UN Programme Policy Officer (Post Harvest Management) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job
Title:             
 Programme
Policy Officer (Post Harvest Management)
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The UN 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: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary:  The Programme Policy Officer (Post Harvest
Management) will provide support to policy and programme activities that
effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical input into national policy and strategy
    development and revive to ensure that improved post-harvest management is
    an integral part of food security and agricultural development in Uganda;
  • Support line ministries in the design, operationalisation and
    monitoring of national projects and activities in post-harvest management;
  • Develop and roll out an effective mechanism for capacity transfers
    of WFP’s post-harvest management work to central and local government
    institutions;
  • Facilitate and catalyse South-to-South cooperation between Uganda
    and other governments in good post-harvest management practices;
  • Strengthen internal programme linkage by integrating post-harvest
    management activity into other WFP programmes: i.e social protection,
    refugee assistance and education;
  • Develop strategic partnership with development partners and private
    sector actors to improve smallholder access to affordable and practical
    post-harvest management technology;
  • document good practices and lessons-learnt and feed into WFP’s
    global work in post-harvest management
  • Other related duties.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Post Harvest Management) job placement
    should hold an advanced University degree in Agriculture and/or Food
    Science OR a first University degree with more than ten (10) years of
    related work experience;
  • Knowledge of the Grain Sector/Agriculture project management;
  • Research and practical experience in post-harvest engineering and
    food technology and grain handling, processing and purchasing;
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English.
  • Extensive technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.
  • Has taken leadership of implementing programmes.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.
Competencies:
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Displays ability to identify the main
    hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and
    implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and
    the full range of food assistance tools.
  • 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 ability to translate understanding of programme principles
    in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant,
    effective, and context specific approaches.
  • 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 candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 18th October 2018
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