Programme Policy Officer (VAM) - NOA - Ankara

  • Added Date: Friday, 22 March 2024
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
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JOB TITLE: Programme Policy Officer (VAM)
DUTY STATION: Ankara - Turkiye
DURATION: One year

TYPE OF VA: Internal and External




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Tรผrkiye hosts the highest number of refugees in the world โ€“ 3.7 million people. Around 63,000 of the most vulnerable of them live in eight camps in the southeast, while the majority live in cities and villages throughout the country. The Government of Tรผrkiye has demonstrated leadership and generosity in hosting this large number for close to a decade. Since June 2014, a temporary protection regime has granted Syrian refugees access to basic services such as healthcare and education. Asylum seekers from other countries continue to benefit from International Protection status. WFP re-established a presence in Tรผrkiye in 2012, in response to the Syria crisis and transitioned its programmes from basic needs assistance to livelihoods support as the needs of the target population evolved over time. WFP Tรผrkiyeโ€™s Country Strategic Plan (CSP 2023-2025) seeks to continue assisting refugees in camps, provide services to humanitarian and development partners, and implement sustainable livelihood programming to build the self-reliance of vulnerable Turks and refugees alike. The CSP has been revised to integrate the recovery efforts following the devastating earthquakes of February 2023, focusing on restoring and revitalising the food value chain in the earthquake-affected regions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Within the assigned unit and delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Contribute to the development of VAM projects and activities, plans, and processes, ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies and guidance. Support the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practices. Compile, process, and analyze primary and secondary data to support evidence generation and to inform operational and strategic decision-making including transfer value decisions. Oversee and coordinate data gathering and monitoring systems and synthesize various sources of data to understand broader trends, issues, and challenges. Prepare timely reports related to programme monitoring, food security, vulnerability, essential needs, and/or market assessments including price monitoring. Liaise, work, and exchange information with internal and external counterparts to monitor ongoing projects ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness, and efficiency and highlighting potential risks to project delivery. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners, and national government to conduct vulnerability analysis to effectively inform preparedness and response activities. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men. Support implementation of RAM information management system. Support quality control of RAM outputs. Support the dissemination of RAM products (oral, written, visual) to influence the design of WFP programming and broader policy and advocacy efforts. Support with logistics and administration required for RAM activities, including liaising with local partners, government, and other external actors. Support other RAM activities as required.


Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


At least 1 year of postgraduate professional experience in a field related to food security analysis, vulnerability analysis, targeting, information management, essential needs assessment, and humanitarian and developmental thematic assessments. Prior experience in synthesizing information, writing reports, and producing other information/communication outputs. Demonstrated proficiency and prior experience in the development and use of several research methods.

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated ability in data analysis and synthesis of multiple data sources. Advanced written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate technical results to non-technical audiences in English and Turkish. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously. Ability to identify opportunities to be creative in own work and to help the team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work. Capable of monitoring the field teamโ€™s deliverables and providing feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately. Proven ability in survey design and data visualization. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and expertise in at least one statistical package (SPSS, Stata, SAS, or other). Basic GIS skills are preferred. Knowledge of data collection (KoBo/ODK/MODA) and data visualization (Tableau etc.) platforms is desirable.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Turkish language is required.


Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is considered an asset. Previous experience in humanitarian and/or development and/or emergency contexts is an asset. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis. Developed practical expertise in food security analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis. Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards.


Leads by Example with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and Standards

Demonstrates the WFP values, Principles and Standards

Respect Others and value diversity

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language

Stays Focused and calm under pressure

Stays focused and calm when under pressure

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, seeking and acting feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives Results and Delivers on commitments

Delivers results for maximum impact

is accountable for the delivery of results

Delegates appropriately

Seeks guidance and support where needed

Adapts readily to change

Adapts readily to change and adjusting work as needed

Fosters inclusive and collaborative

is inclusive and collaborative

Promotes teamwork by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and constructive feedback

Gives timely and constructive feedback to others

Builds and shares new perspectives

Listens attentively to others and shares view

Applies Strategic thinking

Communicates and fulfils WFP's vision

Embraces WFP's vision

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things

Shows curiosity and implements new ways of doing things when relevant

Analyses and evaluates data

Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team activities

Considers the impact of decisions

Asks questions to understand the impact of decisions for their objectives

Builds and Maintain sustainable partnership

Builds Partnerships

Acts Professionally with external partners

Collaborates to deliver common objectives

work together with partners to deliver common goals

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design. Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development. Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring. Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes. Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


Final WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees. It encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, or disability.

Qualified Female candidates and Individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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