10 Aug 2018

United Nations World Food Programme Jobs in Uganda : Programme Policy Officer (LIPW Advisor)

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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 (LIPW Advisor) will work towards achieving consensus within the LIPW Technical Working Groups on all issues relating to Labour Intensive Public Works; incorprate capacity building and strengthening (Human Resource and Istitutional) into the agenda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the dissemination of the Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPWs) guidelines;
  • Supporting Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) to establish a National LIPWs Technical Working Committee that will be responsible to appraise, supervise and monitor LIPW projects;
  • Strengthening the coordination and the capacity of members of the technical working committee to appraise, supervise and monitor LIPW dub projects;
  • Developing the ToT Training Manual and Materials;
  • Training selected ToTs at various levels;
  • Supporting and supervising district level disseminations;
  • Working as a liaison for UN WFP and MGLSD in ensuring implementation of the project;
  • Developing and environmental and social management framework and plan for LIPW; working with the communication teams of WFP and ESPP to develop and implement a Communications and Advocacy plan for LIPW,
  • Supporting completion and generation of consensus on the M&E and Implementation framework for LIPW guidelines;
  • Supporting the development and implementation of a Risk Management Framework;
  • Supporting the assessment of Public Works programmes to ascertain whether they can be incorporated into labour intensive public works as per LIPW guidelines;
  • Developing a Database to track all public works interventions in the country;
  • Enhance the relationship with key stakeholders in LIPW e.g. NUSAF
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (LIPW Advisor) job placement should hold an advanced University degree in any of the following fields: Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education and/or any relevant field in the Humanities
  • Post Graduate Diploma in the fields above.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW) as it relates to social protection and programmes led in conjunction with partner governments.
  • Previous experience in building capacity of government counterparts
  • Has experience working across the Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition.
  • Has led a Sub Office or a small country/area office programme team or a component of a country office programme portfolio.
  • Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions.


  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Displays 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 the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
  • 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.

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: 17th August 2018

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