WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


In Zimbabwe, WFP has a strong track record of delivering food assistance and managing supply chains during crises, while building resilience to shocks among vulnerable communities. The July 2022-December 2026 Country Strategic Plan (CSP) provides a road map to promote shock-responsive social protection and sustainable and resilient food systems. The Plan articulates collaborative efforts to better anticipate future needs, improve data and forecasting and strengthen livelihoods and local capacities to withstand, respond to and adapt more readily to sudden or chronic stresses. WFP is supporting informed decision making on food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe, and integrating nutrition, gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan. WFP is establishing new partnerships and leveraging existing ones to their full potential, including those with the other Rome-based and other United Nations agencies.

WFP Zimbabwe’s July 2022-December 2026 CSP focuses on the below areas:

  • Social and humanitarian assistance for food-and nutrition-insecure populations in targeted rural and urban areas.
  • Support to urban food insecure households for resilient livelihoods.
  • Support to rural communities for climate resilient livelihoods, sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced participation in local markets and value chains.
  • Collaboration with national actors to enhance capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well-informed, effective and equitable actions for achieving food and nutrition security.
  • Services to humanitarian and development actors in Zimbabwe so they can implement their programmes and provide support to their beneficiaries in an efficient, effective and reliable way at all times, including during crises


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Technical Support

  • Support the government and the insurance industry in identifying capacity needs to develop sustainable climate risk insurance schemes, products, and delivery channels.
  • Work with government and private sector players to identify sustainable models for the integration of insurance (ie linkage to input programs, access to credit in the rural sector, social protection, access to market interventions, etc)
  • Lead on ARC Replica-related internal activities including selection of risk transfer parameters that define the insurance policy, updating operational plans, developing final implementation plans, coordinating ARC Replica implementation, and ensuring the CRF and implementation reports are availed.
  • Contribute to aligning the different climate risk management tools including anticipatory action, micro and macro-insurance implemented by WFP Zimbabwe, and support the government to adopt a risk-layered approach where the combination of risk financing instruments are appropriately structured.

Implementation Support

  • Act as the primary resource for the risk transfer components i.e. micro and macro-insurance for Integrated Climate Risk Management and Arc Replica
  • Coordinate and manage technical assessments for the risk transfer work stream.
  • Support all interactions with risk transfer experts at the regional and global levels.
  • Facilitate dialogue among key actors in climate risk insurance, leveraging existing platforms and establishing new ones as needed.

Monitoring, Reporting, Advocacy, and Administrative Tasks.

  • Ensure that the risk transfer components are adequately and effectively integrated into the M&E plan and system, including impact evaluation.
  • Review reports from contracted service providers to ensure timely delivery of insurance activities.
  • Provide regular reporting progress of activities and potential management issues to the CRM Lead at the Country Office level.
  • Su[[ort the development of reporting and communications material on risk transfer.

Acronyms meaning

ARC – African Risk Capacity

CRF – Corporate Results Framework

CRM – Climate Risk Management


Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Finance, Agriculture, Disaster Risk Management, Insurance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Language: International Professional: Fluency in both written and oral English Language and knowledge of at least 1 local language.
Experience: Al least 1-year port graduate and professional experience in climate risk insurance, financial services, agricultural credit, and financing. Experience in the establishment of partnerships with public and private sector actors is highly desirable.


• Has gained experience in implementing technical programs.
• Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


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-modeling 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 gathering perspectives, analyze options and risks, and proposing new ways of doing things Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job


WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including a basic salary, 30 days’ annual leave, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment attaching a signed application letter, a completed P11 form, and a Curriculum Vitae.

This advert is open to nationals of Zimbabwe only. Female candidates with relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.


Deadline for applications: 29 March 2024


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.