Jobs in Uganda - Programme Policy Officer-Capacity Strengthening-SC8 Job at World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Policy Officer post-Capacity Strengthening-SC8

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

WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.

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 Karamoja 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 individual for the position of Programme Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening), SC8 to be based in Moroto.The selected candidate will be employed on service contract.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.
Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.
WFP interventions in Karamoja involve working closely with the nine District Local Governments (DLGs) in joint design and programming, evidence gathering, knowledge sharing, strengthening sub-national capacities as well as well establishing partnerships with other development partners.
WFP focus in Karamoja is in the following areas:
Nutrition activities to treat malnutrition and reduce stunting through nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes. Building resilience to shocks and climate change in anticipation of increased food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities. Ensuring school children receive nutritious meals to meet their basic food and nutrition needs and including increasing enrolment and attendance. Working with the government and partners to reduce crop losses, improve household food security and increase a marketable surplus. Deploying targeted relief assistance to crises-affected populations or households as informed by food security and nutrition assessments. Strengthening government’s shock-responsive systems to improve food security and nutrition in Karamoja
WFP programmes in Karamoja use food to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.
On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 1 million people in Karamoja sub region.

JOB PURPOSE
To develop and implement capacity strengthening plan for Karamoja in line with the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), and the Corporate Capacity Strengthening (CCS) framework. Lead and coordinate actions to transition WFP in Karamoja from “Doer” to “Enabler” which includes strengthening local capacities, promotion of appropriate practices, and influencing policy change.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (1/2)
1. Assess capacity strengthening gaps, and opportunities and articulate implementation measures in WFP Karamoja Capacity Strengthening Implementation Plan including revising it as required.
2. Complete the Capacity Needs Mapping Exercises (CNM) with partners in government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), negotiate priorities and develop joint work plans in alignment with the CCS Framework.
3. Establish partnerships with relevant stakeholders specialising in capacity strengthening initiatives e.g. NGOs, private sector, academia etc, to influence coordinated, collaborative and complementary action in line with District Local Governments (DLGs) and WFP priorities.
4. Lead on the adaptation of tools and frameworks for capacity strengthening.
5. Lead on the review and update of existing monitoring tools, and ensure that capacity strengthening considerations are reflected.
6. Develop an approach for qualitative capacity strengthening analysis, including methodology, tools and training package, train relevant staff on analysis and tools.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (2/2)
1. Contribute to key monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data collection and processes in capacity strengthening as needed.
2. Establish a monitoring mechanism to capture impact of WFP operations on capacity strengthening at DLG, sub-county and community level.
3. Participate in learning events and activities to build knowledge across WFP’s emergent capacity strengthening network.
4. Document capacity strengthening experiences and best practices to contribute to knowledge management within WFP and externally.
5. Promote compliance with WFP policies and strategies on capacity strengthening.
6. Implement trainings to equip WFP staff and partner personnel with the skills required to implement impactful capacity strengthening interventions.
7. Perform any other duties as required.

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relations, or a related field.

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
Communication: Excellent writing and speaking abilities; demonstrated openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Governance and Policy Analysis: Adept capacity to carry out policy, legal and regulatory framework analysis.

Knowledge of Uganda’s national and sub-national policy, legal and regulatory frameworks will be an added advantage.

Project Management: Knowledge of change management theories and best practices.

Professionalism: Ability to take initiative and consistently drive for high quality performance for self and colleagues.

Inventiveness: Ability to take calculated risks on new and unusual ideas to improve programmes and/or services.

Facilitation: Good at facilitating and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes. Interpersonal Skills: Strong interactive abilities across diversity, ideologies, and capabilities.

Leadership: Ability to provide management and guidance through strategies, tools and strategic thinking processes.
Language:
Fluency in written and oral English language.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
A minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of capacity strengthening.

Experience in designing and implementing institutional capacity development programs is required.

Job Education Requirements: Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 10 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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