Programme Policy Officer (proact) Sc8, Moroto, Moroto

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2204810892
Programme Policy Officer (proact) Sc8, Moroto, Moroto
Uganda, Northern Region, Moroto,
Modified June 24, 2024


JOB TITLE: Programme Policy Officer (Anticipatory Action) TYPE OF CONTRACT: Service Contract, SC8 UNIT/DIVISION: Moroto Field Office (MFO) DUTY STATION (City, Country): Moroto, Uganda DURATION: 12 Months REPORTING LINE: To the Head of Field Office (Ho FO) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Programme Policy Officer (Anticipatory Action) will play a pivotal role in the World Food Programme's (WFP’s) efforts to enhance resilience to shocks and climate change in the Karamoja sub-region.

This role focuses on developing and implementing anticipatory action activities through forecast-based financing mechanisms within WFP.

The Officer will also work to enable local governments and community capacities to implement anticipatory actions as a sustainable approach to mitigate the impacts of shocks and climate change and strengthen shock-responsive systems in the sub-region.

KEY ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES: Anticipatory Action Planning and Implementation Develop and lead the implementation of forecast-based financing (Fb F) and anticipatory action strategies and plans in Karamoja.

Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to integrate anticipatory actions into existing WFP, district local government and partner programmes and activities.

Identify and prioritize risks and design anticipatory interventions to mitigate the impact of potential shocks and climate change.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of anticipatory action initiatives and adjust strategies as needed.

Forecast-Based Financing Mechanisms Design and implement forecast-based financing mechanisms to trigger anticipatory actions before shocks occur.

Develop early warning systems and triggers for releasing funds based on forecasts.

Collaborate with meteorological and climate institutions to ensure accurate and timely data for decision-making.

Capacity Building and Training Conduct capacity assessments of local government and community structures.

Develop and deliver training programmes to enhance the skills and knowledge of local authorities and community members in implementing anticipatory actions.

Provide technical assistance and ongoing support to local government officials and community leaders.

Promote knowledge sharing and best practices in anticipatory action and resilience-building.

Community Engagement and Outreach Engage with community stakeholders to raise awareness and understanding of anticipatory actions and resilience strategies.

Facilitate participatory planning processes to ensure community involvement in the design and implementation of anticipatory actions.

Support the development of community-based early warning systems and response plans.

Partnership Development and Coordination Establish and maintain partnerships with district local government structures, NGOs, and other stakeholders involved in resilience and anticipatory action initiatives.

Coordinate with partners to align efforts, share resources, and avoid duplication of activities.

Represent WFP in relevant coordination meetings, working groups, and forums.

Research, Analysis, and Reporting Conduct research and analysis on risks, vulnerabilities, and the effectiveness of anticipatory actions.

Prepare comprehensive reports, policy briefs, and case studies to inform decision-making and advocacy efforts.

Contribute to the development of funding proposals and donor reports.

Programme Management and Administration Oversee the planning, budgeting, and implementation of anticipatory action projects.

Ensure compliance with WFP policies, procedures, and standards in all programme activities.

Maintain accurate records and documentation of programme activities and expenditures.

Perform other duties as required to support the successful implementation of WFP's anticipatory action initiatives in Karamoja.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Education: A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as Environmental Science, Disaster Management, Climate Change, Agriculture, Social Sciences, International Development, or a related discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields, combined with additional relevant work experience and/or specialized training.

Specialized Training or Certifications Certifications in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation, Project Management (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2), or other relevant areas.

Courses or diplomas in areas such as Forecast-Based Financing, Early Warning Systems, Humanitarian Response, or related fields.

Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience in programme management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, or related fields, with a focus on anticipatory action or resilience-building.

Experience in designing and delivering training programmes and capacity-building initiatives.

And working with communities and local governments to implement resilience and anticipatory action strategies.

Knowledge & Skills Forecast-Based Financing (Fb F): Understanding of forecast-based financing mechanisms and their application in disaster risk reduction.

Ability to design and implement Fb F systems, including setting triggers and thresholds for action.

Early Warning Systems: Knowledge of developing and managing early warning systems to anticipate and respond to potential shocks.

Skills in interpreting meteorological, climatic, and other hazard-related data to inform decision-making.

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Proficiency in DRR strategies, frameworks, and best practices.

Ability to conduct risk assessments and develop mitigation measures.

Climate Change Adaptation: Expertise in climate change adaptation strategies and their integration into anticipatory action plans.

Understanding of the impacts of climate change on food security, nutrition, and community resilience.

Project Management: Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, implementation, and reporting.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results on time.

Capacity Building and Training: Experience in conducting capacity assessments and developing training materials.

Skills in delivering training and workshops to diverse audiences, including local government officials and community members.

Data Analysis and Research: Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Ability to conduct research on risks, vulnerabilities, and the effectiveness of anticipatory actions.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Experience in designing and implementing M&E frameworks to track the performance and impact of anticipatory action initiatives.

Ability to use M&E tools and methodologies to inform programme adjustments.

Community Engagement: Skills in facilitating participatory planning processes and engaging community stakeholders.

Ability to collaborate with communities to develop and implement local anticipatory action plans.

Stakeholder Coordination: Proficiency in establishing and maintaining partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders.

Ability to coordinate activities and resources across multiple partners and sectors.

Technical Writing and Reporting: Strong technical writing skills for preparing reports, policy briefs, and funding proposals.

Ability to communicate complex technical information clearly and concisely.

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English.

Working knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Programme policy officer (proact) sc8, moroto

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