UN Programme Policy Officer (Zero Food Loss Training Manager) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head –
Global Post Harvest Knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC)
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 (Zero Food Loss Training Manager) will act as Focal Point for
post-harvest smallholder farmer training / private sector supply chain to
assist countries with initial rollout of Zero Food Loss Initiative, and to
track both WFP and RBA global progress towards reduced post-harvest loss.  To meet the demand from Countries around the
world for Post-Harvest loss reduction expertise, and lead the operational
coordination of post-harvest support to countries around the world, the WFP
Global Post-Harvest Knowledge Operations Centre will recruit a Programme Policy
Officer (Zero Food Loss Training Manager). Her/his role will be two-fold: to
coordinate the operational activities to support other countries, and to work
with the Global Head of the Post-Harvest Centre to ensure WFP’s training
offerings to smallholder farmers continue to evolve and improve.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate,
    at a global level, resources for country offices who request support for
    post-harvest loss reduction activities. 
    These may include planning & programme design, M&E,
    fundraising, staffing design, training, finance, engineering,
    communication, project management & monitoring, private sector links,
    IT aspects, and government relations.
  • At
    global level, be the lead expert for post-harvest loss reduction training:
    development of pedagogy, farmer manuals, train-the-trainer techniques,
    facilitator guides, and assessment/evaluation forms; for all areas, strive
    for quality and consistency in material and method
  • At
    global level, be the lead expert for post-harvest loss reduction
    monitoring: establish continually refine, and share best techniques for
    overall project monitoring
  • Maintain
    close collaboration with the Rome-based agencies (RBA) Food Waste and Food
    Loss Project, with a specific focus on sharing knowledge with the
    Community of Practice, in particular for WFP’s involvement in DRC, Burkina
    Faso and Uganda
  • Explore/create,
    develop, pilot and evaluate potential alternative methods for mass
    training/awareness building in coordination with the WFP Post-harvest KNOC
    Communications Officer
  • Explore/create,
    develop, pilot & evaluate alternative methods for digital
    training/awareness building
  • Explore
    and action opportunities to leverage and integrate post-harvest training
    into the myriad other training materials that WFP has and is developing
    for smallholder farmers, with the objective of having a standardized set
    of smallholder farmer trainings, with a specific focus on gender and
  • Collaborate
    with the WFP Post-Harvest KNOC M&E Officer to ensure that evaluation
    of training effectiveness is incorporated into M&E frameworks for all
    post-harvest implementations
  • Manage
    the ‘sharing’ training knowledge module of the Global Post-Harvest Centre
    internal website

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
    Policy Officer (Zero Food Loss Training Manager) job placement should hold
    a University degree in one of the following disciplines: Agricultural
    economics, Agribusiness
  • A
    minimum of five years of experience working on smallholder farmer
    livelihood improvement
  • Fluency
    (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language.
Personal Competencies:
  • Programme
    Lifecycle & Food Assistance
    Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual
    factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the
    lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer
    Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher):
    Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and
    qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to
    inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • 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
    capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and
    realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • 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
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: 26th April 2018
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