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Programme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfer) – World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP) is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Title:  

Programme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfer)

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Jijiga, Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Programme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfer)


  • Lead in Area Office technical engagements with financial service providers, government, and country office units in all matters regarding digitized cash.
  • Support digitization of beneficiary registers in compliance with WFP corporate systems and in support of the government in developing a customizable means of providing social support
  • Support the government partner in targeting the CBT beneficiaries.
  • Manage CBT beneficiary’s data at the Area Office.
  • Ensure proper documentation of lessons learned and adoption and best practices for replication in other regions of the country.
  •  Provide leadership at the area office by participating, coordinating, and leading market and cash feasibility assessments to ensure strong evidence generation for cash-based transfers.
  • Build the capacity of field staff, government partners, and financial service providers to implement CBTs effectively and efficiently.
  • Establish and coordinate partnerships with other UN agencies, NGOs, and the Government of Ethiopia to increase the adoption of CBT as a preferred modality for humanitarian assistance among the host communities and refugee camps.
  • Provide technical linkage between the Country Office and Sub Offices covered by the Jigjiga Area Office.
  • Represent WFP in meetings and conferences, that focus on cash-based transfers at the regional and local levels.
  • Undertake oversight, support missions as appropriate, clarify and improve the proper application of CBT-established policies and procedures, and prepare comprehensive reports on findings with improvement action plans.
  •  Support the regional cash working group jointly with the provincial government and other cash stakeholders to ensure harmony and coordination in cash and voucher assistance in the Somali region.
  • Support in Area Office review of monitoring and other reports, concept note development, and other documentation.
  •  Engage in technical discussions within the context of ensuring quality programming for WFP activities.
  • Provide timely information and input to the country office for proposal development and development of donor reports.

Job Requirement:                       



  • Advanced University degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Economics/Statistics or Information Management, Community Development, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.


  • At least four years experience in working at the field level implementing community-based development projects.
  • Experience in CBT operations including coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in conducting analytical and conceptual work in support of strategy design and implementation of CBT operations.
  • Experience in data storing and retrieving skills, data analysis, and working with large data sets.

                                             How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

Deadline: 29, January , 2022


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