UN Programme Policy Officer 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
to formulation and implementation of WFP’s digital financial inclusion strategy
in line with the roll-out of Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) across WFP’s assistance
innovative and visionary at the programme design phase to reach the highest
level of effectiveness of a given response. Develop and co-lead the execution
of a financial inclusion strategy to empower both beneficiaries and communities
beyond the end of the project life, while linking the delivery system with
reliable existing systems from financial service providers, private sector and
the Government of Uganda to boost the sustainability of the project;
the development and execution of functional and multi-functional trainings
related to cash-based transfers’ programming to enhance the capacity of WFP staff
and partner to design and deliver effective food assistance programmes;
and select cooperating partners and financial service providers able to deal
efficiently and effectively with the delivery part of the cash-based transfers
programmes; review and negotiate in detail Service Providers offers and
contracts according to established rules and regulations;
cross-learning of CBT implementation through Agent Banking, by documenting
lessons learned and build the capacity of staff in other areas, specifically in
West Nile region;
a behavioural change communication strategy for the adoption a digital payment
culture by CBT beneficiaries;
SOPs for a systematic referral system for solving Agent Banking related
problems encountered by beneficiaries (loss of card / deaths etc…);
collaboration with other units, support the development of and adherence to
Standard Operational procedures (SOP) aligned with corporate manuals and
harmonized coordination and supervision of financial literacy trainings to
refugees, in collaboration with Cooperating Partners, Area Offices and Field
integration of agricultural market support activities into existing CBT
programmes to make emergency responses more responsive to local markets and
more beneficial to general coping capacities;
WFP’s leadership status in forums relating to digital financial inclusion, CBT
and wider programme policy focus areas such as livelihoods, resilience or
engagement in humanitarian, transition and development contexts through direct
participation, briefings, information products and other materials;
to other Strategic Outcomes in WFP’s Country Strategic Plan: Agricultural
Markets Support, Retail Engagement, Clean Energy Initiatives (E-Voucher
programme design etc.) etc.), FFA/Resilience programmes’ use of CBT, support to
Government Social Protection Systems;
close contact with key partners and advise on opportunities for strategic
collaboration; assist counterparts in governments and/or other stakeholders in
identifying where CBT interventions can be usefully employed;
closely with CBT Programme Advisor to develop key messaging and materials
related to cash transfers’ programming;
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to
ensure equal participation of women and men;
Other as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal applicant for the United Nations WFP Programme Policy Officer (Cash Based
Transfers & Digital Financial Inclusion) job placement should hold an
advanced University degree (Master or higher) in International Affairs,
Economics, Agricultural Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental
Science, Social Science or other field of relevance to international
development assistance, or First University degree with additional years of
related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
At least
five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in
the private or public sector demonstrating high performance;
experience in digital payment solutions in relation to agricultural development
programmes and/or mobile financial services, such as Agency Banking and/or
Mobile Money;
capacity to manage innovation in cash-based transfer programme approaches;
capacity to manage sensitive strategic partnerships for the design and set-up
of a joint projects;
exposure in projects aiming to position an organization or enterprise as a key
partner in social protection programmes is highly desirable, especially the
knowledge of policies and practices around long-term financial inclusion
opportunities for the poor and vulnerable.
effective cognitive abilities, analytical and problem solving skills;
learning agility and thirst for constant growth;
openness and passion for new experiences and multicultural environments;
initiatives when implementing programmes;
ability to communicate effectively and build sustainable partnerships;
technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams;
input into policy discussions and decisions.
understanding of Digital Financial Services (DFS) and proven ability to assess,
design, implement and monitor market-based assistance programmes;
background knowledge in financial processes and experience in analytical work;
understanding of the role humanitarian agencies such as WFP can play in
emergency, recovery and development context;
attitude towards partnership.
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:  5th March 2020
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