UN Programme Policy Officer (Livelihood & Agriculture Market Support) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Grade: SC8
Reports to: Senior
Programme Policy Officer
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 (Livelihood &
Agriculture Market Support) will provide support to policy and programme
activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical advice to Field Offices on Community Asset
    Creation, WFP Livelihood programming and Agriculture Market Support
    Programme including design, budgeting, planning, monitoring, and
    evaluation
  • Strengthen programme integration and synergies especially linkages
    between Assets Creation, Agriculture Market Support, School Feeding,
    Nutrition, etc
  • Provide technical guidance to the field offices on the AMS, Asset
    Creation and livelihood activities implementation 
  • Support the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including
    Makerere University to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part
    of the NEPAD ARCH.
  • Coordinate the 3PA region wide rollout plan in consultation with CO
    Livelihood and relevant ministries, including MGLSD, OPM, etc.
  • Support Area Office in capacity Strengthening of National Social
    Protection programmes such as Northern Uganda Social Fund
    (NUSAF)/Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
    towards community lead and nutrition sensitive focus public works.
  • In collaboration with Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME)
    Unit, ensure that the required monitoring, studies, baselines, and
    evaluations are conducted for the asset creation and livelihood as well as
    Agriculture and Market Support Programme (AMS).
  • Conduct periodic field visits to the targeted districts to support
    Field Offices on programmatic and operational issues in the implementation
    of AMS, Asset Creation/livelihood programme
  • Actively search opportunity for strategic partnership including
    market linkages across the Karamoja sub-region.  
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including
    qualitative and quantitative surveys to ensure that WFP generates evidence
    and lessons on Asset Creation, livelihood and smallholder ag production
    and marketing practices, and gender relations via the Asset Creation and
    AMS Programmes Implentation
  • Assist the Head of Programme in organizing regional coordination
    meetings on WFP’s ag development interventions and other related
    resilience programme with government counterparts, NGO partners,
    beneficiary representatives and other stakeholders
  • On behalf of AO conduct second-level review of AMS and Asset
    Creation partnership reports and ensure coherence between narrative
    reports and output data submitted in corporate monitoring systems
  • Support and establish linkages between the BIAM/SCOPE, CBT and other
    programmatic interventions like HISP for a holistic livelihood improvement
    in Karamoja;
  • Identify technical knowledge gaps in Livelihood/FFA/ AMS among the
    WFP staffs and CPs staff  and provide
    tailored trainings, coaching and mentorship to enhance effective
    implementation and monitoring of the said programmes;
  • In collaboration with the respective Field Offices and CPs, develop
    a database for all resilience sub-projects, understand their status and
    conduct a SWOT analysis for informed decision making;
  • Develop appropriate agricultural livelihood options and
    methodologies that can be used to inform sustainable HISP agro based
    projects and scalability;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Livelihood & Agriculture Market
    Support) job placement should hold an advanced University degree in
    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.
  • Ability to speak at least one of the Karamojong  languages is desirable: Fluency (level
    C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second
    official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or
    WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
  • Previous experience in implementing technical programs (i.e.
    nutrition, etc.).
  • Prior experience in implementing programmes and provide input into
    designing operations.
  • Experience in providing input into policy discussions and decisions.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s
    language, if different.
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 Programming: Displays 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 programmes.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
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: 27th January 2019
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