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Job Title:              Programme Policy Officer (Team Leader)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Grade: SC8

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 (Team Leader) will manage the Isingiro office and offer strategic and operational direction to the team. The job holder will plan and manage the satelite office operations and programmes effectively and efficiently in accordance with the WFP Country Office Strategic Plan and country wide priorities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Effectively manage the satellite office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing team;
·         Plan and manage WFP operations within the area of assignment to ensure effective and efficient delivery of food assistance and that daily operational issues are timely resolved to prevent losses or delays;
·         Ensure that allocated resources are utilised efficiently and are in line with the agreed plans, and any deviations are reported to the Area Office;
·         Hold accountability for the security of WFP staff, operations, premises and assets in the satellite office to ensure that WFP security and safety are locally set and followed;
·         Conduct timely monitoring and evaluation of activities and prepare accurate and comprehensive reports on WFP's operations and performance with regular and timely submission for Area Office review to inform efficient operational planning and decision;
·         Build effective and collaborative relations with the local authorities and contribute to the expertise sharing and capacity building for effective preparedness and response to food assistance needs;
·         Build partnerships to improve assistance packages, develop and sustain liaison with local governments authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, civil societies, persons of concern and other partners and media engaged in the field of food security;
·         Ensure extensive and frequent WFP presence at all WFP supported activities;
·         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 (Team Leader) job placement should a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines obtained from a recognised education institution: Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other related discipline;
·         At least six years working experience in leading a team of national staff;
·         Proficiency in both oral and written English
·         Previous experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
·         Experience in implementing programmes and providing 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 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: 22nd August 2019

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