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Job Vacancies at World Food Programme (WFP),

Job Vacancies at World Food Programme (WFP)

Jobs at World Food Programme (WFP)



The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Pastoral Livelihoods Advisor, SC10

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Climate Smart Agriculture Programming and Implementation (with a focus on pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods)

  • Develop programming and lead on the implementation of  Climate Smart Agriculture (including rangeland management) in WFP Kenya aligned with relevant national policies and strategies.
  • Lead in the development of tools and methodologies for understanding how climate change is currently affecting the work of WFP Kenya (e.g. Development of a Climate Risk Management tool for assessing climate risk at subnational, livelihood zone and community  level).
  • Support the Government in delivering the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy 2017-2026 (KCSAS) and align with the Implementation Framework 2018-2027 (KCSAIF). This includes assessing the implementation status of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Programme (KCSAP) in Kenya, understand how existing capacities have been built and where WFP Kenya could play a strategic lead or support role (as the project closes).
  • Support in enhancing WFP projects on the need to increase agricultural productivity while identifying opportunities to sustainably build resilience of national agricultural systems (especially in ASAL) with the need to adapt to climate change.
  • Develop appropriate activities towards building the resilience of the agricultural systems and value chain actors to cope with effects of the current and projected climate change patterns based on specific climate change vulnerabilities.
  • Support in the delivery and scaling of climate smart agriculture and rangeland management practices in counties (especially in ASALs). This should include supporting the integration of climate smart agriculture practices into existing programmes in WFP Kenya (including FtMA and R4). Support market access for climate smart products through expansion  and partnering  with programs like WFPs’ Farm to Market Alliance (FTMA) and partnering with other stakeholders who strengthen crop and livestock marketing systems in Kenya.
  • Provide in-depth technical guidance and mentoring in climate-smart agriculture (small ruminants, poultry, fruit production, vegetables, field crops), nature-based solutions, natural resources management, including rangeland management, especially in dryland areas.


  • Keep abreast of key changes in the landscape of Kenya agriculture and climate change space (e.g. tracking climate finance, understanding latest thinking, political economy and latest tools/technologies etc.).
  • In close collaboration with the External Relations team, support WFP Kenya in better understanding climate resilience and low carbon growth in the agricultural sector.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key government of Kenya staff working in the area of climate smart agriculture (including the Ministry of Agriculture climate change desk; Ministry of Environment and Forestry staff).
  • Support the development of new climate change and agriculture partnerships, especially CCAFS, ILRI, World Agroforestry Centre, KALRO, VI-Agroforestry, UNEP EBAFOSA, SNV. Identify possible areas of collaboration, including resource mobilization opportunities.
  • Build on existing relationships and working partnerships with key climate information service providers (e.g. ICPAC, Kenya Met., FEWSNET)

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Support in the development, understanding and roll-out of key indicators for the measurement of WFP Kenya’s climate smart agriculture work, that align with the M&E framework for the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy 2017-2026 (KCSAS), while also meeting the WFP corporate monitoring and reportimg requirements of the new Corporate Results Framework .


Institutional Strengthening, Innovation and Resource Mobilization

  • Review all programme documents and relevant literature including county plans and priorities in relation to climate resilience and agriculture.
  • Support in the roll out of climate smart agriculture practices in counties (especially ASALs) in close coordination with county government officials (especially those related to climate change, agriculture, livestock and water management).
  • Identify opportunities to support in the rollout of training on the linkages between climate change and agriculture at the county level (including with WFP Kenya staff as necessary), in collaboration with dedicated capacity building staff in WFP Kenya.
  • Develop and support evidence gap analyses and learning opportunities with country governments/officials.
  • Develop internal capacity on Climate Information Services (CIS), including on best practices.
  • In close collaboration with activity leads and the Innovation Unit, lead on the development of the design, implementation and lesson leaning of innovative and transformative initiatives and best practices that will strive to address challenges brought about by climate change in the agriculture space.
  • Support the development of proposals on strengthening climate-resilient food systems and livelihood in Kenya (integrating value chain and market-based approaches), in close collaboration with teams across all relevant units of WFP Kenya.
  • Support the tracking and updating of latest developments on climate change funding in relation to Climate Smart Agriculture in Kenya.
  • Keep track of key developments with the Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund in relation to the funding of climate resilient agriculture.


  • Education: Advanced University degree in Agriculture, Economics, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other relevant with a focus on climate change, climate-resilient agriculture and nature-based solutions. Or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • Experience: At least seven  years of postgraduate professional years’ experience in agricultural research for development in areas relevant to WFP Kenya (e.g., integrated resilience programming, climate smart agriculture, scaling agricultural innovations, climate finance and climate policy, monitoring and evaluation).
  • Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language.


