United Nations WFP Social Work Jobs – Programme Officer (Partnerships & National Policies)

Vacancy Announcement No.: VA-03-2013
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About WFP:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely, Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Purchase for Progress (P4P)/Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human resources; therefore we seek to recruit competent persons for the positions listed below:
Job Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the incumbent will provide strategic advice; engage with government and partners in a variety of forums on key programme and policy issues and will be required to undertake the following:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Advise the Country Director and Country Office (CO) Senior management on a range of programming and policy issues;
·         Develop partnerships that directly promote the implementation of the country strategy;
·         Draft documents laying out key programme and policy directions, as required;
·         Represent the Country Office at United Nations (UN) agencies, Non Government Organizations (NGO), government and donor forums, including the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) meetings;
·         Advise on WFP Uganda’s future direction and strategy in light of what is learned at these forums;
·         Engage with relevant government ministries, UN Agencies, international and national NGOs on the implementation of the Uganda Country Office programmes;
·         Help in the development (where appropriate) of national level Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with relevant government ministries, UN Agencies and NGOs partnering with WFP in implementing CO programmes;
·         Review and advise the Country Director on MOUs/FLAs for implementing CO programmes;
·         Prepare and make presentations on behalf of WFP Uganda Country Office on the Country Strategy and Programmes in internal and external forums involving WFP and partners;
·         Provide input into WFP Uganda Country Office donor and partner briefs;
·         Participate in donor and other resource mobilization missions when required;
·         Perform any other duties assigned by the Country Director;
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Masters or University Degree coupled with longer experience in one or more of the following disciplines: development studies, social sciences, agricultural economics, International Affairs, Business Administration or any other field related to international development assistance;
·         At least five years relevant working experience in public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance gained from reputable organizations;
·         Previous management experience is necessary;
·         Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential;
·         Knowledge of Project planning and management is desirable;
·         Good working knowledge and experience using MS Office applications is a must;
How to apply:
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. WFP does not charge fees from applicants at any stage in the recruitment process. Ugandan nationals who meet the above requirements are requested to submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to: The Human Resources Officer UN World Food Programme P.O. Box 7159, Kampala. Hand-delivered applications should be dropped in a box at the reception of WFP Offices at Plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road. Applicants should check on the Notice Board at the. main entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after the closing date. Applications must be received by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Please note that incomplete submission will be disregarded
Deadline: 21st March 2013
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