We are looking for Programme Policy Officer (Capacity Strengthening)
• Advanced university degree in Political Science, Disaster Management, Development, International Relations or other related field from a recognized institution;
o Or First University degree in one of the fields above with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses, attained from a recognized institution;
• At least seven years relevant working experience in project management, humanitarian or development project implementation, office management, and/or knowledge management;
• Experience designing and implementing institutional capacity development programs is essential;
• Experience working on joint projects between the Government of Uganda and international organisations;
• Knowledge of or experience in food assistance or relief, logistics, development, humanitarian aid, and/or social safety nets;
• Facilitating and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes;
• Knowledge of change management theory and best practices;
• Experience speaking professionally in front of groups and facilitating high-level meetings.
• Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential;
• A strong working knowledge and expertise in using MS Office applications;
• Assist in developing and coordinate implementation of a 4-year strategy for capacity strengthening, focusing on emergency preparedness and response, including aspects of gender equality, vulnerable groups and the environment;
I. Enhance partnerships, establish and maintain a mechanism for efficient and effective linkages with UN agencies, Government, Civil Society, donors and other institutions for capacity strengthening initiatives within WFP mandated areas.
• Support the formation of an evidence based-foundation for joint Capacity Strengthening efforts with government, in the areas of analysis of food security, disaster risk management, response analysis and supply chain support;
I. Engage OPM to conduct a baseline Disaster Risk Management (DRM) capacity assessment of Government.
In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives