WFP Country Director Jobs 2021 – Nigeria NGO Jobs

WFP Country Director Jobs 2021 – Nigeria NGO Jobs. WFP Nigeria programme looking for “Country Director”. Applicants with a University degree may apply on or before 14 November 2021.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

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WFP Country Director Jobs 2021

The WFP has published a job vacancy announcement on 22 October 2021 for qualified Nigeria’s to fill in the vacant post of Country Director to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Recruiter World Food Programme (WFP)
Position Country Director
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University degree
Experience Required Check Advt.
Application Deadline 14 November 2021

WFP Job Vacancy 2021

Job Purpose: Country Directors at the D2 level at WFP work in relatively large Country Offices with high visibility operations usually characterized by a considerable level of programme complexity including rapidly changing development/emergency relief programmes. Nature of the external environment implies extremely volatile security situation and/or politically sensitive environment with rapidly changing humanitarian needs and high risks for emergencies.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

  • Provide strategic direction to WFP country team in the conceptualization and delivery of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), leveraging partnerships and effective planning and utilization of human and financial resources, ensuring compliance and adherence to WFP policies and procedures, standards of performance, ethics and integrity.
  • Contribute to the development of corporate WFP strategies and policies, ensuring that operational realities inform effective planning and that WFP corporate initiatives and strategies are deployed promoting and driving positive change.
  • Provide effective leadership and people management to the Country Office team to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing WFP country team.
  • Actively represent WFP and engage with the national government with the  objective to better support longer-term sustainable solutions, address immediate humanitarian needs, promote humanitarian-development nexus, and provide leadership in negotiating humanitarian space/access, actively participating in and effectively building on the longer-term vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’.
  • Position and represent WFP to the public and media, promoting and safeguarding its reputation, advocating for WFP activities, raising resources and taking well-planned actions to contribute to WFP’s mandate in saving lives and changing lives.
  • In close consultation and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, lead development and oversee planning and implementation of CSPs, aligned with the national government priorities, SDGs, wider UN strategies and WFP policies and procedures ensuring timely and effective responses to meet changing food security and nutrition needs.
  • Position WFP as a trusted partner at a national, regional and global levels as appropriate, to raise resources for WFP and enable the effective positioning of WFP to achieve country goals; Build productive relationships with  governments, beneficiaries, civil societies, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Act as role model of the WFP values, principles and standards of WFP, actively contributing to creating and enabling an inclusive, safe and harmonious work environment, in which employees are protected from exposure to any form of abusive conduct (harassment, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination), increasing employee engagement through respectful and constructive communication and holding self and other team members accountable for their actions. Ensure that the Office(s) has adequate mechanisms in place for reporting and addressing such abuses, in line with corporate guidelines, and that these are regularly communicated to all staff.
  • Promote health and wellbeing within the workplace and mitigate risks related to stress, health and safety, through taking systematic and measurable actions.
  • Under the guidance and coordination with the Resident Coordinator (RC), participate in the UN Country Team (UNCT) and/or Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), actively contribute to strengthening UN coherence and promote joint analysis, planning and implementation, and periodically report to the RC on WFP contributions and support for implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).


  • Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or advanced training/courses.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Grade: D2
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language,  Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (a WFP working language).
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply WFP Country Director Jobs 2021

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The Closing Date: 14 November 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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