Programme Policy Officer (Head of Agriculture Market Support Unit, CSTII job at World Food Programme

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Vacancy title:
Programme Policy Officer (Head of Agriculture Market Support Unit, CSTII

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

Jobs at:

World Food Programme

Deadline of this Job:
27 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, May 13, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Requisition ID 163221
WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent, and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.

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.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

We are seeking a qualified international consultant for the position of Programme Policy Officer (Head of Agriculture Market Support Unit, CSTII based in Kampala, with travel to the North, Southwest, and Midwest of the country. The selected candidate will be employed on a Regular Consultancy Contract (12 months).

Towards the over-arching goal of Zero Hunger, the UN World Food Programme - Uganda's Resilience portfolio aims at household and community resilience by integrating WFP programmes, partnering with development actors especially UN to UN collaboration and providing technical assistance to national and sub-national institutions. WFP Job Profile: Programme Policy Officer -Head of Agriculture Market Support Unit, CST. Page 2 of 3 Last revision: 30 November 2021 implements the Agriculture and Market Support program which constitutes the smallholder development portfolio of the Uganda Country Office and is housed within the broader Food Systems, Nutrition, Gender and Protection unit. WFP will in the extended CSP period, 2021 to 2025 strengthen outreach for young people aged between 18 to 35 years of age, women, and refugees. Interventions under the AMS will seek to create pathways for beneficiaries to create jobs or improve and expand existing opportunities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Nutrition, Food Systems, Gender and Protection, the Programme Policy Officer (Head of Agricultural Market Support unit) will provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet objectives of the Agriculture Market Support Portfolio.

• Articulate strategic direction of the AMS programme, provide on-the-job training and build competencies of the team members to create an enabling environment for action and performance
• Develop, revise, and prioritize the budget for the AMS implementation for the extended CSP period as well as on an annual basis.
• Position WFP as a credible agricultural development partner vis-vis the Government of Uganda, UN agencies, donors including multi-lateral institutions, as well as other agricultural development partners through coordination, capacity support, joint programming, and evidence generation
• Ensure that qualitative and quantitative information and data are digitally captured, analyzed, and disseminated to demonstrate programme impact, adjust the programme implementation, and catalyse the adaptation of AMS-like smallholder development models in national programmes.
• Design a framework of collaboration, including participation in the review and formulation of national policies and strategies with MAAIF and MoTIC, and support in forming cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Gender to link agricultural development to national school feeding and social assistance programmes.
• Build strategic partnership with donor projects (USAID, DFID, IA, BMZ projects), UN agencies and other agricultural players to harmonise targeting and create synergy in smallholder support.
• Coordinate the AMS activity implementation of cooperating partners at the national level.
• Seek and strengthen internal programme integration across SOs for effective use of resources, balanced support to refugees and nationals in refugee-hosting areas, demonstrated action for the transition from relief to development, as well as nutrition-sensitive and gender transformative programming.
• Lead market systems development activity and link market-off-takers, including medium to large-scale WFP suppliers to AMS-assisted farmers' organisations (FO).
• Identify opportunities and risk mitigation measures to increase agric. lending and insurances services to the FOs.
• Liaise with the technical team at HQ, RNB and WFP Centers of Excellence for advice, contribution to corporate learning and documentation and South to South Cooperation.
• Develop funding proposals, write/contribute to internal and external reports, and provide inputs to the overall advocacy, resource mobilization and public communications of WFP Uganda.

• At least 8-10 years of relevant working experience, preferably in agriculture, agribusiness and agricultural finance in a government agency, development organisation or private company
• Behavioral competencies such as Action Management, Client Orientation, Cognitive Capacity, Innovation, Partnering and Teamwork, marketing, supply chain, negotiation, and sales principles.
• Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procurement procedures is desirable.

Education: Advanced university degree in agricultural economics/development studies/economics degree with strong programming and in leadership background
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and additional UN language.

Friday 27th May 2022

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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