UN Career Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Capacity Strengthening)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:


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-Capacity
Strengthening will develop and implement capacity strengthening plan for
Karamoja in line with the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), and the Corporate
Capacity Strengthening (CCS) framework. 
Lead and coordinate actions to transition WFP in Karamoja from “Doer” to
“Enabler” which includes strengthening local capacities, promotion of
appropriate practices, and influencing policy change.  


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

capacity strengthening gaps, and opportunities and articulate implementation
measures in WFP Karamoja Capacity Strengthening Implementation Plan including
revising it as required.

the Capacity Needs Mapping Exercises (CNM) with partners in government and
non-governmental organisations (NGOs), negotiate priorities and develop joint
work plans in alignment with the CCS Framework.

partnerships with relevant stakeholders specialising in capacity strengthening
initiatives e.g. NGOs, private sector, academia etc, to influence coordinated,
collaborative and complementary action in line with District Local Governments
(DLGs) and WFP priorities.

Lead on
the adaptation of tools and frameworks for capacity strengthening.

Lead on
the review and update of existing monitoring tools, and ensure that capacity
strengthening considerations are reflected.

an approach for qualitative capacity strengthening analysis, including
methodology, tools and training package, train relevant staff on analysis and

to key monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data collection and processes in
capacity strengthening as needed.

a monitoring mechanism to capture impact of WFP operations on capacity
strengthening at DLG, sub-county and community level.

in learning events and activities to build knowledge across WFP’s emergent
capacity strengthening network.

capacity strengthening experiences and best practices to contribute to
knowledge management within WFP and externally.

compliance with WFP policies and strategies on capacity strengthening.

trainings to equip WFP staff and partner personnel with the skills required to
implement impactful capacity strengthening interventions.

any other duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening) job vacancy must
hold an advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies,
International Relations, or a related field.

minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of capacity strengthening.  

experience in designing and implementing institutional capacity development
programs is required.

Fluency in written and oral
English language.



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.

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.

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.

Displays capacity
to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high
quality emergency programmes.

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.

Excellent writing and speaking
abilities; demonstrated openness in sharing information and keeping people

and Policy Analysis:
capacity to carry out policy, legal and regulatory framework analysis.  Knowledge of Uganda’s national and
sub-national policy, legal and regulatory frameworks will be an added

  Knowledge of change management theories and
best practices.

Ability to take initiative and consistently drive for high quality
performance for self and colleagues. 

Inventiveness:  Ability to take calculated risks on new and unusual ideas to improve
programmes and/or services. 

 Good at facilitating and coordinating
multi-stakeholder planning processes.

Strong interactive abilities across diversity, ideologies, and

Ability to provide management
and guidance through strategies, tools and strategic thinking processes.


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: 4th February 2021


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