UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer at World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: UN World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Announcement No.: VA-04-2015
Position Grade: SB4/Min (NOA Equivalent)
Reports to: Programme Policy Officer – Special
Operations – (SO)
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 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
UN WFP Programme Policy Officer will take lead of the rapidly growing capacity
development initiative for smallholder farmers
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    contribute towards the development of a limited number of SO projects,
    plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider Programme policies and
  • Provide
    project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects
    of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature,
    ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that comply with WFP
    standards and procedures;
  • Expeditiously
    follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality
    standards are maintained;
  • Research
    and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in
    the development of policies, programme’s and activities;
  • Significantly
    contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on SO programmes
    and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of
    information presented to stakeholders;
  • Works
    with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor
    ongoing projects;
  • Technically
    support the identification, development and management of potential
    partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance
  • Support
    the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to
    prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project
    management support of learning initiatives;
  • Offer
    timely guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and
    assisting them with analysis and queries;
  • Perform
    any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned United Nations WFP Programme Policy
    Officer should hold a Master’s degree in International Affairs, Economics,
    Agriculture, Environmental Science, social sciences, or related field
    obtained from a recognized institution Or University Degree with
    additional years of related work experience and/or trainings;
  • At
    least three years of post-graduate professional experience in training
    facilitation, practical agriculture, development, food security, analytical
    science gained from a reputable organisation;
  • Additional
    training and Agricultural skills required;
  • Possess
    the ability to develop and lead “ train – the Trainer” sessions for large
    numbers of training facilitators;
  • Possess
    the ability to provide effective leadership, hold training facilitators
    and implementing partners accountable for performance standards and
    delivering on agreed training outcomes;
  • Excellent
    written and presentation skills;
  • Excellent
    command of spoken and written English;
  • Detailed
    working knowledge and expertise in using MS Office applications.
  • The
    applicants should be highly motivated and task oriented to achieve clear
    objectives within a specific period of time.
  • They
    must be mature persons with sound judgement, good analytical skills,
    ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, 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 submit 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. 0. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda
Hand delivered applications
should be dropped in a box at the reception of WFP Offices at Plot 17-19,
Clement Hill Road.
NB: 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.
Deadline: Friday, 10th April

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