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Policy Officer (LIPW Advisor)
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 Programme Policy Officer (LIPW Advisor)
will  work towards achieving consensus
within the LIPW Technical Working Groups on all issues relating to Labour
Intensive Public Works; incorprate capacity building and strengthening (Human
Resource and Istitutional) into the agenda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supporting the dissemination of the Labour Intensive Public Works
    (LIPWs) guidelines;
  • Supporting Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
    to establish a National LIPWs Technical Working Committee that will be
    responsible to appraise, supervise and monitor LIPW projects;
  • Strengthening the coordination and the capacity of members of the
    technical working committee to appraise, supervise and monitor LIPW dub projects;
  • Developing the ToT Training Manual and Materials;
  • Training selected ToTs at various levels;
  • Supporting and supervising district level disseminations;
  • Working as a liaison for UN WFP and MGLSD in ensuring implementation
    of the project;
  • Developing and environmental and social management framework and
    plan for LIPW; working with the communication teams of WFP and ESPP to
    develop and implement a Communications and Advocacy plan for LIPW,
  • Supporting completion and generation of consensus on the M&E and
    Implementation framework for LIPW guidelines;
  • Supporting the development and implementation of a Risk Management
  • Supporting the assessment of Public Works programmes to ascertain
    whether they can be incorporated into labour intensive public works as per
    LIPW guidelines;
  • Developing a Database to track all public works interventions in the
  • Enhance the relationship with key stakeholders in LIPW e.g. NUSAF
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (LIPW Advisor) job placement should hold an
    advanced University degree in any of the following fields: Social
    Sciences, Development Studies, Education and/or any relevant field in the
  • Post Graduate Diploma in the fields above.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in Labour Intensive Public
    Works (LIPW) as it relates to social protection and programmes led in
    conjunction with partner governments.
  • Previous experience in building capacity of government counterparts
  • Has experience working across the Program portfolio including
  • Has led a Sub Office or a small country/area office programme team
    or a component of a country office programme portfolio.
  • Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy
  • 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.): 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 approaches
  • 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 are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 17th August 2018
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