UN Programme Policy Officer (Systems and Data Analyst) Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Policy Officer (Systems and Data Analyst)
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: SC8
Reports to: Head
of Digital Social Protection
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 (Systems and Data
Analyst) will provide technical and operational support in identifying and
strategizing performance enhancement through quality and performance analysis
of data processes and information to support strategic design, transformation
and progressive alignment of the BIAM implementation deliverables to the
overall institutional and government priorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support and coordinate the strategic portfolios and process designs
    using data analysis, projections and advisory of the implementation of the
    digital identify platform for social protection
  • Provide guidance and support to the implementation of the standard
    operating procedures of the BIAM roll out and functionality
  • Develop and design the operational road maps for the BIAM and
    registration processes roll out to the refugee districts
  • Identify strategic correlation and interpretation of data sets and
    processes with defined recommendation for the improvement of the digital
    identify implementation across the country.
  • Assist process and output design of various activities and project
    roll out and give appropriate recommendations to the assistance delivery
    strategies based on data analysis using corporate tools such as Tableau.
  • Support and coordinate the various programmatic assessments and
    lessons learnt to inform parodic strategic designs and implementations of
  • Coordinate with other relevant units like IT and AMEL to ensure that
    there is synchronization with the various data collection tools and data
    sets for a comprehensive risk analysis and mitigation strategies
  • Actively participate in the preparation and conceptualization of the
    standard operating procedures for all digital platforms for both data
    capture and utilization
  • Prepare and put forward technical control strategies to ensure data
    quality is upheld before, during and after registration and data
    utilization across various platforms. The data quality will inform the
    utilization effectiveness and efficiency
  • Actively participate in experience sharing and consultative meeting
    with various stakeholders to support benchmarking of the registration roll
    out process to other parts of the country.
  • Support the systems utilization for effective service delivery using
    the various platforms and data sets such as SCOPE CODA, MCHN, AMS roll out
    across the country
  • Support the help desk team in process design, information analysis
    and ensure there are linkages with the digital platforms

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Systems and Data Analyst) job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Data sets
    management, Business Administration, Development studies or any related
  • At least five years’ experience in an international organization
    working in areas of strategic Learning agenda, Data management, Monitoring
    and evaluation platforms, data management, social registries, beneficiary
    assistance delivery
  • Exposure to digital identity management, use of registration
    platform, data quality processes and analysis in vulnerable communities
  • Clear understanding of any registration processes for social
    protection and knowledge of principles and practices that support its
  • Good analytical skills and experience in managing and using various
    and huge data sets
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s
    language, if different.
  • 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
  • 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.
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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