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


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(System Strengthening)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Grade: NOA


About WFP:

United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help
communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million
people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the
global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships
necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions,
especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  The Programme Policy Officer (System
Strengthening) will support the implementation of learning agendas, tool
development and relevant strategic initiatives including supporting the
Decentralized Planning Processes at Sub County Levels. The Advisor will liaise
closely with technical advisors from other sectors to ensure seamless quality


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

will be responsible for mainstreaming the application of the Corporate Country
Capacity Strengthening Framework in Arua Area Office operations. This will be
achieved through a combination of technical support, systems strengthening,
partnership enhancement and documentation expertise.

specifically, he/she will coordinate and support the implementation of capacity
strengthening, including but not limited to i) lead on the finalization of
Social Protection Local Government and Partner Workplans in alignment with
Country office and on the review of existing FLAs; ii) lead on the adaptation
of tools and frameworks for capacity strengthening.

will facilitate the capacity-building of staff and partners through training
measures, i.e. providing technical assistance both remotely and on-the-ground
to field-offices across Arua Area Office in application of approaches,
including coordination and support of specialized training formats.

a monitoring mechanism to capture WFP operations’ impact on capacity
strengthening at DLG, Sub County and Community Level. ▪ Document capacity
strengthening best practices while at the same time supporting the revision of
Capacity Strengthening tools and processes.

capacity strengthening best practices while at the same time supporting the
revision of Capacity Strengthening tools and processes.

partnership with relevant stakeholders specialized in capacity strengthening
expertise (NGOs, private sector, academics, etc.) in line with DLGs and WFP

project staff on technical issues related to SP programs such as financing,
coordination and referral mechanisms, SP workforce development, with an
emphasis on providing comprehensive support at the community and household

program efforts by providing guidance and hands-on support in conducting
assessments, advising on partnerships and strategies.

the day-to-day implementation of the work plan capacity building related
activities and provide input into the development, on-going management and
maintenance of the work plan.

technical support to partners and government counterparts to implement social
protection system strengthening activities and to ensure that agreed targets
are met.

with relevant international development, donor and research institutions
through relationship building, information sharing, and representation on
Social Protection system strengthening.

abreast of state-of-the-art developments in quality and innovations related to
SP system strengthening and share relevant information as appropriate


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Policy Officer (System Strengthening) job vacancy must hold an advanced
university degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences,
Development Studies, International Relations, or a related field.

minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible professional
experience in project management, humanitarian or development project
implementation, office management, and/or knowledge management.

designing and implementing institutional capacity development programs is essential.

and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes. Knowledge of change
management theory and best practices.

initiative and consistently drives for high quality performance for self and

writing and speaking English abilities; demonstrates openness in sharing
information and keeping people informed.

speaking professionally in front of groups and facilitating high-level

oral and written communication skills in English (professional level).

to travel regularly and in difficult circumstances.

qualities and ability to create synergies where applicable.

interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team

oral and written communication and presentation skills.

of social protection programming priorities, strategies and monitoring and
evaluation tools and systems.

expertise in principals, theories, concepts and techniques in the area of
social protection systems strengthening, including knowledge of and ability to
integrate across related disciplines

of National Social Protection Programme in Uganda is an added advantage.



Lifecycle & Food Assistance:
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.

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 capacity
to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high
quality emergency programmes.

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.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below




Deadline: Thursday, 29th October 2020


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