UN Biometrics Project Manager Career Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Biometrics Project Manager
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, 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 Biometrics Project Manager will be
responsible for managing the rollout and evaluation of the biometric
(fingerprint) ID checks of people collecting general food rations in refugee
settlements across Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting a data
    sharing agreement between WFP and UNHCR.
  • Incorporating the
    biometrics solution into the food collection procedures used by WFP 
        and partners during distributions.
  • Developing a detailed
    implementation plan and budget for the project, including a procurement
    plan, staffing plan, and process monitoring plan.
  • Managing and
    monitoring the implementation plan and budget, anticipating and
    pre-empting potential cost and time over-runs.
  • Operating a
    Secretariat for the joint WFP-UNHCR-OPM biometrics technical working
    group, including ensuring meetings are regular, productive, and
    action/agreements are properly documented.
  • Supporting the area
    and field offices to establish similar coordination mechanisms at the
    field level.
  • Establishing an
    internal WFP technical working group made up of Communications, Supply
    chain, Programme, IT, Finance, Admin, HR, AME, and the area and field
    offices, and ensuring meetings are regular, productive, and
    action/agreements are properly documented and followed up.
  • Coordinating the field
    roll-out, including developing and delivering training, and supporting
    Communications to ensure roll-out is preceded and supported by an
    effective communication campaign.
  • Providing regular
    progress reports to the WFP-UNHCR-OPM technical working group, 
        UGCO area and field offices, and senior management,
    RBN, HQ, donors, and other partners.
  • Developing automated
    daily food collection reports for managers.
  • Preparing related
    funding proposals and reports.
Key Result Areas:
  • Implementation plan (including
    staffing and procurement plan) and budget developed and signed off for
    initial test phase.
  • Data sharing agreement
    signed between WFP and UNHCR.
  • Coordination
    mechanisms in place and functioning effectively.
  • Communication campaign
  • Verification staff
    recruited, equipped, trained, and deployed.
  • Infrastructure at FDPs
    installed and ready.
  • Automated daily food
    collection reports developed and functioning.
  • Evaluation of test
    phase completed, and a roll-out plan and budget for all other settlements
  • Weekly internal
    reports provided to management. Monthly external reports provided to
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Biometrics Project
    Manager job opportunity should hold a University degree in either
    Information Technology /Computer Science, electronic engineering or other
    relevant fields
  • Recent direct
    experience working with displaced populations (refugees or IDPs), using
    fingerprinting to carrying out large-scale verification exercises in high
    security phase areas is a requirement. 
  • Strong project
    management experience is a must.
  • Excellent people
    skills and can lead a diverse, cross-cultural, multi-organizational team
    to successfully complete a complex and sensitive task.
  • Language: Fluency
    (level C) in English language.
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 modalities.
  • Broad Knowledge
    of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): 
    the ability to incorporate technical information into programme design and
    implementation and appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
  • Emergency
    : Displays ability to translate understanding of
    programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations
    into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
  • Strategic Policy
    Engagement w/ Government
    : Demonstrates the ability to engage key
    stakeholders (e.g., WFP units, external partners) in policy dialogue to
    strengthen national government food and nutrition security strategies and
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: 12th March 2018
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