Programme Policy Officer job at World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Programme Policy Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 18 November 2022

Hiring Organization: World Food Programme

Job Details:

Programme Policy Officer (RAM -Data Analysis and GIS) , Kampala
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.
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
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 (RAM -Data Analysis and GIS) SC8 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract (12 months renewable).
Organizational Context
Under Research, Assessment and Monitoring Unit (formerly known as AMEL) – in 2022, WFP Uganda Country Office is committed to improve and reinforce the quality of the portfolio on its Food Security and Nutrition Assessments, to support data-driven and decision-making process for programme implementation. The position is cornerstone to ensure the launch and implementation of the Phase III – Resource Based Project for General Food Assistance and the targeting, prioritization and selection of beneficiaries. The phase 3, is the opportunity to systematize and prepare for country-wide scale up and replication. In addition to prepare the GIS analysis for the CO.
Job Purpose
The job holder is expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. The PPO (RAM – Data Analysis and GIS) will report to the Targeting and Prioritization officer in coordination with the Data analyst and Business intelligence officer

Key accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
• 1. Develop protocols and procedures to ensure Two-way Accountability and Transparency of Food Security and Nutrition Assessments and Analysis 1.1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of guidelines, protocols and procedures for data management, storage and sharing. 1.2. In coordination with the data analyst/scientist develop the protocols for mapping and storage of governments data
Key Accountabilities 1/3
• 2. Ensure high standards of quality, reliability and validity of the data and analysis in line with WFP’s privacy and protection guidelines.
• 2.1. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data. Ensure accurate, timely data collection and synchronization with spatial data infrastructure
• 2.2. Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets.
• 2.3. Prepare a range of progress reports and data analysis of the projects/ initiatives of the unit (e.g. mVAM, markets, resource utilization) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
• 2.4. Prepare a repository of data (official sources) and update following protocols and procedures (metadata).
• 2.5. Write program code in order to support the development and implementation of efficient and effective data collection solutions, assist in the installation, configuration and customization of systems ensuring compliance with Government and WFP’s data privacy and data sharing standards, guidelines and procedures

Key accountabilities 2/3
• Support Data driven evidence-based decision-making process in a timely manner according to programmatic and strategic needs (data preparedness)
• Assist in the preparation of materials and the delivery of trainings.
• Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of activities and processes alignment for data visualization.
• Prepare data visualization products (dashboards, maps) for WFP ongoing projects/initiatives (coverage), emergency and preparedness, government support (online data library) with innovative systems and solutions, in accordance with established WFP standards and templates
• Upload and archive all maps to WFP Geonode following established standards
• Leads by Example with Integrity
• Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards:
• Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Respects others and values diversity:
• Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Stays focused and calm under pressure:
• Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same
• Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn: \
• Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop
• Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments
• Delivers results for maximum impact:
• Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results Delegates appropriately:
• Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed Adapts readily to change:
• Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed
• Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork
• Is inclusive and collaborative: Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues
• Gives timely and constructive feedback:
• Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback
• Builds and shares new perspectives:
• Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives
• Applies Strategic Thinking
• Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision:
• Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision
• Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things:
• Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant Analyses and evaluates data:
• Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making
• Considers the impact of decisions:
• Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives
• Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
• Builds partnerships: Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others
• Collaborates to deliver common objectives:
• Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals

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.

Standard minimum qualifications
• Education:
• Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of postgraduate of relevant and progressive experience in data analysis, statistics, and assessments within food security, agriculture, nutrition, GIS or a closely related area, such as health, research, economics or information management systems. • Experience in conducting surveys and multiple-sectorial assessments, including the design, data collection and analysis is fundamental.
• Education: Advanced University degree in monitoring and evaluation, food security, information technology, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Social Sciences or other field relevant
• Skills/Competencies:
• Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, Vulnerability Analysis, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions
• Advanced experience in statistical analysis and mapping software like SPSS, STATA, R, SQL, GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS)
• Experience in the design or implementation of capacity strengthening on data collection, assessments, analytic work.
• Experience in collaborative work with national governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, as well as key stakeholders in the area of food security. Language: Fluency and accuracy in both oral and written communication in English.
Friday 18th November 2022


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Date Posted: 2022-11-15