UN Programme Policy Officer (Home Grown School Feeding Programme – HGFP) Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
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 (Home Grown School Feeding Programme – HGFP) will provide
support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food
assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
overall technical backstopping and guidance on the implementation of Home Grown
School Feeding programme (HGSFP) to the Field Offices;
·        
Liaise
with Food Systems/Resilience unit to ensure that the activity implementation
is in line with WFP’s corporate guidelines, feeds into policy and strategic
discussions in Kampala; and expands engagement with the districts including
their capacity strengthening;
·        
Coordinate
with other Programme Policy Officers (PPOs) to build synergy amongst WFP
programme portifolio within the Karamoja region;
·        
Support
the Aea Office head of Programme and PPO – M&E to organise and participate
in annual Wotk Planning , assessments and surveys, evaluatuions, monitoring
missions, as well as sector coordination and review meetings;
·        
Review
School Feeding Distribution plans submitted by Field offices, consolidate at
Area office level and cross check with the Food Pipeline situation;
·        
Assist
the Area Office head in identifying capacity gaps and designing training
workshops and communication and information materials for the district
counterparts, education development partners, as well as school authorities;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Policy Officer (Home Grown School Feeding Programme – HGFP) job placement
should hold an advanced University degree obtained from a recognised education
institution in any of the following areas: Education, 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;
·        
A
minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience in reputable organisations
in any of the following areas: Education, Agriculture, Livelihood, Nutrition or
any other related area;
·        
Proficiency
in both written and oral English;
·        
Working
knowledge of any of the Karimojong language dialects is an added advantage
·        
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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