WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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 a qualified individual for the position of Programme Policy Officer (LIPW Advisor) to be based in in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development - Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Special Service Agreement - SSA10.
There are several programmes taht include Public Works (PW) components being implemented in the country, particularly in Northern Uganda and Karamoja. they include the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF), the Karamoja Livelihoods Improvement Programme (KALIP), the Community-Driven Development (CDD) Programme and Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Programme (ALREP) with social protection objectives. the core function of the advisor is to build counterparts' capacity from a technical and leadership and management perspective.
The Advisor will work towards achieving consensus within the LIPW Technical Working Groups on all issues relating to Labour Intensive Public Works; incorprate capacity building and strengthening (Human Resource and Istitutional) into the agenda.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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 the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
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.
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..
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Advanced University degree in any of the following fields: Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education and/or any relevant field in the Humanities
2. Post Graaduate Diploma in the fields above.
1. At least seven (7) years' experience in Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) as it relates to social protection and programmes led in conjunction with partner governments.
2. Experience in building capacity of government counterparts,
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Friday 17th August 2018
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.
This vacancy is archived.
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