UN World Food Programme (WFP) Careers – Programme Policy Officer – P4P

Organisation: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Purchase for Progress (P4P)
Grade: NOA
Vacancy Announcement No.: 
VA-01-2015
About WFP:
The UN World Food Programme
(WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the
largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP
focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA);
Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support
(AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The United
Nations WFP Programme Policy Officer Purchase for Progress (P4P) will provide
senior level management of P4P activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under
    the guidance of the P4P coordinator, provide overall guidance to partners
    and WFP sub-offices on management for results of P4P activities
  • Offer
    direction and leadership in the design and implementation of programme and
    projects relating to agribusiness development, small and medium
    enterprises, commercial and contract farming, linkages in value chains,
    and supply chain management; as requested, provide technical backstopping
    to field projects;
  • Actively
    coordinate the establishment of shared systems for programming, monitoring
    and review of activities amongst P4P Cooperating partners, including Field
    Level Agreements (FLA) reviews, specific research studies, evaluations,
    and other analyses required to improve programme results
  • Technically
    support the P4P Country Coordinator in ensuring coherence and coordination
    of P4P activities with all other WFP programmes
  • Represent
    WFP to external meetings e.g. (Agriculture Sector Donor Working Group;
    USAID/LEAD, UNDAF, etc.) and donor missions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
    Programme Policy Officer should hold a Master’s degree in social sciences,
    agriculture or related field obtained from a recognized institution;
  • At
    least five years of relevant experience in the analysis, planning, and
    monitoring of relevant programme work at national level gained from a
    reputable organisation;
  • Past
    experience working with teams and with NGO/UN/government partners in
    Uganda
  • Good
    working knowledge of the agriculture and marketing sectors in Uganda
  • Possess
    excellent writing and organizational skills that lead to’ timely
    documentation and submission of reports
  • Excellent
    command of spoken and written English
  • Good
    knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office applications;
  • All
    applicants should be highly motivated and task oriented to achieve clear
    objectives within a specific period of time.
  • The
    applicants must also be mature persons with sound judgement, good
    analytical skills, ability to communicate clearly both orally and in
    writing
  • Possess
    the ability to work in a team, ability to resolve operational problems,
    work with minimum supervision, cope with situations which may threaten
    health or safety, and establish effective working relations with persons
    of different national and cultural backgrounds
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan
nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on
the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer, UN
World Food Programme, P.O. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda or
Hand delivers it to a box at the
reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
The applicants should check on
the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have
been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received by
the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Thursday, 19th February 2015
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