Programme Policy Officer (Home Grown School Feeding)-NOB Kampala (167102) job at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Policy Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 01 July 2022

Hiring Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Details:

To provide effective technical and operational support to the school feeding programme that meets the objectives of WFP food assistance needs. She/he will be responsible for any school feeding related issue implemented in the Uganda Country Office.

Key Accountabilities
• Lead the effective management of school feeding programme in Uganda in internal and external coordination with relevant stakeholders and cooperating partners. Ensure that leadership of this role enables innovation, flexibility, and adaption to shifting circumstances
• Provide overall technical backstopping and guidance on the implementation of Home-Grown School Feeding programme to the Area Offices
• Liaise with Food Systems/Resilience unit to ensure the activity implementation is in line with WFP’s corporate guidelines, feeds into policy and strategic discussions
• Identify capacity gaps at national and sub national levels and search for innovative solutions
• Management and guidance of staff and focal points designated for the School Feeding programme ensuring that the operational and implementation plan are organised, reporting is effective, engagement with partners and relevant stakeholders is supportive.
• Provide support and capacity building where necessary, to ensure this is implemented smoothly.
• Regular oversight missions to the selected provinces within the area of responsibility – acting as the focal point for higher-level engagement with relevant internal and external stakeholders. Joint oversight missions and coordination with relevant WFP staff from other departments.
• Liaise with relevant internal operational units for follow-up on tasks related to finance, supply chain, procurement, reporting, external engagements, partnerships, and relevant regional and HQ engagements.
• Problem solving of any challenges that present a risk to WFP, its partners, and the project by providing innovative and forward-looking solutions.
• Compilation of reports that encompass all programmatic aspects of school feeding.
• Representation of WFP and school feeding at any UN or humanitarian/development coordination meeting and working groups.
• Engagement with other UN or NGO bodies that are implementing complimentary or related programming in responsibility.
• Contribute to the development of strategic and innovate solutions for the scale up and diversification of future school feeding mechanism.
• Other as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
• The ideal candidate for the job placement should hold an advanced University degree obtained from a recognised education institution in any of the following areas: Education, International Affairs, Economics & Planning, 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
• A minimum of seven (7) years relevant working experience coordinating or managing programmes in reputable organisations in any of the following areas: Education, Agriculture, Livelihood, Nutrition, Policy, or any other related area.
• Desired Experience for entry into the role.
• An understanding of the principles, issues and global frameworks relating to school feeding health and nutrition;
• Experience in undertaking similar or related studies; Familiarity with the Uganda policy environment on education, school feeding, health and nutrition, knowledge of education systems strengthening,
• Experience working with government entities
• Excellent analytical, communication and drafting skills are required; Maturity, initiative, courtesy, tact and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
• Ability to work under tight deadlines.
• Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English essential.

Core Organisational Capabilities
• 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.

Application procedure


Date Posted: 2022-06-19




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