UN Careers – Programme Policy Officer (Climate Risk Management Specialist) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Climate Risk Management Specialist)

Organization: United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About WFP:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s
largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is
to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works
worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and
most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious
food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the
lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an
emergency, WFP uses food to United help communities rebuild their lives. On
average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80
countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field
presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to
food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s
most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  The Programme Policy Officer (Climate Risk
Management Specialist) will support WFP’s climate portfolio, in particular the
forecast-based financing for drought initiative and integration of agricultural
insurance in social protection and/or agricutultural support  programmes in Karamoja. Based in WFPs’
Kampala office, the expert will provide technical leadership as well as liaise
with partner agencies to strengthen coordination and advocacy efforts for the
integrated climate risk management approach.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Within the Resilience and Social Protection
Team, and under the direct supervision of the Livelihoods and Asset creation
policy officer, the focus of this role will be to ensure that the emerging FbF
portfolio is implemented according to project timelines, integrated across
other DRR and DRM and country office Climate Solutions and resilience
initiatives and, in coordination with implementation partners and government
agencies as needed. The emerging FbF portfolio is composed of the ‘Scaling up
Drought Anticipatory Actions for Food Security in Africa”, the “Strengthening
shock-responsive systems in Karamoja” project, and agricultural insurance
project. The Programme Officer will be working on various workstreams around
the following areas:

Capacity building and capacity strengthening:

Steer the design and delivery of an index-design
training and other capacity building activities, for all stakeholders (i.e.
government, private sector, public service providers (UNMA) as well as to WFP
National staff

Support the development of “last mile climate
services” to project focus communities


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Climate Risk Management
Specialist) job vacancy must hold an advanced university degree in agriculture,
climate adaptation, disaster risk management, agricultural insurance,
meteorology, hydrology, environmental science, or other  related field.

At least eight years of work experience focusing
on disaster risk reduction and mitigation, EPR, early warning systems, seasonal
and crop forecasting models and/or agricultural insurance. Experience in
Uganda, regional EWS and/or WFP climate-related programmes is an added



Strategic Management: Utilizes
up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different
contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements
and/or the evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and
processes to monitoring and/or evaluation that suit WFP’s strategic and
operational needs.

Performance Management: Demonstrates
thorough understanding of WFP’s performance management system and ability to
manage resources and relationships to lead monitoring actions or deliver
complex evaluations (including joint & interagency) of a variety of WFP
programmes, processes or policies to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality

Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology: Applies
in-depth understanding of developing practice in analytical approaches, methods
and tools for an appropriate mix to deliver quality monitoring results or
complex evaluations on diverse topics relevant to WFP’s strategic and
operational results frameworks.

Technical Communication: Able to
tailor and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and
external stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and
use of evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme

Programme Monitoring and Review: Applies
programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and
applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-lead Programme Review
implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the
effectiveness of food assistance activities.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the
link below




Deadline: 10th
September 2020


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