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Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:   The Programme Policy Officer (Home Grown School Feeding Programme – HGFP) will provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·         Provide overall technical backstopping and guidance on the implementation of Home Grown School Feeding programme (HGSFP) to the Field Offices;

·         Liaise with Food Systems/Resilience unit to ensure that the activity implementation is in line with WFP’s corporate guidelines, feeds into policy and strategic discussions in Kampala; and expands engagement with the districts including their capacity strengthening;

·         Coordinate with other Programme Policy Officers (PPOs) to build synergy amongst WFP programme portifolio within the Karamoja region;

·         Support the Aea Office head of Programme and PPO – M&E to organise and participate in annual Wotk Planning , assessments and surveys, evaluatuions, monitoring missions, as well as sector coordination and review meetings;

·         Review School Feeding Distribution plans submitted by Field offices, consolidate at Area office level and cross check with the Food Pipeline situation;

·         Assist the Area Office head in identifying capacity gaps and designing training workshops and communication and information materials for the district counterparts, education development partners, as well as school authorities;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Home Grown School Feeding Programme – HGFP) job placement should hold an advanced University degree obtained from a recognised education institution in any of the following areas: Education, International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses;

·         A minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience in reputable organisations in any of the following areas: Education, Agriculture, Livelihood, Nutrition or any other related area;

·         Proficiency in both written and oral English;

·         Working knowledge of any of the Karimojong language dialects is an added advantage

·         Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).

·         Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.

·         Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Competencies:

·         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.

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 14th March 2019


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