  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, and initiative.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment, creating networks and strong work relationships across teams.
  • Demonstrates the ability to incorporate technical information into programme design and implementation, and to appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Extensive Kenya experience, with regional African experience seen as an advantage.
  • Proven capacity to work across multiple stakeholders, including government entities, civil society organizations (CSOs), local communities, and the private sector.
  • Extensive Kenya experience, with regional African experience seen as an advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint (knowledge of statistical packages and GIS of advantage).
  • A willingness to travel, as required, often to remote areas; ability to cope with situations, which may threaten health or safety; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description

The deadline for application is 27 April 2023

Water and Land Management Expert SSA9

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Unit, the “Water and Land Management” expert will work under the supervision of the Team Lead for Resilient Livelihoods and work closely with the climate advisor and market access and value chains focal point, field offices and field-based agricultural engineers. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Facilitate and ensure timely implementation of critical water infrastructure rehabilitation in response to drought in close collaboration with relevant WFP Nairobi and field-based teams
  • Design strategy for early recovery activities focusing on integrated water solutions targeting pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the arid counties of Kenya – taking early warning and climate projections into account
  • Facilitate timely procurement processes coordinating between field offices (including agricultural engineers), procurement and other relevant teams in Nairobi
  • Ensure sound environmental management practices/guidelines are in place, monitored and reported on
  • Guide on strengthening community-based water governance and management practices across targeted counties
  • Strengthen existing monitoring frameworks to report on processes, outputs, outcomes of the rehabilitation work in collaboration with M&E, and support documentation of success stories
  • Represent WFP in water sector fora and act as liaison officer with the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Millennium Water Alliance and other relevant partners
  • Explore opportunities for the use of innovative technologies and solutions, including with the private sector
  • Co-design UN Joint Programme on Water for Health, Food security and Resilient Livelihoods and develop other water and land management related proposals


  • Water rehabilitation projects under current drought response finalized – meeting all donor requirements (including plans for continuous monitoring sustainability)
  • Early recover strategy designed
  • Integrated water for resilience project documented and success stories shared
  • UN Joint Programme on Water for Health, Food Security and Resilient Livelhoods finalized and at least two other relevant proposals developed


  • Education: Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: water and land management, agricultural engineering, environmental management, or a related field.
  • Experience: At least five (5) years of experience sustainable land and water management, either in private sector enterprises, in non-profit value chain related projects or research institution
  • Languages: Fluency (oral and written) in English and Kiswahili necessary; proficiency in other languages spoken regionally in Kenya is an asset.


  • Strong expertise in sustainable water, land and environment management (experience working as or with agricultural engineers is of advantage)
  • Excellent project management skills, including programme design, budgeting, procurement, implementation, monitoring and reporting skills
  • Experience working agro-pastoral/pastoral communities and organizations, and designing and implementing development projects, preferably in Kenya arid and semi-arid lands
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with public and private entities, planning and working together
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations across multi-functional teams as well as with a results-oriented private sector, research, think tanks and other key stakeholders
  • Solid operational skills, including creative thinking, problem solving, negotiation skills, meeting tight deadlines and working under pressure
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in public speaking of advantage.
  • Ability to frequently travel within the country

The deadline for application is 27 April 2023

Programme Associate, Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping (VAM) SSA6 Re-Advertisement


The incumbent will perform food and nutrition security and market data analyses and draft reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programs/projects. The work for this position will be done in close liaison with other outcomes and activities support teams, in the Kenya Country Office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Design as well as develop and test databases for WFP Kenya VAM and Nutrition system in line with changing reporting requirements.
  • Continually advise and improve VAM and Nutrition tools and databases in line with new innovations and technology advancements.
  • Develop and continually update technical user manuals and documentation for database systems.
  • Compile data required for regular Country Office reports on prices, inflation, production, nutrition, specific food security monitoring indicators and other food and nutrition security related indicators.


  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e., VAM, Nutrition, M&E etc.)
  • Prior experience with a humanitarian organization or strong background in data analysis and statistical methods would be an added advantage
  • Proficiency with WFP corporate data collection, collation, analysis, and visualization tools (ODK, Kobo, ONA, SPSS, R, Stata, Tableau, machine learning)
  • Proficiency in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data relating to food and nutrition security, as well as markets
  • Experience in drafting high-quality food and nutrition security reports based on analytical findings and demonstrated oral presentation skills are essential
  • Demonstrated interest in markets, essential needs and food security assessments, M&E, and nutrition surveys / assessments.
  • Ability to plan and organize work; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other colleagues in the UN agencies, Government departments and communities of different national and cultural background.
  • Ability and readiness to travel and work under harsh conditions is an advantage.


  • Education: University degree in Statistics, Data science and machine learning or Economics.
  • Experience and skills: Six years experience with at least three years of progressively responsible job-related technical experience in database systems and analysis.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.


  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • GIS Applications (ARC GIS etc.)

The deadline for application is 18 April 2023

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