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Programme Policy Officer (Implementation of WFP HGSF programme in Madagascar

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JOB TITLE: Programme Policy Officer (Implementation of WFP HGSF programme in Madagascar)
TYPE OF CONTRACT: International Consultancy level-II
DUTY STATION (City, Country) Ambovombe/Madagascar

OPENING DATE                   

11 months





The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance to the implementation of the WFP National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme. The consultant would ensure coordination with relevant ministries, partners, and other relevant stakeholders to operationalize the full implementation of the activities within schools and ensuring the provision of food from smallholder farmers.




  • Under the general supervision of the Deputy Country Director and the direct supervision of the Head Program, Provide supervision, training and technical support to partners and staff in the field in the implementation of the HGSF modality.

the Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Ensure management and technical support to implementing partners  and staff in the field in the implementation of the HGSF modality.
  • Assist the regional authorities from Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to identify bottlenecks and support required for the implementation of the HGSF and its scale up.
  • Oversee the preparation and dissemination of periodic reports including proposals to improve and scale up HGSF activities. Set up and update databases of indicators resulting from activities undertaken within the framework of the HGSF.
  • Design a manual for the implementation of the modality.
  • Ensure regular contact with local authorities, particularly those involved in school feeding, small scale-agriculture and undertake visits to verify the results of the project, inspect the sites of interventions, to ensure that the progress of the project contributes to the achievement of objectives.
  • Support the Government in the capacity building framework according to the plan established jointly with the WFP.
  • Assist partners in the implementation of complementary activities in the management of budgets as stipulated in the Plan of Operations or Letter of Agreement and ensure that the reports required by WFP are correct and sent to WB according to schedules pre-established.
  • Elaborate a master plan for scale up of the HGSF modality by coordinating with the Resilience, Procurement and Finance Units  to be able to monitor and report on the HGSF in the country.
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be assigned.





  • Advanced university degree and/or academic background in Economics, agriculture, social science with a focus on international development and international relations.
  • Minimum 6 years of practical work experience in programme development and food assistance of which two years spent in the implementation of HGSF programmes.
  • Experience in developing and managing development and/or social protection schemes for Education.
  • Experience in programme administration (resource management, project planning).


Knowledge & Skills:  

  • Proactiveness and problem-solving approach
  • High analytical and conceptual skills and writing ability.
  • Work experience in the WFP is an advantage.
  • Ability to work within the international and multicultural environment.




  • Fluency in French (written and spoken) and English are required.


CLOSING DATE: 16.02.2023



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All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.

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