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Junior Professional Officer for Cash-Based-Transfers

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking for a Junior Professional Officer to fill the position of Programme Officer for Cash-Based-Transfers (CBTs) with the WFP Nairobi Regional Bureau in Kenya.


The Regional Bureau Nairobi (RBN) has the overall objective to enhance management effectiveness and strategic coherence of WFP operations. With the shift from food aid to food assistance, WFP is expanding its use of transfer modalities, e.g. cash-based transfers (CBTs), which allow tailoring of food assistance responses to local contexts and market realities. The expansion and scale-up of CBTs is a key priority for the region and a number of strategies to achieve this have been identified as follows.
-Improvement in programme design to maximise the benefits of CBTs;
-Strengthening of in-house capacity in the areas of market and retail assessments, as well as supply chain;
-Documentation and dissemination of best-practices generated in the region;
Improve linkages between CBTs and nutrition outcomes;
-Strengthening preparedness capacity for the use of CBTs in emergencies.
In order to deliver the adequate level of support to country offices in the areas mentioned above, the RBN seeks to complement the existing capacity and expertise with a JPO CBT officer who can be mentored to have his/her skills strengthened and improved.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional CBT Officer, the selected candidate will perform the following tasks - after familiarisation with the local context and WFP’s policies and strategies.

  1. Identify key steps, timing and support required to assist Country Offices (COs) to scale up CBTs in a manner that is aligned to the corporate CBT business model;
  2. Support corporate capacity building initiatives for CBTs and participate in trainings and workshops as required;
  3. Work with various country offices in the region conducting cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness analyses of CBT interventions;
  4. Support COs in the identification of appropriate transfer modalities; assist with feasibility studies and evaluations; and supporting programme design;
  5. Assist COs in the elaboration of emergency preparedness plans for CBTs;
  6. Liaise with other units of the RB - specifically Protection, M&E, Finance and Supply Chain, to analyse CBT pipelines and funding issues in COs;
  7. Review project proposals and other relevant documentation to ensure quality assurance and compliance with corporate policies, strategic objectives and guidance;
  8. Support the research agenda on new CBT-related issues under development (i.e. measuring impact on local economy, financial inclusion, protection outcomes, retailer engagement strategy).

General Information

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Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Compliance; Financial analysis; Capacity planning; Programme management; Project implementation; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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