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Programme Policy Officer (Business/ Data Analyst) SC8, Kampala

Programa Mundial de Alimentos

Medical & Pharmaceutical

UGX Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:  These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.

Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

JOB PURPOSE:  To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance. Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures. Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained. Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities. Contribute to the preparation of 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, monitor ongoing projects. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives. Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries. Supervise country office data management team with the overall guidance of the leadership of CP management unit. Review minimum data quality and data consistency requirements by activity and standardize data collection and quality assurance approaches. Review the monitoring data value chain with the view to make it more efficient effective, and available through targeted and innovative enhancements/automation such as the use of Tableau and DOTS to visualize and monitor data quality, results, etc. Explore practical options to streamline partner reporting in line with corporately available tools and consultation with field offices. Responsible for the overall management of data management dashboards, and innovative solutions


Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.). Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations. Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


Education:  A first university degree in Statistics, Research, Computer Science, Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Economics, Social Sciences, or any related academic qualification. An Advanced University degree in a similar field is a plus.

Experience:  At least two years of post-graduate professional experience in data modelling, data warehousing, data integration, data mining and data quality. Experience with development work; Programme management with managerial experience; and previous work experience in data management with WFP is an added advantage.

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

Application Deadline: 28 June, 2024

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