Programme Policy Officer- Cash Based Transfers and Market Access

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 25, 2020
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Programme Policy Officer- Cash Based Transfers and Market Access

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.

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the Head of field Office, the incumbent will perform, apply and implement appropriate processes, procedures and policies that support the efficient and effective procurement services, including:

Work closely with programme, supply chain, and Area/field Office staff to assist them with analysis and understanding of financial inclusion, financial literacy and agricultural market linkages in Arua Area Office to meet WFP goals
Work with WFP-contracted Financial Service Providers (FSPs) to ensure efficient and accountable cash distributions at field level;
Ensure evidence-based and market-oriented scale-up of cash-based transfers;
Expand the agent banking model with the objective of promoting financial inclusion for the people we serve
Verify that appropriate entitlements are disbursed.
Assist in reviewing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to identify and document impacts on underlying processes, systems, people and the organizational structure, In coordination with the Head of Programme, provide regular feedback to the CBT Coordinator at Country
Office level regarding the progress of the distributions, including achievements and constraints as well as suggested improvement actions
Provide hands-on guidance in the engagement with bank agents, CBT PoCs, smallholder famers and local retailers as part of the on-going expansion of cash transfers.

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


• Solid knowledge of category management, marketing, supply chain, negotiation and sales principles.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of five years of professional postgraduate experience in digital payment solutions in relation to agricultural development programmes.
Experience with mobile financial services, such as Agent Banking and/or Mobile Money is required.

Education Requirements

Advanced University degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Retail, Supply Chain, Management, Marketing, IT or other related fields.
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