UN Programme Policy Officer Job Careers – 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 (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 Institutional) into the agenda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Support
the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development( (MGLSD) in the
dissemination, the roll out and adaptation of the Labour Intensive Public Works
Guidelines (LIPW)
·        
Support
MGLSD to establish a national LIPWs Technical Working Committee that will be
responsible to appraise, supervise and monitor LIPW Sub- projects.
·        
Build
the capacity of the members of the technical working committee to appraise,
supervise and monitor LIPW Sub-projects
·        
Develop
the TOT training manuals and materials.
·        
Train
selected TOTs at various levels
·        
Support
and supervise the district level dissemination of LIPWs
·        
Will
work as a liaison between WFP and MGLSD in ensuring effective implementation of
the project 
·        
Develop
an environmental and social management framework and plan for LIPW;
·        
Work
with the communications teams of WFP and ESPP to develop and implement a
communications and advocacy plan and tools for LIPW, which may be integrated
into the ESPP communications strategy if agreed;
·        
Support
completion and generation of consensus on the participatory M&E and
Implementation framework for LIPW guidelines;
·        
Support
the development and implementation of a risk management framework;
·        
Support
the assessment and supervision of Public works programmes to ascertain whether
PWPs can be incorporated into labour intensive public works as per the LIPW
guidelines;
·        
Develop
a data base to track all public works interventions in the country;
·        
Enhance
the coordination and relationships with key stakeholders in LIPW e.g. NUSAF
·        
The
Advisor will liaise between Makerere University and MoGLSD to ensure that there
is integration in the implementation the NEPAD Arch/ 3PAs to all the refugee
hosting districts in alignment with the LIPW’s guidelines.
·        
Support
the engagements with Makerere University to launch the 3PA (three pronged
approach) and NEPAD ARCH.
·        
In
liaison with university PHD students, support the MGLSD to launch the 3PA at
the national level.
·        
Develop
a 3PA region wide rollout plan in consultation with the MGLSD Social Protection
Implementation Unit.
·        
Support
the district to use the 3PA for the refugee programs, using the adapted
host/refugee SLP.
·        
Provide
support to any other pertinent initiatives that MGLSD and WFP will agree upon
from time to time.


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 a Bachelor or Advanced
university degree in social sciences, development studies, education and/or any
relevant field in the humanitarian-development nexus. Any postgraduate
qualification from these fields is an asset.
·        
A
development practitioner with a relevant social sciences master’s degree and at
least 7 years’ experience in Labour Intensive Public works as it relates to
social protection and programmes led in conjunction with partner governments.
·        
Experience
in Private Sector engagement and partnership is desirable
·        
Experience
in capacity building of government counterparts, mentoring and training.
·        
Has
experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.
·        
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 decisions.
·        
Highly
knowledgeable in Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) and the mandate of WFP.
·        
Demonstrated
experience in developing LIPWs techniques and training materials
·        
Excellent
understanding of the Government and WFP institutional frameworks
·        
Strong
skills and experience in public works, government engagement, and coordination
with the local government.
·        
Excellent
experience and knowledge in participatory monitoring and evaluation
·        
Good
knowledge in managing the 3Pas
·        
Good
knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Competencies:
·        
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.
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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