United Nations WFP Jobs – Head of Sub Office

 Vacancy Announcement No. : VA-06-2013
Title: Head of Sub Office
Deputy Country
Grade:  NOA
: Gulu, Uganda
The 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 namely, Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA);
Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support
(AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
The Job holder
will coordinate and manage all WFP programme activities under the Gulu Sub
Office including Finance, Administration, Logistics, Human Resource and
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Compile
    the Sub Office work plan in construction with the Country Office.
  • Undertake
    annual reviews of the Sub Office work plan and put in place strategies to
    facilitate achievement of the set targets.
  • Supervise
    and manage the sub office staff.
  • Undertakes
    long-term operational planning for the Sub Office
  • Ensure
    that the program components are implemented according to the program
  • Authorize
    travels within areas of operation.
  • Ensure
    programme activities as per the documents.
  • Ensure
    monitoring and submission of reports to country office.
  • Promote
  • Evaluate
    performance of all partners and advise 
    Head of Programme on appropriate actions.
  • Guarantee
    cost effective logistics operations.
  • Suitable
    management of food commodity and Non Food Items (NFI).
  • Evaluate
    logistical needs and advise Head of Logistics on appropriate action.
  • Minimize
    risk of staff and all office property.
  • Evaluate
    ICT needs
  • Ensure
    implementation of HR policies.
  • Advise
    Field Security Officer on situation.
  • Proper
    performance management
  • Evaluate
    Staffing requirements
  • Signatory
    to accounts.
  • Evaluate
    financial needs of office.
  • Manage
  • Promote
    WFP visibility and reputation.
  • Represent
    the Country Director in Sub Office level.
  • Coordinate
    all activities with the Country Office and Gulu Sub-Office.
  • Evaluate
    advocacy and communication needs
  • Any
    other duties when required.
Skills & Experience:
  • Advanced
    University degree or University Degree with experience in any of the
    following disciplines economics agriculture, international affairs,
    business administration , social sciences , development studies or any
    other related field attained from a recognized Institution .
  • A
    t least six years post graduate relevant working experience in public
    sector management , development projects and/or emergency assistance
    gained from a reputable organizations.
  • Previous
    management experience is necessary.
  • Proficiency
    in English (Oral & Written).
  • Project
    planning, management and advocacy training highly desirable.
  • Computer
    skills particularly MS Office.
to apply:
Ugandan nationals who meet
the above requirements are requested to submit their applications together with
detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover
quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant
to: The Human Resources Officer UN World Food Programme, P. O. Box 7159,
Hand delivered applications
should be dropped in a box at the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19,
Clement Hill Road. Applicants should check on the Notice-Board at the main
entrance to confirm that their applications have been received one week after
the closing date. Applications must be received by the deadline and only short
listed candidates shall be contacted. Please note that incomplete submission
will be disregarded.
Thursday, 25th April, 2013

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