Jobs in Uganda - Programme Policy Officer (Food Systems & Agricultural Market Support),SC8 (136162) Job at World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Policy Officer post (Food Systems & Agricultural Market Support),SC8 (136162)

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 February 2021

Hiring Organization  World Food Programme (WFP)

NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS

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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 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.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in South West Area Office and Arua Area Office with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Programme Policy Officer-Food Systems and Agricultural Market Support),SC8 to be based at South West Area Office.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity. 

JOB PURPOSE
The Programme Policy Officer - Food Systems/ Agriculture Market Support (Livelihoods) under direct supervision of the Head of Programme, will provide support to Policy and Programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs of Persons of Concern and other vulnerable groups under the South West Area Office, overseeing implementation in 3 Satellite Offices

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (1/1)
• Provide technical advice to the Area Office on WFP Asset Creation and Livelihood programming and Agriculture Market Support Programme (overall Food systems) including design, budgeting, planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
• Strengthen programme integration and synergies especially linkages between Assets Creation, Livelihoods, Agriculture Market Support, General Food Assistance, Nutrition, etc.
• Provide technical guidance to the Area office on the Agriculture Market Support, Asset Creation and livelihood activities implementation.
• Provide technical guidance to the Area office on the Agriculture Market Support, Asset Creation and livelihood activities implementation.
• Support the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including Makerere University to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part of the NEPAD ARCH
• Support the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including Makerere University to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part of the NEPAD ARCH.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (2/2)
• Support the engagements with other agencies/stakeholder including Makerere University to roll out the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) as part of the NEPAD ARCH.
• Coordinate the 3PA region wide rollout plan with technical guidance from WFP Outcome and Activity Managers and in close collaboration with relevant ministries, including MGLSD, OPM, etc.
• Identify technical knowledge gaps in Livelihood/Food for Assets/ AMS among the WFP staffs and Cooperating Partner staff and provide tailored trainings, coaching and mentorship to enhance effective implementation and monitoring of the said programmes.
• In collaboration with the respective Satellite Offices and CPs, develop a database for all resilience sub-projects, understand their status and conduct a SWOT analysis for informed decision-making.
• Develop appropriate agricultural livelihood options and methodologies that can be used to inform sustainable HISP sub-projects and scalability.
• Any other duties as assigned.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate for PPO – Livelihoods and Agricultural Market Support (Food Systems) job placement should 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 trainings/courses

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
People
• Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
• Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
Performance
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
• Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
• Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Partnership
• Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
• Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

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 capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

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.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Desired experience
• A minimum of six (6) years of relevant working experience in either of the following fields: Livelihoods, FFA, Agriculture and Market support, Food systems, Humanitarian intervention, Refugee Operations and Community Engagement.
• Previous experience in implementing technical programs (i.e., Asset Creation and Livelihoods, GFA, Nutrition, AMS, etc.).
• Prior experience in implementing programmes and providing input into designing operations.
• Experience in providing input into policy discussions and decisions.
• Excellent influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Very good training skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive, result-oriented and interest in humanitarian development work.
Languages:
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Local languages/dialects are a plus.

Job Education Requirements: Degree


Job Experience Requirements: 6 years

Application procedure

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
4th February 2021


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

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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Date Posted: 2021-01-24

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