United Nations Programme Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening) Career Jobs – World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Capacity
Strengthening Coordinator
Position Grade: SC 10
Reference Number: 16-0022529

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 Programme
Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening) will work the Office of the Prime
Minister (OPM) to strengthen the integration and interoperability of
Government-led mechanisms, procedures and stakeholder forums for acute and
chronic food security needs. The jobholder will provide senior level management
and strategic implementation of WFP Uganda’s capacity strengthening programme.
The incumbent will coordinate and manage capacity development activities to
support the Government of Uganda in emergency preparedness and response related
to the World Food Programme’s mission and country strategic plan.

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer support in developing and coordinate
implementation of a 4-year strategy for capacity strengthening, focusing on
emergency preparedness and response, including aspects of gender equality,
vulnerable groups and the environment;
o   Enhance
partnerships, establish and maintain a mechanism for efficient and effective
linkages with UN agencies, Government, Civil Society, donors and other
institutions for capacity strengthening initiatives within WFP mandated areas.
·        
Support the formation of an evidence
based-foundation for joint Capacity Strengthening efforts with government, in
the areas of analysis of food security, disaster risk management, response
analysis and supply chain support;
o   The
jobholder will actively engage OPM to conduct a baseline Disaster Risk
Management (DRM) capacity assessment of Government.
o   Formulate
plans and priorities based on this capacity assessment for joint activities
across all units within WFP.
·        
Coordinate and facilitate ongoing training of
Country Office capacity strengthening team;
o   Work
closely with WFP field offices to ensure they are empowered to support capacity
strengthening processes.
·        
Develop indicators for monitoring and evaluation
of WFP’s capacity strengthening efforts, if possible including the
disaggregation of various groups and impact on the environment;
o   Support
the preparation and delivery of necessary financial and operational revisions
and reports related to these areas.
·        
Develop communication products for internal and
external needs;
o   Support
the preparation of funding proposals for donors and proactively engage with
donors to promote WFP’s role in capacity strengthening to the government
·        
Packaging training materials for continued
implementation of capacity strengthening activities, including with other WFP
country office in the region;

o   The
jobholder will identify appropriate institution, training programs, workshops,
conferences and possible sites for study tours, exchange programmes, on the job
training, required to support the achievement of objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the United Nations UN World
Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening) career
opportunity should hold an Advanced university degree in Political Science,
Disaster Management, Development, International Relations or other related
field from a recognized institution Or First University degree in one of the
fields above with additional years of related work experience or
trainings/courses, attained from a recognized institution;
·        
A minimum of seven years’ working experience in
project management, humanitarian or development project implementation, office
management, and/or knowledge management;
·        
Previous experience designing and implementing
institutional capacity development programs is essential;
·        
Prior exposure and experience working on joint
projects between the Government of Uganda and international organisations;
·        
Working knowledge of or experience in food
assistance or relief, logistics, development, humanitarian aid, and/or social
safety nets;
·        
Skilled in facilitating and coordinating
multi-stakeholder planning processes;
·        
Knowledge of change management theory and best
practices;
·        
Previous exposure and experience speaking
professionally in front of groups and facilitating high-level meetings.
·        
Proficiency in both oral and written English is
essential;
·        
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge and
expertise in using MS Office applications;

Personal Competencies:
·        
Professionalism Takes initiative
and consistently drives for high quality performance for self and colleagues.
Strong inter-personal skills, including the ability to manage multi-stakeholder
processes. Values diversity and works effectively with colleagues and contacts
in the immediate and wider teams in pursuit of objectives. Anticipates and
manages risk. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and
efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is
motivated by professional concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult
problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
·        
Communication – Speaks and writes
clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from
others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and
format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
·        
Planning and Organizing – Develops
clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority
activities and assignments; adjust priorities where necessary; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks
and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans as
necessary; uses time efficiently.
·        
Creativity – Actively seeks to
improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve
problems or meet clients need; promotes and persuades others to consider new
ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks outside the box;
takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by
current thinking.

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: 7th
November 2016
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