Programme Policy Officer (Emergency Preparedness and Response Advisor WFP/URCS)
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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 Country Offices (COs) and report to Head of Resilience.
Job Holder reports to Head of resilience and will be responsible to provide technical guidance to support Uganda CO to develop and EPR capacity stregthening road map.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Conduct a desk review of key national, regional and global documents, including WFP governing documents, EPR policies and frameworks;
- Undertake stakeholder mapping context and situation analysis on EPR national interventions and government plans around three workstreams (harzard analysis and early warning in food security and nutrition; nutrition and vulnerabilty analysis:humanitarian supply chain management systems; national prparedness and response including protection assesments, gender analysis and targeting processes)
- To provide an analysis of th e current and anticipated finanacial and resource commitments of the Government and other stake holders within the project timeframe.
- Conceptualize the framework for UGCO on support to EPR government plans
- Develop a road map and implementation/activity plan for the CO EPR programmes including governemnt (Office of the Prime Minister) and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS);
- Organize validation meetings of the implementation plan/roadmap with key stakeholders incuding government and URCS among others.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
- Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
- Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
- Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
- Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning.
- Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Post - graduate university degree in social sciences, development studies or another relevant field.
Experience: At least 6-10 years of experience in International Development and EPR.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Experience and Knowledge of Uganda context and operations around EPR
- Excellent knowledge and experience in capacity strengthening of governement and civil society institutions.
- Flexibility and excellent communication skills.
- Strong analytical, planning and wriiting skills
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline for applications 21st February 2019
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.