Lowongan Programme Policy Officer (VAM) di World Food Programme (WFP) Jakarta

Lowongan Programme Associate for Climate Change Adaptation di World Food Programme (WFP)

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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

WFP, in partnership with UNICEF and UNDP, are supporting the Government of Indonesia to ensure that existing social protection systems are more responsive to climate-related and other disasters. The Joint Programme, funded by SDG Fund (2020-2021), aims to transform Indonesia’s existing social protection payments into an Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) scheme. WFP is working with the Government in reducing the impact of and enhance resilience to climate-related and other disasters on vulnerable individuals and communities by providing faster, more predictable, effective and accountable cash-based assistance before and/or after a disaster.In close coordination with established multi-agency Project Management Unit (PMU) for activities under SDG Fund (2020-2021) and WFP CO VAM Unit in Jakarta and under the supervision of the WFP VAM Activity Manager, the Programme Policy Officer (VAM) is responsible for the following duties:

1. Lead the overall activities implementation under SDG Fund, liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency of SDG Fund planned activities; monitor ongoing activities; and highlight any potential risk to project delivery.
2. Coordinate research and development (R&D) efforts for the development, improvement, and testing of a natural hazards early-warning system based on remote sensing information to guide adaptive social protection (ASP) schemes in Indonesia, in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
3. Provide analysis and data on information related to food security and nutrition.
4. Coordinate with the WFP technical staff and external service providers (web and software developers, designers, cloud-based services) to strengthen WFP’s existing natural hazards early-warning system (VAMPIRE).
5. Serve as a focal point and manage relationships with UN and government partners to promote the use WFP’s existing natural hazards early-warning system for use in the development of an ASP scheme. Work closely with partners, including BMKG, BNPB and KLHK, on how existing and functional EW systems could complement each other in real-time monitoring and effectively informing the situation to decision makers in identifying and supporting vulnerable populations through adaptive social protection programmes.
6. Support capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government in monitoring natural hazards through remote-sensing methods as well as in identifying affected vulnerable groups eligible for emergency cash assistance, by facilitating discussions and organizing workshops.
7. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
8. Acting as a point of referral and supporting the technical staff with analysis and queries.
9. Other as required


Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Statistics, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Demography, Geography, or other related fields, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Bahasa Indonesia and English.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)
Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming
Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government
Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong ability to communicate and coordinate with Government partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge in vulnerability concept;
  • Knowledge on the landscape of social protection schemes in Indonesia;
  • Analytical ability in food security and vulnerability analysis, including data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge in Geographic Information System (GIS) and information technology (IT) is an asset
  • Familiarity with the use of spreadsheet software (MS Excel), statistical packages (STATA, SPSS, R, etc.), and GIS software (qGIS, ArcGIS, etc.) for data analysis a plus
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with Indonesian socioeconomic and social protection beneficiary datasets is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, and to deliver results on time, on budget and minimum errors



  • Has deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
  • Prior working experience working with governments and/or on social protection schemes and targeting is preferred



1. A series of technical discussions to identify and understand partners’ needs and reach agreement on specification required for a natural hazards early-warning system to guide an ASP scheme
2. Development and testing of improved natural hazards early warning system, integrating automated remote sensing monitoring information and populations vulnerability data, with appropriate technical infrastructure in place
3. Development and testing of standard operational procedures (SOPs) for transferring cash-based payments before and/ or after climate-related and other disaster events
4. Analysis on food security and nutrition developments, as required.
5. Production of periodic reports to monitor progress and measure impact of activities


Deadline of application submission: 10 June 2020


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.



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