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

Policy Officer (Integrated Resource Management Officer)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Mbarara,

Grade: SC9

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 (Integrated
Resource Management Officer) will provide support to policy and programme
activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

and supervise the HR, Admin, IT, Finance, Procurement and Supply chain staff,
and support their learning and development, to ensure staff possess up-to-date
knowledge of WFP systems and procedures required to perform their duties and
subsequently can contribute to the provision of effective services.

monitor, oversee, and adapt existing HR, Admin, IT, Finance, Procurement and
Supply chain procedures and collaborate with a wide range stakeholder across
the organisation to identify, assess and meet evolving resource support needs.

and respond to a variety of complex internal and external queries, to ensure
that clients are well-informed and that integrated resource team activities are
aligned with the broader WFP objectives.

in-depth analysis’ and future projections of a range of data and compile and
prepare comprehensive reports to contribute to the provision of accurate
information for informative decision-making and to support the effective and
timely management of WFP resources.

training needs and efficiently plan trainings, to ensure that all staff have
required knowledge and skills to carry out their responsibilities.

manage the unit to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high
performing team.

Plan and
manage WFP assets and ensure that allocated resources are used efficiently and
are in line with agreed plans to ensure effective and efficient delivery of
daily operational issues are timely.

other duty assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Policy Officer (Integrated Resource Management Officer) job placement should a University
degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Human
Resource Management or any other related field.

At least
six years working experience in leading a team of National Staff.

in both written and oral English

deepened technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams.

taken leadership of implementing programmes.

provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


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.

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.

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.

Displays ability
to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted
conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

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.

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: 8th August 2019

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