UN Careers – Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based Transfers & Market Access) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Satellite Office
About US:
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 (Cash Based Transfers
& Market Access) will provide support to policy and programme activities
that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with programme, supply chain, and Satellite Office staff to
assist them with analysis and understanding of financial inclusion, financial
literacy and agricultural market linkages in MAO to meet WFP goals
Work with WFP-contracted Financial Service Providers (FSPs) to
ensure rapid scale up in line with WFP’s expansion plan for cash-based
ensure efficient and accountable cash distributions at field level;
expand the agent banking model with the objective of promoting financial
inclusion for the POCs; and
verify that appropriate entitlements are disbursed.
Assist in reviewing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to identify
and document impacts on underlying processes, systems, people and the
organizational structure;
In coordination with the MAO Head of Programme, provide regular feedback
to the CBT Coordinator at Country Office level regarding the progress of the
distributions, including achievements and constraints as well as suggested
improvement actions
Provide hands-on guidance in the engagement with bank agents, CBT PoCs,
smallholder famers and local retailers as part of the on-going expansion of
cash transfers.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based Transfers & Market Access) job
placement should hold an advanced University degree in Business, Finance,
Sales, Retail, Supply Chain, Management, Marketing or other related fields.
A minimum of seven years of professional postgraduate experience in
digital payment solutions in relation to agricultural development programmes.
Experience with mobile financial services, such as Agent Banking and/or Mobile
Money is required.
Solid knowledge of category management, marketing, supply chain,
negotiation and sales principles.
In-store experience in the visual merchandising, organization of
products, pricing, management, sales, procurement, promotion.
Analytical mind with a strategic ability, organization, attention to
detail, be able to multi-task.
Proficient in MS Office
Previous experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition,
Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
Excellent influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal
Good training skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally
sensitive, result oriented and interest in humanitarian development
Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in
English. Local languages/dialects is a plus.
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 Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are especially
encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are
encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 12th
December 2019
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