Programme Policy Officer Cash Based Transfers

World Food Programme , Kigali, Rwanda

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th March, 2020

Job Description


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.


This job is open in Rwanda Country Office and the job holder will report to the Head of Programme Policy Unit. The job holder will operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full and will be involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Within delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Technically support and coordinate Country Office (CO) Units and Field Offices (FOs) in the design, implementation and monitoring of Cash Based Transfers (CBT);
  • Build CBT capacities of CO Units and FOs by enhancing CBT related knowledge, i.e., tools, methodologies, strategies;
  • Ensure data is managed and updated with accuracy and timely manner;
  • Plan the monthly cash transfers to ensure that the disbursements are made on time;
  • Plan and coordinate the registration of eligible beneficiaries in collaboration with partners;
  • Liaise with relevant CO Units to facilitate the internal processing of cash transfers to beneficiaries;
  • Promote best practices and harmonization of CBT implementation strategies within CO, ensuring decision taken are based on evidences;
  • Carry out field missions to review CBT implementation and provide feedback and analysis to management for their informed decisions;
  • Actively participate in the monitoring and evaluation of CBT in collaboration with Strategic Outcome (SO) teams, M&E and VAM team, Gender and Protection, FOs and others;
  • Conduct a periodical review on CBT related Standard Operation Procedures, guidelines, and others;
  • Participate in the management of CBT allocated funds, i.e., resource management discussions, cash reconciliation working group;
  • Provide timely and quality input related to CBT, i.e., narrative, update, costing and budget, and analysis, for update, briefs, fact sheet, proposals, and reports;
  • Promote and ensure coordination with stakeholders including organizing both internal and external CBT working group meetings on a regular basis and documenting the minutes of the meetings;
  • Support and contribute to CBT related studies, assessments, and missions, from preparation to final reporting;
  • Participate in and represent WFP at various fora including technical and field level coordination working groups as relevant;
  • Perform other tasks as required.



  • University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.


  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in development. Experience in data analysis and management.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda.


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