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Programme Officer/Project Manager P4-Ethiojobs

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer/Project Manager will be responsible for the following duties: –


Contributing towards the development of the project

Provide advice and oversight support to the development of livelihood and resilience building projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance;

Provide solid managerial leadership to specific and defined programmes and projects, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures as well as donors requirements;

Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums on subjects related to livelihoods, resilience, food security, nutrition, engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts and other related issues affecting refugee and host communities, through direct participation and/or through briefings, information products and other materials;

Lead, motivate and develop a large and complex team of professionals to enable high performance;

Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men in refugees and host communities;

Participating in review of strategies and project design, planning, and implementation


  • Support Government and WFP Cooperating Partners (CPs) planning and formulation of quality projects that enhance livelihoods and resilience at household, community and system levels.
  • Appraise project proposals and advise WFP Partners, Country Project Committees WFP/Ethiopia management and the National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) accordingly.
  • Liaise with Government and WFP CPs to undertake field visits and review implementation of project activities to ensure progress towards objectives.
  • Review progress reports and provide feedback to project implementers.
  • In liaison with the WFP Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, ensure the establishment and maintenance of a sound database and performance management system;
  • Work with the service units (Procurement, Logistics, Administration and Finance) to ensure that quality non-food items are purchased and supplied to the communities for effective project implementation.
  • Support partnerships with other agencies (UN, NGOs, and Government) to improve project synergy and impact.
  • Support partners to develop capacity building programmes in terms of designing and developing training plans, training curricula and training materials and make sure they are validated by the Technical Advisor(s) and the Site Manager.
  • Engage in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework as well as Refugee Compact processes through participation in various committees;
  • Coordinate the project steering committee and ensure that operational and technical guidance is incorporated into project implementation;
  • Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria and procedures.