United Nations UN Programme Associate Jobs – World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Programme Associate   
Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Policy
Officer
Position Grade: G6
Reference Number: 16-0022530
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Programme
Associate  will support the UN World Food
Programme (WFP) in the implementation of its operations.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Maintain records on programme activities, from
formulation stage through completion, by extracting relevant information from
reports, project committees, budget records and other documentation; make
information available for country briefs, country profiles and other related
purposes; ensure project cycle deadlines are met;
·        
Carry out advocacy and information related tasks
for project/programme activities such as making interventions and presentations
in meetings, workshops, seminars, missions etc ;
·        
Prepare status and progress reports by providing
information and background material for use in discussions and briefing
sessions;
·        
Organize project planning missions, meetings and
briefing sessions to identify and analyse problems and recommended project;
·        
Assess project performance including utilization
of resources and achievement of planned targets;
·        
Evaluate, develop, and recommend procedures.
Participates in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices, interprets
and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations on follow up
actions;
·        
Provide leadership, guidance, support
supervision and management to Field Office (FO) Monitoring  Assistants (MAs).;
·        
Ensure proper supervision and management of MAs
through closely discussing and moderating their leave schedules, providing programme
implementation support and ensuring availability of adequate staff and
resources;
·        
Closely manage the performance of MAs and
identify development needs and derive feasible way forward;
·        
Act as alternate to HOFO by providing
managerial, administrative, financial and human resource management support at
the Field Office;
·        
Assist the HOFO in planning and implementing
Field Office periodic work plans and budgets.
·        
Actively participate in planning and organizing
periodic programme reviews in collaboration with HOFO, other staff and partners
and document/share the outcome of the reviews;
·        
Coordinate and ensure the drafting of weekly,
monthly and quarterly work plans and budgets in collaboration with all staff
and according to the FO and CO annual work plan;
·        
Work in close collaboration with MAs and
logistics staff at the FO, prepare all food and NFIs call forwards for approval
and submission to CO;
·        
Work in liaison with Logistics staff and
partners, verify partners’ food and non-food item requests and invoices prior
to HOFO’s approval;
·        
Support and facilitate joint programme/logistics
periodic stock taking and reconciliation exercises and implement appropriate
recommendations;
·        
Work in close collaboration with Administration,
Finance and Programme staff; ensure timely and accurate preparation of weekly,
monthly and ad hoc reports, FO briefs and other write ups as per programme
guidelines and formats;
·        
Actively participate in preparing, reviewing and
clearing monthly food security monitoring reports and market information, data
collection tools and reports;
·        
Ensure MAs, collect data, prepare and submit
mission / other reports and that recommendations are followed up;
·        
Ensure an accurate and up to date database of FO
activities, beneficiaries and resources and are readily accessible to all
users;
·        
Work in close consultation with the HOFO,
backstop/participate in district level joint activities, CPs, NGOs and other UN
agencies’ events/activities;
·        
Coordinate/facilitate/participate in assessments
conducted;
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the United Nations UN World
Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate 
job placement should hold a University degree in any of the following
fields, Agriculture, Food Science and Social Sciences or other related field
from a recognized institution;
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in a related
field gained from reputable organizations;
·        
Prior experience in project planning and
management, communication and advocacy;
·        
Previous experience working in Karamoja is
desirable;
·        
Proficiency in both oral and written English is
essential;
·        
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge and
expertise in using MS Office applications;
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: 7th November 2016
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