Entry Level Programme Associate Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Programme Associate
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Area
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 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 Programme
Associate will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to
policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Work
    closely 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 assistance
  • Support
    the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national
    government within the specific technical area.
  • Serve
    as the 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
    Associate job opportunity should hold a University degree in any of the
    following fields, Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, Development
    Studies and Social Sciences or other related field from a recognized
  • Previous
    experience working in technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Experience
    in the implementation of programmes.
  • Should
    have observed or assisted with policy discussions.
Personal Competencies:
  • Programme
    Lifecycle & Food Assistance:
    Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual
    factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the
    lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer
    Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers):
    Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance
    programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an
    understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and
  • Broad
    Knowledge of Specialized Areas:
    Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance
    to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency
    capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and
    realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic
    Policy Engagement w/Government
    : Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with
    government counterparts at the national or local level.
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: 20th February 2018
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