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

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Field Office
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 – Cash Based
Transfers and Market Access will provide support to policy and programme
activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field
Office, the incumbent will perform, apply and implement appropriate processes,
procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement
services, including:
·       
Work closely
with programme, supply chain, and Area/field Office staff to assist them with
analysis and understanding of financial inclusion, financial literacy and
agricultural market linkages in Arua Area Office to meet WFP goals
·       
Work
with WFP-contracted Financial Service Providers (FSPs) to ensure efficient and
accountable cash distributions at field level;
·       
Ensure
evidence-based and market-oriented scale-up of cash-based transfers;
·       
Expand
the agent banking model with the objective of promoting financial inclusion for
the people we serve
·       
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 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 Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Policy Officer – Cash Based Transfers and Market Access job placement should
possess an advanced University degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Retail,
Supply Chain, Management, Marketing, IT or other related fields.
·       
A
minimum of five 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, etc.).
·       
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 facilitation skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive,
result oriented and interest in humanitarian development
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.
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