UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Food Systems & Agricultural Market Support) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 

 

Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Food Systems & Agricultural Market Support)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Fort Portal / Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Programme

 

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 – Food Systems/
Agriculture Market Support (Livelihoods) under direct supervision of the Head
of Programme, will provide support to Policy and Programme activities that
effectively meet food assistance needs of Persons of Concern and other vulnerable
groups under the South West Area Office, overseeing implementation in 3
Satellite Offices

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Provide
technical advice to the Area Office on WFP Asset Creation and Livelihood
programming and Agriculture Market Support Programme (overall Food systems)
including design, budgeting, planning, monitoring, and evaluation.

·       
Strengthen
programme integration and synergies especially linkages between Assets
Creation, Livelihoods, Agriculture Market Support, General Food Assistance, Nutrition,
etc.

·       
Provide
technical guidance to the Area office on the Agriculture Market Support, Asset
Creation and livelihood activities implementation.

·       
Provide
technical guidance to the Area office on the Agriculture Market Support, Asset
Creation and livelihood activities implementation.

·       
Support
the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including Makerere University
to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part of the NEPAD ARCH

·       
Support
the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including Makerere University
to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part of the NEPAD ARCH.

·       
Support
the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including Makerere University
to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part of the NEPAD ARCH.

·       
Coordinate
the 3PA region wide rollout plan with technical guidance from WFP Outcome and
Activity Managers and in close collaboration with relevant ministries,
including MGLSD, OPM, etc.

·       
Identify
technical knowledge gaps in Livelihood/Food for Assets/ AMS among the WFP
staffs and Cooperating Partner staff and provide tailored trainings, coaching
and mentorship to enhance effective implementation and monitoring of the said
programmes.

·       
In
collaboration with the respective Satellite Offices and CPs, develop a database
for all resilience sub-projects, understand their status and conduct a SWOT
analysis for informed decision-making.

·       
Develop
appropriate agricultural livelihood options and methodologies that can be used
to inform sustainable HISP sub-projects and scalability.

·       
Any
other duties as assigned.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Food Systems & Agricultural Market
Support)job vacancy must hold an advanced University degree in International
Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science,
Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development
assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work
experience and/or trainings/courses

·       
A
minimum of six (6) years of relevant working experience in either of the
following fields: Livelihoods, FFA, Agriculture and Market support, Food
systems, Humanitarian intervention, Refugee Operations and Community Engagement.

·       
Previous
experience in implementing technical programs (i.e., Asset Creation and
Livelihoods, GFA, Nutrition, AMS, etc.).

·       
Prior
experience in implementing programmes and providing input into designing
operations.

·       
Experience
in providing input into policy discussions and decisions.

·       
Excellent
influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal

·       
Very
good training skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive,
result-oriented and interest in humanitarian development work.

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

 

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

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 4th February 2021

 

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