Fresher UN Programme Assistant (Data Analysis/Management – COMET) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 Assistant (Data
Analysis/Management – COMET) will perform specialized and/or standardized
policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective
delivery of assistance packages. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Be the Uganda Country Office Administrator managing users, creating
    new accounts and disabling those that have left, updating user profiles;
  • Enter all Field Level Agreements (FLAs) in COMET (including other
    outputs) by liasing with the FLA team and Field/Area Office Focal Points
  • Ensure timely receipt of the distribution reports and enter data in
    the COMET platform;
  • Review the accuracy of the data in COMET and run and analyse various
    COMET reports as may be required from time to time;
  • Support technical units in COMET related functions e.g. other out
    put plans, needs based plans, completion reports;
  • Create/activate project properties (demographics, rations and assistance
    calendars), ensure master data is updated and deactivate when no longer in
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of dispatch/distribution data
    (COMET – LESS) and make regular status reports
  • Develop SoPs to manage access and use of COMET;
  • Ensure the Log Frame Other Output, Needs-Based Plans data are
    captured in COMET;
  • Support Field/Area offices including training in COMET for new users
    and refresher courses for continuing users;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Assistant (Data Analysis/Management – COMET) job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas obtained
    from a recognised education institution: Statistics, Economics, or related
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant working experience in database management functions;
  • Working knowledge of any/all the following data management tools:
    PHP, MySQL, SQL, HTML, JavaScript.
  • Good command of writing skills
  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition,
    VAM, etc.).
  • Actively contributed to the implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Can facilitate implementation of food
    assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of
    principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to facilitate,
    under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full
    range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles
    guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir 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/Govt: Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with
    government counterparts at the national or local level.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
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: 14th March 2019
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