UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection, Learning & Policy) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Social Protection, Learning & Policy)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programme Policy Officer Social Protection


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:  Under
the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer Social Protection (CST) within
the Resilience and Social Protection programme team, the primary job purpose of
the PPO-Social Protection Learning & Policy is to establish and support
collaborative learning, knowledge generation and feedback. Working closely with
monitoring and evaluation colleagues, the PPO will facilitate processes to help
the CSSP team and partners advance their learning agenda and achieve their
learning goals and the delivery of knowledge products.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

development, implementation and monitoring of a learning agenda and uptake
strategy (including communication and advocacy) for the Child Sensitive Social
Protection Programme (CSSP) that engages both the WFP social protection team
and its partners

research, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities under the CSSP  that translate evidence into knowledge

and lead a virtual learning network for WFP’s social protection team across its
country, area and field offices

team members to undertake real-time learning and collectively identify areas to
further develop social protection capacities

and regularly apply tools, techniques and exercises to identify and capture
lessons and other learning; participate in internal reviews and assessments to
support lesson learning

activities that foster learning at the individual and group level, such as
brown bag seminars, webinars, virtual roundtables, etc.

and work with WFP and external subject matter experts to provide CSSP team
members and partners with access to technical expertise

with subject matter experts to shape and finalize knowledge products

disseminating information to government and development partners and other key
stakeholders in the social protection sector

tasks and duties as required and/or assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection, Learning & Policy)
job vacancy must hold an advanced degree in Economics, Social Sciences,
Business or related area

At least
five (5) years of post-graduate professional experience in research, knowledge
management and/or policy dialogue

strong communication, advocacy and facilitation skills

effective at networking and sourcing expertise

understanding of social protection systems and processes

with adult learning approaches and techniques and leading and motivating groups



working with Uganda government social protection programmes

with WFP systems and procedures



Chain Management and Optimization:
Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations
to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of
current networks.

Project & Resource Management:
Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of
own team by collecting data from diverse sources.

Management & Reporting:

Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision
making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater
humanitarian community.

Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution:
Ability to collect and collate necessary
information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.

and Inventory Management:
ability to carry out day to day activities around warehouse and inventory
management in a manner that complies with WFP’s operational warehouse

Assistance and Coordination:
awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key
stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting
individual mandates and programme priorities.


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: 18th February


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