UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer (IFMIS), SSA9 Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer (IFMIS), SSA9 Jobs in Uganda

About WFP

  • 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 (IFMIS) SSA9 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on a short-term contract (3 months).

    Organizational Context

  • These job is found in WFP Uganda Country Office, reporting to the Team Leader of The Child Sensitive Social Protection Programme (CSSP), which is a SIDA-funded joint programme implemented by the Government of Uganda, UN World Food Programme and UNICEF. The overall goal of the programme is to improve community and household resilience among refugees and host populations in refugee-hosting districts of the West Nile.

  • The programme under its Capacity Outcome Statement is expected to enhance delivery capacities of national social protection programmes to effectively, efficiently, and equitably serve refugees and host communities in West Nile using SAGE, DRDIP & NUSAF as entry points in a way that improves their access to food and nutrition because of optimized and transparent programme design and delivery systems.

  • Through the capacity Needs assessment, it was determined that a feasibility study would be conducted on the deployment of the government’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) to support SAGE and DRDIP beneficiary payments and operational support for DRDIP programmes.
    Feasibility study questions will be,

  • What are the current beneficiary payment modalities in place for both DRDIP and SAGE beneficiaries?

  • What policies are in place to support the current payment modalities?

  • Are the current payment systems for beneficiary payment linked to the government IFMS system?

  • Are there policies that would support the deployment of the IFMS as a beneficiary and operation payment system for DRDIP and SAGE programme?

    Job Purpose

  • To provide support to the feasibility study on the deployment of the government’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) to support SAGE and DRDIP beneficiary payments and operational support for DRDIP programmes.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Identify and assess national policies in place that would support the deployment of IFMS as a beneficiaries’ payment platform.

  • Identify key technical persons that would be engaged in informatic interviews to
    support the feasibility study.

  • Consult key Person tools that would potentially be deployed to support beneficiary payments.

  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders.

  • Assess the capacity of district local government officials in the use of Government to Person payment tools and platforms.

  • Analyze the current beneficiary payment modalities in place for both DRDIP and SAGE beneficiaries to identify areas for integration with national single registry and payment platforms through desk reviews and consultations

  • Conduct a validation meeting with key stakeholders on findings and recommendations.

  • Any other duties that will be assigned by the led Consultant.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced (Masters) University degree in financial management, Statistics, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) or in related academic field.

  • Language: Proficiency in English Language and proficiency in local language(s) widely used by beneficiaries in West Nile

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in social protection, government to person payment.

  • Experience with application of client services standards to resolve or escalate clients’ service problems.

  • AT least 3 years in-depth experience working with the IFMS.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer (IFMIS), SSA9 Jobs in Uganda ​

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