Programme Policy Officer (Head of NGOs Partnerships) CST II Dhaka

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Position Title: Programme Policy Officer (Head of NGOs Partnerships) CST II Dhaka

Type of Contract: International Consultant (CST Level II)

Unit: Programme

Duty Station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Duration: 11 Months

VA Number # 178339


The NGO partnership team will be responsible for managing WFP’s relation with NGOs holding a WFP Field Level Agreement. The Unit will be in charge of maintaining and developing WFP effective partnership with national and international NGOs. This includes but does not limit to assuring that FLAs are properly costed, capitalise on NGOs capacities and are attributed in the best interest of WFP and the people it serves. The Programme Policy Officer (NGO Partnership unit) will work under the supervision of the Head of Programme. The incumbent will closely collaborate and actively engage with different activity team leaders within the programme unit and the other relevant units in WFP Bangladesh Country Office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Develop and negotiate with WFP’s NGOs partners capacity developments plans and mutual learning in support of growing WFP effectiveness and efficiency. 2. Assure regular assessment of WFP cooperating partners, incorporating best practices and corporate assessment tools, cost effectiveness monitoring, including implementing a comparative analysis of their performance (deliverables, quality) ran in collaboration with other Program unit as well as compiling feedback from other UN agencies and international donors. 3. Strengthen WFP strategic partnership with Local and International NGOs that result in improving efficiencies and growing capacities and technical added value of WFP in the field. 4. Proactively explore available alternative for WFP NGOs partnership in order enhance competition and ensure that WFP programme benefit from the most effective and cost-efficient options available in the country. 5. In collaboration with other programme units and under the guidance of the head of program, lead WFP efforts around NGOs capacity building in strategic working lines. 6. Prepare Expression of Interest (EOI), undertake Request for Proposal (RFP) and grant FLA awards requests, draft grant agreements and subsequent amendments, using the approved templates ensuring that all agreements and amendments are constructed and issued in line with WFP legal and financial rules and regulations. 7. Review/monitor FLA budgets and financial reports against approved budgets to provide critical feedback to the implementing partners, programme unit and the supervisor. 8. Verify reporting requirements are adhered to and closely liaise with the relevant units. 9. Support the Head of Programme in budgeting and forecasting of FLA related expenditures, ensure variances are communicated at early stage. 10. Provide guidance and advice to cooperating partners on FLA related and financial matters in collaboration with relevant units. 11. Coordinate the process of operational and financial closure of FLAs and projects. Contributing to the coordination and follow up on the audits of cooperating partners and WFP internal and external audit of programme activities 12. Actively compile lessons learned and best practices and sharing knowledge and best practices of WFP and cooperating partners on financial and organizational management. 13. Monitor information related to contractual arrangements on audits, inventories, utilization and all such elements in the donor contracts and FLAs. 14. Maintain a database and archive of all grants and FLAs related information and documentation of all cooperating partners. 15. Perform any other tasks as required.


Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, 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.

Experience: Minimum 8 years of experience of which at least 4 years of proved experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. resilience, food assistance, nutrition, etc.).

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.


  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


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This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team. In addition, we offer:

Meaningful and impactful careers: Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve

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Monday, 28 November 2022 (Midnight Bangladesh time)


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