UN Careers – Programme Policy Officer (Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme

Duty Station:


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 (Field
Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation) will support preparation and coordination
of the evaluation, including overseeing baseline data collection that must
occur before the first CBT+ payments in early 2021.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Supervise daily coordination between the impact evaluation
team and local counterparts (including data collection firm and project
implementing partners), ensuring that concerns are effectively communicated
between parties, flagging emerging issues that may be of potential concern to
one or both parties, and ensuring that effective and productive collaboration
is maintained.

Ensure targets are met on time and all activities are
carried out in accordance with the study design.

Cooperate effectively with all co-workers, as well as
national, provincial, and local government officials, and any other
stakeholders or external collaborators.

Work closely with the implementing organizations to ensure
compliance with randomization protocols and treatment assignments are
administered according to the agreed upon protocols and plans.

Ensure that evaluation activities that need to take place
prior rollout of interventions (e.g., baseline data collection; randomization)
are effectively carried out.

Lead the design and revision of quantitative survey
questionnaires for baseline and follow-up data collection as well as survey
manuals; and liaise with technical support staff for survey software.

Deliver training and sensitizing of enumerators and
field-testing of questionnaires.

Run pilot survey exercises, provide feedback on field
operations and survey instruments, and make and monitor improvements.

Conduct daily monitoring and supervision of the firm
contracted to carry out data collection, helping to ensure sampling strategies
are implemented adequately and that activities are carried out per the TOR.

Keep the impact evaluation team and relevant members of
the project implementation team routinely updated on activities, concerns and
decisions that need to be made.

Prepare written reports on findings from qualitative
investigations; and feedback and analysis on progress of program implementation
and piloting and fielding of survey instruments.

Produce data visualizations and assist in the analysis of
the survey data, and the writing of project reports and policy memos.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact
vacancy must hold a Master’s
degree or higher in economics, social science or related fields, including
training in econometrics and statistics.

At least five years of relevant work experience in the
field in Uganda

Strong oral and written communication skills in English

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Experience using Stata.

Previous experience with:

Designing original data collection protocols and large
multi-topic survey instruments.

Panel survey data collection.

Paper and/or electronic data collection management.

Electronic data collection software.

Geo-spatial data collection.

Evaluation of nutrition interventions.



Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Displays ability to identify the main
hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement
context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range
of food assistance tools.

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

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 ability to translate
understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict
situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

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.


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: 24th January 2021


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