Programme Policy Officer (Deputy Head of Camp Operations (FT, NOA) Cox's Bazar

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Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Deputy Head of Camp Operations (FT, NOA) Cox’s Bazar

Grade: NOA

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Duration of contract: 12 months

Vacancy Number: 178325

Date of Publication: 14 November 2022

Deadline of publication: 27 November 2022


No of Position: One (1)

Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar

Nationality: Bangladeshi only

Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale


The Programme Policy Officer will work under the day-to-day operational and technical supervision of the Programme Policy Officer- Head of Field Operation to address key operational challenges and report on any key significant issues arising from the field. This will be done in coordination with all partners including but not limited to government counterparts all field related issues, including Programme, security, supply chain, engineering, logistics and emergency sectors amongst others in WFP Cox Bazar. The incumbent will support all of WFP’s efforts to solicit approvals, new initiatives whilst providing practical solutions for the attention of management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the Head of Field Operation, Coxs Bazar, the Programme Policy Officer will be responsible for completing these responsibilities, but is not limited to:

1. Contribute to planning and management of WFP field operations (food assistance, nutrition, school feeding, disaster risk reduction, self-reliance activities) in Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-district to ensure effective and efficient delivery of Programme activities and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays. 2. Carry out random spot checks and process monitoring of WFP’s programmatic interventions across the refugee operation and share findings and corrective recommendations to Programme Activity Leaders and Deputy Emergency Coordinator - Programme. 3. Build and maintain effective and collaborative relations with the local sub-district authorities, camp-in-charges, site management, protection agencies, civil societies, refugee food management committees amongst other relevant stakeholders and contribute to the expertise sharing and capacity building for effective preparedness and response to food security and livelihoods needs. 4. Coordination of WFP field operations, especially project approval process, with the government counterparts, such as the RRRC office, CiCs and other relevant entities. 5. Oversee WFP field operations in both Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts to ensure effective and efficient delivery of Programme activities and daily operational issues. 6. Strengthen field-level coordination with government counterparts, UN & NGO partners, service providers, political/community leaders, and other key stakeholders. 6. Lead and facilitate WFP’s field-oriented activities, including land negotiation, cash and Rohingya volunteers, relocation, fencing and security, access to the camps, amongst others. 7. Contribute to WFP’s coordination on emergency preparedness and response for new arrivals, relocations, natural disasters, infectious diseases among others. 8. Closely monitor government restrictions and policy changes, including cash to refugees, rules surrounding engagement of Rohingya volunteers, fencing, and share major findings and potential risks to management. 9. Support WFP’s new initiatives, such as fresh food corners, digital systems, bKash mobile money (where relevant), amongst others, especially when field coordination is required with the Government and partners. 10. Periodically organize monthly field staff meetings to deliver management messages and collect information about challenges of the field staffs. 11. Accompany field missions internally and externally as required. 12. Perform any other tasks required in the context of the overall WFP operations in Cox's Bazar


Interpersonal skills; analytical skills; and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team. Proficient in MS Office package, particularly in Microsoft Excel.


Education: Post-Graduate degree in Social Science, Statistics, Economics, Business Administration, Development Studies or any related field.

Experience: At least 5 years’ years of experience where a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian response is required.

Language: Fluency in spoken and written English and Bangla is required; Knowledge of Rohingya dialect an added advantage.


• Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.). • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations. • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


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