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

Job Title:   Programme Policy Officer (Livelihoods)

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 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:  In line with GCR & CRRF Resilience & Self-reliance pillar, the Livelihoods officer will be responsible for coordinating effective mainstreaming of sustainable livelihoods interventions in Uganda’s refugee response for both host and refugee communities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Take stock of and profile livelihoods and resilience actors at National, Sector, District, and settlement levels of Uganda’s refugee response.
  • Build and maintain constructive working relationships in the Humanitarian-Development –Peace nexus for sustainable livelihoods and resilience interventions in refugee response.
  • Support lead Ministries and other agencies in the design, implementation and evaluation of National, Sector and sub-national livelihoods programmes.
  • Work with Department of refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister, and other partners to ensure that livelihood interventions and their respective deliverables and outcomes are routinely captured and updated in the National Refugee Response Management System (URRMS) and other knowledge management systems.
  • Coordinate the various stakeholders to participate in monthly Livelihood Sector Working Group (LSWG) forums to ensure inter-sector knowledge exchanges and complementarities.
  • Ensure effective participation of livelihoods and resilience sector partners in inter-sector refugee response dialogues that ensure synchronized planning, knowledge exchange and horizontal solutions to implementation of the various refugee response plans.
  • Support dissemination and adoption of JLIRP to the various refugee hosting districts and livelihoods programmes.
  • Collaborate with government agencies to guide and support research studies related to livelihoods and resilience sector for refugee response.
  • Conduct sector- wide data and specific information analysis for CRRF reporting on local economy for respective refugee hosting districts.
  • Support the generation of knowledge, documentation of experiences and lessons learned on successful approaches/models as well as dissemination to the various actors in refugee response.
  • Coordinate engagement of the private sector and market-based solutions in refugee response programming.
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor(s).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Livelihoods) job placement must hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Business studies, Development Studies, or relevant Social Science field
  • Five years of field experience in country in the design and implementation of Sustainable livelihoods programmes is required.
  • The individual should have updated contemporary development knowledge and extensive working experience in the understanding of Humanitarian + Development and Peace Nexus, Sustainable Development, Livelihoods Approaches and its links to Conservation and Natural Resource Management.
  • Experience in capacity building, strategic planning, communication, documentation of lesson learned and best practices, as well as monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Prior experience of working with field based, diverse ethnics, cultures is desirable.
  • The position requires knowledge of data storage and analysis, computer programs like MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point.
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills that include report writing, presentation, documentation, consultation and facilitation in English language.
  • Language: Proficiency in English Language and proficiency in local language(s) widely used by beneficiaries in West Nile


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.


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Deadline: 14th October 2022


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