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

Policy Officer ST – (Livelihoods, Resilience and Social Protection)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

Grade: P3

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analysis: Using
    secondary data, and in collaboration with technical lead staff in the
    Country Office(CO), and Area Office (AO) undertake a thorough analysis of
    household and community livelihoods strategies, and the factors that help
    to bolster the resilience of those communities, both host and refugee, in
    the host districts b) In collaboration with relevant CO and AO technical
    staff, design and lead a qualitative research exercise with households,
    communities and key informants to understand the factors that contribute
    to a resilient livelihoods in host and refugee communities, and to inform
    programme design to support and enhance those resilience strategies
  • Regional assessment: Conduct a political economy analysis of livelihoods support and
    social protection in the region to identify the opportunities and threats
    to the success of the approach and undertake a review of livelihoods,
    social protection and market options available in the region;
  • Programme implementation and partnership: Provide technical support for the
    implementation of the menu of resilience and social protection programmes
    currently, or about to be, implemented in Northern Uganda; develop a
    partnership and support approach for relevant line department officials
    responsible for livelihoods development in the District Local Governments  (DLG) of the host districts; in
    partnership with sister UN agencies (in particular UNICEF and FAO),  and with the support of relevant CO  and AO technical staff, develop
    approaches to the support of DLG for the implementation of existing and
    new livelihoods and social protection measures for the host and refugee
    populations of the two sub-regions; In collaboration with implementing
    partner and collaborating NGOs, monitor the management and delivery of
    livelihoods support programmes funded by WFP or its donors.
  • District Local Government (DLG) engagement: Further improve the effectiveness of
    the Social Protection programmes in the DLGs to foster investment by poor
    families in human capital accumulation and develop a structured system for
    assisting vulnerable groups;
  • Training; With HR
    and the Head of AO, conduct a technical skills audit of existing AO staff.
    In collaboration with CO and AO technical staff, devise and carry out new
    and/or refresher training modules for WFP, DLG and implementing partner
    staff in participatory qualitative and quantitative research, using both
    established and new methodologies;
  • Monitoring for impact and outcomes; In collaboration with CO and AO technical staff, devise and carry
    out new and/or refresher training modules for WFP, DLG and implementing
    partner staff to monitor the impact and outcomes of interventions led or
    funded by WFP and its donors; Manage regular exercises to monitor progress
    towards achieving both project impact and contributing to strategic
  • Reporting; Ensure
    internal reporting deadlines are met; 
    ensure that donor reporting requirements are met in a timely manner
    and that quality reports are prepared in the correct format;
  • Donor liaison;
    Prepare funding proposals for existing or new resilient livelihoods and
    social protection projects; n association with the Head of Area Office, CO
    staff and, where appropriate, DLG and implementing partners, prepare and
    host donor monitoring visits to project areas; Where appropriate, propose
    and host donor officials’ participation in participatory research
    exercises with host and refugee populations.

Key Deliverables:

  • Inception Report of the resilient livelihoods and social protection
  • Capacity Assessment Plan and tools
  • Stakeholder consultations in host districts and reports;
  • Report on programme design, implementation and coordination;
  • Guidelines and standards for programme improvement; and
  • Design of DLGs’ integrated social protection models.           

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP Programme Policy Officer ST – (Livelihoods, Resilience and Social
    Protection) job placement should an advanced degree in development studies
    or equivalent
  • Good track record in the design and management of emergency and
    development  programmes with
    effective social protection components;
  • Strong general analytical skills;
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with government
    departments and/or humanitarian and development actors
  • Strong
    general analytical skills;
  • Demonstrable skills in livelihoods analysis, social protection and
    programme development;
  • A good understanding of household livelihoods strategies and their
  • Familiarity with resilience and social protection frameworks, and
    their translation into practice;
  • Experience in donor liaison, project proposal development and donor
  • Experience in conflict and post-conflict environments.
  • Language: Fluent oral and written English.

NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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: 7th September 2019

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