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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 (WFP)

Duty Station: Uganda


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:

·        The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation) 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 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 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


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Deadline: 24th January 2021


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