UN Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (IFMIS) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:   Programme Policy Officer (IFMIS)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

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 (IFMIS) will provide support to the feasibility study on the deployment of the government’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) to support SAGE and DRDIP beneficiary payments and operational support for DRDIP programmes.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and assess national policies in place that would support the deployment of IFMS as a beneficiaries’ payment platform.
  • Identify key technical persons that would be engaged in informatic interviews to support the feasibility study.
  • Consult key Person tools that would potentially be deployed to support beneficiary payments.
  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders.
  • Assess the capacity of district local government officials in the use of Government to Person payment tools and platforms.
  • Analyze the current beneficiary payment modalities in place for both DRDIP and SAGE beneficiaries to identify areas for integration with national single registry and payment platforms through desk reviews and consultations
  • Conduct a validation meeting with key stakeholders on findings and recommendations.
  • Any other duties that will be assigned by the led Consultant.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (IFMIS) job should hold an advanced (Masters) University degree in financial management, Statistics, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) or in related academic field.
  • Seven years of professional experience in social protection, government to person payment
  • Experience with application of client services standards to resolve or escalate clients’ service problems
  • Three years of in-depth experience working with the IFMS.
  • Language: Proficiency in English Language and proficiency in local language(s) widely used by beneficiaries in West Nile



  • 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: 19th January 2022


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