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


Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Resilience

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 (Emergency Preparedness and Response Advisor WFP/URCS) will be responsible to provide technical guidance to support Uganda CO to develop and EPR capacity strengthening road map.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out a desk review of key national, regional and global documents, including WFP governing documents, EPR policies and frameworks;
  • Undertake stakeholder mapping context and situation analysis on EPR national interventions and government plans around three workstreams (hazard analysis and early warning in food security and nutrition; nutrition and vulnerabilty analysis: humanitarian supply chain management systems; national preparedness and response including protection assessments, gender analysis and targeting processes)
  • To provide an analysis of the current and anticipated financial and resource commitments of the Government and other stake holders within the project timeframe.
  • Conceptualize the framework for UGCO on support to EPR government plans
  • Develop a road map and implementation/activity plan for the CO EPR programmes including government (Office of the Prime Minister) and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS);
  • Organize validation meetings of the implementation plan/roadmap with key stakeholders including government and URCS among others.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Emergency Preparedness and Response Advisor WFP/URCS) job placement should hold a post - graduate university degree in social sciences, development studies or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of six to ten years of experience in International Development and EPR.
  • Previous experience and Knowledge of Uganda context and operations around EPR
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in capacity strengthening of government and civil society institutions.
  • Flexibility and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, planning and writing skills
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.


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: 21st February 2019

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