UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer - Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer - Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda

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 (Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation) to be based in Arua. Selected candidate will be employed on Special Service Agreement.

    Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.

  • Job holders operate with a high degree of independence, manage more junior staff to ensure that programme and policy objectives are achieved in full. They are usually involved in a wide variety of programme and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of a considerable complexity.

  • At this level job holders are expected to contribute to performance improvement.

    Job Purpose

  • To support preparation and coordination of the evaluation, including overseeing baseline data collection that must occur before the first CBT+ payments in early 2021.

    Key Accountabilities(not all-inclusive)

  • Supervise daily coordination between the impact evaluation team and local counterparts (including data collection firm and project implementing partners), ensuring that concerns are effectively communicated between parties, flagging emerging issues that may be of potential concern to one or both parties, and ensuring that effective and productive collaboration is maintained.

  • Ensure targets are met on time and all activities are carried out in accordance with the study design.

  • Cooperate effectively with all co-workers, as well as national, provincial, and local government officials, and any other stakeholders or external collaborators.

  • Work closely with the implementing organizations to ensure compliance with randomization protocols and treatment assignments are administered according to the agreed upon protocols and plans.

  • Ensure that evaluation activities that need to take place prior rollout of interventions (e.g., baseline data collection; randomization) are effectively carried out.

  • Lead the design and revision of quantitative survey questionnaires for baseline and follow-up data collection as well as survey manuals; and liaise with technical support staff for survey software.

  • Deliver training and sensitizing of enumerators and field-testing of questionnaires.

  • Run pilot survey exercises, provide feedback on field operations and survey instruments, and make and monitor improvements.

  • Conduct daily monitoring and supervision of the firm contracted to carry out data collection, helping to ensure sampling strategies are implemented adequately and that activities are carried out per the TOR.

  • Keep the impact evaluation team and relevant members of the project implementation team routinely updated on activities, concerns and decisions that need to be made.

  • Prepare written reports on findings from qualitative investigations; and feedback and analysis on progress of program implementation and piloting and fielding of survey instruments.

  • Produce data visualizations and assist in the analysis of the survey data, and the writing of project reports and policy memos.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

    Functional Capabilities

  • Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency levelProgramme Lifecycle & Food AssistanceDisplays 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 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 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.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in economics, social science or related fields, including training in econometrics and statistics.

  • At least five years of relevant work experience in the field in Uganda

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience using Stata.

    Previous experience with:

  • Designing original data collection protocols and large multi-topic survey instruments.

  • Panel survey data collection.

  • Paper and/or electronic data collection management.

  • Electronic data collection software.

  • Geo-spatial data collection.

  • Evaluation of nutrition interventions.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer - Field Coordinator CBT+ Impact Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda

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