements with cooperating partners and other stakeholders (inclusive of a potential partner roster, field level agreement development, and cooperating partner reporting and performance evaluations);
• Green Climate Fund related outputs:
o With the CCARB Coordinator, support the overall management of the GCF-funded project, ensuring synergies are created between Component I and Component II activities;
o Serve as direct manager on implementation of Component II, including the management of technical support via institutions and/or individual consultants;
o Produce general and technical reports related to GCF Component II based on field missions, assessments, and desk reviews;
o Support implementation of Component I through feedback, advice, and review of climate products, reports, and other documents.

• Support the implementation of the WFP Tajikistan CSP through ensuring cross-cutting efforts such as nutrition-sensitive programming, gender and diversity inclusion, protection and accountability, and capacity development, are integrated throughout the portfolio and to ensure equal participation and consideration of women and men, boys and girls, and people living with specific needs and/or disabilities;
• Support data collection efforts of WFP and/or joint initiatives, as required;
• Any other business.


• Two years of progressive experience in supporting design and implementation of climate change adaptation, resilience, or livelihoods programming with UN agencies, government entities, or civil society;
• Experience with community-based participatory planning approaches;
• Behavioural competencies such as action management, client orientation, cognitive capacity, innovation, partnering and teamwork.


Education & Experience: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.


• Required fluency (level C) in English (oral and written).
• Required fluency in Tajik and Russian (oral and written).


11 July 2021

Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete their applications on-line on WFP website on the following link:

Applicants will have to register and create on-line CVs to be able to apply. Hard copies of CVs or applications through e-mail will not be accepted. Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information.

The deadline for submission of applications is 11 July 2021.

Female candidates and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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