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Kampala, Uganda



February 28, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The World Food Programme is an international organization within the United Nations that provides food assistance worldwide. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and the leading provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, WFP is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.


Job Title

Programme Policy Officer (Social Protection, Learning & Policy) job at World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer Social Protection (CST) within the Resilience and Social Protection programme team, the primary job purpose of the PPO-Social Protection Learning & Policy is to establish and support collaborative learning, knowledge generation and feedback. Working closely with monitoring and evaluation colleagues, the PPO will facilitate processes to help the CSSP team and partners advance their learning agenda and achieve their learning goals and the delivery of knowledge products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead development, implementation and monitoring of a learning agenda and uptake strategy (including communication and advocacy) for the Child Sensitive Social Protection Programme (CSSP) that engages both the WFP social protection team and its partners

  • Coordinate research, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities under the CSSP that translate evidence into knowledge products

  • Establish and lead a virtual learning network for WFP’s social protection team across its country, area and field offices

  • Facilitate team members to undertake real-time learning and collectively identify areas to further develop social protection capacities


  • Introduce and regularly apply tools, techniques and exercises to identify and capture lessons and other learning; participate in internal reviews and assessments to support lesson learning

  • Organise activities that foster learning at the individual and group level, such as brown bag seminars, webinars, virtual roundtables, etc.

  • Identify and work with WFP and external subject matter experts to provide CSSP team members and partners with access to technical expertise

  • Work with subject matter experts to shape and finalize knowledge products

  • Coordinate disseminating information to government and development partners and other key stakeholders in the social protection sector

  • Other tasks and duties as required and/or assigned by the supervisor


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

  • Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards:

  • Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Respects others and values diversity:

  • Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Stays focused and calm under pressure:

  • Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn:

  • Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers results for maximum impact:

  • Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results Delegates appropriately:

  • Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed Adapts readily to change:

  • Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

  • Is inclusive and collaborative: Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and constructive feedback:

  • Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

  • Builds and shares new perspectives:

  • Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision:

  • Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

  • Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things:

  • Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant Analyses and evaluates data:

  • Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

Considers the impact of decisions:

  • Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

  • Builds partnerships: Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others

  • Collaborates to deliver common objectives:

  • Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals

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Qualifications and Competencies


  • Advanced degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Business or related area


  • At least five (5) years of post-graduate professional experience in research, knowledge management and/or policy dialogue


  • Experience working with Uganda government social protection programmes

  • Experience with WFP systems and procedures

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Exceptionally strong communication, advocacy and facilitation skills

  • Highly effective at networking and sourcing expertise

  • Deep understanding of social protection systems and processes

  • Familiarity with adult learning approaches and techniques and leading and motivating groups


  • Fluency in English (both oral and written communication)

Earn an Internationally Recognised Degree

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