UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Corporate Improvement & Editorial) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Corporate Improvement & Editorial)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head
of the Partnership Development Unit and the Country Director


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 (Corporate
Improvement & Editorial) will provide technical editorial expertise to the
policy and programme activities and quality assurance of donor reporting, as
well as support in the coordination and drafting of funding proposals.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Under the direction
of the Country Director:

contribute towards the development of projects, plans and processes, ensuring
alignment with wider programme policies and guidance and consistent internal
and external presentation

editorial support to specific and defined business-improvement projects,
ensuring a coordinated approach and consistent style/tone throughout

senior colleagues in the internal and external promotion of the Country
Office’s learning agenda, with particular editorial responsibilities to assess
the merits of draft reports and advise on how their structure and focus can be
strengthened for maximum advocac

and edit the content provided by Communication for Development (C4D) officers
based at Area Offices into high quality products for internal and external

with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration and internal

to communications through good research, analysis of assigned areas of work and
timely preparation and distribution of high-quality information products to
target audience(s) (media, donors, government)

Under the direction
of the Head of Partnership Development Unit:

the quality and accuracy of donor and other reporting to ensure consistency of
information presented to stakeholders

donor specific visibility content including text, photos, videos and audio for
use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to

stewardship of priority donor relationships, ensuring consistency with
corporate messages

the coordination and drafting of funding proposals

Other as


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Policy Officer (Corporate Improvement & Editorial) job vacancy must hold an
advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics,
Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other
field relevant to international development assistance, or First University
Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or

At least
six years of relevant professional work experience in relevant roles

in supporting projects and operational activities that maintain and develop
donor and host government partnerships

in providing routine coaching or training to new staff members within area of

in collating data, assisted in drafting resourcing analysis and collaborated
with accurate and timely briefs as well as reporting to donors

Fluency (level C) in English
language and the duty station’s language, if different.



Knowledge of WFP’s operational areas (i.e. Nutrition, Food Assistance, etc.):
Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP
specialised fields to contribute to strategic discussions

Policy Engagement: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs
(e.g., engagement with external stakeholders, research, own experience) to
strengthen WFP engagement and positioning

Contextual Understanding: Demonstrates deep understanding of the
multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates
which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making.

(involvement) in policy discussions and decisions

understanding of government and development partner strategies

analytical skills, with experience of developing powerful narratives to enable
action-oriented discussions with senior managers

technical support and identified opportunities for service delivery excellence,
including drafting internal and external communications and briefing material
to an exceptionally high standard.

editorial judgement and the knowledge and capacity to provide high quality
reports, with experience in branding and layout as added advantages

motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound
working environment.

provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of


NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply


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


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