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:

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.


About SIDA Programme:

programme has a strong focus on strengthening National and District Capacities
to effectively deliver Social Protection interventions. The Systems
Strengthening Officer will provide technical leadership and assistance with
emphasis on strengthening social protection systems and building capacity of
the District Local Governments (DLGs) in RHDs. As a member of SIDA SP Technical
Team, the Advisor will ensure technical excellence through contributions made
to project implementation, delivery, monitoring and evaluation with a focus on
Enhanced DLG Capacities to Plan, Budget, Deliver, Lobby and Advocate for SP
Financing. S/he 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
programming. Finally, the Advisor will be responsible for sharing WFP’s
comparative advantage (on Capacity Strengthening), information, and experiences
in Social Protection Programming within and outside the organization, as well
as incorporate a broad-based approach for the overall well-being of those


Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the Head of Social
Protection Programme and guidance of Head of Programmes; the Programme Policy Officer
(System Strengthening) will develop and put into practice a longer-term
capacity strengthening plan for Arua Area Office in line with the Country
Strategic Plan and Uganda Country Office Capacity Strengthening Implementation


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.

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy
Officer (System Strengthening) job vacancy must hold a Master’s 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.

experience in designing and implementing institutional capacity development
programs is essential

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.

and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes.

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



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.

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: 27th December 2020


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