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

Job
Title:             
 Programme
Policy Officer
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Grade: SC8
Reports to:
Warehouse Management Assistant/Associate
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: WFP
has introduced hermetic (air-tight) grain storage equipment in WFP assisted
schools in Karamoja region. This project is to see if and how proven storage
technology for reduced grain losses under the AMS (Agriculture and Market
Support) programme may serve an effective way to manage commodities distributed
to the schools by WFP. The Programme Policy Officer will support this
initiative
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
support in the revision of the project logframe, particularly in the areas of
performance indicators and their measurement;
·        
Develop
a project M&E framework in line with the revised logframe;
·        
Review
the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, methods of
collection, and the degree to which it will provide robust baseline statistics
for impact evaluation;
·        
With WFP
colleagues and key stakeholders, review their existing school meals  monitoring approaches and managment information
systems and agree on any required chnages, support and resources;
·        
Formulate
a plan for project related capacity building on M&E and for any computer
based support that may be required;
·        
Maintain
and administer the M&E Database, analyse and aggregate findings;
·        
Using
the M&E findings, provide advice on improving project performance;
·        
Produce
reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data;
·        
Perform
other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Policy Officer job placement should hold a degree in any of the following areas
obtained from a recognised education institution: Development Studies,
Education, Economics, Statistics, or any other related area;
·        
At least
five years of experience preferably in the areas of project monitoring, system
design, data collection and analysis and reporting;
·        
Experience
in agricultural project monitoring and reporting;
·        
Proficiency
in both oral and written English;
·        
Knowledge
of the objectives of School Feeding.
·        
Prior 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.
NB:
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are
especially encouraged to apply
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: 15th November 2018
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