2 UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Communications/C4D) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Communications/C4D) 2 Job Vacancies

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Fort Portal / Mbarara and Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Area Office


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
(Communications/C4D) will provide effective specialized support and technical
analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food
assistance needs. Within delegated authority, the C4D Officers will be
responsible for the following duties to support the efficient and effective
delivery of AO programmes and operations.


Job Purpose: Under
the direct supervision of the Head of Area Office, the i Programme Policy
Officer (Communications/C4D) will provide effective specialized support and
technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet
food assistance needs. Within delegated authority, the C4D Officer will be
responsible for the following duties to support the efficient and effective
delivery of AO programmes and operations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Programme communication strategy and plan of
action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation
effectively managed, facilitated and executed for social and behavioural change
in support of efficient and effective programme delivery.

·       Culturally relevant programme communication
materials designed, pre-tested, and produced in time, meeting requirements and
quality standards.

·       Strong partnerships with community groups,
leaders, media and other partners in the community and civil society developed
and enhanced to promote participation in social and behavioural changes
supportive of programme goals.

·       Effective training materials and activities
organized, developed and implemented to build capacity in participatory and
behaviour communication at various government levels.

·       Human interest stories, videos and briefs
showcasing the impact of UN Women’s work on the ground are developed in
collaboration with programme managers to enhance UN Women’s resource
mobilization efforts.

·       Facilitate CO, donor and journalist’s visits
to WFP AO operations and help to build appropriate stories related to WFP
operation in Uganda.

·       Help develop a communications strategy to
publicize WFP’s work in AO, contributing to knowledge among beneficiaries and
the public (includes working with development and cooperating partners for more
WFP visibility at distribution points).

·       Assist in implementing public information and
advocacy strategies developed at the Country Office.

·       Support RBN and CO information unit/donor
relations unit as needed e.g. messages or photographs for funding proposals and

·       Produce photographs, videos and interviews of
beneficiaries or stakeholders when required by the Head of Field Office or by
Country Office Public Information unit in order to illustrate the humanitarian
needs and to promote the WFP response.

·       Provide support to the Area Office to address
critical information and reporting requirements from the Country Office.

·       Liaise with other WFP units and partners to
obtain detailed information on humanitarian situation in the field and WFP

·       Provide regular inputs from the field
situation reports (SITREPS) and monthly operational reports, summarizing WFP

·       Compile information and data required for
other operational reports, donor briefs, maps and other informational tools or

·       Prepare status and progress reports,
including weekly situation reports and adhoc briefs covering operational
activities and provide timely update to the Country Office on humanitarian
situation developments from the region.

·       Procure and deliver core publications,
communications and branded products and services, working with service
providers and enforcing corporate standard processes to provide cost-effective,
quality and timely services to WFP.

·       Support WFP reporting to UNAC/ASMT and other
relevant working groups with UN agencies and other humanitarian partners on
behalf of Area Office.

·       Ability to support formulation,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and

·       Knowledge of Results Based Management and PRA
principles and approaches is an added advantage

·       Ability to maintain networks and partnerships
with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and
build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies

·       Supports relevant, high-impact advocacy
activities and campaigns with key partners.

·       Collects knowledge on current and emerging
trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies,
approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices.

·       Contributes to knowledge networks and
communities of practice

·       Other as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate for the United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Communications/C4D)
job vacancy must hold an advanced University degree in Communications,
Economics, International Development, Gender and human rights related
disciplines, Social Sciences or related field.

·       At least three to four years of relevant
experience at the national or international level with development, planning
and management of social development programmes, including some experience in
other developing countries.

·       Practical experience in the adaptation and
application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

·       Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in
WFP communications and public relations operating standards.

·       Has provided input into policy discussions
and decisions as well as excellent influencing and communication skills, both
written and verbal

·       Fluency in both oral and written
communication in English and WN Local languages/dialects is a plus


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: 4th February 2021


For more of the
latest jobs, please visit 
https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.