UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer (Resilience and Social Protection) Jobs in Uganda

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.

UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer (Resilience and Social Protection) Jobs in Uganda

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate programme design and implementation with the District Local Governments especially as relates to increasing market access and consumption of diverse and quality foods, as well as increasing resilience of vulnerable households and communities;
  • Integrate food and nutrition security into programmes that support small holder farmers and food systems;
  • Engage with District Local Government to include in their plans, community awareness and consumption of diversified, nutrient dense, fortified and nutritionally adequate foods;
  • Support the District Local Government’s outreach programmes at Sub-County, Parish and Village level to develop interventions that attain increasing production of diverse and safe foods, increased household food availability and gender sensitive interventions;
  • Coordinate capacity building and technical support for groups, especially the youth and women on food systems including nutrition sensitive technologies, dietary diversification and nutrient dense diets;
  • Work closely with the with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to monitor community and individual adoption of the new nutrition-targeted agricultural practices and food consumption methodologies;
  • Promote food safety including appropriate methods of handling, preservation, processing, storage and utilization of agriculturally produced food;
  • Disseminate and demonstrate agri-nutrition sensitive technologies; food preparation and utilization; best practices; and energy and time saving technologies for women and the youth;
  • Establish technical cooperation and networks that facilitate collaboration across relevant sectors, agencies and public
    stakeholders working with the targeted community.
  • Strengthen and promote community engagement processes in the project areas, particularly identifying project beneficiaries, assessing their needs and addressing and resolving community issues.
  • Perform and document regular monitoring of programme activities in close coordination with the Field and Area Office teams;
  • Support the District Local Government and WFP teams in climate change adaptation and resilience and provides technical input to AO contributions to WFP climate change response programmes;
  • Provide technical support and linkage to the formulation and implementation of projects and programmes related to climate change adaptation and climate resilience within integrated multi-sectoral strategies and frameworks to address Zero Hunger
  • Integrate climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and climate-smart agriculture concepts, including options for climate change mitigation and approaches into field projects;
  • Participate in analytical tasks and support assessments and other analytical work; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements

  • Degree in one of the following; natural resource management; nutritional studies; social sciences, or agriculture
  • 3 years’ experience in leading, designing and implementing field level programmes addressing food and nutrition security;
  • Experience in ddevelopment policy formulation with knowledge of climate change-related programmes;
  • Demonstrated strong engagement skills with counterparts; client/community focused with an ability to provide prompt and high-quality responses;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management, operational skills in designing and/or managing projects, ability to support senior staff, specialists and clients in using the main processes related to project preparation and implementation;
  • Experience working across institutions in a collaborative way;
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills in English;
  • Experience in working in Northern Uganda;

    How to apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UN UN World Food Programme Programme Policy Officer (Resilience and Social Protection) Jobs in Uganda

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