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

 Programme Policy Officer – Social Protection

Organization: United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Grade: NOA

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

Job Summary:   The Programme Policy Officer – Social
Protection will provide support to policy and programme activities that
effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Contribute towards the development of a limited
number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider
programme policies and guidance.

Provide project management support to specific
and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are
relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with
wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.

Follow data gathering and monitoring systems
ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.

Research and analyse policy and operational
issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes
and activities.

Contribute to the preparation of accurate and
timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision
making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure
effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.

Support the identification, development and
management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to
improved food assistance packages.

Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners
and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs,
e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.

Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a
point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.

Other as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal applicant for the United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer – Social Protection job placement
should possess an Advanced University degree in International Affairs,
Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social
Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or
First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or

Has gained 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

Language: International Professional: Fluency
(level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second
official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s
working language, Portuguese.


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


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