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

 

Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer – Cash
Based Transfers (CBT)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
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 -Cash Based
Transfers (CBT) will provide support to policy and programme activities that
effectively meet food and cash assistance needs including through sustainable
food systems, market access and social protection.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
closely with programme, supply chain, and Area Office staff to assist them with
carrying out assessments, data analysis and concrete understanding of financial
inclusion, financial literacy and agricultural market linkages within scope of
the AO operations

·       
Work
with WFP-contracted Cooperating Partners and Financial Service Providers (FSPs)
to ensure efficient and accountable cash distributions and transfers at field
level;

·       
Ensure
evidence-based and market-oriented scale-up of cash-based transfers across the
settlements under the AO (West Nile);

·       
Expand
the agent banking model with the objective of promoting financial inclusion for
the people we serve

·       
Verify
and clean beneficiary data and ensure that the appropriate entitlements are
disbursed and reach the rightful beneficiaries.

·       
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 candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer -Cash Based Transfers (CBT) job vacancy
must hold 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

·       
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.

·       
Fluency
in both oral and written communication in English. Local languages/dialects is
a plus.

·       
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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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