Programme Policy Officer needed at United Nations World Food Programme

Job Title:              Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:   The Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) will actively   contribute to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategic direction of digital delivery mechanism and systems including BIAM, SCOPE CODA and supporting scale up of the cash transfer mechanism.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Technically support the modelling of cash transfeer mechanism and deployment of SCOPE CODA under the Karamoja Nutrition Programme in the MCHN programme;
  • Coordinate with WFP internal delivery mechanism for cash progragramming and work closely with CBT and AME units to develop an integrated delivery mechanism of programmes;
  • Support the next phase of BIAM design, delivery and implementation for government and other development partners;
  • Support and participate in the Cash Technical Working Group and other relevant delivery fora to support the harmonization of social transfers with humanitarian cash delivery systems;
  • Engage and collaborate with government safety nets programmes to technically support the delivery of social assistance programmes in an efficient and transparent assistance delivery mechanism;
  • Provide technical input for scalability of the national social protection systems and platforms such as Social Assistance Grant Empowerment (SAGE);
  • Support the technical rollout and expansion of the community registration and the deployment of Assistance Delivery Mechanism tools to the various WFP and partner programmes;
  • Support the design phase of the continuous registration in the country;
  • In consultation with Area and Field offices, support the development of a communication strategy and materials for the BIAM engagement delivery strategy;
  • Support the appraisal of various cash assistance delivery mechanisms to suit specific programmes based on context and design to support proposal development;
  • Support the development of a Risk Matrix for the selected assistance delivery mechanism and collaboratively work with Field and Area offices on mitigation measures for smooth implementation of the programmes;
  • Support the designing and implementation of appropriate continuous process monitoring tools to ensure compliancy to WFP’s policies and procedures;
  • In consultation with the Regional Bureau and Headquarters teams, propose appropriate delivery mechanisms for the different stakeholders such as Government and potential implementing partners;
  • Support as a central link between WFP, government and development partners in coordinating delivery mechanism across the different stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Assistance Delivery Mechanism) job placement should hold an advanced degree in any of the following areas obtained from a recognised education institution: Business Management, Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Social Sciences or any related area;
  • At least five (5) years of post graduate professional experience in design and implementation of humanitarian and development assistance delivery mechanism at community and national level;
  • Knowledge of business analysis philosophies and methodologies;
  • Awareness of technologies used in beneficiary transfer management in humanitarian contexts;
  • Possession of a combination of specific skills in cash transfer delivery, ratio analysis for cash and food, community registration and linkage with government priorities, integrated model programming
  • Previous experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


  • 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.

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

How to Apply:

All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

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Deadline: 20th December 201


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