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at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 19, 2019
Category Training and Consultancy
Currency UGX


Consultant (Karamoja Social Registry/SCOPE Portifolio Manager)

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

WFP Uganda has established the Karamoja Social Registry (KSR), which is household data of the entire population in Karamoja, a region in North-Eastern Uganda. WFP Uganda needs a PM/Portfolio manager to be based in Karamoja to facilitate and coordinate the maintenance and operationalization of the KSR in the crucial inception phase.

The Karamoja region is characterized by unpredictable climatic conditions resulting in recurrent natural disasters as well as high-levels of vulnerability caused by marginalisation and a history of conflict and insecurity.

During a mission in 2016, WFP agreed with the Office of the Prime Minister to build the KSR on SCOPE and shape a model for future social protection platforms in the country. In April 2016, the Government established a Single Registry Sub-Committee and mandated WFP to technically support the GoU in modelling a single registry for the Karamoja region. The Karamoja Social Registry (KSR) should bridge the regional information gap by referring to unique identifiers and providing a common platform for social protection actors in Karamoja.

The Karamoja Social Registry (KSR) is a registry of all persons in a household for all districts of the Karamoja region. The registration process started in the Moroto District in November 2016 and was concluded in December 2018.

The next steps for the KSR will be data validation, management, updating and sharing; creation of a reporting engine of the registry to incorporate information on interventions of partners; rolling-out SCOPE/KSR platform for managing WFP interventions in Karamoja and for onboarding additional partners to the platform. This goes along with strengthening community engagement and linking the KSR with the NSR.

A SCOPE/KSR Portifolio Manager is therefore required to act as a liaison between the Area Office and the Country Office Digital Social Protection unit, to support and coordinate these activities in the field.

Oversee the field coordination of WFP interventions based on the KSR, in line with SCOPE implementation plans and programmatic priorities jointly determined by the AO and the CO DSP unit
Ensure KSR data quality, e.g. by leading field exercises for the purpose of removing duplicate data through adjudication
Create contextualized SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for beneficiary information and transfer management, in line with the WFP programme intervention cycle and in accordance with corporate guidelines
Manage/coordinate the activities of staff in relevant units and sub-units in the AO to operationalize SCOPE in accordance with KSR workplan
Train and build the capacity of relevant staff on the concept and practical application of the SCOPE platform, by devising contextualized training programs and by providing on-the-job training as relevant
Co-lead a regional KSR technical working group and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate the coordination of KSR-based interventions, while taking into account GoU, donor and partner expectations (short/medium/long-term)
Facilitate the sharing of the KSR data with the GoU and partners (e.g. Mercy Corps and Catholic Relief Services) for enhanced coordination and delivery of interventions


Analytical, written and oral communication skills, as well as conceptual thinking
Client orientation with excellent interpersonal skills and personal communication skills
proven ability to produce outputs independently
Excellent training skills
Flexibility and ability to take initiative to adapt to changing circumstances.

Experience Requirements

At least 3 years of postgraduate experience in project management, with knowledge on humanitarian/development food/cash interventions
Extensive experience in using SCOPE to manage both registrations and transfers, including working with SCOPE Service Desk to address issues related to beneficiary information and transfer management

- Experience in forging partnerships with Government and other relevant stakeholders in the humanitarian/development space to achieve project goals

- Experience in training delivery and conducting capacity-building for key stakeholders in field operations

- Training and knowledge of social protection dynamics and UN system policies and functions would be a strong asset

Credentials/skills in database management would be a strong asset

- Knowledge and awareness of digital platforms for digital identity advancement and their relevance in the context of Uganda would be an asset

Education Requirements

Advanced university degree (e.g. Master’s) in a relevant field or equivalent working experience and training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, project management, database management, or other related field.