United Nations UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer – World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:        Programme Policy Officer
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Position Grade: P3
Reports to: Country Director
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 WILL provide overall Cash Based Transfer (CBT) programme
management for the country Office which includes the design, Coordination,
design and oversight of WFP Uganda’s Cash Based Transfer programmes and
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
CBT programme design, Implementation and Oversight:
Take lead in CBT programme development and
Offer technical support and capacity building to
field and country office staff for the implementation and oversight of CBT
Manage and monitor the CBT pipeline, advise CO
management on resources allocations;
The jobholder will design and maintain database
of indicators relating to food security and CBT projects;
Undertake regular field visits to monitor
projects outputs and beneficiaries, in order to ensure that progress is made in
the achievement of the objectives;
Perform, in collaboration with the Vulnerability
Assessment and Mapping team (VAM), cost- effectiveness analysis for CBT
The jobholder will research and analyze a range
of policy and operational issues to inform the development of policies,
programmes and activities;
Facilitate the mandatory sectorial assessments and other preliminary
work that guide the choice of a transfer modality:
Guide and supervise staff, acting as appoint of
referral and supporting them with analysis and queries;
Ensure compliance with WFP’s policies, criteria
and procedures with respect to food assistance programme.
Internal CBT coordination: Development and update of CBT
guidance documents and standard operating procedure
Work closely with different WFP CO units and
field offices ( Supply Chain, Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping (VAM),
Finance, Information and Communication Technology) to ensure coordinated
preparation and implementation of CBT projects;
Tasked with the Management of the internal
multi-functional CBT fortnightly working Group, Collaborate with VAM and Supply
Chain in the development and implementation of market  support and analysis activities;
Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation team
in the development of monitoring and evaluation plans;
Management of the process for Long Term Agreement process for Financial
Service Providers:
Support evaluation of CBT programme; Facilitate
the multi-functional risk analysis for CBT programmes;
Carry out bi-yearly multi-functional CBT
workshop for the review of best practices and identify challenges to address in
line with corporate CBT guidance;
Actively contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting
on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and
consistency of information presented to stakeholders:
Collaborate with Donor Relation Unit in the
preparation of CBT project proposals and fundraising strategy;
Manage the preparation and dissemination of
timely analytical and critical reports including proposals for improvements in
operation and scope of programme.
External CBT coordination, support and
information sharing; Co-chair with UNHCR the monthly Inter-Agency Technical
Working Group on cash for the refugee Response;
Co- facilitate with UNHCR the coordination of
CBT activities and programmes for t5e refugee response as per the agreed TOR;
Offer technical support to partners, Management
of the monthly Steering Committee on WFP CBT for food assistance (members; WFP,
main donors);
Disseminate learning from WFP Uganda’s cash
based transfer programmes

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN
World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer job opportunity should hold
an advanced University degree or University degree with experience and
training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines; 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.
At least five years of post graduate
progressively responsible professional experience in; Public Sector Management,
Development Projects, Emergency Assistance, Operational Aspects of National,
Bilateral or Multilateral food aid or commercial transactions, Programme design,  Set up of CBT delivery mechanism
Proficiency in Windows, MS Office and specific
software for CBT operations
Language: Fluency (level C) in
English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
Personal Competencies:
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:
Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or
subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that
integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher):
Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight
over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer
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
ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and
protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific
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.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
Deadline: 13th November

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