UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Agriculture Market Support) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Agriculture Market Support)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Nutrition & Food Systems


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 direct supervision of the Head of Nutrition & Food
Systems, the Programme Policy Officer (Agricultural Market Support) will
provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet
objectives of the Agriculture Market Support Portfolio.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

strategic direction of the AMS programme, provide on-the-job training and build
competencies of the team members to create an enabling environment for action
and performance         

revise and prioritise the budget for the AMS implementation for the extended
CSP period as well as on an annual basis.

WFP as a credible agricultural development partner vis-vis the Government of
Uganda, UN agencies, donors including multi-lateral institutions, as well as
other agricultural

partners through coordination, capacity support, joint programming and evidence

that qualitative and quantitative information and data are digitally captured,
analyzed and disseminated to demonstrate programme impact, adjust the programme
implementation, and catalyse the adaptation of AMS-like smallholder development
models in national programmes.

Design a
framework of collaboration, including participation in the review and
formulation of national policies and strategies with MAAIF and MoTIC, and
support in forming cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of
Gender to link agricultural development to national school feeding and social
assistance programmes.

strategic partnership with donor projects (USAID, DFID, IA, BMZ projects), UN
agencies and other agricultural players to harmonise targeting and create
synergy in smallholder support.

the AMS activity implementation of cooperating partners at the national level.

Seek and
strengthen internal programme integration across SOs for effective use of
resources, balanced support to refugees and nationals in refugee-hosting areas,
demonstrated action for the transition from relief to development, as well as
nutrition-sensitive and gender transformative programming.

market systems development activity and link market-off-takers, including
medium to large-scale WFP suppliers to AMS-assisted farmers’ organisations

opportunities and risk mitigation measures to increase agric. lending and
insurances services to the FOs.

with the technical team at HQ, RNB and WFP Centers of Excellence for advice,
contribution to corporate learning and documentation and South to South

funding proposals, write/contribute to internal and external reports and
provide inputs to the overall advocacy, resource mobilization and public
communications of WFP Uganda.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Agriculture Market Support) job vacancy
must hold an advanced university degree in agricultural economics/development
studies/economics degree with strong programming and in leadership background

At least
10 years of relevant working experience, preferably in agriculture,
agribusiness and agricultural finance in a government agency, development
organisation or private company 

experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.

Has led
a Sub Office or a small country/area office programme team or a component of a
country office programme portfolio.

engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.

in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

competencies such as Action Management, Client Orientation, Cognitive Capacity,
Innovation, Partnering and Teamwork, marketing, supply chain, negotiation and
sales principles.

in spoken and written English



Programme Lifecycle & Food
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,
Demonstrates the
ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and
efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e.
Nutrition, VAM, etc.): 
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/
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: 28th March 2021


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