Programme Policy Officer (KOICA Project Coordinator), Accra, At WFP – World Food Programme


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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  •  WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  •  WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
  •  WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  •  A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  •  We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)


Through the adoption in 2015 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) nations are increasingly taking the lead in sustainably improving the wellbeing of their populations and building their own capacities to design and deliver effective anti-hunger solutions. World Food Programme (WFP) recognizes strong and sustained capacities are critical to addressing the multiple causes of hunger and responding to the food security and nutrition needs of vulnerable populations over the long-term. Alongside its Programme delivery, WFP seeks to strengthen national and local capacity and work through country systems, presenting opportunities for scale, impact, and sustainability. WFP embraces a Whole of Society approach to zero hunger which means it engages with a range of state and non-state actors to achieve national SDG2 food security and nutrition objectives and targets, as well as relevant SDG17 objectives. The WFP Ghana Country Office has been significantly dedicated to advancing Government of Ghana initiatives and is moving beyond the conventional capacity strengthening to embrace programs with a catalytic multiplier effect. In the forthcoming Country Strategic Plan (2G-CSP) from 2024 to 2028, WFP, in collaboration with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), aspires to empower the youth of Ghana by enhancing their digital capacity to increase their productivity and build resilience in food and nutrition security. The proposed project is set to target 56 districts and 11 regions across Ghana.


To ensure seamless execution of the envisioned digital initiatives/ project, WFP seeks to recruit an international project coordinator. This role is crucial and will facilitate effective collaboration with Korean agency, ensuring the realization of the outlined goals and overall success of the project.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Manage the development of project plans and the formulation of detailed implementation plan and work plans ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
  •  Organize and facilitate project planning workshops/meetings to refine project deliverables and modalities.
  •  Coordinate implementation activities, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives, timelines and budgetary constraints in compliance with WFP and KOICA requirements.
  •  Serve as the focal point for tracking project budgets, work-plans and activities ensuring accountability and operational efficiency.
  •  Develop and deploy an effective risk management strategy while ensuring effective coordination and knowledge sharing.
  •  Ensure that partner teams and field teams comprehend and adhere to the technical requirements for successful implementation of the project.
  •  Ensure project is responsive to the targeted beneficiaries and communities in line with project values and strategic objectives.
  •  Prepare timely and high-quality project and donor reports on implementation activities in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to offer a comprehensive overview of the activities and achievements.
  •  Offer sufficient support to partner organizations as required.
  •  Organize cross sector project review and coordination meetings.
  •  Explore further partnership opportunities in the digital landscape.
  •  Support the capacity building at field and partner level.
  •  Manage and lead a cross functional project team and act as a role model and coach during the assignment. eG5mv09 BIpnb
  •  Perform any other related duties as required.


Education: Advanced University degree/master’s degree in one of the following fields: business, social sciences, statistics, or development economics or first university degree with additional years of related work experience. Experience:

  •  At least 5 Years of experience in Project Management/Coordination.
  •  Direct or Indirect KOICA experience is an advantage.

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


  •  Experience with ICT development work with a background in social sciences, international development or other relevant fields.
  •  In-depth knowledge of results-based management principles and practices.
  •  Familiarity with programing design, implementation and operational challenges.
  •  Strong strategic abilities for planning and management of major projects and strong analytical skills to evaluate options and plans.
  •  Experience in working with partners and managing teams to build their capacity on technical issues.
  •  Experience in management of remote programmes in complex settings.
  •  Knowledge of and experience in African context is an essential.
  •  Strong communication and engagement skills with good writing, reporting and presentation skills.
  •  Proven ability to network and work with multiple units.
  •  Team player with ability to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds.
  •  Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of diplomacy and tact.


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Applies Strategic Thinking

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


This is an International Professional position and candidates must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment. The selected candidate will be employed on a limited fixed-term contract of 2 year renewable. Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for a limited period for up to 4 years. The position is based in Accra, Ghana and the selected candidate will be expected to relocate. Incumbents of LFT positions are not eligible to apply for other mobile positions advertised internally through the Reassignment. WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.


  •  We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  •  Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  •  Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  •  Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  •  Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  •  Please contact us at [email protected] in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  •  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


July 2024