Programme Policy Officer

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 16, 2020
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Programme Policy Officer (System Strengthening), Arua, 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.


To support the implementation of learning agendas, tool development and relevant strategic initiatives including supporting the Decentralized Planning Processes at Sub County Levels. The Advisor will liaise closely with technical advisors from other sectors to ensure seamless quality programming.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

He/she will be responsible for mainstreaming the application of the Corporate Country Capacity Strengthening Framework in Arua Area Office operations. This will be achieved through a combination of technical support, systems strengthening, partnership enhancement and documentation expertise.
More specifically, he/she will coordinate and support the implementation of capacity strengthening, including but not limited to i) lead on the finalization of Social Protection Local Government and Partner Workplans in alignment with Country office and on the review of existing FLAs; ii) lead on the adaptation of tools and frameworks for capacity strengthening.


Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relations, or a related field.
A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in project management, humanitarian or development project implementation, office management, and/or knowledge management.
Experience designing and implementing institutional capacity development programs is essential.
Facilitating and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes.

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