What will you do?

• Contribute to the implementation of WFP Somalia Country Strategic Plan-CSP (2022 – 2025) corporate policies and programmes aligned with national policies especially related to Economic Development and Improving Social and Human Development, and wider UN Cooperation Framework, with strategic focus on areas related to climate smart food systems, livelihoods, and resilience.

• Analyse technical and policy documents, strategies, and programmes – especially at State level, and relevant data and information including for example, trends and developments, approaches, impacts, lessons, and good practices related to climate smart food systems, livelihoods and resilience and translate them into WFP’s thematic focus areas.

• Provide technical and supervisory support for timely, effective, and efficient implementation of WFP’s Food Systems, livelihoods, resilience and assigned cross thematic areas, particularly around food value chains involving smallholder farmers and cooperatives.

• In collaboration with other technical units and identified partners/stakeholders, support the implementation of food systems initiatives and policies by translating into field implementation activities.

• Provide technical support in programmes development or developing/designing project concepts/proposals and contribute to resource mobilization for relevant CSP activities.

• Support in developing and reviewing information materials, technical papers and guidelines related to WFP’s work on climate smart food systems, including agricultural value chains, market system development, community development, climate change, digital solutions/technologies; government – private sector and UN Partnerships etc.

• Coordinate and support in establishing strategic and operational partnership with identified relevant Government of Puntland State ministries and agencies, UN Agencies, Academic institutions and other like-minded public and private sector organizations and provide technical assistance as and when required.

• Coordinate and supervise the cooperating partners and actively monitor progress and performance, ensuring that project deadlines and targets are met.

• Contribute to the appraisal of capacity building needs of partners and beneficiaries related to climate smart food systems, livelihoods, and resilience; and contribute to developing training materials and to training courses and activities and provide technical guidance for field staff, cooperating partners, and communities.

• Support the monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management of the projects specifically as it relates to climate smart food systems, livelihoods, and resilience. Support in result-based management of relevant climate smart food systems and related activities including accurate and timely results reporting and knowledge management.

• Contribute to the organization of and/or participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, consultations, and field visits as needed; contribute to building collaborations and partnerships.

• Provide technical assistance to other units within WFP (nutrition, school feeding and others) in making sure WFP’s climate smart food systems, livelihood and resilience programmes are integrated and nutrition sensitive and climate resilient.

• Review, analyse and verify report documents and ensure accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

• Perform other related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Do you meet the minimum requirements?


• Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Environment and Climate Change, rural Development. Master’s degree in relevant fields mentioned above is added advantage.


• Minimum three years postgraduate professional experience in programme implementation, served as a field programme manager and implemented programmes on the agriculture value chain or resilience.

• Possession of direct technical experience of different programme approaches with relevant agriculture-oriented organizations.

• Understanding on how to monitor technical activities related to irrigation, production, post-harvest loss management, and market access with smallholder farmers and producer associations.

• Experience working and coordinating/liaising with multi-stakeholders including Government, Donors, and UN Agencies, through good negotiation skills and ability to communicate effectively, has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

• Ability to write clear and concise technical documents in short deadlines, with multi-tasking skills.


• Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Somali.

Are you competent for this job? DO YOU HAVE SKILLS IN?

• Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

• Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

• Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

• Emergency Programming

• Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the link below:

Internal: https://performancemanager5.successfactors.eu/sf/jobreq?jobId=832504&company=C0000168410P

External: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=832504&company=C0000168410P

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis. WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.