Programme Policy Officer (nutrition) Noa , Kampala, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-22
Expires 2024-08-22
ID #2197107296
Programme Policy Officer (nutrition) Noa , Kampala, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified June 18, 2024


JOB TITLE: Programme Policy Officer (Nutrition programme) TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term - NOA UNIT/DIVISION: Programme Unit – Resilient Food systems and nutrition sub-unit DUTY STATION (City, Country): Kampala Uganda with frequent field visits DURATION: 12 Months BACKGROUND 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.

In Uganda WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

WFP also provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees.

WFP also works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

WFP supports the implementation of an Integrated Nutrition programme (Nutrition plus) across the 9 districts of Karamoja which is a nutrition sensitive programme with a strong link with livelihood resilience.

The main objective of the programme is to contribute to the sustained reduction of high malnutrition levels by providing treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition among children under 5 years, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

In addition, WFP is delivering a nutrition programme in the refugee programme where a standardized ration of specialised nutritious foods is provided and other nutrition services such as growth monitoring and promotion, prenatal and postnatal services based on the national IMAM guidelines.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT: The purpose is to provide support to policy and programme activities at country office level to effectively meet WFP Uganda programme.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide project management support for the nutrition programmes ensuring compliance with WFP standards and procedures and coordination with wider programmes.

Activity Manager for Nutrition activities, follow up on implementation at the field level with implementing partners as well as on activity budget, ensuring that spending and activities align with donor specification Follow data gathering and monitoring systems and liaise with the RAM nutrition focal point to maintain rigorous quality standards.

Ensure that monitoring and evaluation recommendations are implemented to always improve the quality and efficiency of the nutrition activities Contribute towards developing projects, plans, and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.

Contribute to preparing accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration and monitor ongoing projects.

Support the identification, development, and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved implementation of nutrition activities.

Support field staff, acting as a referral point and assisting them with analysis and queries.

Support the Scaling up of Nutrition Business network activities as well as coordination of the HIV-related work that WFP engages in under the UNJT Ensure coordination with other UN agencies in Nutrition and the government counterparts.

Other as required.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT: Timely preparation of field level agreement, annual and biannual reports Evidence of increased scale, performance quality and sustainability of nutrition activities through key performance indicators.

Organise and/or attend consultations and technical coordination meetings.

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Education: The ideal candidate for the job placement should hold an advanced University degree obtained from a recognized education institution in any of the following areas, Nutrition/ public Health, Agriculture, Social Sciences, or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience in public health, nutrition, Health Systems Strengthening and HIV.

Experience working in nutrition programmes and working with government line ministries, national and local non-governmental organizations.

Knowledge & Skills: Good knowledge of and working experience within the area of Nutrition and HIV/TB are essential requirements for this position.

Successful track record in advocacy, networking and inter-agency collaboration and management Strong organizational skills, with an ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to travel to the field to provide technical guidance to sub-offices and cooperating partners.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team.

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Programme policy officer (nutrition) noa , kampala

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