Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
State: Kampala, UG
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Engineering Jobs in Uganda
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Biometrics Project Manager will be responsible for managing the rollout and evaluation of the biometric (fingerprint) ID checks of people collecting general food rations in refugee settlements across Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Drafting a data sharing agreement between WFP and UNHCR.
Incorporating the biometrics solution into the food collection procedures used by WFP and partners during distributions.
Developing a detailed implementation plan and budget for the project, including a procurement plan, staffing plan, and process monitoring plan.
Managing and monitoring the implementation plan and budget, anticipating and pre-empting potential cost and time over-runs.
Operating a Secretariat for the joint WFP-UNHCR-OPM biometrics technical working group, including ensuring meetings are regular, productive, and action/agreements are properly documented.
Supporting the area and field offices to establish similar coordination mechanisms at the field level.
Establishing an internal WFP technical working group made up of Communications, Supply chain, Programme, IT, Finance, Admin, HR, AME, and the area and field offices, and ensuring meetings are regular, productive, and action/agreements are properly documented and followed up.
Coordinating the field roll-out, including developing and delivering training, and supporting Communications to ensure roll-out is preceded and supported by an effective communication campaign.
Providing regular progress reports to the WFP-UNHCR-OPM technical working group, UGCO area and field offices, and senior management, RBN, HQ, donors, and other partners.
Developing automated daily food collection reports for managers.
Preparing related funding proposals and reports.
Key Result Areas:
Implementation plan (including staffing and procurement plan) and budget developed and signed off for initial test phase.
Data sharing agreement signed between WFP and UNHCR.
Coordination mechanisms in place and functioning effectively.
Communication campaign completed.
Verification staff recruited, equipped, trained, and deployed.
Infrastructure at FDPs installed and ready.
Automated daily food collection reports developed and functioning.
Evaluation of test phase completed, and a roll-out plan and budget for all other settlements developed.
Weekly internal reports provided to management. Monthly external reports provided to donors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Biometrics Project Manager job opportunity should hold a University degree in either Information Technology /Computer Science, electronic engineering or other relevant fields
Recent direct experience working with displaced populations (refugees or IDPs), using fingerprinting to carrying out large-scale verification exercises in high security phase areas is a requirement.
Strong project management experience is a must.
Excellent people skills and can lead a diverse, cross-cultural, multi-organizational team to successfully complete a complex and sensitive task.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to incorporate technical information into programme design and implementation and appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
Emergency Programming: Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Demonstrates the ability to engage key stakeholders (e.g., WFP units, external partners) in policy dialogue to strengthen national government food and nutrition security strategies and programmes.
How to Apply
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 12th March 2018