Programme Policy Officer

World Food Programme, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th February, 2021

Job Description


To provide technical editorial expertise to the policy and programme activities and quality assurance of donor reporting, as well as support in the coordination and drafting of funding proposals.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direction of the Country Director:

  • Contribute towards the development of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance and consistent internal and external presentation
  • Provide editorial support to specific and defined business-improvement projects, ensuring a coordinated approach and consistent style/tone throughout
  • Support senior colleagues in the internal and external promotion of the Country Office’s learning agenda, with particular editorial responsibilities to assess the merits of draft reports and advise on how their structure and focus can be strengthened for maximum advocac
  • Improve and edit the content provided by Communication for Development (C4D) officers based at Area Offices into high quality products for internal and external purposes
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration and internal communication
  • Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned areas of work and timely preparation and distribution of high-quality information products to target audience(s) (media, donors, government)


Under the direction of the Head of Partnership Development Unit:

  •  Review the quality and accuracy of donor and other reporting to ensure consistency of information presented to stakeholders
  • Generate donor specific visibility content including text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to
  • support stewardship of priority donor relationships, ensuring consistency with corporate messages
  •  Support the coordination and drafting of funding proposals
  •  Other as required.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Broad Knowledge of WFP’s operational areas (i.e. Nutrition, Food Assistance, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to strategic discussions

Strategic Policy Engagement: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., engagement with external stakeholders, research, own experience) to strengthen WFP engagement and positioning

Socio-political Contextual Understanding: Demonstrates deep understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making.


Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, 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: Minimum six years of relevant professional work experience in relevant roles

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


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