UN World Food Programme (WFP) Careers – Senior Programme Assistant (Data Analysis)

Organisation: UN World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation)
Vacancy Announcement No.:  VA-07-2014
About WFP: 
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 namely:
Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and
Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of
the Country.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Update and maintain a functional database
    for Programme Management Information System (ProMIS) related to indicators
    of food and nutrition security and general WFP corporate reporting
    requirements;
  • Ensure that the ProMIS database is
    appropriately aligned to respond to Monitoring and Evaluation needs of WFP
    Uganda;
  • Work in liaison with ICT Unit ensure that
    the ProMIS database is running on a safe, secure and robust platform and
    the backup of the ProMIS database is done regularly and an appropriate
    disaster recovery mechanism is in place;
  • Ensure entry of cooperating partners
    distribution reports into THE The Commodity Movement Processing and
    Analysis System (COMPAS) or other WFP Corporate tools for data management;
  • Organise refresher trainings on database
    management and monitoring for country office, sub-office and partner
    staff;
  • Provide required inputs for all corporate
    reporting requirements like special project reports/ad-hoc reports.
  • Serve as the focal person for data entry
    into WFP corporate system for reporting;
  • Track, verify and reconcile beneficiary,
    food or cash movement and distribution data;
  • Offer timely feedback to Sub-offices and
    partners on reports submitted;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a University
    degree in any of the following fields, Statistics, Agricultural Economics,
    Social Sciences, Development Economics or other related field from a
    recognized institution;
  • A minimum of four years relevant working
    experience in a related field , with at least two years in database
    management related functions gained from reputable organizations;
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in PHP,
    MySQL, SQL, HTML and Java Script is critical for management of the
    database;
  • The prospective UN employees should be
    highly motivated and task oriented to achieve clear objectives within a
    specific period of time.
  • They must be mature persons with sound
    judgement, good analytical skills, ability to communicate clearly both
    orally and in writing, ability to work in a team, ability to resolve
    operational problems, work with minimum supervision, cope with situations
    which may threaten health or safety, and establish effective working
    relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Proficiency in both oral and written
    English is essential;
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals who meet the aforementioned
job requirements are encouraged 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,
Kampala. Uganda.
Hand delivered applications should be dropped in a box at the reception
of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
NB: All 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.
Deadline: 15th August 2014

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