Fresher UN Programme Associate (Field Offices) Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Programme Associate (Field
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field Office
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 (Field Offices) will provide effective specialized support and
technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet
food assistance needs.
Key Duties and
  • Provide 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 stakeholders.
  • Liaise 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 Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate (Field Offices) job
    placement 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 institution;
  • Previous experience working with technical
    teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • The applicant should have contributed to
    implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy
Personal Competencies:
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food
    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,
    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 Programming: Displays
    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: 4th April 2018
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