UN Programme Associate (Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer
Grade: G6
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 (Analysis, Monitoring,
Evaluation & Learning) will perform specialised and/or standardised policy
and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective
delivery of assistance packages.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage all mobile data collection, analysis and reporting (Mobile
    Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping mVAM) for refugee settlements;
  • Maintain a finctional mVAM database and expand mVAM to all refugee
    settlements;
  • Work closely with the ICT unit to ensure the mVAM database is
    running on a safe, secure and robust platform and the backup of the
    database is done regularly and an appropriate disaster recivery mechanism
    is in place;;
  • Establish an effective system to follow up with mobile data service
    provider(s) and ensure that quality data on key food security indicators
    is collected;
  • Visit WFP databases on a weekly basis to ensure that the data is
    available; check the data for consistency and provide  feedback to field offices on any issues
    of concern;
  • Support the implementation of the two-way communication through the
    Interactive Voice Response (IVR);
  • Actively participate in the planning, training, data collection,
    report writing and dissemination of the annual Food Seciruty and Nutrition
    Assessments in Karamoja and Teso sub-regions and refugee settlements and
    hosting areas;
  • Keep in touch with Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    (AMEL) team to ensure that all the necessary support with regard to food
    security and nutrition assessments and monitoring is provided;
  • Organise trainings, as needed, for the Country Office, field offices
    and partner staff;
  • Prepare a range of reports and data analyses;
  • Build and maintain GIS databases and use GIS software to analyse the
    spatial and non-spatial information through the use of mapping software;
  • Produce maps showing the spatial distribution of various kinds of
    data, including food security classifications, beneficiary numbers, etc;
  • Provide support to specific and/or defined programmes;
  • Perform any other additional tasks assigned by the VAM Officer and
    Head of AMEL unit.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Associate (Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation &
    Learning) job placement should a University degree in: Statistics,
    Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Development Economics or any
    other related field, obtained from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience,
    with at least two years in Food Security analysis, monitoring, mVAM and
    database management related functions;.
  • A strong statistical background that will facilitate the use of
    complex and rigorous analytical methods, including principal components
    analysis, different sampling strategies etc;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under minimum
    supervision;
  • Strong English Written and Oral Communications skills;
  • Strong compute skills and knowledge and experience in using
    quantitative analysis techniques including SPSS, Tableau and Stata;
  • Experience in the use of ArcGIS and use of GPS;
  • Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
Desired:
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.



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 implementation.
  • 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: 1st August 2019
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