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

Job Title:           Programme Associate
Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: SC6
Reports to: Programme Policy
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: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predicatable 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 Programme
Associate will provide support the implementation of operations and will
provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and
programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and
  • Offer technical support and assist in the
    development and implementation of various activities and processes within
    the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme
    policies and guidelines.
  • The incumbent will provide specialized
    project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure
    that the various activities are performed within the established targets
    following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of
    responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food
    assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and
    highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate
    standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely
    recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g.
    assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency
    of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Work in liaison with internal counterparts
    to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of
    ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local
    partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate
    food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food
  • Support the capacity building of WFP
    staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific
    technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution
    of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical
    area of responsibility. 
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other
    support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to
    delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness
    practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed
    resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate job opportunity should
    hold a good University degree in any of the following fields, Agriculture,
    Food Science and Social Sciences or other related field from a recognized
  • A minimum of five years relevant working
    experience in a related field gained from reputable organizations;
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    project planning and management, communication and advocacy;
  • Experience working in refugee contexts is
  • Proficiency in both oral and written
    English is essential;
  • Strong working knowledge and expertise in
    using MS Office applications;
  • The applicant should have worked with
    technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Prior contribution to implementation of
    programmes is desired
  • Has observed or assisted with policy
Organisational Capabilities:
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in
    direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving
    needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in
    which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall
    operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    : Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others,
    regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Proactively seeks feedback and coaching
    to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of
    challenging circumstances.
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with
    new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on
    budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities
    and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional
  • Be Decisive: Makes
    rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
    circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or
    manager direction.
  • Connect and share across WFP units:
    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities
    and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or
    escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile &
    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor
    toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Provides operational support on analyses and
    assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a
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: 30th December

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