Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Asset Creation)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Livelihoods and Asset Creation Unit
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: Within
the above-mentioned context, and under the supervision of the Head of
Livelihoods and Asset Creation Unit, the incumbent will support WFP Uganda
livelihoods initiatives. Based in Kampala with frequent field visits to the
refugee hosting districts and Karamoja regions, the incumbent will be
responsible for overseeing the livelihoods programming and implementation,
providing support to programme activities directly implemented by WFP as well
as the support provided to national and subnational governmental entities to
strengthen systems. More specifically, the officer will support policy dialogue
and capacity strengthening activities to strengthen the government of Uganda
Labour Intensive Public Works programmes, to effectively meet the livelihood
needs of refugees and host communities, as well as Karamoja population.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
project implementation and provide tailored field support
technical advice and support to Area Offices and Field Offices on the WFP
Livelihood and Asset Creation programming and design; including on targeted
population, geographical coverage, resilience building, budgeting, planning,
monitoring, and evaluation
to integrating programming including promotion of linkages between Assets
Creation, Social Protection, Agriculture Market Support, School Feeding,
the WFP programme unit and CBT Focal Point to ensure CBTs complement WFP and
other partners’ livelihood programming;
engagements with Makerere University to adapt and roll out the WFP
Three-Pronged Approach (3PA).
the 3PA region wide rollout plan in consultation with relevant ministries,
including MGLSD, OPM, etc.
identification of priorities and delivery of capacity strengthening initiatives
to National Social Protection programmes such as Northern Uganda Social Fund
(NUSAF) and Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) towards
community -lead and nutrition-sensitive Labour-Intensive Public Works.
monitor and assess the implementation of effective Asset Creation Activities
modifications or corrective actions when needed.
development and delivery of ambitious learning agenda to improve internal
learning and external evidence-based advocacy on the role of asset creation to
build resilience to shocks.
integrated resource management for asset creation and livelihoods activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Policy Officer (Asset Creation)
job vacancy must hold an advanced degree in any of the following areas obtained
from a recognised education institution: Business Management, Computer Science,
Telecommunications Engineering, Social Sciences or any related area;
five (5) years of post-graduate professional experience in design and
implementation of humanitarian and development assistance delivery mechanism at
community and national level;
of natural-resources based livelihoods strategies, approaches and
of effective approaches to promote income generating activities across
vulnerable populations in development and humanitarian contexts;
experience in working with government entities to strengthen their capacity and
provide technical assistance.
managing asset creation and livelihoods programmes
sourcing, managing and coordinating technical assistance
in providing input into policy discussions and decisions
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.
Programming: 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.
NB: Female applicants and qualified
applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
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: 18th February