UN Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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 (Assistance
Delivery Mechanism) will contribute to the design, planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of the strategic direction of digital delivery
mechanism and systems including BIAM, SCOPE CODA and supporting scale up of the
cash transfer mechanism.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support the modelling of cash transfer mechanism and
    deployment of SCOPE CODA under the Karamoja Nutrition Programme in the
    MCHN programme;
  • Coordinate with WFP internal delivery mechanism for cash
    progragramming and work closely with CBT and AME units to develop an
    integrated delivery mechanism of programmes;
  • Support the next phase of BIAM design, delivery and implementation
    for government and other development partners;
  • Support and participate in the Cash Technical Working Group and
    other relevant delivery fora to support the harmonisation of social
    transfers with humanitarian cash delivery systems;
  • Engage and collaborate with government safety nets programmes to
    technically support the delivery of social assistance programmes in an
    efficient and transparent assistance delivery mechanism;
  • Provide technical input for scalability of the national social
    protection systems and platforms such as Social Assistance Grant
    Empowerment (SAGE);
  • Support the technical rollout and expansion of the community
    registration and the deployment of Assistance Delivery Mechanism tools to
    the various WFP and partner programmes;
  • Support the design phase of the continuous registration in the
    country;
  • In consultation with Area and Field offices, support the development
    of a communication strategy and materials for the BIAM engagement delivery
    strategy;
  • Support the appraisal of various cash assistance delivery mechanisms
    to suit specific programmes based on context and designto support proposal
    development;
  • Support the development of a Risk Matrix for the selected assistance
    delivery mechanism and collaboratively work with Field and Area offices on
    mitigation measures for smooth implementation of the programmes;
  • Support the designing and implementation of appropriate continuous
    process monitoring tools to ensure compliancy to WFP’s policies and
    procedures;
  • In consultation with the Regional Bureau and Headquarters teams,
    propose appropriate delivery mechanisms for the different stakeholders
    such as Government and potential implementing partners;
  • Support as a central link between WFP, government and development
    partners in coordinating delivery mechanism across the different
    stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) job
    placement should hold an  advanced
    degree in any of the following areas obtained from a recognised education
    institution: Business Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications
    Engineering, Social Sciences or any related area;
  • At least five (5) years of post graduate professional experience in
    design and implementation of humanitarian and development assistance
    delivery mechanism at community and national level;
  • Knowledge of business analysis philosophies and methodologies;
  • Awareness of technologies used in beneficiary transfer management in
    humanitarian contexts;
  • Possession of a combination of specific skills in cash transfer
    delivery, ratio analysis for cash and food, community registration and
    linkage with government priorities, integrated model programming
  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e.
    nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing
    operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
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: 14th March 2019
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